At Robert Ogden School every member of staff is fully trained in working with children on the autism spectrum, including the taxi driver who brings your child to school.

The senior leadership team meets once a week during term time to discuss the pupils’ learning and development and welfare. The residential care team also works in school, providing support to the educational staff.

The personalised support team includes a senior educational psychologist, a speech and language therapist, a part time occupational therapist, a behaviour co-ordinators and a speech and language therapy assistant.

Senior leadership team

  • Executive Principal 
    Dr Jacqui Ashton-Smith
    PhD, MBA, PGCE in SEN/Autism
  • Principal  
    Lorraine Dormand        
    BEd, NPQH
  • Deputy Principal       
    Jon Mount        
    MA, BA, PGCE, 
  • Senior Educational Psychologist
    Joanne Yeomen
    BSc Psychology, MSc Developmental and Educational Psychology, PGCE
  • Business and Finance Manager
    John Green
    BA (Hons), PDPM, GDL, LCP, MCIPD
  • Facilities Manager
    Sean Keavey
    NVQ 4 Management, ONC in Engineering
  • Registered Manager
    Lynne Taylor
    CSS, NVQ 4 Management, TDLB D units D32/33, PQ1 – Post Qualifying Qualification, C&G Management for Care
  • Head of Care
    Sara White
    Cert Ed, CMI, Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management(QCF), SVQ 4 Health and Social Care, TDLB D units D32/33
  • Speech and Language Therapist
    Ruth Burtonwood