Every member of staff at Helen Allison is fully trained in working with children on the autism spectrum.
We know that your child does best when a team of people work closely together to support them in every part of their school life. Our teachers, care staff, therapists and support staff are all based in school alongside your child. They meet regularly to share their expertise and observations, and to make sure that your child is happy and learning well.
All staff receive a comprehensive induction programme including SPELL training (an approach suited to supporting students on the autism spectrum) and Studio 3 (a low arousal behaviour management approach).
There is an annual programme of training, including updates required to meet statutory health and safety obligations. In accordance with the requirements of regulatory Inspection Bodies in Care we support staff to gain QCF Diploma level 3 in Health and Social care.
All staff are kept up to date with curriculum and examination changes. If you would like to talk to any member of our staff, please contact the school office.
Senior Leadership Team
Director of Teaching and Learning
Senior Assistant Head
Joanne Neill Smith
Principal Speech and Language Therapist and NAS Clinical Lead
Lead Occupational Therapist and NAS clinical Lead
Extended Leadership Team
Julie Hockey/Natasha Baecke
Business and Finance Managers
Human Resources Coordinator
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Dr Mark Murphy
Behaviour and Wellbeing Coordinator
Caroline Symonds – Unqualified Teacher