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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 an educational psychologist, speech and language therapists, occupational therapist, a behaviour coordinator and a speech and language therapy assistant.

Senior Leadership Team

Principal - Lorraine Dormand  BEd, NPQH.

Deputy Principal  - Jon Mount  MA, BA, PGCE.

Business and Finance Manager - John Green BA(Hons), PDPM, GDL, LPC, Chartered MCIPD.

Facilities Manager - Sean Keavey NVQ4 Management, ONC in Engineering.

Registered Manager - Lynne Taylor CSS, NVQ4 Management, TDLB D units D32/33, PQ1 – Post Qualifying Qualification, C&G Management for Care.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead - Sara White Cert Ed., Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management(QCF), SVQ 4 Health and Social Care, CMI.

Head of Care - Emma Knott

Senior Speech and Language Therapist - Ruth Burtonwood  BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy, MSc Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, MA Autism Spectrum Conditions.   

NOT Senior Leadership Team

Assistant Head (educational achievement and care of Looked After and Previously Looked After pupils) - Sarah Lynch 


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Chair - Janet Corcoran