HEADTEACHER DIRECTOR SENCo
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (2)
An experienced teacher of learners with additional and complex needs, Emily has a proven track record of quality first teaching and specialises in engaging those who are 'hard to reach and hard to place.' Proud to be from Teesside, and passionate about providing the best education for all young people in the Tees Valley, she is determined to 'narrow the gap' and create opportunities for all by implementing high standards and high expectations.
Able to teach a number of subjects to GCSE Level, Emily believes in a creative, project-based approach to inspire learning for all young people. A Nurtured Heart Approach Practitioner, Emily is committed to social change through personal responsibility.
DIRECTOR Head of Operations
THE MONTANTA PROJECT LEAD
Ali has worked for over 20 years rehabilitating and training horses and their humans throughout the UK.
Qualified to UKCC Level 3 in Western Riding (one of only a handful in the UK) and also an Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer, Ali's alternative techniques often open up new pathways for young people, helping them develop success with their horses that can pass into all other aspects of their life.
Ali strongly believes that with the correct support, people can achieve beyond their imagination - horses can offer a fantastic platform for people to see this for themselves and develop with personal responsibility, confidence and self-belief.
OFFICE MANAGER / PA
With a varied career path including a number of years spent supporting the education of children with additional needs, Susan joins Hopefields as Office Manager and PA to the Directors. A 'normal day' involves bid writing and funding applications, being the first port of call on emails, and providing unwavering administrative support. In her spare time, Susan is a keen gardener, musician and craftsperson.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (1)
A recent head of an alternative provision, Craig has significant experience leading and supporting learners and staff to develop positive outcomes.
With an ambitious focus of wanting to be a teacher from a very young age, Craig decided to set his focus on becoming just that; completing a sport & exercise science degree at Sunderland University, followed by a PGCE.
In his spare time, Craig enjoys playing sports, mainly football and golf. Away from his hobbies he loves spending time with his family.
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (3)
With significant teaching, pastoral and leadership experience in mainstream schools, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge with regards to the physical education curriculum, and of leading school settings.
Outside of school, Phil enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a keen Boro supporter. He also enjoys running, walking and golf.