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Meet the Staff

The leadership Team

The Head of School is Chris Holmes

Chris joined the school as Head of Care in October 2014. He is a qualified and registered Social Worker, Dip.SW and CQSW, with postgraduate training and experience in Mental Health and Learning Disability.

Chris has managed large Social Work organisations in both the public and voluntary sector and has considerable experience in residential services.  He has a long standing specialism in disability with a particular interest in Autism.

Email: Chris 


The Business Manager is Morna Bell

Morna Bell is the Bursar and joined the school in August 2010. Morna, a Chartered Certified Accountant was formerly the Finance Director for a Housing Association where she worked for 18 years. Morna has the skills and experience in finance, risk management, business planning and strategy considerations which support the School to focus on the development of the financial and governance arrangements.

Email: Morna 


 The Head of Education is Melanie Elmer

Having worked at the school since 2006, Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Mel Elmer has been appointed Team Leader of Education. Mel has an MA (Hons) degree in History of Art, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Art) and a Certificate in Additional Support Needs. A firm belief in the power of Emotional Intelligence informs Mel’s practice; she is passionate about the benefits of Outdoor Learning and is a Gold Assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Email: Mel