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Our Team

At Gretton we have a staff team of dedicated committed professionals who endeavour to ensure that every student at Gretton experiences success, achieves their goals and is happy.

Every staff member at Gretton has an important part to play in the team approach that we recognise as instrumental in ensuring a happy learning environment.

Zoe Kirby is the Head Teacher of Gretton School. 

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She holds a B. Ed (Hons) in Physical Education and Science  and  began her teaching  career in 2001 within mainstream secondary schools teaching students aged between 11 to 18 years old in both PE and Science at KS3, 4 and 5.

Zoe later qualified as a SENCo and, before joining Gretton School, was Deputy Head of a secure unit whose students had a variety of special educational needs including many with autism.

She joined Gretton School as Deputy Head Teacher in 2014 and was appointed Head Teacher in September 2016.

Zoe supported Tina Harris (then Principal) in 2015 in successfully obtaining NAS accreditation for Gretton.

To support our experienced team of teaching assistants, residential support workers and teachers we have a range of therapists as well as a behaviour support team and pastoral department. Our on-site therapy team includes Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Music, Drama and Art Therapists as well as an on-site Educational Psychologist.

Therapy Team at Gretton (pdf)

Governing Body
Mr Aatif Hassan – Chairman
Mr J Pickles – Finance Director
Jon Pickles
Ms D Carr – Operations Director
Deb Carr
Mr S Aiano – Deputy Operations Director
Stephen Aiano
Mrs G Doyle – Marketing Director
Gemma Doyle


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Telephone: +44 (0) 203 696 5300
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Cavendish Education Ltd
14 Waterloo Place

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