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.
Senior Leadership Team
Mr Ian Thorsteinsson – Principal
He joined Gretton in August 2018. He has a long senior management history in special education, particularly in autism schools and services. He has even opened a school for autism in Saudi Arabia. He is passionate about delivering a strong, effective and well resourced provision, which is planned individually to ensure the best short-through to long-term outcomes.
Ms Zoe Kirby – Headteacher
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.
Mrs Julie Myles – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Victoria Howe – Assistant Head of Primary
Mrs Beth Elkins – Assistant Head of Secondary
Ms Clare Bailey – Head of Compliance
Ms Sally Smith – Assistant Head of Student Services
Mr Mark Arnold – Head of Care
To support our experienced team of leaders, 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.
Ms Sprange – Form Tutor
Mr Stone – Form Tutor
Mr Brooks – Form Tutor
Ms Collier & Ms Shields – Form Tutors
Ms Fyffe-McFadden – Form Tutor
Mr Smith – Form Tutor
Ms Olsen – Form Tutor
Ms Pennie – Form Tutor
Mr Stephens & Ms Ogilvie – Form Tutors
Mr Adeyi – Form Tutor
Ms May – Form Tutor
Mr O’Brien – Form Tutor
Mr Watkins – Form Tutor
Ms Beardmore – Form Tutor
Mr Thomas – Form Tutor
Ms Humann – Coordinator
Mr Parnell – Form Tutor
Ms D Carr – Operations Director
Deb supports Cavendish and its schools in all areas of Safeguarding, compliance, complaints, HR, H&S, policies and accreditation.
Ms J Narowlansky – Head of Specialist Education & Wellbeing
Jessica’s role in Cavendish is to facilitate the development of the wider mission of the group; that the unique learning profiles of our students are understood, and that mental health and wellbeing is supported throughout the whole of the Cavendish community.
To contact Cavendish Education, please:
Cavendish Education Ltd
14 Waterloo Place