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Garston Manor School

Garston Manor School

Specialist School for Autism, Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language

Senior Leadership Team

Miss Christine deGraft-Hanson - Headteacher

Mrs Laura James - Director of Resources and Finance

Miss Myra Swartz - Interim Director of Curriculum, Assessment, Teaching & Learning

Mr Ian Sabin - Director of Safeguarding, Personal Development, CPD, Behaviours and Attitude         

   

Admin Staff     

 

Office Manager and PA to the Headteacher

Mrs S Keaney

Admin Team

Mrs Z Benaissa -  Finance/Admin Officer

Mrs A Williams -  Exams/Admin Officer

Miss M Austin - Attendance/Admin Officer

 

 

Teaching staff

Miss Christine deGraft-Hanson - Headteacher

Miss Myra Swartz - Interim Director of Curriculum, Assessment, Teaching & Learning

Mr Ian Sabin - Director of Safeguarding, Personal Development, CPD, Behaviours and Attitude         

Middle leaders

Teachers

Middle Phase

Leader

(Yrs 8&9)

Mr P Steyn & Mr Wigmore 

 

Upper Phase/KS 4 Leader

(Yrs 10&11)

Miss N Granger

 

 

 

Lower Phase Leader

Mrs M Wieczorek

Literacy:

Miss R Jones

 

Numeracy:

Mr P Steyn

 

ICT:

Mr S Choudhury

 

Science:

Mr N Obembe

 

RE:

Mr A Hall

 

History:

Mr T Wigmore

P.E:

Mr A Hall

Miss N Granger

 

Geography:

Mr T Wigmore 

 

Design and Technology/ Art:

Mr T Wigmore

 

Food Technology:

Miss E Campling

 

PSHE - Mr T Wigmore

 

 

 

 

Alternative Curriculum:

Miss N Granger

 

College:

Miss N Granger

 

Careers:

Miss N Granger

   

Music:

Mrs E Tabraham

 

ASDAN:

Miss C Tunha

Mr D Jones

 

Family Groups

Miss C Tunha- Juniper

Mr D Jones - Elm 

Mrs A Jakubowska - Hazel

Mr M Jakabowski - Hazel

Mr P Steyn - Maple 

Miss R Jones - Spruce

Mr S Choudhury - Pine

Mr T Wigmore -  Ash

Mr A Hall - Cedar

Miss N Granger/Mrs E Tabraham - Birch

Mrs N Wade  - Oak

Mrs M Gura - Yew

Mrs R  Garoosi - Larch

Mrs D Pop - Cherry

Mrs M Wieczorek - Hazel

 

 

 

 

 

Support Staff 

HLTAs

 

Mrs S Homfray

Mrs S Hazell

 

 

Cover Supervisors

 

Miss L Moody

Mr L Raine

Mrs H Cox

 

Family Liaison & Inclusion Manager

 

Mrs K Shaw

 

 

 Premises Manager

 

Miss L Sutton

 

 

Learning Support Assistants

 

Mrs M Rooke

Mrs C Brownsell

Mrs J Patel

Mrs A Morrissey

Miss C Howes

Miss N Joshua

Mrs S Ahmed

Mrs D John

Mrs A Challis

Miss L Lawrence

Miss M Read

Mrs A Fernandes

Mrs N Ali

Mrs M Siveri

Ms N Khan

Mr M Kazmi

Mrs A Chankova

Mrs C Doran

Ms M Halili

Mrs P Brahmbhatt

Mr J Hicks

 

 

 

Science Technician

 

Mrs K Burns

 

 

 

 

Other Staff

Site Manager: Lesley Sutton

Other Professionals working with Garston Manor School

Schools SEN officer:  Julie Cresswell and Louise Steele

Speech and Language Therapist: Danielle Harman

Speech and Language Assistant:  Kemi Rooney

School Counsellor: Alison Wells

Drama Therapist: Natasha Crook

Music Therapist: Clare Barnes

Art Therapists: Rebecca Goulden,

Guitar Teacher: Tim Emler

School Attendance Improvement officer: Helen Spooner

Connexions Advisors: Beverly Greenfield and Nicole Chater

Visual Impaired Advisory Teacher:  Sian Muggeridge

Hearing impaired Advisory teacher: Jeanette Walters

School Educational Psychologist: Shaun Clifford

Herts Catering: Jade Connell and Rabeena Roth

 

 

 

Governors

The Governing Body are committed to taking the School forward to ensure that all the students at Garston Manor School  receive the very best educational provision and experience we can provide.  The Governing Body are members of the school community who have a variety of backgrounds and skills and a passion for improving outcomes for students. The school Board of Governors offer support and challenge to the school and work very closely with Miss deGraft-Hanson and her staff to ensure that it makes the right decisions for the School and the students. The Governing Body is responsible for:

  •      The strategic direction of the School
  •      Accountability to all stakeholders
  •      Support and Challenge (critical friend)

Our Governing Body is made up of members of staff, parents, Local Authority appointees and members of the local community (i.e. co-opted Governors and associate members with specific skills which are beneficial to the Governing Body). As volunteers the Governing Body needs to make best use of its time and the individual Governor’s skills and experience.  

Nominations are invited from parents who wish to become members.

To contact the governors please contact the school officer on 01923 673757 or via email: chairofgovernors@garstonmanor.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Garston Manor Membership List as at September 2021

 

Name

Governor Type

Term From

Term To

Business or Pecuniary Interest

Roles

Appointed By

Mrs Tracey Allen

Co-opted Governor

 

05 Jul 2018

4 Jul 2022

Education Lawyer

  • Safeguarding Governor
  • GDPR
  • Looked after Children

Governing Body

Mr David Canning

Co-opted Governor

 

26 Apr 2018

25 Apr 2022

 

  • Vice Chair
  • Curriculum
  • Head Teachers Performance Management

Appointed by Herts County Council

Mr Ian Lowe

Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

 

Miss Christine deGraft-Hanson

Head teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Head

 

Mrs Samantha Gray

Co-opted governor

 

 

15 May 2019

14 May 2023

Supplier to the school

  • Resources
  • Pay

Governing Body

Beverly Greenfield

Co-opted governor

 

 

20 Mar 2019

19 Mar 2023

Works with staff and students at Garston Manor School through YC Herts

  • Equalities

Governing Body

Mrs Laura James

Co-opted Governor

 

 

20 Mar 2019

19 Mar 2023

Staff

  • Curriculum

Governing Body

Miss Rebecca Jones

Co-opted Governor

 

 

22 Mar 2018

21 Mar 2022

Staff

  • Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Governing Body

Miss Tolani Omidiji

Parent Governor

 

 

18 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2023

Parent

  • Pay

Elected by Parent Body

Mr Pieter Steyn

Staff Governor

 

 

09 Dec 2020

8 Dec 2024

Staff

  • Finance

Staff Elected

Mr Simon Taylor

Parent Governor

 

 

17 Nov 2017

16 Nov 2021

Parent

Chair

  • Resources and Pay

Elected by Parent Body

Mrs Jenny Wheeler

Parent Governor

 

 

18 Jan 2019

17 Jan 2023

Parent

  • Health and Safety

Elected by Parent Body

Mr Gary Allsop

Parent Governor

19 May 2021

18 May 2025

Parent

 

Governing Body

Sarah Bedford

LA Governor

19 May 2021

18 May 2025

LA Governor

 

Appointed by Herts County Council

Miss Sally Bracher

Co-opted Governor

 

17 Mar 2021

16 Mar 2025

Parent

 

Elected by Parent Body

PDF icon Garston Manor Governor Membership February 2021

PDF icon Garston Manor Instrument of Governance

PDF icon Governing Body Terms of Reference

PDF icon Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2019-2020