The Team

Visitors to St Dominic’s have commented on the happy, relaxed atmosphere in our school. As with any community, we have rules and leaders. Our dedicated staff are creative, dynamic and innovative and are committed to improving outcomes for our pupils and students to enhance their learning process and provide an exciting Waking Day Curriculum.

All permanent support staff attend In Service Training (INSET) on autism and other special needs. There is ongoing in-house training on Understanding Autism and other relevant SEN type training.

Staff members also attend training in the SPELL framework.  Developed by the National Autistic Society in conjunction with people with autism, their families and professionals, it is a socially valid framework that supports the understanding of autism and the development of autism friendly environments and approaches.

Please see the link below for the management structure.

Management Structure

The full staff team, under the leadership of the Principal, Mrs Angela Drayton can be found below.

Name Area of responsibility Contact details
Mrs A Drayton Principal
Mrs V Perry Vice Principal & Head of Education, Teaching & Learning
Mrs E Godfrey Assistant Head of Education & Key Stage 3 Coordinator
Mrs N Wilson Assistant Head of Education, Responsible for Learning and Teaching across the Waking Day Curriculum
Mrs M Broughton English Teacher
Miss E Jones Head of Key Stage 2
Dr K Glaysher Head of Sixth Form, Occupational Therapist
Mr B Sanders DT Teacher
Mrs D Gilmour 6th Form Teacher
Mrs S Chown Science Teacher & Key Stage 4 Coordinator
Mrs B Coleman Key Stage 2 Teacher
Mr C Connor PE Teacher
Miss J Grant English Teacher
Ms J Ritchie Art Teacher
Mrs V Walsh Maths Teacher
Miss E Rackstraw Clinical Lead, Speech & Language Therapist
Mrs C Morgan Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapist
Mr S Morton Behaviour & Inclusion Co-ordinator
Mr N Perry Behaviour & Inclusion Lead
Mr S Reynolds Teacher of Computing
Mr A Pryor Teacher
Mrs H Scanlon School Nurse
Mrs C Hall Careers Education & Guidance Practitioner
Mr M Oliver Head of Care
Mrs B Deans Residential Area Leader (Phoenix House)
Ms K Nicholls Residential Area Leader (6th Form)
Mr D Ward Site Manager
Ms T Jones PA to the Principal
Mr M Bell SENCo
Mr R English Teacher
Mrs S Kennedy Admissions & Family Liaison Manager



The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2018



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