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Collette Gilbody

Collette Gilbody

Teacher

I have worked in childcare and education for seven years, working with ages 0-16 with special educational needs and emotional difficulties. I started my career in a nursery as a practitioner and deputy manager, while here I started a degree in early childhood and completed this with honours while gaining experience as a teacher in SEN and SEMH schools. I started ALP Nuneaton in January 2021 when the school first opened as a primary teacher. I have since improved my professional development by taking on new roles such as deputy designated safeguarding lead and PSHE coordinator. I am very passionate about supporting children's academic, social and personal development. I enjoy learning new skills and coming up with creative ideas to support and inspire children with their learning and on their journey to their future. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with family and friends, spending time with my dogs, going to ice hockey games and going on holidays, exploring new places and experiences.

Charlotte Lewis

Charlotte Lewis

Higher Level Tutor

Laura Elderfield

Laura Elderfield

HLT

I have been part of the team at ALP Nuneaton since it opened at the beginning of 2021, where I am now the Communication Champion across the school and a higher level tutor based in primary. Previous to this, I completed a degree in Speech and Language Sciences where I took particular interest in communication difficulties associated with a-typical neuro-development. I have volunteered in multiple SEN and SEMH settings, including working at a playscheme for children on the ASC spectrum every summer. I love working with the children at ALP and I am excited to watch them become inspired and grow throughout the environment that has been created for them. In my spare time you would find me in the gym or walking my dog!

Lynn Merrick

Lynn Merrick

Cleaner

Fran Mayor

Fran Mayor

Careers EIAG Officer

Hannah Johnston

Hannah Johnston

Secondary Teacher

Hello, my name is Hannah. I have joined ALP Nuneaton as a secondary Teacher. I have worked in education for a number of years, working closely with children of all ages who have SEN, SEMH and other needs. I work closely with the learners tailoring lessons and experiences to broaden their knowledge, opportunities and experiences. I love seeing learners grow both academically and socially. Education and its impact on childhood has always been my passion and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to help children within the school reach their goals using creative teaching methods. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and travelling whenever possible.

Sophie Blackwell

Sophie Blackwell

LSA

My name is Sophie and I recently joined the ALP team as an LSA. I am an enthusiastic and motivated person. I enjoy learning new skills which can be used to support and inspire children, to reach their full potential. I have supported children and young people with behavioural difficulties and complex needs for almost 11 years. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends and getting lost in a book.

Natasha Sharman

Natasha Sharman

LSA

My name is Natasha and I recently joined ALP as a learning support assistant. Prior to this, I have experience working with complex needs including SEN and SEMH, in both school and youth work settings. I enjoy using my psychology degree to better understand each child, and meet their needs. I believe that all children deserve individualised support so that they can fulfil their potential. I enjoy seeing the children I work with develop into happy and healthy young people. In my spare time, I can usually be found in the gym, on a walk, or spending time with my family and friends.

Carrie Lockhart

Carrie Lockhart

HLT

Hi my name is Carrie. I joined ALP Nuneaton in August 2021. I previously worked at another school for students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. I find this kind of work both challenging but very rewarding. I am very creative and enjoy coming up with new ideas to inspire the children for their future. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my dog!

Nicki Clarke

Nicki Clarke

Administration Assistant

Mitchell Piggon

Mitchell Piggon

Sports Coach

I am passionate and pride myself in making a positive impact on the students as a role model as they are on their journey through school life. I have worked in sports coaching and alternative provision for the last 10 years. Outside of my working life I play football at a semi professional level which I have done for the past 14 years, I also enjoy golf and tennis, but if it's a sport and it's on the tv I will be glued to it.

David Cleaver

David Cleaver

Premises Officer

Daniel Don Bosco

Daniel Don Bosco

Finance Assistant

Danielle Hambridge

Danielle Hambridge

Cook

Bryony Reck-Smith

Bryony Reck-Smith

SEN Teacher

Hello, my name is Bryony, I have recently joined the ALP team, here in Nuneaton as an SEN Teacher. I have been working in education for a number of years now following a career change from training adults in the corporate sector. My primary experience in education has been in SEN and SEMH provisions where I have been working closely with children of all ages who have SEN, SEMH and additional needs. I am a very passionate, inspirational and creative teacher who truly believes that all students, regardless of their abilities, can achieve their desired aims and goals and I thoroughly enjoy giving them the inspirational support they need so they are able to reach their potential. In my free time, you will find me with my horse and enjoying time with family and friends


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