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The Team

Meet The Dominie Team


"Teachers carefully balance support and patience with very high expectations of pupils' learning and behaviour."

Ofsted 2018

A fantastic team of dedicated specialist teachers, teaching assistants and clinicians work collaboratively to provide the best all round learning experience for each and every child in our school.



Miss O'Doherty - BA (Hons) University of London; Dip.Sp.L.D (Barts); Montessori Diploma, St Nicholas Montessori Training College, London


Deputy Head

Mrs Lovell - B(Ed) (Hons) English & Education, London Institute of Education; OCR Level 7 Diploma in SpLD (Dyslexia); Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (Level A), The British Psychological Society;  SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate, Patoss


Lead Teacher

Miss McGill - BSc (Hons) Geography, Queen's University, Belfast; PGCE Primary, St Mary's University College, Twickenham; OCR (Level 5) Diploma in SpLD (Dyslexia); OCR Level 7 Diploma in SpLD (Dyslexia)



Miss Lysons - B(Ed) English and History, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada; BA English Literature, Trent University, Ontario, Canada; Certified Orton-Gillingham Teacher, Canadian Dyslexia Society; British Dyslexia Association Level 3


Mr Swoboda - BSc Psychology with Criminology, Roehampton University; PGCE Primary, Kingston University; OCR Level 5 Diploma in SpLD (Dyslexia)


Miss Young - BA Primary Teaching, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; British Dyslexia Association Level 3


Teaching Assistants

Miss Burrett - BA (Hons) History of Art, University of Bristol; MA Historical & Contemporary Photography, Sotheby's Institute of Art


Mr Cockburn - BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Photography (1st Class), Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art; Certificate in TEFL and TESOL; British Dyslexia Association Level 3


Miss Riddell - MA Public Health, Nottingham Trent University; BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition & Health, Nottingham Trent University



Miss Ivankova - BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria; HCPCReg


Miss Wright - Chartered Physiotherapist, Diploma Part 1 & 2 in Physiotherapy, Bristol Royal Infirmary; MCSP; MHPC


Speech & Language Therapists

Miss Curtin - BSc (Hons) SLT, University College Cork


Miss Steel - BSc (Hons) SLT, University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth; MRCSLT; HCPC Reg



Mrs Flahive-Gilbert - BA (Hons) in Music, University of York; MA in Community Music, University of York



Miss Dupré - MA in Physical Theatre, St Mary's University Twickenham; BA French & Russian, University College London



Mr West - BA (Hons) Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London; Cert TESOL, Trinity College, London



Mrs Dupré - MA Art, Royal College of Art


Mr Kidd - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art; Art & Design Foundation Diploma, Blackpool and the Fylde College



Miss Riddell - MA Public Health, Nottingham Trent University; BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition & Health, Nottingham Trent University



Ms Jest, School Administrator


Miss Rudge, School Management Assistant - Teaching Training Certificate in Education, Dudley Teaching College; British Dyslexia Association Level 3


Mrs Bittan, PA to Principal


School Advisory Panel

Miss Jill Kelham - Cert Ed


Mrs Amanda Leach - BSc (Liverpool), PGCE (Exeter)


"The pupils highly benefit from the support given from a highly qualified and dedicated staff."

Crested 2017