Abbot’s Lea School welcomes new members of staff

Woolton specialist school, Abbot’s Lea School, has appointed new teachers, teaching assistants and school business support staff.

New higher level teaching assistants, new class teachers, and additional teaching assistants joining Abbot’s Lea School will work across the primary and secondary departments, helping to deliver the school’s personalised curriculum for students aged 3 – 19 years with autism and a range of associated communication, interaction, social imagination, sensory and learning differences.

Supporting the secondary department, Ivy Cheng has also joined the school to work as a supported intern job coach. She will work closely with students undertaking supported internships in businesses and organisations around the city and within Abbot’s Lea School. Previously at Gateacre School, Ivy boasts more than two decades of expertise in the field of education, with a professional background spanning from Hong Kong, via Birmingham to now Merseyside.

Strengthening the school’s multidisciplinary team is Hollie Moffat, who fulfils the role of a child and adolescent psychotherapist. Hollie’s skills and experience will complement the team’s already extensive in-house multi-disciplinary expertise offering which includes safeguarding and family support, positive behaviour specialists, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist with sensory integration expertise.

Hollie commented: “My background in schools has given me valuable insights into the specific needs of our students, and I am thrilled to be able to apply this knowledge within our school community.”

Within the school business support team, Melanie Douglas has been appointed HR manager and Ellen-Rose Galvin as office manager.

Mrs Ania Hildrey, headteacher of Abbot’s Lea School, said: “The combined expertise and passion of the school staff will undoubtedly elevate the quality of education and support we provide to our students, ensuring that we continue to nurture their talents and empower them to reach their fullest potential.”

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