Meet the Team

You can find out about some of our staff members below. We are a highly qualified and experienced staff team who strive to help our students achieve each and every day. 

 

  • Gill Hughes is Newlands Hey School's Head Teacher. She loves reading, dancing and taking long walks on the weekend. When she's in work, her favourite thing is the freedom to do the right thing for our young people. We can respond very quickly to individual needs because we're a small school, we can be completely person centred. Gill loves watching the young people thrive.
  • Sarah Maguire is Newlands Hey School's Teacher. She is obsessed with Christmas, so be prepared to see her dressed as Mrs Claus every year! Her favourite thing about working at Newlands is spending time with the pupils and seeing their progress.
  • Melissa Doyle is one of our Education Support Workers. She can play six musical instruments and is very good at art. She loves that every day is a new day at Newlands Hey School with new challenges and achievements, it's fascinating.
  • Joe Aiello is one of our Education Support Workers. Joe can fly! He took a pilot course. Now he works with us and his favourite is working with our students and achieving goals every day.
  • Rachel Barnes is one of our Education Support Workers. When Rachel was nine, she won a Blue Peter badge! She loves working with the team and pupils every day.
  • Kerry Lever is one of our Education Support Workers
  • Abby Kearns is one of our Education Support Workers. Abby can do a headstand for over a minute! She loves that Newlands Hey School is family orientated and always try to accommodate staff's needs.
  • Ben Small is Newlands Hey School's cook. He loves making cakes especially for our pupils and his favourite thing about working at Newlands is that he is getting paid to do what he loves. You may recognise him - his #giveBenajob campaign went viral and now we are very lucky to have him!