Our current teaching staff

Deputy Head Teacher, Kirsty Willacy and Head Teacher, Sharon Damerall

KS Education Limited is owned by the two Directors of Roselyn House School who are also the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Both are experienced teachers and held Senior Management Posts in Special School Settings.

Sharon Damerall and Kirsty Willacy have the advantage of having worked together for a number of years in a range of BESD establishments. This helps to create an ethos of community and continuity among the staff group. They are now available to pass on a successful model working with young people who need creative approaches to their learning. Both have a wide range of experience in Behaviour Management/Systems, Anger Recognition/Management and Individualised Curriculum Design with a Child Centred Approach to learning.

All our staff are experienced professionals, who have joined together with a common goal – to provide positive learning and social experience for our students. All this placed together provides a warm, friendly atmosphere where learning can take place, differentiated appropriately to meet each young person's individual needs.

 

They are:

 

 

 

Miss Gornall

Miss Gornall is a learning support mentor who is sympathethic and patient. She has a background of working with the elderly and adults with profound learning difficulties. Miss Gornall is our Equine Studies mentor. She has NVQ leve 2 & 3 in care and national certifcate in horse management.

 

Mr King

Mr King works as an Outreach Support Worker within school. He supports students on the RHISE project. Mr King enjoys sports, especially tennis, and is a volunteer at a community soup kitchen in Blackpool. He is a qualified Secondary School teacher and has a degree in Theology and Religious Studies.

Miss Holmes

Miss Holmes is a diverse Teacher of English who has responsibility for Literacy Assessment. She has further developed her skills to teach Hair, Beauty and Nail Art, which she is looking at delivering up to NVQ level. She is a creative Teacher who is in the process of becoming a qualified counsellor to add to her varied skills. She is able to utilise her Drama background and creative nature in the delivering of Textiles, 3 Dimensional Design and Graphic Communication. She has an understanding nature and is able to deliver lessons in a creative, encapturing way, which caters for complex needs of young people.

Tracy Higgins

 

I studied a BA Hons in Social Work and Welfare Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. I have worked at Roselyn House School since 2009, during this time my role has developed from a SEN Learning Support Mentor to more recently the Alternative Provision and Independence Support Co-Ordinator. Part of my role is to assess the students individual learning styles which translate across the Curriculum and match particular Vocational Programmes such as, college links, work placements and training programmes for young people. I also source therapeutic activities to suit particular individual needs, completing risk assessments for all placements/activities. I work closely with outside agencies and liaise with ASD families to help develop individualised learning programmes to suit all levels and needs. I have a varied work background that has given me experience in working with both adults and young people with learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour. I maintain positive relationships with the young people and have effective communication skills.

Mr Somers

Mr Somers is an IT Technician and an Individual Learning Mentor. After 20 years with the Veteran's Agency and Ministry of Defence he has extensive knowledge in IT Support and Web Design. He ensures that all the ICT equipment is up to date and maintains this website. His interests include most sports and music.

 

Mr Dickinson

Mr Dickinson is a Learning Support Mentor and has a background working with young people and adults with learning disabilities. He has a degree in Care Community & Citizenship which has given him an understanding of the difficulties students face. Mr Dickinson has the skills to help young people develop in confidence and to reach their own personal goals. His calm, supportive and empathetic approach makes him a successful 1:1 Mentor, where he displays positive communication and listening skills. In addition, Mr Dickinson is a keen sportsman and motivates students through therapeutic approaches to learning.

Mr Lancaster

Mr Lancaster is an experienced Teacher of Physical Education and Outdoor Education. He was a Head of Year for five years. He is also qualified in English where he is keen to implement the development of literacy through sport. He has overall responsibility for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Mayor's Award and is extremely creative in his teaching methods. He has been involved in writing, implementing and leading PE Team Time aspects of the curriculum and has developed a 'New Curriculum' for 21st Century Learning which focuses on Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. He is able to meet the demands of the individual using SEAL and believes in extending the range of opportunities open for all. Mr Lancaster has a keen interest in Amateur Dramatics, Music, Photography, and has been an Officer In Charge with the Boys Brigade for ten years.

 

Mr Wilkinson

Mr Wilkinson haspreviously been employed as a police officer with Lancashire Constabulary for over 30 years doing a variety of detective roles including CID, anti-corruption and immigration crime.

He has also worked locally supporting adults with learning disabilities and teenagers at a local hostel.

I have been a registered foster carer for the last 5 years supporting teenagers and carers.

I am the outreach support worker at Roselyn House School mainly working one to one with students at RHISE and outdoor/ vocational activities

 

Mr Kieron Casey has served as a regular soldier within the British Army for 6 years.  He served as a Royal Military Policeman, detecting ad preventing crime within the military community.  During this service he also attended and successfully passed the Physical Training Instructors course, in which gave him a secondary job title.  He continued his primary role whilst instructing physical training both practically and theoretically.  From this progression, Mr Casey came to realise that he had a passion for teaching and instructing and as a result departed the regular Army in 2016, to pursue a teaching career.  Mr Casey spent 10 months teaching a military preparation programme to 14 - 19 year olds, gaining relevant experience and putting his skills to use, before coming to Roselyn House School where he hopes to gain further experience with a younger age group and .  Mr Casey still serves as a reserve soldier within the Royal Military Police, of which he attends most Tuesdays and some weekends.  He is married and lives at home with his wife and their 4 year old son.  In his spare time, Mr Casey enjoys football, music and various adventurous activities.

 

Miss Meade

Care Support Mentor

 

Mrs Lloyd

Learning Support Mentor

Mr Birkenhead

Associate Teacher/Behaviour Support

Miss Simms Teacher

Mrs Daintree

Learning Support Mentor