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:

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Mrs Higgins

Mrs Higgins is a SEN Learning Support Mentor with responsibility for vocational learning at Roselyn House School. Mrs Higgins is able to assess learning styles which translate across the Curriculum and match particular Vocational Programmes; including College links and work placements for young people. She works on developing therapeutic activities which suit particular individual needs. Mrs Higgins has a degree in Health & Social Care/ Welfare Studies and has a varied background working with adults and young people with learning difficulties. She is effective with positive communication and has significant understanding of challenging behaviour.

 

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 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.

 

Mr Somers

Mr Somers is an IT Technician. 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.

 

Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith is a Personal Assistant and a School Liaison/Alternative Provision Officer.

She supports students with attendance and integrating them back into School. Mrs Smith does a lot of work with the RHISE project and also deals with School finance and Human Resources.