Nyree Parker is the Headteacher of the Arc School, Ansley and has been in post since the beginning of March 2019. Following the completion of a Degree in Biology, Nyree took several years in industry before taking up a residential care worker role at Alderwasley Hall School in Derbyshire. As a result of her experiences here, Nyree decided to complete her teacher training, with a view to specialising in SEN. In 2001, she qualified as a Secondary Science Teacher, with a specialism in Biology and took up post in a mainstream secondary school in Stafford. During this time, Nyree spent much of her time working with the SEN department and supporting young people to access Science successfully.
In 2005, Nyree returned to Alderwasley Hall School as a class teacher and began to specialise specifically in Autism. During this time, she worked closely with a large therapy team and developed skills and strategies to support young people with Autism to access education and gain qualification commensurate with their ability. During her time at Alderwasley Hall School, Nyree was promoted to the Head of English role and then to the Assistant Head role, with responsibility for the Sixth Form. In addition to this, she completed an MA in Autism through Sheffield Hallam University.
Nyree left Alderwasley Hall School in 2015 and took up post at Longdon Park School in Derbyshire. Longdon Park was a new provision for young people with high functioning Autism and associated emotional and behaviour difficulties. In 2016, Nyree introduced the therapy dog to the school and continued to work to develop the therapy provision. In November 2016, Nyree became Head of School and continued to develop and grow the school, building an ethos of mutual respect, unconditional positive regard and holistic approaches, until leaving in March 2019 to join the Arc School.
Nyree is passionate about improving the life chances of young people and supporting those diagnosed with Autism to achieving the very best outcomes in order to move on to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives after education.
Kam started working at Arc School Ansley in January 2020. She trained as a secondary school science teacher and has been teaching since 2005.
Kam has been working in SEN for the last 5 years and her previous 2 schools have been autism specialists. Prior to this Kam worked within SEN in mainstream settings. Kam has worked in a variety of roles including science teacher, head of science faculty, KS3 leader, KS4 Data Lead and Associate SLT.
At Arc School Ansley Kam is responsible for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, she is committed to raising standards and is passionate about our students leaving school with the outcomes they deserve and achieving their full potential ready for their next transition.