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Fernways School has built a team that provides excellent support and education for children and young people with Autism. They are a team of professionals with the needs of the children, and improving their life-long outcomes, at the heart of everything they do. 

Led by an experienced and successful Head Teacher, Hannah Stroud, the Fernways team work closely with families, and this joined-up approach leads to better outcomes for all. 

The school therefore provides a warm, nurturing and safe learning space for children. Additional therapeutic support is available including occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and therapeutic arts.

All of our staff at Fernways have been employed because they have the experience, skills and qualifications needed to work with some of the most vulnerable children.

Hannah Stroud


Neil Van Cooten

Deputy Head, Behaviour Lead

Claire Brady

Senior Teacher: Teaching and Learning Lead, English Lead and Pastoral and wellbeing Lead and DDSL

Ryan Williams

Senior Teacher: Data and Assessment Lead, Maths Lead , Outdoor Learning and PBS Lead

Charlotte Moore

KS2 Teacher

Michaela Haig

Teaching Assistant

Donna Stansfield

Teaching Assistant

Melanie Thompson

School Cook