Donagh is an experienced Principal in the SEBD sector having previously led and managed a large residential school and more recently was instrumental in the opening of a new SEBD day school in Liverpool.
He places the success of working within this sector as listening to and acting upon the views of young people, staff, parents/carers and placing authorities and has always ensured that young people are offered an education that will best prepare them for the future.
Donagh has additional experience of holding positions as Deputy Head and Head of Residential Services.
Outside of work he is an ordained Deacon within the Archdiocese of Liverpool, allowing him to empathise and understand the needs of families and children.
Donagh is also a Governor in an oversubscribed secondary school and a local primary school in Liverpool.
Tracey became Registered Manager at Wings Cumbria in November 2016, following on from an Interim Deputy Head of Care position within the Kedleston Group. She has 30 years’ experience working with children and young people in residential settings with a variety of needs ranging from emotional and behavioural difficulties, physical and learning disabilities and ASD. Tracey has worked in short term emergency intervention services to longer term children’s homes including more recently a residential school.
She has held a Registered Managers Position for the most part of the last 14 years, with 4 years as a Senior Residential Manager. Tracey is also a NVQ Assessor and a Family Group Conference Facilitator.
As Registered Manager my aim is to ensure that all young people feel safe, happy and settled.
Rowan joined Wings School in January 2011 following working in mainstream schools throughout Lancashire and Cumbria. During his time in mainstream Rowan had additional responsibility for the induction of new members of staff and mentoring PGCE students.
He believes the success of Wings is down to the flexibility and hard work of the staff team to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the young people. The curriculum allows young people to access a range of educational environments and develop skills in numerous areas that help prepare them for a working life. He is extremely proud of the curriculum but is always looking to improve it further.
Outside of work he enjoys an active lifestyle; Rowan is a keen mountain biker and enjoys taking advantage of the countryside and the trails around the area whether that is on his bike or on foot. Rowan is also a good golfer and enjoys playing the different courses around the area.
Mike has a vast array of experience having worked within the residential SEMH sector for many years, joining Wings shortly after opening back in 2003.
He believes that the key to achieving the best outcomes for children is to build and maintain positive relationships with them and their significant others including parents, carers and other professionals.
Working alongside both Education and Care teams, Mike acts as the link between the two in order to ensure that the social, emotional and behavioural needs of the children are catered for.
In addition to this he is the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) lead for the setting which requires him to oversee person centred planning for each child in order to support them to improve the quality of their lives.
Outside the work he enjoys motorcycling, kayaking and caravan holidays near and far with his family.
Conrad joined Wings School in September 2018. He has a vast amount of knowledge and experience working in the Residential SEMH sector for the past 20 plus years, holding Head of Care and Registered Managers Positions with in the Local Area. He is also a Team Teach Tutor and PBS Coach.
Conrad is committed to providing the best possible care for our young people, with an emphasis on building positive relationships, promoting family values and giving young people new experiences and opportunities through inclusion within the community.
He places the success of the young people at Wings, down to the continued commitment from the whole staff team right across the Wings Community and the fact that the staff are always willing to go the extra mile for the young people in our care.
Outside of work, Conrad has a passion for the countryside, he trains Working Gun Dogs as well as having five Gundogs of his own. He is an activate participant along with his own children in various Countryside Pursuits with in the local area.