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Staff at Leaways School

Alan Thompson

Head Teacher

Alan has a wealth of experience in SEMH. Alan has been a head teacher in two previous SEMH schools. Alan joined Leaways in April 2022. Alan is dedicated to providing the best education experience for all pupils at Leaways.

Lucy Goodman

Deputy Head

Lucy is the Deputy head and is passionate about making a difference for the students at Leaways school. Lucy has extensive experience leading KS2 provisions and is a trained SENCo and DSL. She has 12-years’ experience as a classroom practitioner in both mainstream and special education. As a management professional Lucy works closely with multi-disciplinary teams from all placing local authorities.

Iwona Rybak


Iwona has worked extensively in the field of SEND. She is a qualified SENCo and joined the Leaways team in April 2022. Iwona is an experience EHCP coordinator.

Emma Goode

KS2 Lead

Emma joined the Leaways team in January 2022. Emma is the lead for the primary provision and is the Reading lead for the school. Emma’s enthusiasm is infectious as she skilfully engages the pupils in education. Emma has extensive experience working with children and their families, including trauma based education and family support programmes.

Paula Daley

Office Manager

Paula is a highly skilled office manager with years of experience in business management and finance. She has worked in schools very similar to Leaways providing support for parents, carers and students.

Sam Lo-Pon

Autism Lead

Samuel is the school lead for ASC provision and manages the schools Quiet learning Zone. Sam is an experienced classroom practitioner working with pupils with SEMH and ASC. Sam is committed to ensuring that pupils receive the best preparation for the next stage of their education or work life. Sam has positive working relationships with SEN teams within the placing authorities.

Kazeem Faturori-Edwards

Behaviour and Attendance Lead

Kazeem has worked at Leaways for two years. He has worked as a PE tutor, a Pastoral mentor and most recently he was promoted to pastoral lead with responsibilities for Behaviour and attendance. Kazeem is dedicated to ensuring that all pupils develop social and emotional skills needed to be successful in life.