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Staff at Olsen House

The staff team at Olsen House are all Autism Education Trust qualified and have an excellent track record of working successfully with young people on the spectrum.

The school has specialised subject staff who teach subjects which include English, maths, science, cookery, IT and PHSE.  Pupils have access to therapeutic support which includes speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational psychology. Olsen House also offers Lego therapy which helps develop social and interaction skills through a highly structured small activity group. Each child is assigned their own key worker who is trained in Solution-Focussed therapy which focusses on the future, personal goals and solutions rather than problems.

Olsen House School has an independent careers advisor to work with the pupils on planning for the future and moving into the next step of education, employment or training.  There is a school nurse and the school works in partnership with the NHS sex and relationship advisory team. The staff work hard to create the school’s unique pastoral care system where every pupil is valued and cared for. 

Mick Simpson


Sean Whitehead

Deputy Headteacher

Sean is approachable and has a wealth of experience and we welcome him to our team at Olsen House School.

Carly Ashton

Lead ASC Teacher (Bluebird Unit)

Robert Gorst

Head of ICT and Maths