Sallygate School is led by Warren Deane (Headteacher) and David Carden (Deputy Head Teacher) who both have many years experience of working within schools, and other environments with children and young people. The whole staff team is made up of qualified and highly experienced Teachers and Learning Mentors. Many of the staff have a long history of working alongside pupils who have extra and multiple needs to enable them to learn. There is a strong support network throughout the school, including daily debriefings, regular supervisions, targeted Personal Development Plans, specific training, and an ‘open door’ culture to discuss any concerns at any time. Training this academic year has included Behaviour Management in the Classroom, Professional Relationships, Raising Standards in Classroom Practice, Being Ofsted Ready, Team Leadership, SEN in the Classroom and Creating a Professional Learning Community.
A recent Management Committee evaluation seeking staff’s views shows that 100% of staff strongly agree that they are proud to be a member of staff at the school, and 100% of staff feel that the school is well led and managed. The following are quotes from members of our school staff team:
I love my job, I am so supported in my work and also to develop my skills
We have such a great ethos and work so well as a team. It’s great working in this school as we all work towards the same goal which is to help the pupils to enjoy their learning so they can learn more