Staff

Staff List

William Morris

Staff List

Leadership Team

Gary Pocock - CEO of Hornbeam Academy Trust



Gary Pocock is the Chief Executive Officer of a Hornbeam Academy Trust which is a Multi-Academy Trust in East London and Essex. The Trust is an approved sponsor.

He has worked in Schools and Education for over 30 years, including mainstream and special schools. Gary has worked as a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of special schools in Essex, Waltham Forest and Havering. Before moving to MAT leadership, Gary worked as a Local Authority Senior Officer for a large county council where he was responsible for all services to support children with SEND and Additional Needs including Educational Psychology, Specialist Teachers, Alternative Provisions, Education Welfare and CAMHS Tier 2. His experience covers all categories of Special Educational Needs from 2 – 19.

Gary has a first degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Education and a post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs. In January 2017 Gary joined the fast-track programme to train as an Ofsted Lead Inspector, and inspects schools in the London Region.

Julie Tyler - Director of Finance & Resources



Having worked in private practise for 22 years, Julie joined a large secondary school in 2002. Experienced with Finance, Site and HR, she Project Managed the largest solar installation of any public building whilst maintaining the day to day financial management of the school. After 7 years she joined Essex Council supporting and advising 30 schools on finance and governance. In 2011 she joined the William Morris School which, within a year, with Brookfield House School, formed the Hornbeam Academy Trust. In her current role she supports the Trust with financial planning and financial results whilst working with the individual Academies to ensure the resources are available to provide the best outcomes for our pupils.

Maria Pla - Principal






Gosia Klosek - Deputy Principal



Gosia Klosek is the Deputy Principal of the William Morris Campus and has previous experience as Assistant Principal, Progress Leader and Class Teacher. She has a wealth of experience in both class-based and leadership roles; Gosia is an Advanced Team-Teach tutor and has supported other schools on outreach projects etc.

Following employment in the Finance and IT industry, Gosia first entered the education sector in an Early Years setting in East London and stayed 6 years before joining Hornbeam Academy in 2013 and she now cannot imagine working outside of the SEN sector!

She has a first degree in Business and Management, a Diploma in Education and Training, a MA in Professional Communication, an MBA in Management of an Educational Institution and a MA in SEN. She is also a qualified Community Interpreter which has enabled her to support students and parents/carers with limited or no English.

Ian Hogg - Associate Principal Schools Improvement



Ian Hogg is Associate Principal for Leadership Development. His role includes coaching and mentoring Principals and Deputy Principals in all the Trust’s schools, leading the Trust on quality marks such as the Rights Respecting School Award and Investors in People and providing specialist HR support.

Ian was previously Deputy CEO of Hornbeam Academy Trust, Head of School at Brookfield House School and Executive Principal at Dycorts School. He has 36 years’ experience of teaching and managing in mainstream and special schools and local authority SEND services.

Ian has a first degree specialising in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Leadership & Management in Schools and achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Kate Hufton - Associate Principal Educator Development



Kate was a teacher /curriculum leader in several schools in Essex and Redbridge for 28 years. She has taught SEN classes, Design and Technology, Textiles and Food. She then became a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, where she trained Secondary and Primary teachers for 7 years and was involved with schools training mentors to support teachers.

During this time she has worked with Public Health England and was involved in the development of the new Eatwell guide, as well as the Jamie Oliver Foundation and the British Nutrition Foundation on research projects which have resulted in publications on the Government website - A framework for Food teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools and most recently FELL - Food Education Learning Landscape, which has focussed on the current position related to Food Education in this country. She is currently a member of the Education working group for the British Nutrition Foundation.

Kate joined Hornbeam Academy Trust in September 2017 as Associate Principal for Educator Development. Her main role is to support all the principals, teaching and support staff across the Trust with training to ensure they are up to date with curriculum developments and developing the right skills to support the pupils they are working with.

Mielie Jonker - Associate Principal ICT Data and Performance



Mielie Jonker is Associate Principal: Data and Performance.

His role includes supporting Principles in Data Management and Performance tracking in all the Trust’s schools

He started working at Hornbeam Academy in 2016 as Acting Deputy Head and later became Deputy Principal before taking on the role of Data and Performance.

He has 18 years of teaching experience both in mainstream and SEN, he worked in a EBD Unit for 9 years before joining Hornbeam Academy.

Mielie has a BA degree in Psychology and Tourism as well as a Higher Educational Diploma in Teaching.


Teaching Staff

Teachers

Zubada Ahmed - Teacher/Progress Leader

Mihaela Chowdhury - Teacher/Progress Leader

Ana Alonso - Teacher/Progress Leader

Robert Laflamme - Teacher/Progress Leader

Luke Fitzpatrick - Teacher

Danielle Betts - Teacher

Husnaa Rehman - Teacher

Nuno Figueiredo - Teacher

Aneta Maculewicz - Teacher

Yazmin Durkin - Unqualified Teacher

Holly Henwood - Unqualified Teacher

Luke Williams - Unqualified Teacher

Jane Christey - Unqualified Teacher

Cristina Bogaciuc - Unqualified Teacher

Eve Trestain - Teacher

Sharon Murphy - Unqualified Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Jarekiea Hines - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Jan Reynolds - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Sharon Walker - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Lorraine Hunt - Welfare Assistant

Naseem Akhtar - Teaching Assistant

Deqa Arab - Teaching Assistant

Bachir Arzim - Teaching Assistant

Nabila Benlahcene - Teaching Assistant

Karina Beilijec - Teaching Assistant

Zubana Bhatti - Teaching Assistant

Victor Bibbey - B-Tech Instructor

Sharron Blackford - Teaching Assistant

Christine Booker - Teaching Assistant

Hayley Byrne - Teaching Assistant

Kimberley Colson - Teaching Assistant

Anna Maria D’Agati - Teaching Assistant

Gifty Darkoh-Addo - Teaching Assistant

Helen Dawe - Teaching Assistant

Emma Donahue - Teaching Assistant

Tracey Dyer - Teaching Assistant

Suzanne Devereux - Teaching Assistant

Jah-Mir Early - Teaching Assistant

Jan Furlong - Teaching Assistant

Naira Garmendia Inurritegui - Teaching Assistant

Sade Hall - Teaching Assistant

Michelle Headley - Teaching Assistant

Vivien Hill - Teaching Assistant

Mary Hogan - Teaching Assistant

Jacqueline Holmes - Teaching Assistant

Alexandra Hulikova - Teaching Assistant

Lynette Keating - Teaching Assistant

Gentilia Lee - Teaching Assistant

Natasha Lewis - Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Lloyd - Teaching Assistant

Sandra Lloyd - Teaching Assistant

Gill Manoli - Teaching Assistant

Fasika Mengesha - Teaching Assistant

Aneta Michalak - Teaching Assistant

Irene Mwangi - Teaching Assistant

Sue Newton - Teaching Assistant

Rose Nyakaira - Teaching Assistant

Jan Plato - Teaching Assistant

Marsha Solomons - Teaching Assistant

Natalie Von Loeben - Teaching Assistant

Anna Wolnowska - Teaching Assistant

Sharlene Anthony - Teaching Assistant

Beth O’Neill - Lead Early Years Practitioner

John Coggin - Acting Lead Early Years Practitioner

Kelly Lawrence - Early Years Practitioner

Eleanor Pursglove-Dixon - Early Years Practitioner


Midday Assistants

Rosette Ayebazibwe - Midday Assistant

Serife Gullu - Midday Assistant

Nadjah Lagha - Midday Assistant

Lucia Lalli - Midday Assistant

Helen Toyin - Midday Assistant

Support Staff

Shabir Sadeeq - Facilities Manager

Errol Henry - Site Services Officer

Mohammad Zahir - ICT Technician

Samir Bhaiji - ICT Technician

Lorraine Drewe - Administration Manager

Kelly Smith - PA to Chief Executive Officer

Paulette Grant - PA to BHS & WMS Principals of School

Denise Daultry - Senior Administrator

Shamaila Bhatti - Administration Assistant

Jamee Cross - Senior HR Assistant

Sadia Abbas - HR Assistant

Ingrida Abromaityte - HR Assistant

Aalia Chaudhary - HR Assistant

Farhana Rahman - HR Assistant

Emma Morgan - Data/Exams Clerk

Pam Selvakumar - Senior Finance Officer

Rezwana Narmeen - Senior Finance Assistant

Nicole Faucher - Finance Assistant

Juana Solano - Family Support Team Manager

Samantha Bagshaw - Family Support Worker

Misbah Muzammal - Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Brookfield House

Staff List

Leadership Team

Gary Pocock - CEO of Hornbeam Academy Trust



Gary Pocock is the Chief Executive Officer of a Hornbeam Academy Trust which is a Multi-Academy Trust in East London and Essex. The Trust is an approved sponsor.

He has worked in Schools and Education for over 30 years, including mainstream and special schools. Gary has worked as a Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of special schools in Essex, Waltham Forest and Havering. Before moving to MAT leadership, Gary worked as a Local Authority Senior Officer for a large county council where he was responsible for all services to support children with SEND and Additional Needs including Educational Psychology, Specialist Teachers, Alternative Provisions, Education Welfare and CAMHS Tier 2. His experience covers all categories of Special Educational Needs from 2 – 19.

Gary has a first degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Education and a post-graduate Advanced Diploma in Special Educational Needs. In January 2017 Gary joined the fast-track programme to train as an Ofsted Lead Inspector, and inspects schools in the London Region.

Julie Tyler - Director of Finance & Resources



Having worked in private practise for 22 years, Julie joined a large secondary school in 2002. Experienced with Finance, Site and HR, she Project Managed the largest solar installation of any public building whilst maintaining the day to day financial management of the school. After 7 years she joined Essex Council supporting and advising 30 schools on finance and governance. In 2011 she joined the William Morris School which, within a year, with Brookfield House School, formed the Hornbeam Academy Trust. In her current role she supports the Trust with financial planning and financial results whilst working with the individual Academies to ensure the resources are available to provide the best outcomes for our pupils.

Tania Dorman - Principal



Tania is the Principal at Brookfield House Campus. She has worked in education for eighteen years. After graduating from the Polytechnic Institute of Education in Coimbra Portugal, with a BA Honours degree in Education (Physical Education), and working in mainstream and special needs settings in Portugal, Tania moved to London to complete a second BA Honours degree in Physical Theatre and Drama and thus achieve a longstanding ambition of travelling as a physical theatre performer.
She made the transition back into to education in 2009, by taking up a role as supply teacher and working with different teaching agencies in London schools. Tania joined the team at Brookfield House, in 2011 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge. She has experience working with children of all ages and abilities as a class teacher (across different subjects including EYFS, Primary, PE, RE and Drama) and as a school senior leader.
She has two BA Honours degrees, the Qualified Teacher Status, a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Studies in Education focused on Autism Spectrum Conditions, a Masters in Special Educational Needs and the National Professional Qualification for Headship. She is also a qualified Swimming Instructor. She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school.


TBA - Deputy Principal

Ian Hogg - Associate Principal Schools Improvement



Ian Hogg is Associate Principal for Leadership Development. His role includes coaching and mentoring Principals and Deputy Principals in all the Trust’s schools, leading the Trust on quality marks such as the Rights Respecting School Award and Investors in People and providing specialist HR support.

Ian was previously Deputy CEO of Hornbeam Academy Trust, Head of School at Brookfield House School and Executive Principal at Dycorts School. He has 36 years’ experience of teaching and managing in mainstream and special schools and local authority SEND services.

Ian has a first degree specialising in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Leadership & Management in Schools and achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Kate Hufton - Associate Principal Educator Development



Kate was a teacher /curriculum leader in several schools in Essex and Redbridge for 28 years. She has taught SEN classes, Design and Technology, Textiles and Food. She then became a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, where she trained Secondary and Primary teachers for 7 years and was involved with schools training mentors to support teachers.

During this time she has worked with Public Health England and was involved in the development of the new Eatwell guide, as well as the Jamie Oliver Foundation and the British Nutrition Foundation on research projects which have resulted in publications on the Government website - A framework for Food teaching in Primary and Secondary Schools and most recently FELL - Food Education Learning Landscape, which has focussed on the current position related to Food Education in this country. She is currently a member of the Education working group for the British Nutrition Foundation.

Kate joined Hornbeam Academy Trust in September 2017 as Associate Principal for Educator Development. Her main role is to support all the principals, teaching and support staff across the Trust with training to ensure they are up to date with curriculum developments and developing the right skills to support the pupils they are working with.


Mielie Jonker - Associate Principal Data and Performance



Mielie Jonker is Associate Principal: Data and Performance.

His role includes supporting Principles in Data Management and Performance tracking in all the Trust’s schools

He started working at Hornbeam Academy in 2016 as Acting Deputy Head and later became Deputy Principal before taking on the role of Data and Performance.

He has 18 years of teaching experience both in mainstream and SEN, he worked in a EBD Unit for 9 years before joining Hornbeam Academy.

Mielie has a BA degree in Psychology and Tourism as well as a Higher Educational Diploma in Teaching.




Teaching Staff

Teachers

Shirley Opare - Teacher/Team Leader

Nick Brittain - Teacher/Team Leader

Angela Murphy - Teacher/Team Leader

Natalia Aran Benavides - Teacher

Zuzanna Gromska - Teacher

Adam Klosek - Teacher

Carmen Lau - Teacher

Rocio Ibanez Morales - Teacher

Caroline Vasconcellos - Teacher

Christopher Wright - Teacher

Barbara Zakrzewska - Teacher

Dianne Cooke - Unqualified Teacher

Elisha Connolly - Unqualified Teacher

Michelle Galloway - Unqualified Teacher

Beata Kubisa - Unqualified Teacher

Laura Uglow - Unqualified Teacher


Teaching Assistants

Mark Burkwood - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Steve Gunn - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Lizzy Holland - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Emily Vincent - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Dominique Carr - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Denise Gamon - Early Years Practitioner

Anna Ellison - Early Years Practitioner

Melissa Monrose - Early Years Practitioner

Tiffeny Alexander - Teaching Assistant

Casandra Andreetti - Teaching Assistant

Carol Bagnall - Teaching Assistant

Joanne Bedding - Teaching Assistant

Em Bekir - Teaching Assistant

Lilia Bensadok - Teaching Assistant

Zuzana Bielikova - Teaching Assistant

Lauren Bishop - Teaching Assistant

Val Bridgen - Teaching Assistant

Carla Brivati - Teaching Assistant

Natalie Boyle - Teaching Assistant

Rianna Case - Teaching Assistant

Olanrewaju Chyke - Teaching Assistant

Farzana Kauser Din - Teaching Assistant

Wilma Doswell - Teaching Assistant

Joshua Downer - Teaching Assistant

Tatiana Francis - Teaching Assistant

Merita Frosheri - Teaching Assistant

Denise Griffin - Teaching Assistant

Murat Gunduz - Teaching Assistant

Georgia Hall - Teaching Assistant

Louise Hough - Teaching Assistant

Violeta Jodokeviciene - Teaching Assistant

Justyna Kaczmarek - Teaching Assistant

Traci Le Rendu - Teaching Assistant

Olga Loncakova - Teaching Assistant

Verity Mayn - Teaching Assistant

Sheree Mear - Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Nevill - Teaching Assistant

Elizabeth Onasanya - Teaching Assistant

Novia Owen - Teaching Assistant

Megan Parke - (Apprentice) Teaching Assistant

Gill Prescott - Teaching Assistant

Anna Piotrowska - Teaching Assistant

Leila Rodrigues - Teaching Assistant

Viktorija Sakavickaite - Welfare Assistant

Lovie Sopardi Haque - Teaching Assistant

Gisele Sooruth - Teaching Assistant

Charlene Shepherd - Teaching Assistant

Yvonne Timms - Teaching Assistant

Jourdan Theodule Marquis - Teaching Assistant

Ligita Varne - Teaching Assistant

Emma Webb - Teaching Assistant

Aai'sha Venson - Teaching Assistant

Claire Warren - Teaching Assistant

Tyler Warren - Teaching Assistant


Midday Assistants

Salima Bachir - Midday Assistant

Allison Hall - Midday Assistant

Pauline Hudson - Midday Assistant

Georgina McAlpine - Midday Assistant

Johny Vasconcellos - Midday Assistant

Alice Marfo - Midday Assistant

Janet Morris - Midday Assistant

Khadra Sheikh - Midday Assistant

Zamira Syla - Midday Assistant

Claire O'Hara - Midday Assistant

Betty Tshiamala - Midday Assistant

Thamilini Yogadaviel - Midday Assistant

Support Staff

Shabir Sadeeq - Facilities Manager

Abdul Tadjerout - Site Services Officer

Ransford Allotey - Site Assistant

Mohammad Zahir - ICT Technician

Samir Bhaiji - ICT Technician

Lorraine Drewe - Administration Manager

Kelly Smith - PA to Chief Executive Officer

Paulette Grant - PA to BHS & WMS Principals of School

Denise Daultry - Senior Administrator

Saneaah Ahmed - Administration Assistant

Claire Codling - Administration Assistant

Jamee Cross - Senior HR Assistant

Sadia Abbas - HR Assistant

Ingrida Abromaityte - HR Assistant

Aalia Chaudhary - HR Assistant

Farhana Rahman - HR Assistant

Emma Morgan - Data/Exams Clerk

Pam Selvakumar - Senior Finance Officer

Rezwana Narmeen - Senior Finance Assistant

Nicole Faucher - Finance Assistant

Mizbah Muzammal - Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Zoe Jade Buckley - Speech and Language Therapist

Juana Solano - Family Support Team Manager