Staff

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.

Mary Bickmore - Head Teacher

Laura Clements - Deputy Head Teacher

Zuzanna Gromska - Assistant Head Teacher


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.

Teaching Staff

Teachers

Gillian Walsh - Teacher/Progress Leader

Sophie Cook - Teacher

Adam Klosek - Teacher

Stuart Herring - Teacher

Stephanie Phillips - NQT Teacher

Sarah Wood - NQT Teacher

Anna Piotrowska - Teacher

Michael Chamberlain - Teacher

Samantha Inwood - Teacher/Progress Leader

Emma Spiers - Teacher

Ben Jacovou - Teacher

Maggie Anne Evans - NQT Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Maria Layton - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Helen Dawe - Teaching Assistant

Johanna Ruff - Welfare Specialist

Gary Barton - Nurture Group Teaching Assistant

Vladia Cenalla - Teaching Assistant

Victoria Cukaj - Teaching Assistant

Janice Giles - Teaching Assistant
Katie Grant - Teaching Assistant

Lee Howard - Teaching Assistant

Terri Jackson - Nurture Group Lead

Gurvinder Jandu - Teaching Assistant

Andria Kraft - Sports Coach
Jane Lowe - Teaching Assistant

Victoria Newland - Teaching Assistant

Evelyn Scott - Teaching Assistant

Jenna Scott - Teaching Assistant

Allison Tempest - Teaching Assistant

Sinead Treacy - Teaching Assistant

Karen Warner - BSL Teaching Assistant

Bilal Dauhoo - Teaching Assistant

Michaela Ulla - Teaching Assistant

Toni Carvalho - Teaching Assistant

Louisa Rahman - Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Smith - Teaching Assistant

Erica Sonubi - Teaching Assistant

Tracey Tift - Teaching Assistant

Susan Williams - Teaching Assistant

Geraldine Fiaz - Teaching Assistant

Luljeta Haxhiraj - Teaching Assistant

Demi Marston - Teaching Assistant

Katherine Milton - Teaching Assistant

Vieira Mouzinho - Teaching Assistant

Ben Kent - Sports Coach

Christopher Tysall - Teaching Assistant

Deborah Petts - Teaching Assistant

Frances Hewitt - Teaching Assistant

Midday Assistants

Anne Carter - Midday
Marisa Bell - Kitchen Assistant
Abbi-Jane Earey - Kitchen Assistant
Tammy Cook - Kitchen Supervisor

Katherine Milton - Midday

Jennifer Smith - Midday

Support Staff

Helen Standen - Family Support

Amanda Coipel - Pastorial Lead

Shabir Sadeeq - Facilities Manager

Michael Gladwin - Site Services Officer

Kelly Smith - PA to Chief Executive Officer

Toni Fitzgerald - PA to Head Teacher & L3 Administration Assistant
Gillian Edwards - Administration Assistant

Claire Luis - Administration Assistant

Aaron Nelder - IT Technician

Ingrida Abromaityte - HR Officer

Darren Fowell - Cleaner

Nichola Townley - Cleaner

Donna Brown - Cleaner