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Senior Leadership Team


Nicola Jones - Head Teacher

I am the Head Teacher and Head of Education for Orchard Manor School.  Over the last ten years, I have been a senior leader and have led several successful school improvement projects across the South West.  

I am passionately committed to creating a learning environment where our young people can thrive.

Adele Thomas - Deputy Head Teacher - Empowerment

I am Deputy Head Teacher and based on the Upper Campus at Orchard Manor School. I have worked in special educational settings for the past eight years, previously coming from a mainstream setting where I was Head of Department of Design and Technology.  I am passionate about ensuring our pupils are given opportunities to grow, supported to reach their full potential  and preparing them for adulthood.

Bryan Webster - Deputy Head Teacher Lower Campus - Curriculum

I am the Deputy Head Teacher and based on the Lower Campus at Orchard Manor School.  I have worked in education for the past twenty years, more than sixteen of these in Special Schools.  I am passionate about all pupils fulfilling their potential as they prepare for adulthood and developing all the skills they need to feel confident, able and happy to journey through their lives.

Paul Giles-Phillips - Assistant Head Teacher - Personalisation

I am the senior leader responsible for Personalisation at Orchard Manor School.  I have worked in a variety of educational settings over the last 10 years through subject teaching, pastoral and behaviour management.  I am committed to working with all stakeholders: from learners to families and staff, to ensure everyone has the right to access a safe and effective learning environment where everyone can realise their potential.