Our team

Our team



Lorraine thoroughly enjoys teaching and has brought a broad wealth of experience to compliment our Senior Leadership team. Prior to working in the special education sector, she spent 5 years in a mainstream school as the SENCO.

Lorraine has worked in special education for the last 8 years, specifically with non-verbal students with complex needs as well as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and oppositional defiance disorder.

Lorraine has a good knowledge of PODD, PECS symbols and Makaton signing. “I have always enjoyed my time in the classroom and am enjoying working with the great Leadership team, teachers, therapists and support staff at Eagle House School”.

Lorraine Titchener

Head Teacher

DDSL, Personal, Development Behaviour & Welfare 

Yvonne has been working at Eagle House Group since 2009; starting as deputy head teacher at our primary school in Mitcham and then subsequently at our secondary school in Sutton.

“I started working with children with autism over 25 years ago when I was a welfare assistant in a specialist school in West London. From there, my interest and passion for working with this intriguing group of children blossomed”.

After qualifying as a teacher, Yvonne started her career working in mainstream primary schools. During this time she recognised that she was drawn to children with autism, but within the mainstream environment, she felt that her ability to make a difference was limited so joined us at Eagle House Group.

“I am proud to be a member of a dedicated team that values the uniqueness of each pupil and is committed in striving towards all children and young people being able to meet their full potential during their time with us”.

Yvonne Gabriel

Assistant Headteacher Pastoral Lead



Jaclyn O’Leary

Assistant Headteacher


Barbara received her degree in Special Educational Needs from the University of Granada in Spain and has subsequently worked in several SEN schools including volunteering at a SEN boarding school in Peru.

Barbara has taught at Eagle House School (Mitcham) since 2014 and has led Literacy since 2015. She became an Assistant Head in 2017 and is currently completing a Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).

“I really enjoy teaching and leadership roles have given me the broader opportunity to support more pupils across the school. I believe that all pupils deserve the best opportunities that we can give them, and they learn best when they have fun, feel safe and nurtured and the activities are engaging, practical and functional. Happy children love learning!”

Barbara Gonzalez

Assistant Headteacher


Preethy comes to us with many years’ experience as a Clinical Psychologist and works with Eagle House School (Mitcham), Eagle House School (Sutton) and Eagle House 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge). She has in-depth clinical experience spanning the spectrum of childhood disorders from primary to tertiary care levels and has a specialist interest in mental health in children and adolescents with autism and special needs.

Preethy’s role within schools is to work with pupils and staff to promote mental and emotional well-being. She does this through assessment and evidence-based interventions and also whilst working closely with our clinical team. This includes a wide range of Eagle House Group professionals including Behaviour Support, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language therapists and teaching staff.

Through consultation and use of a multidisciplinary approach, we collaboratively work together to proactively problem solve with a view to developing effective ways of supporting our pupils and learners, who may present with difficult issues.

Preethy also offers advice on mental health difficulties and provides links with child mental health services as well as supporting positive change to actively support learning, raise standards and promote successful inclusion.


Preethy Pereira

Clinical Psychologist


Xanthippi Tsioutra

Senior Speech & Language Therapist


Oderay gained a degree in Psychology from the University of Granada, Spain. 

Oderay has developed interventions for pupils with a range of behaviour and learning difficulties, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).


Oderay Alonso

Senior Behaviour Support Specialist


After studying at Oxford University, Adele pursued a career in the fashion industry. After leaving work to have a family, she became involved in autism when her daughter was diagnosed as having ASD at the age of four.

“We were very lucky that Nell started at Eagle House aged five and we benefited from the expertise and support of the school. Nell’s twin brother and older brother really appreciated the sibling support offered and the regular workshops and coffee mornings allowed me to learn about different approaches and techniques for dealing with an autistic child, as well as meeting other parents in the same situation.”

When returning to work, Adele was keen to take on a role that would involve giving other families like her own, the support and information needed to help them make the best decisions for their child with autism. “I was delighted to be given the opportunity to work at Eagle House Group and feel that the experiences I have been through as the parent of a severely autistic child really inform my approach to the role of Parent Liaison Officer – whether offering practical advice or giving parents information on where to find further support.”

The health and education systems can seem really daunting for the family of a child with autism. By offering advice to families in selecting a school and helping them through the SEN process, Adele wants to make them feel supported and well informed when making important choices for their children.

Adele Wadey

Parent Liaison Officer


Amanda has spent the past 18 years in a mainstream primary school supporting children with various special needs including those with an autism spectrum disorder.

In the last 6 years, she moved to the role of Family Support Worker, where her work involved supporting the children and families in various areas including medical, educational, financial, housing and parenting.

Amanda’s previous experience has equipped her well for her role and is she is very much enjoying working with the children and families at Eagle House School (Mitcham).

Amanda Atvars

Family Liaison Officer & Deputy DSL



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Eagle House School (Mitcham): 020 8687 7050

Head Teacher: Lorraine Titchener

Eagle House School (Bramley): 01483 912 080

Head Teacher: Tom Milson

Eagle House School (Sutton & POST 16 Department): 020 8661 1419

Head Teacher: Francesca Arocas

Eagle House School 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge): 020 3745 8760

Head Teacher: Francesca Arocas

Out of term: 020 8770 7788

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