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BIOGRAPHY

Francesca qualified as a Primary and Early Years teacher in 2000. She has worked in a number of settings and has been specialising in autism, complex needs and challenging behaviour since 2012.


Francesca’s passion for special educational needs & disability (SEND) stems from her desire to better help and support her autistic son. ‘My core belief is that children should be at the centre of everything we do’.

Francesca is an experienced senior leader in the Independent Special School sector. She holds a Masters degree in Autism and the National SENCO award. Her studies have led her to undertake research on a range of topics such as the benefits of outdoor learning, the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction and the development of the Social Moral Spiritual & Cultural (SMSC) curriculum in special schools.


“I am thrilled to be part of the team at Eagle House School (Sutton) and am very excited to be working in a setting that so skilfully combines education and therapies.”

Francesca Arocas

Head of Education

BIOGRAPHY

Victoria has an LLB Law degree then did her PGCE in RE, which gave her a passion for promoting tolerance, respect and understanding. She has led RE, humanities, collective worship and SMSC in a specialist provision.

Victoria has worked across a number of autism-specific settings including mainstream school and a residential behaviour and mental health provision. Victoria has focused on understanding and working with challenging behaviour, sensory, and speech and language needs. She was previously a deputy head in a special needs post 19 provision.

She strongly believes in providing holistic education, working closely with therapy input, to enable young people with autism to achieve their best and live active and happy lives.

“I enjoy working with our skilled and dedicated staff and observing our pupils progress and achieve.”

Victoria Kublickas

Deputy Head (Pastoral, Development, Behaviour & Welfare)

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth has many years of experience working within the specialist education sector. Prior to coming to Eagle House Group, Elizabeth led the arts faculty at her previous specialist school and has lead on arts specialisms in other provisions. She has a degree in Related Arts and was inspired to teach after working alongside schools on the BBC School Report initiative.

As an award-winning producer/presenter and writer, she has worked for both commercial and BBC radio networks throughout the world. In her spare time, she acts as an awards judge and mentor to young people hoping to work in the media industry.

As a qualified teacher she has a specialist 6th form certificate and is experienced in leading leavers classes in a specialist setting. As a mother to a daughter with autism, Elizabeth has a passion for helping young people to achieve their full potential.

Elizabeth Lickiss

Deputy Head / Head of 6th

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Qualified as a Speech & Language therapist in 2008. Peter is currently completing an autism master’s course. He has worked in a range of school settings with autistic pupils, and has an increasing specialism in autism. He has also received training in Ayres Sensory Integration and has delivered numerous training courses and workshops, including the Elklan Communication Support for Verbal Pupils with ASD.

Peter continues to support the embedding of Pragmatic Organisational Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books alongside the speech & language team within the school. Peter is leading the speech & language and occupational therapists at Sutton and Eagle House 6th Form (Strawberry Lodge) in order to achieve and continually progress within the Curriculum Access Team (CA Team) mission statement:

“Enabling all Eagle House School learners to access the curriculum through expert collaboration, assessment and intervention.”

Peter Berrill

Head of Therapy

BIOGRAPHY

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 education, health and social services 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

BIOGRAPHY

Starting her career in Computing, Yvonne returned to education and studied for her degree.

Yvonne has worked in educational settings for over 16 years, including working as a Learning Mentor and Personal Advisor. This experience has given her the opportunity to impact positively on young people’s lives.

Within school, Yvonne supports pupils and families, and is proud of her work in instilling a sense of pride and motivation in to their lives, guiding them in appreciating their self-worth.

Yvonne Gordon

Family Liaison Officer

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