Alice Curtis - Occupational Therapist
‘Staff get to know pupils well and develop close and
supportive relationships with them.’ Ofsted Report 2011
Abi Saxby - 1:1 Learning Support Assistant
Gosia Bieda - 1:1 Teacher
Marina Villa Fuertes - 1:1 Teacher
Al Heggie - Deputy Headteacher
Al joined the Frederick Hugh House team as a learning support assistant (LSA) in 2012 after working throughout London as an LSA in both mainstream and special needs schools via the Smart Teaching agency. Al studied LLB Law at Edge Hill University in Lancashire but discovered a passion for working with children after taking up a role as a student advocate with the ‘Aim Higher’ programme which was run through universities nationwide until 2011. Al qualified in Fitness Inspired Teacher Training (FITT) in 2007 and has led expeditions as part of the Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) initiative in which he attained a Gold level certificate.
Al is about to embark on the final year of his four-year degree qualification in Primary Teaching & Learning and has taken on new roles within school to accommodate the work placement aspect of this, including co-teaching some core curriculum lessons, leading lessons in PE and ICT and assisting the Senior Leadership Team with regards to Health and Safety.
Kristel Mohammed - Curriculum Leader
Krissy graduated with a BA with Honours from the University of Toronto. She then attended the University of Alberta and completed a 2-year Bachelor in Education program, with a focus on secondary education. Since then, she has also completed a 3-year program to become an SEN Specialist. Since leaving university, Krissy has tutored and worked for a short time within the teaching field in Canada before making the decision to move to the United Kingdom. She began working at different schools around London teaching both mainstream and students with multiple needs from reception to A-Level age. Her love and passion for teaching and working in the special needs field led her to take a permanent job in March 2012 at a large special needs school in Greenwich, London. She worked primarily in the Autism department, but was also given opportunities to work with students with various needs, including profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), and complex needs (CN). She has worked with students across the P-levels and National Curriculum teaching maths, literacy, science, art, humanities, food and design technology, and independent living skills. She has also helped in the development of a sensory curriculum in the Autism department at her previous school. She was also Head of Department for Food Technology. Krissy joined Frederick Hugh House in April 2017 as a class teacher and Head of Creative Arts. She continues to be Head of Creative Arts, and is also one of the Curriculum Leaders at FHH.
Mélanie de Pouqueville - 1:1 LSA/DPO
Mélanie joined the Frederick Hugh house team in early 2015, after previously working in mainstream schools. Mélanie has a strong passion for working alongside children to further their education. This passion has led to some great opportunities to work with children from different social backgrounds, and with a range of educational needs. She prides herself in inspiring and motivating children’s curiosity and interests as well as their abilities to acknowledge their own achievements. Mélanie has a passion and a flare for the creative arts, actively encouraging children to discover their own creative strengths. Mélanie received a National Vocational Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in 2012, and plans to further her knowledge and career supporting the children and team at Frederick Hugh House. Outside school Melanie enjoys playing the Ukulele, cooking, adventures and learning new things.
Amanda Durocher - Teacher/ABA Therapist
Amanda has a passion for teaching individuals with unique learning needs. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with her Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) in 2011. After graduation, she began working full time as an ABA teacher through The New England Center for Children (NECC) in Boston. Whilst working, Amanda completed her Master of Science, through Simmons College, in Education with Licensure for Severe Disabilities in 2014. Amanda then continued her education though a Nondegree Study in Applied Behavior Analysis program through Western New England University to be eligible for the BCBA exam. She is currently enrolled in Northeastern University’s Doctor of Education Program with a focus on Curriculum, Teaching, Leadership and Learning. As of Spring 2019, Amanda will be ABD and be able to focus her attention to her research on the topic of Ableism; with an anticipated doctoral dissertation defense in 2020.
Before moving to London, Amanda held the role of Educational Coordinator at NECC. In this position, Amanda used her educational expertise to write and monitor student IEP objectives, prepared assessments, implemented remediation strategies if needed in student programming, consulted with specialty services on caseload (OT, SLP etc), provided direct training on educational programs, and served as a staff mentor.
Shemariah Ellis - Teacher/ABA Therapist
Gene Takooree - 1:1 LSA/Dance Teacher
Gene started at Frederick Hugh House at the start of the academic year. Gene has worked in SEN schools for the past year, teaching in mainstream schools for the past 5 years originally teaching dance which has been a lifetime passion/career. Not only has he brought his academic knowledge and teaching skills but his passion and drive to better children's learning in education.
Alistair Hoyle - LSA/Drama Teacher
Ali trained as an Actor at East 15 Acting School, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2011. His credits include Brass (Union Theatre), Twelfth Night (International Tour), An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre), Brassed Off (York Theatre Royal & UK Tour), Save The Last Dance for Me (Bill Kenwright, UK Tour), Julius Caesar & Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company). As an experienced Facilitator he currently works for West End in Schools delivering unique workshop experiences in ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Immersive Storytelling’ as well as teaching Film & TV at the PQA in Chislehurst & Sidcup. Ali has also worked for a number of years as Programme Leader for NCS’ (The Challenge) three-week summer social integration programme for 15-17 year olds.
Since 2012 he has worked as an Actor, Facilitator and LSA in over a hundred schools. As an LSA he quickly became drawn to Special Educational Needs, supporting students in primary and secondary settings with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as Challenging Behaviour in Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) settings.
Jazuela Wall - 1:1 Learning Support Assistant
Jazuela graduated with a BSc in Psychology from Roehampton University. During her time at University she worked on home programmes with children with autism, at a Kumon centre and volunteered in various roles within mainstream and special needs settings. After graduating, she worked in an ABA school for children with Autism, where she was trained as a 1:1 ABA Tutor. She then went on to gain a TEFL qualification and taught English abroad. Before joining FHH, she worked as a 1:1 LSA in a mainstream primary school. Jazuela is currently studying at Queen’s University Belfast towards an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Georgina - 1:1 Learning Support Assistant
Judith Abbott - Physiotherapist
Judith graduated from Stratford University with a BSC (HONS) in physiotherapy since gaining my degree she has worked in a residential College for young adults with a range of disabilities PMLD SLD and Autism. She was trained in hydrotherapy by Heather Epps.She underwent training with the FA and have worked in both football and rugby pitch side injuries and rehabilitation. She has been involved with and helped to set up an independent intense rehabilitation centre for children with Cerebral palsy and other movement disorders.
Michelle Rossiter - Speech and Language Therapist
Hayley Hutchinson - Specialist Music Teacher
Glenroy Bandoo - Site Manager
Julie Mills - School Administrator