Our Staff

Kate Stevens

Head Teacher

As Head Teacher my main responsibilities are Governance and Finance. I also work behind the scenes helping to make the school day run smoothly. I help staff, pupils and parents to enjoy Round Oak School. My door is always open, so if you have an idea about how we can do something better - I want to hear about it!


Janice Farren

Assistant Head for Curriculum

I am in charge of the whole school curriculum and what students study. I also oversee Employability within the school and work with external stakeholders to source work placements and internships for students.

Gerarda Berger-Byrne

Hi I’m Gerarda and I have worked in SEN for 21 years. I do all the literacy intervention here at Round Oak which involves assessing pupils and building learning plans to help them achieve their best. I do this by 1:1 weekly sessions that last 25mins.

 I wear 3 other hats here at work too! I am a Safe Guarding officer, CAF coordinator and deliver RSE.

As a CAF coordinator I run many CAFs at school or in people’s homes and make sure all the paperwork is in place as well as try to source the correct people to attend meetings who would offer the most valuable help to that particular case. I check in with all my cases everyday to make sure that pupils are happy. I am always available to have ‘chats’ at anytime with any of the pupils.

As a Safe Guarding officer (Child protection) I am the point of call to any member of staff or pupils who have a worry that may need to be taken further.

 I deliver RSE to year 11’s and from September I will be delivering all the SRE to KS3 and KS4. Again I am available to chat to pupils/parents about any issues they may have with this.

Emma Lincoln

Teacher - Maples

My name is Emma Baldwin and I am Co-ordinator of PE at Round Oak School. I organise all of the sporting provision for students at the school including schemes of work, lesson plans and resources as well as sporting competitions and after school clubs.

My passion is sport and the children of Round Oak and I currently play Netball at Leamington Ladies Netball Club.

I am also a qualified Netball, Trampoline, Rebound Therapy, Sherborne Therapy and Athletics Coach as well as a qualified Sports Nutritionist.

Charlotte Bosworth

Teaching Assistant

I am a teaching assistant (TA3) and I have worked at Round Oak for 5 years. Currently I am midway through my teacher training and will be fully qualified next year. My subject specialism  is Art and Design and I also hold qualifications in Art therapy, Interior design and counselling.

Jennifer Collett

Teaching Assistant

My name is Jennifer Collett and I have worked as a teaching assistant at Round Oak since September 2007.  I am happy to work with all ages and in any of the classes. The students are wonderful, young people to work with and certainly keep me on my toes.  I try to encourage the students to engage in philosophical thinking and discussion (e.g. to question everything and take nothing for granted, to be aware of what is fair or unfair) - whenever the opportunity arises. 

Shelley Rule

Head Teacher Support

I manage the head teachers work load and keep all school policies up to date.  I arrange meetings and manage the timetable.  You will also see me in and out of reception.  I also make sure that any external staff are vetted.

Julie Godfrey

Teaching Assistant

My name is Julie Godfrey.  I am an English graduate and have been employed as a teaching assistant at Round Oak School since 2006.  I also work for the school support service, supporting SEN pupils in mainstream settings.  I have worked across the key stages, but currently work in Key Stage 4.

Meenu Gupta

Teaching Assistant

My name is Meenu Gupta and I am a TA3.  I am in charge of looking after the Food Technology room. I have a passion for Numeracy and Cooking and this is reflected in lessons.

Robyn Hall

Teaching Assistant

My name is Robyn Hall, a TA3 in a year 9 class.  I'm qualified as a primary school teacher.  I have the abillty to support students in our school gym and teach rebound therapy on either our indoor or outdoor trampolines.

Jamie Hammersley

Teacher - Poplars

Hi everybody! I am the teacher in Poplars class which is the Upper School Total Communications Group. Poplars is a really nice and calm classroom with pupils aged 13-17 years old! As a PE Teacher I also teach PE to Key Stage 4 pupils on Tuesdays in which we do lots of different and exciting sports and activities that Round Oak offer.

 I look forward to seeing you if you visit Round Oak - make sure you say hello!

Neville Henderson

Teaching Assistant

A teaching assistant working in a number of classes across the school.  Also helping in the science department as a technician.

Cherrie Hewitt

Teaching Assistant

My name is Cherrie Hewitt I am currently working in Cedars as a TA3 which is the social and communication class. I have been working within special needs for approximately 15 years plus. Over the years I have received a variety of training, which in turn has enabled me to achieve the best outcome for the educational needs for the students at Round oak School. I hope to continue working at Round oak school for many years to come.

Rachel Hollyoake

Teaching Assistant

My name is Rachel Hollyoake. I am a TA2 in Cedars Class. I have worked at Round Oak School for 4 years, but before that I worked in Adult health services for 10 years. I enjoy working in a Social and Communication class, as I find that even the small achievements can be so rewarding for the pupils. Throughout my career, I have attended many training courses to enable me to carry out my job to the best of my ability, therefore ensuring the well being of all the pupils that I work with, so they can achieve all that they are inspire to do.

Sarah Johnson

Teacher - Lindens

My name is Sarah Johnson.  I joined Round Oak as Head of English after Easter 2015 and teach English mainly to Key Stage 4 students.  I also teach BTEC Performing Arts as part of the Vocational Studies programme.  I currently am class teacher for Lindens, a year 11 class. 

Jane Justice

Teaching Assistant

Hello, my name is Jane Justice and I have worked at Round Oak School since 2004. I am a TA3 and have worked in KS3 and KS4 and look forward to working in 6th form next year.  I am also the Chair of the P.T.F.A. which is now a registered charity. I help to organise the Summer and Christmas Fairs.  I have served on the Governing body since 2003 and I am currently a Staff Governor.  I am very proud to have had the vision for setting up Holloway Farm.

Jayne Lee

Teaching Assistant

Hi my name is Jayne Lee (often the students and staff put both my names together!), I am a NNEB Nursery Nurse and worked at Ridgeway School and then moved to Round Oak School when the two schools merged. I have worked across the school in all key stage areas.

Maria Mainwaring

Teacher - Head of 6th Form

My name is Maria Mainwaring and I’m Head of 6th Form at Round Oak School. I have been in education for over fifteen years. During this time I have taught Art and English but the majority of the time has been spent within Vocational Education, Enterprise, Career and Work Experience for Key Stage 4 and 5.

Dawn Mason

Teaching Assistant

I am a teaching assistant and work in Sherwood Class. I am very proud & privileged to work in a class where we enrich the students learning through a sensory curriculum. I am also responsible for manual handling and Forest School Leader.

Liz Meek

Teaching Assistant

My name is Liz Meek and I have worked with students with special needs for 17 years.  I have worked at Round Oak School for the last 14 years as a teaching assistant, firstly within Key Stage 3 and more lately moving into Key Stage 4.


John Owens

Teacher - Elms

I am a teacher, currently working in sixth form. My subject specialism is History and other areas of interest include football and drama. I also help run the Round Oak School Council and would like to raise the profile of Citizenship by encouraging pupils to vote in the Warwickshire Youth Parliament elections and other similar events. 

Heather Welch

Teaching Assistant

I am a teaching assistant in Sherwood class. I have been at the school for nearly 10 years.

In our class we promote Makaton & picture exchange communication.  I am Sherbourne trained to deliver a relaxation therapy to our students. I am carrying out a rebound course soon where I will then be able to deliver a trampolining therapy to our students  in the  new term. I am trained to administer medication to our students if they need it. The school is a heart warming place to work & be part of. The students make me proud of all the things they do & achieve.

Marion Wood

Teaching Assistant

I am a teaching assistant in Larches and at Holloway Farm. I have worked at Round oak for over ten years across the key stages. I help run the Friday after school Judo club with Dave Nicolls and work with many of our students out of school through ILeap. ILeap is a charitable organisation, which offers leisure opportunities for people with additional needs and their families.

Sima Evans

Teacher - Cedars

Hi my name is Sima Evans and I am the class teacher for Cedars and I am also the PSHE Coordinator. 

Cedars is the Lower/Middle School Social and Communication Group.

I have been at Round Oak for the past 3 years working with our severly autistic students. I have delivered a personalised curriculum which meets their sensory diet and behaviourial needs too.

I have a strong passion for special educational needs on both a personal and professional level.

Lisa Morgan

Data Manager

My Name is Lisa Morgan. I have worked at Round Oak School for eight years.  I have been in my current role since January 2013.  Prior to this I was a Teaching Assistant for five years. I have been on many training courses both educational and administrative.  I have achieved many qualifications over the years.  I am also a designated First Aider for the school.

Diana Shirley

My name is Diana Shirley. I have worked in special needs for 27 years, 8 years in Primary schools and 12 years in Secondary schools. I then worked for Round Oak School Support Service for 3 years before joining the school as a TA3.


Amanda Onions

Job Coach

I am currently a job coach at National Grid Headquarters with the EmployAbilty, Let’s Work Together supported internship. This is a brilliant opportunity for some Round Oak students to make a transition in to the world of work. I have worked for the school for 31 years, I was a TA with responsibility for work experience. I have worked my way around all the ages finally finishing with the eldest students which I really enjoy.

Seema Sharma

Teaching Assistant

Nicola Salter

Teaching Assistant

Rose Duxbury

Teaching Assistant

Sarah Hopwood

Teaching Assistant

Nazia Aslam

Teaching Assistant

I am a teaching assistant at Round Oak School and currently work in Key stage 4. I really enjoy working with the students and helping them develop their skills and making sure they achieve the best in themselves. This is the 3rd year at Round Oak and seeing the students doing well makes me feel very proud working here.

Jo Cook

Teaching Assistant

Gail Gurney

Teaching Assistant

Steve Dade

Teaching Assistant

David Parker

Teacher - Computing

Jackie Mould

Teaching Assistant - Support Service

Claire Mabbett

Admin Assistant

Natalie Merrick


Sue Baigent

Teacher - Support Service

Tracy Powles