School Staff Team 2021 2022

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Senior Leadership Team

Kerenza Palmer – Head of School

Kerenza has worked with young people with special educational needs for nearly 12 years. Kerenza was previously the Deputy Head at St. Paul’s as well as the maths and English teacher for key stage 4. Her experience, prior to joining St Paul’s School included working with SEND students in post 16 education supporting them to gain meaningful work experience opportunities as well as teaching employability skills.

She was also responsible for the management of various departments to include sport, health and social care, Art & Design, IT and functional skills maths, English and IT.

Kerenza also has experience working in post 16 mainstream provision teaching sport, uniformed public services and going on to manage the Travel and Tourism provision. Kerenza is a qualified teacher and holds a post graduate certificate in autism from Birmingham University.

Sarah Hyde – Interim Deputy Head of School

Sarah has worked with pupils with SEMH for 6 years as an English Teacher for Key Stage 3 and 4. Prior to working in schools, Sarah was an English teacher in Offender Learning for 8 years. Sarah has taught Functional Skills English, GCSE English Language and Literature for fourteen years to all ages, following a BA degree in English Literature and Education Studies. Sarah is a qualified teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education.

Sarah has previously worked with Primary through to Post 16 and has supported children with Special Needs into college, apprenticeships, university and career opportunities. She has also taught several subjects including Citizenship, Family Man, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Entry to Employment.

Having worked with looked after children in previous settings and with experience of a foster family at home, Sarah became LAC co-ordinator in September 2020.



Mr Ivan Merrell

Senior Administration Manager FTE

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Mrs Rahena Begum

School Administrator


School Staff

Mr. Ali

Teacher FTE (QTS)

Ms. Banger

Vocational Tutor 

Mrs Nawaz

Mrs. Nawaz

Vocational Tutor (Maths)

Ms Whittaker

Ms. Whittaker

Vocational Tutor

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Mrs. Ahmed

Teaching Assistant

Miss Richardson

Miss. Richardson

Vocational Tutor

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Ms. Anderson

Positive Behaviour Mentor


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