Meet the Senior Leadership Team

Sefton Booth

Sefton Booth

Headteacher BA Hons, MA, PGDE

Welcome to Bleasdale School

At Bleasdale School, we believe in ‘Learning Together and Achieving Together’. Our dedicated Senior Leadership Team is here to ensure that every student receives the best education and support possible. Meet our team of experienced professionals who work tirelessly to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. Sefton Booth leads the school  with a crystal clear School Improvement plan which has a tangible drive for high standards. Main focus includes developing high quality teaching and learning to ensure pupils achieve outstandingly well, ensuring teaching and learning is monitored and evaluated, making sure teachers are held to account for teaching and are provided with feedback whilst arranging for suitable CPD & Coaching alongside DHT.

Working closely with governors is the foundation of our thriving environment by: enabling governors and visitors to have an accurate view of the school and to operate as critical friends, ensuring we meet our statutory requirements and exploring the future of Bleasdale school in line with up-to-date and current SEND thinking. Devising and implementing a distributed and planned school improvement plan whilst monitoring and evaluating its impact through our SEF is key. Communication and Safeguarding with colleagues at all levels, associations and trade unions is often at the forefront of our work. This means that working alongside LLC, developing research, and joining with other like-minded schools to ensure our school’s policies and developed pedagogy are robust. This supportive and inclusive approach allows us to get on with what is at the heart of our work: Inquiry approach, Bleasdale pupils and their educational progression in a safe, stimulating and fun environment. 

Kath Linde

Kath Linde

Deputy Headteacher BA Hons

A Dedicated Senior Leadership Team

At Bleasdale School, we are proud to have a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who work tirelessly to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for our students. Led by Headteacher Sefton Booth, our team of experienced professionals is committed to ensuring that every student receives the best education and support possible. Kath Linde is our Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and named contact for Operation Encompass, pupil premium and sports premium oversight, attendance, LAC, PEPs and Prevent. It is imperative that we liaise with services and agencies including PBSS, Early Help Team, Social Care, Ed Psych,  health, therapists etc.

Kath holds a range of responsibility including whole school impact monitoring, community liaison (ensure effective communication with parents, carers and the wider community) Continuous Professional Development Learning (CPDL) and the Bleasdale Induction programme, Co-ordination and strategic management of NQTs, students and volunteers outreach work with other schools whilst leading on admissions of new pupils alongside lower school teachers .

Alongside the Headteacher Kath supports the LLP in overseeing some of the key areas including assessment, the curriculum, communication, ‘Reading’ and sensory integration and behaviour.

Rebecca Parker

Rebecca Parker

Lead Practitioner, BA Hons with QTS

Bleasdale School Focuses on High Standards

Having worked at Bleasdale for a number of years I have had the pleasure of working in all age phases and supporting many different changes across the school. It is a privilege to work at  Bleasdale and I  am excited to work closely with the other members our school family as we continue to strive for the best outcomes for all our pupils.

With a focus on high standards, quality teaching and learning, and continuous professional development, our team creates a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. Rebecca Parker leads within the Middle and Upper P16 Phase of the school and takes responsibility for ‘Thinking and Communication Skills’ and ‘Citizenship and Employment’ areas of the curriculum. As a Lead Learning Practitoner (LLP) Rebecca works tirelessly on Assessment, Reading and Communication. This includes work in obtaining external awards for the school, focusing on school environments, Strategic co-ordination and management of Communication Working Party (Including Pupil Voice), SaLT, AAC, 

 Learning for Life Lead is another key area of Rebecca’s school support by working on The Gatsby Bench Mark,  ensuring transition reviews take place, careers are develop and accreditation is achieved. Rebecca also supports newly qualified teachers by being an ECT lead and would welcome you to get to know our passionate team and join us on this exciting educational journey.

Lois Howarth

Lois Howarth

Lead Practitioner, BA Hons with QTS

Bleasdale Embodies a Growth Mindset

Joining Bleasdale School has been a real joy and pleasure to become part of this outward facing school. Bleasdale embodies a growth mindset and I am pleased to be leading on Behaviour and sensory integration, Assessment, the provision of our  Lower phase classes and nurture Hub.

Lois oversees three areas of the curriculum: ‘Social, Emotional & Wellbeing’, ‘Physical Development’ (PD) and ‘Community Inclusion’. Lois additional has responsibilities within the management and administration of the statutory requirements around EHCPs, maintaining and promoting links between schools and further education providers. 

Lois Howarth supports newly qualified teachers by being an ECT lead.  Please feel free to contact us for more information or to book a visit to our school. We look forward to hearing from you!

School Business Manager

School Business Manager

Paula Mason CSBM

Creating a Nurturing Inclusive Learning Environment

At Bleasdale School, we are proud to have a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who work tirelessly to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for our students. Led by Headteacher Sefton Booth, our team of experienced professionals is committed to ensuring that every student receives the best education and support possible. 

Paula Mason leads on our Business Manager Responsibilities including all finances, Health, Safety and school risk assessments, facility & property management whilst promoting the highest standards of business ethos within the administrative function of the school whilst strategically ensuring the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives.

“I have gained 37 years’ experience in business and administration roles in the areas of finance, payroll, HR, recruitment, vat, accounting compliance and health and safety.  For the last 20 years, I have been employed in a number of diverse roles in large primary and secondary schools, in particular for the last 12 years as a school business manager for Lancashire County Council maintained schools and recently I was the CFO at a single academy trust.”

“Being part of the amazing team at Bleasdale School has given me the opportunity to bring the many skill sets to the role of School Business Manager.  I am so excited and proud of where I work and knowing we all help to make a difference to the wonderful children at our school.”

 

Kim Buchanan

Kim Buchanan

Teacher, BA Hons with QTS

I work alongside LLP to deliver leadership of Behaviour Management. I support with the delivery of Team Teach, update the behaviour policy and the development and implementation of behaviour management systems. We work together on the analysis and evaluation of behaviour related data and lead on any subsequent actions

I have developed the Physical Development part of the curriculum and run the Nurture hub. 

Amelia Wilson

Amelia Wilson

Teacher, BA Hons with QTS

I currently lead the KS3/4 & Post-16 Provision. I have worked hard within Bleasdale school and now support maintaining and promoting links between schools and further education providers. As our students are near the end of the Bleasdale Journey, I ensuring transition reviews take place and any follow up actions are met.

I have developed the Employment and Citzenship Curriculum and look forward to developing the department. 

Nicola French

Nicola French

Teacher, BA Hons with QTS

I currently support pupils into the entry points of the school and support the lead on admissions of new pupils alongside deputy head teacher. I have worked hard at supporting other staff members and led on Community Inclusion curriculum including outdoor learning.

Molly Watson

Molly Watson

Teacher, BA Hons with QTS

I am new to the school and I currently working through the Bleasdale Induction Program. I am already contributing to the EYFS part of the curriculum and look forward to developing the school alongside the team. 

Amanda Allmark-Snow

Amanda Allmark-Snow

Teacher, BA Hons with QTS

    I have enjoyed my first few terms at Bleasdale and already developed and led on the SEMH Curriculum including PSHE.

    I have also been developing a more robust and developed Pupil Voice within the school. 

    , BA Hons with QTS

    , BA Hons with QTS

    Arlene Fishwick

    Arlene Fishwick

    HLTA

    Arlene has worked within Bleasdale school for a number of decades delivering on a number of projects and developments of the school. Currently she works closely on the following areas:

    Communication 

    Moving and Handling

    Medication-First Aid

    EVC     

    Fire Marshall 

    After School Club

    LPPA/Community/Facebook 

    Team Teach  

    Transport

    Karen Hodgson

    Karen Hodgson

    HLTA

    Karen has returned to Bleasdale School to work on a range of different areas to development the school. Currently Karen works closely on the following areas:

    Moving and Handling 

    Local Community 

    Safeguarding 

    After School Club

    Parent/Carer/Safeguarding

    Transition

    Bikes

    Risk Assessments

    Transport & Fire Marshall

     

    Jo Robinson

    Jo Robinson

    HLTA

    Jo has worked across all departments delivering on a number of projects and developments of the school. Currently Jo works closely on the following areas:

    Reading/ Sensory Stories 

    Sensory Integration   

    Staffing Induction 

    Fire Marshall  

    After School Club

    LPPA/Community/Facebook 

    Short Breaks 

    Supervision

    Wellbeing

     

     

    Sally Gardener

    Sally Gardener

    HLTA

    Sally is someone who deeply cares for Bleasdale school, always putting people’s wellbeing first amongst her range of developments of the school. Currently she works closely on the following areas:

    Aquatic Learning/Swimming 

    Fire Marshall 

    After School Club

    LPPA/Community/Facebook 

    Mental Health/Wellbeing – Lead

     

     

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    Ellie Shepherd

    Ellie Shepherd

    HLTA

    Ellie has worked in a range of capacities within Bleasdale school  and strives for the development of the school. Currently she works closely on the following areas:

    Rebound (Anna support)

    Behaviour Support

    Fire Marshall 

     

     

    Zoe Cass

    Zoe Cass

    HLTA

    Zoe has supported Bleasdale school over a number of changes through the years supporting others in delivering a number of projects. Currently she works closely on the following areas:

    Moving and Handling 

    Staffing Induction & CPDL 

    Medication-First Aid & Fire Marshall  

    After School Club & Short Breaks 

     

     

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    Headteacher:  Mr Sefton Booth

    Bleasdale School, 27 Emesgate Lane
    Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancashire
    LA5 0RG

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