Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall management of the school and ensuring that all statutory requirements are complied with. The Governors delegate to the Head Teacher the day to day organisation of the school discipline and any other matters.
Graham Baker – CEO Chair
Graham has over 25 years’ experience in the special education and healthcare sectors, having worked with a number of significant operators as well as setting up and running his own business. Graham is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the company ensuring steady and sustainable growth, whilst maintaining the quality of service delivered. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in March 2016, Graham was CEO of care provider Options and was central to a number of significant financial and operational achievements.
Jane Worsley – Managing Director
Jane has over 30 years’ experience working in health and social care. Starting her career as a Nurse then becoming a Midwife, Jane moved onto management roles in the residential care sector. Jane gained further qualifications through part time study throughout her career, including BA in Professional Studies, MBA and CIPD qualifications. In the last 10 years Jane has held the position of Deputy CEO of a large not for profit social care organisation working with both adults and children with very complex health and or social care needs. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in March 2016, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Options Group.
Jackie Kay – HR Manager and Experienced School Governor
Jackie is a qualified HR professional and has spent 30 years in HR Management, working for a variety of blue chip companies. Her previous experience includes working as the HR lead for a large provider for SEN Education and Children’s homes across the UK. Jackie has also sat on the Parent/Governors Board for another school for which she became the Chair.
Sophie Garner – Head of Service
Sophie has over 20 years’ experience in the specialist education sector and was Head Teacher of two independent day schools for pupils with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Prior to joining Outcomes First Group in September 2017, Sophie was Education Services Operations Manager for a large independent specialist education provider acting as Chair of Governors for a number of schools in the South of England.
Greg Sorrell – Headteacher
Greg has worked extensively in education for nearly 40 years. The majority of this time he has specialised in special education within a wide range of settings. Greg has many years of experience in leading schools as well as Ofsted inspections. He has a Bachelor of Education Degree with a chosen computer programming specialism; a Masters Degree in Management and a Diploma in Complex Special Educational Needs. He is also a school improvement partner to a wide range of special schools and mainstream academies.
Adam De Vecchi – Deputy Head
Adam has taught in Brazil and in the UK for a combined time of nearly 20 years. He has had experience in education from EYFS through to KS5 both in mainstream and special educational settings. In the past eight years, he has worked in the Autism specialist schools in the UK. Alongside this, his qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, qualified teacher status, a master’s Degree in Further Education, a SENCO qualification and a Designated Safeguarding Lead – Level 5. He is also a physical intervention instructor.
Billy Smallwood – Head of Clinical Services
Billy is a Group Analyst and member of the Institute of Group Analysis. She has over 25 years’ experience working within residential, educational and outpatient services for both children and adults and within both the NHS and the independent sector. She has had extensive management experience having held Senior Manager and Managing Director roles within internationally renowned organisations.
Rachael Brown- Clerk
Rachael has over 10 years work experience in both maintained and private schools. Prior to this Rachael was an Office Manager for a large Surveying Company based in central London with responsibility for 3 regional offices.