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Meet the staff at Ridge View:


Currently we have 13 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) qualified teachers, including the Headteacher, 2 Deputy Headteachers, and 4 FTE unqualified teachers.


The staff to pupil ratio is 1:2 children although this is dependent on the needs of the children. We currently have 57 Teaching Assistants. We also have 3 part time Speech and Language Therapists and 2 full time Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, 2 part time Physiotherapists, 1 part time Occupational Therapist and 1 Therapy Assistant.


Staff have a wide range of specialist knowledge and experience to deliver an appropriate curriculum to pupils with a range of needs.


We have an ongoing program of professional development to ensure that staff maintain and develop their professional expertise.


Senior Management Team:

Jacqui Tovey - Headteacher

Michelle Patterson - Deputy Headteacher - Lower School

Cathryn Falconer - Deputy Headteacher - Upper School


Leadership Team:

Lesley Channing - Bursar

Jackie Gale - Personalised Interventions Manager (PIM)

Lorna Stapley - Teaching and Learning Leader