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Staff

Susi Earnshaw
Founder
Qualifications:
LRAM LRWCMD LLAM IPA ​

“If you have been given the gift of a talent you are very lucky. Use it well.”

Julia Hammond
Headteacher

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” – Merce Cunningham

Megan Mcnamara
Admissions Officer and Additional Needs Co-ordinator

They taught us that courage isn’t the absence of fear, it is forging ahead despite your fear.” – Sirius Black

Monica Da Silva
Business Teacher & Accounts Manager

“Love what you do and do what you love otherwise you will become unhappy and self-defeating.” – Sir Allan Sugar

Laura Marples
English Teacher

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

Victoria Mohammed
Maths Teacher

“Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution” – Anon

Thailah Newton
Drama Teacher

“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch”- Ivern Ball

Gillian Hogan
Speech Teacher

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner

Danny Lane
Musical Theatre & Singing Teacher

“Great things don’t come from comfort zones” – Roy T Bennett

Tamara Lisak
Ballet Teacher

“Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration” – Rudolf Nureyev

Sean Kelly
Music and Singing Teacher

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we are from, everyone loves music” – Billy Joel

Melissa Gillespie
Life Skills Teacher

“My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style” – Maya Angelou

Katherine Tyler
Ballet Teacher

“The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret”

Siobhan Bailey
Street & Jazz Dance Teacher

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham

Rod O’Dell
Science Teacher

“I have not failed. I’ve successfully discovered 10,000 things that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Zoe Ferdinand
Teaching Assistant

“Teach me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin Franklin

Paula Dickinson
Learning Support Teacher

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”  Theodore Roosevelt.

Angela Cole
Maintenance Manager
Christina Laurie
Singing Teacher

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”  Ella Fitzgerald.

Louis Costa
LSA
Hannah Cresswell
SENCO
Ashley Small-Ufland
Speech Therapist
Lauren Besser
Occupational Therapist

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