Introducing Park House School specialist teachers and key-workers

We hire specialist, highly-trained staff. Their skills are monitored and termly supervision sessions help ensure high standards of teaching. Our staff participate in continual development programmes, including nationally accredited training courses.  All staff undertake annual Safeguarding, First Aid, Norfolk STEPS – STEP-ON (De-escalation) and STEP-UP (Positive Handling)) and Fire Awareness Training.  Staff are trained and, when appropriate, use TEACCH (including work stations, visual timetables), PECS, Social Stories and Social Thinking strategies.

Meet the Team


Jane Crossland

Alan Crossland

Tacita Crossland

Tom Crossland

Beth Rich


Tim Howley – B.A (Hons), P.G.C.E Primary Education.

Tim has taken over from Jane as Principal as from January 1st 2017.  He has a wealth of experience in education. Formally a headteacher, he came out of retirement to join the PHS team. He undertakes many aspects of art across all cohorts.  He has spent the last term also as temporary curriculum consultant to the Principal. We welcome his expertise and are looking forward to him leading this new chapter in PHS history. Tim is now the first point of contact for parents and professionals.

Business Manager

Business Manager

Luke Rich – BA (Hons), BSc

Luke has a background in business management. He is responsible for all business aspects of Park House School.

Head of Psychology

Head of Therapy

Alison Winterton – BSc (Hons), MSc (Ed Psych), PGCE, RegHCPC.
Alison heads the team of therapists at PHS. She is a Charted Child Psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society (Division of Educational and Child Psychology).

Teacher Team Leader

Joshua Howley – BA (Hons), PGCE in PE (Secondary)
Josh has just worked through his NQT year with us after studying for his PGCE at the University of East Anglia. He is responsible for delivering Physical Education in school and has numerous coaching and refereeing qualifications from a variety of National Sporting Bodies.  Josh also plays the drums and guitar to a high standard.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Linda Webster – DipCOT, Reg HCPC (Occupational Therapist), MemberBAOT
Linda works with students in her capacity as an occupational therapist developing and increasing fine motor skills using sensory based craft activities. She runs individual and group sensory sessions to develop sensory skills and to help overcome existing difficulties. As a therapist she is also involved in supporting activities teaching daily living skills.  Linda leads sensory processing and sensory circuit training for keyworkers.

Susan Moore – Reg HCPC (Occupational Therapist)
Susan is now part of the Park House Therapy Team. She runs individual and group sensory sessions with our older pupils to develop sensory skills and to help overcome existing difficulties. As a therapist she is also involved in supporting activities teaching daily living skills.

Speech and Language Therapists

Kristina Smith – Reg HCPC (Speech and Language Therapist)

Rebecca Ford – REG HCPC (Speech and Language Therapist)



Claire Cousins
Claire is a newly appointed teacher specialising in teaching Art and Design & Technology. She also teaches a group of individuals English and Maths.

Ian Bardrick – BSc (Hons), MEd, PGCE in Chemistry and Physics
Ian is a qualified science teacher with a wealth of experience in both Education and Industry. He is responsible for delivering the Science curriculum to our Key Stage 3 students to exam level if appropriate.  Ian is also a fully qualified BR Level 3 rowing instructor and teaches some of our pupils rowing on a weekly basis.

Tim Humphreys

Susan Mashford
Susan is a qualified Maths teacher with many years of valuable experience.  She teaches all of our pupils who are at the appropriate developmental level to engage in the more rigorous academic work needed to sit nationally recognised qualifications.



Each child has a 1:1 keyworker appointed with a particular pupil in mind. Keyworkers front a lot of the day to day activities the child will be involved in and as members of the team as a whole have joint responsibility for the planning and execution of the appropriate, individualised and multi-disciplinary programmes of work for the children.

Tracy Mays-Saxby
Tracy, our longest serving keyworker, has a wealth of experience in mentoring children with ASD. She has Stage 1 and Stage 2 TA qualifications.  She is also the lead ASDAN centre co-ordinator for  the school.  She has BHS qualifications in Riding and Stable management and advises and recommends riding related activities for some of our children.
Tracey Taylor –  NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care and Education, City and Guilds Cert in Adult Literacy and Numeracy
Tracey is a valuable part of the team. She brings a wide range of experience to the school, particularly working with children on the Autistic Spectrum and Global Developmental Delay.   Tracey works alongside Tracy Mays-Saxby in coordinating the ASDAN syllabus. 
Tony Weldon  
Tony is an enthusiastic member of staff. As well as his key worker role, he works with many pupils on horticulture projects.
Tony is a qualified accredited swimming teacher and lifeguard.
Kathryn Crowe – BTEC National diploma in Early Years,  Level 2 in Health and Safety in the Workplace
Kathryn is responsible for ensuring the curriculum for the Special co-hort is implemented appropriately. Her organisation and strategic implementation of this is key to ensuring the appropriate levels of pupil progress is achieved and often exceeded.
Ben Spriggs –  NVQ Levels 1,2 & 3 in Catering and Hospitality, Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology
Ben is a willing keyworker who can utilise his skills to anything technology based. In addition to his Keyworker responsibilities Ben also has responsibility for our ever growing fleet of cars, making sure they are safe and legal for pupil excursions.
Charlotte Sansom – NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care  
Charlotte works hard to ensure the experience and understanding she has gained through education and work is implemented in the day to day education, welfare and care of the children she works with.  She is very patient, capable and has a great sense of humour.
Shana Hart 
Shana is one of our longer serving members of staff. She has successfully worked across all of the cohorts with numerous children who have autism from all ranges of the spectrum.
Katy Edwards
Katy’s approach to the pupils is always fantastic. She uses her wealth of experience to ensure all pupil targets are met throughout the year.
Julia Fovargue
Julia is head of resources. She works hard to ensure our vast quantity of resources are readily available for use across all cohorts as well as working 1:1 with pupils.  She has Stage 1 TA certification, and Social Stories and Child Development through Play qualifications.
Karen Cherry
Karen’s ability to work across cohorts has proven to be a huge asset to the school. She is willing to tackle new challenges on a daily basis. She has Stage 1 and Stage 2 TA qualifications.
Charlene Porter
Charlene works across most of the cohorts. Her ability to adapt to ever changing scenarios demonstrates her capabilities within school.
Adam Sampson – BTech National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness), NVQ in Activity Leadership 
Adam is a huge asset to the team. His ability to work in the most demanding situations and come out with positive solutions enables us to nurture pupils to the highest level. He is a F.A. Level 2 football coach and has a F.A. coaching disabled footballers award; he is a level 1 Cricket Coach and a Level 2 Trainer in Rebound Therapy (Trampoline).
Heywood Ward –  BTech National Diploma in Photography, NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
Along with his keyworker responsibilities, Heywood is head of Health & Safety. His calm approach to his role works well with the schools ethos.  Heywood is also a qualified lifeguard.
Vicki Tansley – Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Level 1 & 2 Information Technology 
Vicki’s caring approach to pupils comes from her experience and expertise in past employment. Her dedication to the job shows in her daily attitude towards the pupils.
Sam Carter
Sam has come to us from an Assistant Speech Therapist background and has been with us for a number of years. Her knowledge and enthusiasm towards the school ensures her as a valued asset to the school.
Louise Turner
Although only being with us a short time, Louise has made a great impact on the delivery of learning at PHS. Her willingness to work with any pupils in differing situations, is a great asset to the school.
Helen Garford
Helens willingness to adapt to all academic abilities across school enables us to use her skills in many challenging scenarios. She is a valued member of the team.
Kirsty Cairns
Kirsty has brought her nurturing background from the NHS to Park House School. She is a key part of our Learning Mentor team and also is responsible for ensuring the schools Risk Assessments are maintained.
Ian Adu
With his calming nature, Ian can adapt to any scenario. He works across the school with many different pupils showing great versatility.
Megan Carter
Megan is starting her career with us at PHS and has already shown great knowledge and understanding of ASD. She is keen to learn and a valued member of the team
Sue Bamforth
After working in a mainstream school for a number of years, Sue came to us recently from a local primary school. She has a huge amount of knowledge surrounding ASD.
Robert Bugalski
Robert has a wealth of experience with working with children with ASD. He worked previously at a local special school and had joined us recently. He shows great interest in all levels of the Autistic Spectrum.
Vicky Wharton
Vicky is an enthusiastic worker who is a great asset to the team. She works well across the school and can adapt to all eventualities.
Mel Jacombs
Charlotte Brunton
Hayley Williams 

Administration and Finance

Finance Officer

Charley-Lee Burton – AAT Level 2
Charley works in the office as Finance Officer. Along with Danielle, she will be your first port of call when calling the school.

Administration and Exams Officer

Danielle Marshall – AAT Level 2, Level 3 Diploma PA and Administration, Level 3 Managing and Administering Examination, Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in schools.
Danielle is the school Administrator and Exams Officer. She is the first ‘port of call’ for all pupil enquiries and liaises closely with both parents and Local Authorities.  She is also responsible for all organisational and preparation work for both internal and external examination candidates.