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Staff and Governors


We are pleased to introduce our professional and committed staff.

Senior Leadership Team
Jane Jackson Headteacher
Ben Robinson Deputy Headteacher
Nicole Durrans Acting Assistant Headteacher
Alyce Mccourt Educational Psychologist/Senior Leader
Angela Wilcock Accreditation Consultant/Extended Leadership Team
Middle Management
Louise Etheridge School Business Manager
Priya Pillay Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Caroline Randall Tutor/Operational Manager
Julie Swann Family Partnership  (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Teachers and Tutors
Angela Butler Outreach Tutor
Jean Clarke Teacher
Louise Drummond NQT
Bart Gawlik Teacher
Teresa Grimshaw Unqualified Teacher
Tracey Gillard Teacher
John Haynes Unqualified Teacher
Chris Hornby UnqualifiedTeacher
Zoe Humphrey Unqualified Teacher
Ewa Kalinowska Teacher
Sel Shah Teacher
Emma Stanton Teacher
Therapy Team
Louisa Knight Speech and Language Therapist
Annie Lau Art Therapist
Loulette Schieke Occupational Therapist (part-time)
Danielle Tinker Speech and Language Therapist
Teaching Assistants
Sabrina Chowdhury Teaching Assistant
Kristy Dance Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Lara Johnson Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Rafal Kaminski Teaching Assistant
Michael Manley Teaching Assistant
Claudette O'Brien Teaching Assistant
Carly Ormerod Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant
Amy Osborne Teaching Assistant
Lisa Pye Teaching Assistant
Vanessa Seechurn Teaching Assistant
Beverly Wijesekera Teaching Assistant
Non-Teaching Staff
Craig Aldous Site Manager
Scott Berry Senior Service Desk Technician
Thomas Constant Hospitality and Catering Assistant
Helen Fussey Lunchtime Supervisor
Sally Handley Administration Assistant
Wayne Maynard Grounds Person
Jessica Quartermaine Accounts and Admin Assistant
Tina Seddon Chef
Julie-Ann Stone School Office Administrator


Eileen Jackman
Chair of Governors

Eileen has a wealth of educational knowledge and understanding. After university, she embarked on educational research which placed her in a large London comprehensive. She quickly realised that teaching could easily become her passion so joined the staff, teaching mainly A level. Eileen quickly became interested in working with the less advantaged students, including poor school attenders. This interest took her into working with offenders serving sentences in Borstal and HM Prisons, focusing on engaging them in education and training with a view to preventing re-offending.

Since then, Eileen has fulfilled several other roles including working for Surrey County Council and the Home Office, all with an Educational focus.  More recently, she specialised in Acquired Brain Injury, becoming Director of Neuro Rehabilitation and Independent Living at QEF and Principal of a Specialist College. 

Eileen is currently involved with the National Probation Service and the Prison Department and is a Trustee of two charities, one of which is the Disabilities Trust.

Caroline Drugan
Deputy Chair of Governors
E-Safety Governor

Caroline was a dentist and worked in general practice and in district general and teaching hospitals. She undertook a Masters degree and PhD in oral cancer and became a lecturer at Bristol University. In 2000, Caroline trained in pubic health dentistry and became a consultant in 2006 with the local NHS. She then moved back to academia and was a consultant senior lecturer at Bristol University with responsibility for teaching and learning of public health dentistry as well as research. Her career was cut short after she suffered a haemorrhagic stroke in 2010.

Since leaving her profession, she has become a trustee for the Disabilities Trust. She has a strong interest in the work of the trust and in the education of young people.

Nicole Durrans

Nicole Durrans

Nicole is our teacher governor. She has worked at Heathermount over several years in various roles. Nicole has recently completed her NQT and has been instrumental in helping the school establish the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) class

Boyd Cook

Boyd Cook

Boyd is a Chartered Aerospace Engineer who retired in 2008 after almost 40 years in the defence industry. He continued with some consultancy work for a few years, after the completion of the design of his final project. He worked in the USA for MacDonnell Douglas and the Northrop Aircraft Corporation in California for a few years, before returning to the UK to take up the post of Technical Director for the multinational consortium, designing the target detection and tracking system for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

Now in full retirement, he enjoys playing golf and travelling to new places throughout the world.

Sandra Fortescue

 Sandra Fortescue

Sandra is a qualified chartered accountant and has been associated with The Disabilities Trust for almost 30 years, initially in a consultative capacity before joining their finance division full time in the 1990s. She was the Director of Finance for 8 years before retiring in 2013. Sandra is the chair of the Finance sub-committee.

John Massey

John worked for HSBC Bank plc for 40 years and had a number of senior roles including Regional Director North Thames and Corporate Director Home Counties. From 1992 he ran and was responsible for the bank's Mortgage Business from the Head Office in London until he retired in 2000. Since then he has undertaken some consultancy work in the City and a couple of Non Executive Directorships. John has been a governor for 4 years and sits on the sub-committees for Finance and Quality, Standards, Performance & Curriculum, for which he is chair.

Alyce McCourt
Safeguarding Governor

 Alyce McCourt

Alyce is works for Southampton City Council as Principal Educational Psychologist and as well as being part of the Senior Leadership Team, she is an Associate Governor. She has now been working for Heathermount for the past 4 years and has previously been Chair of Governors in a Southampton school.

Julie Swann

 Julie Swann

Julie has worked at Heathermount School for over 6 years and has had several roles that includes being a Parent Governor. Her other main role within the school is Family Partnership. She is also the parent of an autistic person who has experienced both mainstream and specialist settings.  In addition, Julie has also previously been a volunteer for a local autism support group and worked on the Education Advocacy Helpline for the National Autistic Society.

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor is an experienced senior manager in public, private and third sector health and social care organisations, with over 20 years proven operational and strategic effectiveness. Previous roles have included managing a national portfolio of specialist Learning Disability and Autism services, General Manager of the National High Secure Women’s Service, Director of Nursing and various Hospital Director and General Manager roles. Caroline is a Registered Mental Nurse by background, and has a Master’s Degree in Management. Caroline joined the Disabilities Trust in August 2015 as the Director of Autism Spectrum Partners.