Behaviour Support Staff

Behaviour Support Staff


 Nicole Woodage – Secondary Behaviour Support 

  • 8 years’ working in Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Childcare Learning and Development
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • CPD tutor in Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools
  • Special interest in supporting  adolescent mental health 


Krista Pierro – Behaviour Support & Primary Exclusion Teacher

  • 5 years’ teaching experience across mainstream and SEMH provisions
  • 3 years’ working in Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • CPD Diploma in Youth Counselling
  • OLT Tutor in Understanding Behaviour and Autism
  • CPD training around PDA
  • Special interest in supporting children who are presenting avoidant or oppositional behaviours


Sandra Ostridge – Primary Behaviour Support

  • 14 years’ working in Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • HLTA status with Behaviour Specialism
  • CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education Level 3
  • University of Birmingham Higher Education Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Level 1 & Level 2 Theraplay Practitioner
  • Team Teach Trainer
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Special interest in Autism including Sensory Processing Disorders and Attachment Disorders 

Louise Brookes – Primary Behaviour Support

  • 14 years working in Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • Nurture Assistant Trained
  • HLTA status with Behaviour Specialism
  • CACHE Diploma in Pre School Practice
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Experience as Pre School Manager and SENCo
  • Team Teach Trainer
  • Special interest in counselling and solution orientated conversations
  • Foundation Theraplay Practitioner
  • OLT Tutor in Understanding and Supporting Behaviour, and Autism Spectrum Disorder 


 Amy Ince-Gooding – Primary Behaviour Support

  • 6 years working in Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • BSc Psychology
  • Nurture Assistant Trained
  • Team Teach Trainer
  • Level 1 & Level 2 Intermediate Theraplay Practitioner
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Special interest in Attachment and trauma


Amy Beckwith-Verity

  • 17 years working in primary and secondary behaviour and emotional support
  • HLTA status
  • Nurture assistant trained
  • Team Teach trainer
  • Special interest in ADHD and children’s mental health


Lydia Southan – Primary Behaviour Support 

  • 11 years working in Primary Behaviour and Emotional Support
  • HLTA status
  • BA in Children’s Development & Learning
  • Special interest in Risk and Resilience








Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”



Student Outcomes 2018-19

The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.

Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum.  We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise,  personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of  vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard.  The second student was disapplied by their home school.

Year 11

The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.

All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.  8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.

Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.

Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.

Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher








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