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Warren School


Interim School Leader: Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne (CEO of Consortium)

Assistant Academy Head: Kate Binding

Assistant Academy Head: Sue Phipps

Safeguarding Coordinator: Gemma Arlow

Office Manager: Paris Frazer

Data Protection Officer: Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne (CEO of Consortium)

Safeguarding Team

Gemma Arlow

Kate Binding

Paris Frazer

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne (CEO/ Trust DSL)

Sue Child (Trustee)

School Leaders


Kate Binding
Assistant Academy Head


My name is Kate Binding and I am the Assistant Academy Head of Inclusion and I am so thrilled to be on this journey with you all.

I am very passionate about developing strong positive parent/teacher relationships, as I believe that communication is the key to your child's success, so I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 




Sue Phipps
Academy Head




My name is Sue and I am proud to have stepped up to the position of Interim Assistant Academy Head, to lead on the development of a curriculum that has each and every child at its heart.

I have worked in Education for 18 years and chose to graduate in Special Education Needs and Inclusive Education, as the individual needs of children and young people should always be the priority.

I am looking forward to working with everyone in our school and extended community, to promote unity, equity, trust and success.



Gemma Arlow
Safeguarding Coordinator Attendance & Lead DSL

My name is Gemma Arlow, and I am the Safeguarding Coordinator and attendance officer at Warren School. I work closely with other professionals to ensure the safety and well-being of our pupils and their families here at Warren School. 

School attendance is extremely important as it helps pupils to: 

  • Boost academic performance
  • Develop a sense of commitment
  • Ensure that students are safe and secure
  • Gain access to extra curriculum activities 
  • Learn new skills including social skills.

I enjoy working closely with families and pupils to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of our pupils. I can be the link between school and home, supporting children and their families through difficult periods, remove barriers for the most vulnerable children to enable them to access their education, without being disadvantaged in relation to their peers. Pastoral responsibilities include meeting with pupils and parents as necessary to address pastoral concerns. I look forward to continue working with you.


Phase Leaders

Jenny Cockrill 
PMLD Phase Lead

My name is Jenny and I am the phase leader for the PMLD department. From primary school I had links to Warren School and been working here for the last 28 years having previous been a Special Support Assistant while completing my degree and my Teacher Training here at Warren. I am very passionate about the school and am the Chairperson of the Warren Association Trust which I am proud to say works hard in raising money to benefit our pupils in school.

I have worked across the school in all departments and Key stages and have loved watching our pupils flourish and grow throughout the school. I have for the last 8 years been working within the PMLD department, which has taught me so much and I really enjoy the sensory approaches and the collaborative approach working with a range of professionals. I am very excited to be developing this area of the school and dedicated to making a difference to our pupils.                                     


Ria Colebourn
Primary Phase 1 Lead

My name is Ria and I am the EYFS Primary Phase 1 Lead. I have worked at Warren School for over 16 years,working with pupils from Nursery through to Sixth Form. Starting as a Teaching Assistant before completing my training to become a qualified teacher 9 years ago. I currently work in a Primary 1 Class.

I am also a trained mental health first aider and believe that supporting mental health is fundamental in enabling our pupils to thrive both in school and out in the wider community. I am very passionate and dedicated to be part of the development of our school and am dedicated in supporting our pupils to meet their full potential. 




Marion Chapman
Primary 2 Phase Lead



My name is Marion and I am the Primary 2 Phase Lead. I have worked at Warren School since March 2022. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon. 





Emma Peach
Phase Leader



My name is Emma Peach, and I am the Interim Secondary Phase Leader.

I have been a teacher at Warren School for 10 years and have loved every minute of it.

I know many of the children really well and have enjoyed seeing them grow up. As we move forward, I am very excited to see what the future brings.



Jenny Sandmann
Post 16 Phase Leader 


My name is Jenny, and I am the Phase lead for Post 16.

I have worked here at Warren Since June 2022 and have really enjoyed teaching the pupils in the school.

I feel really passionate about working with young people with additional needs and have done so as a teacher for the last 20 years.

I have lived in Suffolk for 2 years now and before that grew up and lived in Medway in Kent where I taught in an MLD school.


Christian Stent 
HLTA Specialist
Sports and ODL


My name is Chris, and I am one of the new Sports and ODL Specialists at Warren School. I have been teaching PE for nearly 10 years now, from Nursery right up to Post 16.             I moved to Lowestoft 5 years ago and have loved every second of it since!






Sadie Hills
HLTA Specialist  Sports & ODL

My name is Sadie, I am one of the new HLTA's of Sports & ODL. I am really excited to be part of the new PE team at Warren. I love working with all the children and getting them active.

I have competed in all sorts of sports my whole life, from gymnastics to horse riding. I am also a personal trainer, so I really want to encourage the children to use the new gym facilities as a way to harness a healthy relationship with exercise.



Melanie Holford
Melanie Holford 
HLTA Specialist Cognition and Learning


My name is Melanie Holford and I ave worked at Warren since 2007, first as an MSA, moving on to becoming a TA cover supervisor, and now HLTA for cognition and learning, although currently leading in Class 13. I am also studying a foundation degree in Supporting Inclusive Learning and Practice.





Lyn Yaxley
HLTA Specialist

My name is Lyn Yaxley, I have worked at Warren as a fulltime staff member since 2008 but worked as a volunteer for about a year prior to this.

I have worked throughout every department in the school from nursery through to post 16, gaining skills and experience on many levels. 

I am currently working as HLTA Communication working with specific pupils on communication target and I also encourage a total communication approach across the school, using signs and symbols alongside the spoken word to deliver the curriculum across the school. 

On Friday afternoons myself and another colleague run signing choir. This is attended by many pupils from lower and upper school, which is a highlight of the week. I am proud to say that I live my vocation and feel honoured to be part of the journey that we are currently undertaking. 

HLTA Specialist 
Behaviour and Sensory


My name is Shelly Allen. I have worked at Warren since 2015 when I began working as MDSA before becoming a teaching assistant. During my time here I have worked with all ages from nursery through to sixth form. 

My role now is as a Specialist HLTA Behaviour and Sensory lead. I am also the school's adolescent Thrive Practitioner. Thrive is about meeting the social and emotional needs of all our pupils here at Warren School, some of our young people will join me for 1-1 interventions and others may work in small nurture groups or lunchtime clubs.