At Merrick School recognise the great value of teachers and assistants who have enthusiasm for developing knowledge and skills in both their pupils through careful and sensitive support. The school both supports and expects the professional development of all staff.
Future citizens are nurtured and prepared for the working environment, community and society in safe caring surroundings.
Since 2004 Martin has been working with pupils that have had significant barriers to learning. After working in mainstream schools and holding the post of Principal Teacher of Guidance, he was part of a team that set up an Intensive Support Service.
Whilst in post he was responsible for developing and implementing an educational section for the service. Martin has also focused his CPD on working with pupil with special educational need and is due to complete his Masters in Education in 2012. Martin also has experience in teaching International Baccalaureates and has used these transferable skills when leading and managing Merrick.
With very strong beliefs in using a child centered educational approach to develop the pupils self esteem and confidence, Martin is fully committed to the emotional and educational development of all the pupils at Merrick SchoolInteresting Fact – I was once on the front page of a national paper, to get tickets for an international football match
Since entering teaching David has had a special interest in working with children who have additional support needs. David’s passion, determination and enthusiasm make him an asset to Common Thread and Merrick School.
After Graduating in 1999 David Worked in Various mainstream schools before making the transition to the residential school setting where he worked for many years
David brings with him a vast wealth of experience that helps to motivate our children in achieving the best results they can.
This is a sea change for David in terms of environment but the children of course remain a constant joy where ever you are!
Interesting Fact – I was part of the choir that sang at John Smith’s funeral. John Smith was leader of the labour party at Westminster from April 1992 following the resignation of Neil Kinnock until his death in 1994.
Idea of luxury – A family walk on a snow covered morning