Mrs Ruth Zimmerman

Head of School

Miss Alison Russell

Assistant Head

Mr Gary Oak

Assistant Head

Mrs Lorraine Faulkner

Head of Care & Estate

Mrs Jenny Platts

Head Teachers PA

Mrs Lois Senior

School Secretary

Mr Chris Brigg

Senior Teacher

I am Senior Teacher at Pencalenick School and work as part of the Physical Education Team. My role includes being Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Lead. This includes being Team Teach Tutor, developing bespoke educational packages for our more complex learners and leading the Pastoral Support Team; a team of three highly skilled and dedicated staff supporting pupils and ensuring they are engaged in their learning. I lead the school with regards to attendance and I am the school Education Welfare Officer.

Mrs Kelly Dorman

Learning Mentor Supervisor

I have worked at Pencalenick for 22 years, within this time I have had many roles. I began working as a House Parent within the Residential provision, and after starting a family returned to school as a full-time Learning Mentor.

I have been privileged to work with some of the most amazing staff here at school and I believe that this has contributed to my knowledge regarding Special Education and how to deliver excellence. Pencalenick has helped me grow in confidence and I am now a Learning Mentor Supervisor.

I have been supporting Learning Mentors in this role for 4 years now and I thoroughly enjoy all it involves. Attached to my role I am the Cover Supervisor, which allows me to lead in class when teachers are out on CPD training or are unwell. I am also a member of the Middle Leadership Team, which allows me to contribute to decision making, work independently and use my initiative to step in to situations that arise.

Mrs Cathy Smith

English and Literacy Teacher

Mrs Sharon Adams

Head of Maths

Mrs Charlie Plum

Creative Art Teacher

Mrs Andy Wadsworth

Life Skills / PHSE Teacher

Mr Adam Taylor

Music Teacher

Mr Ian Hurley


Mrs Danny Barry

Science Teacher

Miss Steph Verran


Miss Rebecca Skinner


Mr Richard Crowther

Maths Teacher

Mandy Caincross

IT Teacher

Rebecca Parkinson