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Meet the School Team

Calvin Thain
Principal

Calvin is a passionate, experienced and inspirational leader in the field of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs based education. He has a wealth of experience spanning seventeen years. Calvin enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring Devon’s beaches!

Robyn Vincent
SENCO

My role at the school is to look after our learners’ individual requirements and their pastoral welfare. I’ve been an English teacher for over 20 years and have worked in Special Schools for the last 11. I’m loving the new Outdoors School because it is so different and allows children to be children with the flexibility to learn in the way that best suits them.
I love anything to do with music, dancing and singing. I read a lot and love to cook.

Seamo Teare
Inclusion Lead

Seamo is a qualified Forest School Leader and specialises in Autism, Neurodiversity, sensory differences and pathological demand avoidance. Seamo brings a depth of SEN knowledge and practical skills to the Outdoors Group.

Karen Salt
School Administrator

I have over 20 years experience working in various Devon Schools. If you have any questions or queries relating to School, please get in touch and I will do my best to help. I enjoy cooking, including baking, walking, visiting friends and spending time with family.

Daisy Thomas
Senior Curriculum Tutor

Daisy delivers the curriculum at The Outdoors School. She uses forest school based teaching to help children learn. Previously working with children with down syndrome and autism, Daisy tailors the curriculum to meet individual student needs. Outside of the school, Daisy runs her own pottery business and is a keen climber.

Katie Makinson
Child & Family Support Worker
Jake Ward
Behaviour Support Worker
Hannah Brewer
Curriculum Tutor

I am a qualified primary teacher and have taught in mainstream primary settings and within Special Educational Needs schools. I have a passion for working so closely with young people and particularly being with them outside. I also have a background in fine art and therapeutic creative workshop’s.

Jon Breeze
Pastoral Tutor

Jon has worked as a lead in welfare, pastoral care, and behaviour as a senior member of staff in secondary schools for the past twelve years. I am passionate about giving the best opportunity’s for all children and young people to achieve in life, no matter what challenges life throws at them. Originally from the Midlands moved to Devon in 2014. I’m a primary school governor, where my children attend, I’m also a leader at my local church and a massive rugby fan!

Alice Duthie
Curriculum Tutor
Hannah Clark
Pastoral Tutor

Hannah is a primary trained teacher and qualified youth worker with over ten years of experience working in mainstream and alternative settings. She loves travelling but is now firmly establishing her new Devon roots and most weekends she can be found exploring. Frequently spotted.on tours, beaches and the odd.music venue.

Debbie Ley
Behaviour Support Worker

For the past almost 20 years Debbie has worked on a 1-1 basis in primary schools as a learning support assistant. You can find her walking her British Bulldog in her spare time!

Samuel Rogers
Behaviour Support Worker
Suzie Corkery
Enterprise & Outdoor Learning Support Worker

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