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Staff profiles

We strongly believe that well-trained staff are essential in creating a successful school and living environment. Here at Southern Peninsula Services (formerly Devon Education and Children’s Services), we make staff learning and development a key priority in order to ensure that we are always providing the best possible standard of education and care for the young people we support.

Southern Peninsula Services are overseen by our School Principal, Tyler Collins with the children’s home and school having its own separate leadership and management teams.

The Headteacher of the school is Jon Ascot who leads the school with Deputy Headteacher Stuart Ridley and Senior Teacher Maria Longhurst. The school is proud of its high quality teachers, who have specialist subject knowledge and teach their lessons within well resourced classroom environments.

The Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA) are overseen by Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA’s) James Phillpotts and Jamie Court. The LSA team is highly qualified and dedicated to providing direct support in lessons, running intervention programmes or leading individual sessions overseen directly by teachers.

The relationships we have with our children and young people is part of our education and care foundations and this is continually developed through engagement activities, enrichment opportunities, events and offsite visits, of which there are many.

Within our residential services we also have highly qualified members of staff including a Registered Manager and Senior Support Workers, all with experience in providing the highest standards of care to develop the young people’s social and personal development.

Key contact details

For general enquiries, please contact:

E: chelfhamschool@priorygroup.com
T: 01822 840379

To contact the Headteacher:

Jon Ascot
Headteacher, Devon Education and Children’s Services
E: jonascot@priorygroup.com
T: 01822 840379

To contact the Deputy Headteacher:

Stuart Ridley
Deputy Headteacher, Devon Education and Children’s Services
E: stuartridley@priorygroup.com
T: 01822 840379

To contact the School Principal:

Tyler Collins
School Principal, Devon Education and Children’s Services
E: tylercollins@priorygroup.com
T: 01822 840379