We have a big staff team at RBAir, and we work from various locations. The majority of us are based at our headquarters in Milton; a smaller group is based at our student hub in Danbury; and the rest of us are spread across the country wherever our students need us.

Our staff team consists of a senior leadership team, teachers, therapists, link professionals, the administration and support teams, and IT. Despite being spread out, we work as one big team, wherever we’re based.

Leadership team

HeadteacherMichelle Williams
Assistant Head, External Relations and Development, Volunteer Co-ordinatorChristina Smith
Assistant Head, WellbeingLucy de Havas
Assistant Head, Education, Provision and AdmissionsWendy Bucktrout
Head of EssexPhilip White
Head of SEND and In-Centre ProvisionHannah Curry
Head of Sustainability and ComplianceDavid Golding
Head of SafeguardingKelly Ellis
Financial ControllerLeanne Thurston


Teaching team leads

English, Humanities and ArtsWendy Bucktrout
EnglishHelen Green
MathsAndrew Wilson
Science, Psychology, IT and Animal CareJustine Middleton
In-Centre LeadJaclyn Paules
In-Centre LeadKathleen McLoughlin
Online Community and PSHEEElaine Beattie

Therapy team lead

Assistant Head, WellbeingLucy de Havas


Link Mentor Lead

Link Mentor ManagerHarriet Carter

Admissions and Support

Safeguard LeadKelly Ellis
Admissions OfficersHelen Griffiths and Vicky Ames
Essex Provision ManagerPhilip White
Cambridge SENDCoHannah Curry
Assistant SENDCoPookie Russell
Exams ManagerGosia Krolak
AdministratorJacquline Verduzco
AdministratorSarah Wilson
Lead AdministratorStephanie Blackman
Essex SENDCoLiz Smart
Essex AdministratorSam Lyons
MIS and Timetabling ManagerMaddy Smart


RBAir trustees come from a range of different professional backgrounds and volunteer their time to ensure best practice governance and the smooth running of the Centre.

Current trustees of RBAir are:

  • Revd Professor Michael Reiss (Acting Chair)
  • Dr Carrie Herbert MBE
  • Ruth Loshak
  • Stan Webster

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