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, Head of Strategic DevelopmentChristina Smith
Assistant Head, Head of Educational Provision and AdmissionsWendy Bucktrout
Head of Essex, Exams OfficerPhilip White
Head of SEND and In-Centre ProvisionHannah Curry
Head of Sustainability and DevelopmentDavid Golding
Head of SafeguardingKelly Ellis
Head of FinanceLeanne Thurston


Department Heads

Head of PSHEE and OCElaine Beattie
Head of EnglishHelen Green
Head of MathsAndrew Wilson
Head of ScienceJustine Middleton

Teacher inCharge

Computer ScienceVimesh Narbheram
Psychology, English, Projects, PSHEERebecca McMullon
English, History, Humanities, Sociology, PSHEE & OCLesley Taylor
Science, Animal Care, Biology, Business StudiesDavid Muhl-Richardson


Wellbeing Team

Therapy Team LeadRachel Currie
Contractor TherapistLisa Chung-How
Student Wellbeing TherapistMartha Beardsworth
Student Wellbeing TherapistAbigal Taylor
Student Wellbeing TherapistOrlagh Muldoon

Link Mentors

Link MentorHarriet Carter
Link Mentor and In CentreSarah Clarke
Link Mentor, Staff Wellbeing Rep, Music Club LeadLuke Day
Link MentorJoanna Bascomb
Link MentorRachel Stearn
Link MentorAlison Bigglestone
Link MentorKate Harrison
Link MentorEmily Rayner
Link MentorImrana Begum
Link Mentor, TeacherLouise Jeffries

Teaching Team

Teacher of Science, ChemistryKirstie Urquhart
Teacher of Science, Astronomy, Cover TeacherSue Bridgeland
Teacher of English, Humanities, PSHEE & OCAnabel Stindt
Teacher of MathsSue Keffler
Teacher of MathsJackie Weedall
Teacher of Maths, Psychology, ProjectsToni Francis
Teacher of MathsAnjali Singh
Teacher of MathsMoniek Hopman
In Centre Art TeacherJo Whitmore
TeacherLaura Saggers
Art TeacherLisa Curtis

In Centre Team

In Centre LeadJaclyn Paules
In Centre TeacherSally Mitchell
In Centre Support AssistantSteph Stannard


SENCo, Link MentorLiz Smart
Head of Administration, Assistant SENDCoPookie Russell

Support Staff

MIS & Timetable ManagerMaddy Smart
AdministratorJacquline Verduzco
Office Administrator and ReceptionistSarah Wilson
Development Coordinator, AdministratorAnna Hanley
Senior Admissions OfficerHelen Griffiths
Admissions & Proviaion OfficerVicky Ames
Exams OfficerGosia Krolak
Finance AssistantChrissy Tayloe
Transitions LeadLouise Byam-Cook
Exam InvigilatorJanine Holmes
Essex AdministratorSam Coles
CleanerSam Foskew


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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