We have a small team at RB-Norwich including teachers, mentors and student support, in a mixture of full-time and part-time roles.

The staff team at Norwich consists of a Head of Centre, teachers, students support, mentors, admin and a housekeeper. Our staff are a talented bunch with many fulfilling more than one role at the Centre. Some of the team are full-time, with others working part time hours through the week.

Key contacts

Head of CentreMark Anderson
Deputy Head of CentreAbbey King
Deputy Head of CentreLinda Clements
SENDCoJulie Clements
EnquiriesGemma Crane
Exams OfficerLinda Clements
Safeguarding LeadsMark Anderson, Linda Clements, Abbey King, Julie Clements, Emma Culley

All staff

Head of Centre, Designated Safeguarding LeadMark Anderson
Deputy Head of Centre, Designated Safeguarding LeadLinda ClementsCert Ed, First Aid trained
SEN ManagerJulie ClementsCertificate in Special Educational Needs, Specialist training in Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Mental Health First Aid
Deputy Head – PastoralAbbey KingBA (Hons)
PA to Head of CentreNadine Davy
Science TeacherLaura Stern
Computer Science/IT TeacherMark Pinner
PSHE and Humanities TeacherRachel Golding
Maths TeacherDee SagarHNC Childhood Studies, HLTA
English TeacherNisha Matkar
Art TeacherJustine Rugg-Easey
Intervention Support TutorLucy Kershaw
Learning Support Assistant (1-1)Caroline Hamilton
School CookHelen SolomonLevel 3 Food Safety and Hygiene



RB-Norwich trustees come from a range of different professions and volunteer their time to ensure best practice governance and the smooth running of the Centre.


Chair of Trustees, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Culley

You can contact Emma at

Emma is very experienced in school governance, sitting on boards at several schools in the region.


Gemma Crane

‘I was that student that didn’t fit into normal school setting and was bullied… So the work at the centre for me is incredible and helps students have a voice and feel they have control over their future…’

You can contact Gemma at

Gemma joined the Board in 2022 and her responsibilities are to support with anything HR or coaching related. She likes to visit the centre as often as she can to be approachable to the team so they can feel they have the support they need.


Ben Aldridge

‘I got involved with Red Balloon because I saw the fantastic work the team does first hand as my eldest child started here in June 2022. I like to give back to others when I can and just felt that this was a worthy organisation to support.

You can contact Ben at

Ben uses his professional skills to assist the centre with finances, providing advice and guidance to the board and staff when required. He is responsible for preparing and managing the Centre’s budget and providing support with funding applications and fee negotiations with local authorities.


Miriam Blyth

‘I believe that children are the future of our society, and it all starts with having access to education, that every child is given the support to contribute meaningfully later as participating citizens in our society

You can contact Miriam at

Miriam has pledged to continue and improve the good work that our organisation stands for, and as a trustee is keen to implement the mission statement of Red Balloon Norwich and to ensure that we are all aligned with the core values of our organisation.


Emma Lewis

More information coming soon.

Samuel Ridge-Ward

More information coming soon.



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