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 and Link Mentor LeadChristina Smith
Assistant Head and Admissions LeadWendy Bucktrout
Essex Provision ManagerPhilip White
Development ManagerDavid Golding


Teaching team leads

English, Humanities and ArtsWendy Bucktrout
EnglishHelen Green
MathsAndrew Wilson
Science, Psychology, IT and Animal CareKirstie Urquhart
Face-to-face LeadJaclyn Paules
Online Community and PSHEEEliane Beattie
Student Development LeadSally Mitchell


Therapy team lead

Assistant Head, Wellbeing Manager, Clinical and F2F Lead and TherapistLucy de Havas


Link Mentor Lead

Link Mentor Manager and LGBTQ+ ChampionJanine Holmes


Admissions and Support

Safeguard LeadKelly Ellis
Admissions OfficerHelen Griffiths and Laura Bill
Essex Provision ManagerPhilip White
Cambridge SENDCoHannah Curry
SEN AdministratorPookie Russell
Exams OfficerGosia Krolak
IT ManagerJosh French
AdministratorJacquline Verduzco
AdministratorStephanie Blackman
Essex SENDCoLis Smart
IT AdministratorThomas Bell
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