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

Key contacts

Head of CentreChristina Pepper
Deputy Head Academic (Interim)Caroline Oke
Deputy Head PastoralSarah Doran
SENDCoSarah Doran
AdminRebecca Pittman
Exam OfficerRebecca Pittman
Safeguarding LeadChristina Pepper


All staff

Head of CentreChristina PepperBA (Hons), MA, NPQH
Lead TherapistCaroline UwaisBA (Hons), PDipAT, HCPC registered
Music TherapistLaura BroughtonBMus(Hons), MA, HCPC registered
Science Teacher, Well-being AmbassadorAlex LeidenBSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, QTS, AMRSC
Art Lead and Student SupportKirstie AllenCPD Arts Therapy- Self Healing Diploma
Deputy Head Academic (Interim), KS4 Maths LeadCaroline OkeBSc (Hons)
PE LeadJay DennisL3 Diploma Sports & Enterprise in the Community, L1 Coaching in Football
Design Technology TeacherCatherine GreatrexBA(Hons), PGCE, QTS
Student Support AssistantShkaib LoneDip Teaching in Lifelong Learning
Student Support Assistant (Pastoral)Layla WarehamHLTA
Student Support AssistantTaryn CobbHLTA
Speech and Language Therapist and KS3 Maths LeadAndrea Demetriou BSc (Hons), DipHE
Deputy Head Pastoral, SENDCoSarah DoranBA, PGCE, DiP SEN
Centre Administrator and Exams OfficerRebecca PittmanELSA
Outreach ManagerTash WilliamsBA (Hons), PGCE, QTS
Outreach WorkerAlison PaineBSc (Hons), PGCE
Office ManagerJan Lawrance
Food Tech LeadCherril Cooper
BA (Hons)
English TeacherDave Podbury
Support TeacherAnna TweediePGCE
HousekeeperCharlotte Crabb
Student SupportChole WhiteBSc (Hons)


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

  • Alasdair Pearson (Chair – 0118 958 3004)
  • Georga Godwin
  • Tony Lake
  • Gavin McDonald (Finance Trustee)
  • Alan Nicholsby
  • Dov Whittle