Who's Who

Ozlem Strong, Senior Deputy Principal (Teaching and Learning)

Ozlem FowlerOzlem is the deputy principal for teaching and learning.

I am very excited to join Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy and to work with the amazing pupils, families and staff. Previously, I was Head of a popular and oversubscribed Specialist Provision in Bromley for several years, driving quality and improvement continuously. I am passionate about pupils with SEND and ensuring they have the education and experience at school they deserve. I am also a qualified SENDCO. My role at Parkwood Hall will be to work closely with the team of Assistant Principals to further ensure high quality education and opportunity for all pupils. 

Anna Lyndon, Deputy Principal (Pastoral)

Anna LyndonAnna is the deputy principal (pastoral).

Anna joined Parkwood Hall in January 2024, bringing with her a wealth of expertise which she will apply to strategically managing residential, transdisciplinary, and safeguarding provisions. Her journey began with a strong academic foundation, culminating in an MSci in Psychology and Psychological Practice from the University of Birmingham. Eager to expand her skill set, she pursued further education, attaining Level 4 awards in Leadership and Management, alongside becoming Mental Health Aware Leadership certified.

With a career spanning many years, Anna has dedicated herself to working with vulnerable young people facing a range of challenges, including ASC, SEN, ADHD, trauma, SEMH, and behavioural needs. Starting as an Assistant Psychologist, she steadily progressed to the role of Mental Health Lead, overseeing the Behaviour and Psychology department in her previous employment. Collaborating with professionals from diverse backgrounds, including Psychologists, Behaviour Analysts, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, and creative arts therapists, Anna developed a unique blend of leadership and pastoral skills.

In her previous SLT role as Pastoral Care Manager, Anna's strategic leadership and dedication to service development contributed significantly to improving Ofsted ratings in the areas of 'Behaviour and Attitudes' and 'Personal Development', elevating them from 'Good' to 'Outstanding'. Her commitment to supporting young people's pastoral needs underscores her passion for fostering an inclusive environment where every student can thrive academically and personally.

At Parkwood Hall, Anna continues her mission to break down barriers to learning, enabling students to unlock their full potential and pursue fulfilling lives. With her blend of expertise and dedication, she is poised to make a profound impact on the educational landscape, one student at a time.

Benjamin Robinson, Consultant and Senior Leader

Ben RobinsonBen is a consultant for the senior leadership team.

Ben joined the school on an interim basis in April 2023, and he will continue to work at Parkwood Hall for the foreseeable future. Whilst Ben was Interim Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning, from September, he is now a Consultant and a valued member of the SLT. Ben will now be focusing on further embedding Evidence for Learning across the school (an assessment tool). In response to the most recent parent questionnaire, Ben will be reinstating the parent app for Evidence for Learning later this year. 

David Tate, Safeguarding and Student Welfare Lead

David TateDavid Tate is the Safeguarding and Student Welfare Lead.

David has been working full time with Children and Young People since 2003 and has a career spanning managing Young Carers services and in Education since 2006. Having started working with Children and Young People in Community Settings since 1987.

David has experience of managing additional provisions and creating Positive Behaviour practice working alongside national leaders, contributing to Government Research into what works well in Alternative Provision. David is an experienced trainer and has been commissioned by local authorities on Covid Return and Inclusive Practice for Gypsy Roma and Traveller Students.

David has qualifications in Restorative Practice, Life Coaching and Counselling, Forest School Leadership and holds a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Advanced Child Protection. David has been working in Safeguarding Roles for over 18 years and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership and management.

David became full time staff in June 2023 and is looking forward to developing the Safeguarding Culture of Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy.

Jenna Freeman, Assistant Principal (CPD Lead)

Jenna FreemanJenna was appointed as Assistant Principal in 2019, having previously been Mathematics Lead and overseeing student wellbeing at a specialist school in Lewisham. 

Miss Freeman is a Mathematics specialist. She has spent her teaching career in a mixture of mainstream and special schools. She began her career as a Mathematics teacher in North-West Kent, before becoming Head of Year and Key Stage Four coordinator for Mathematics. From here, she moved into specialist provision at a school for children with severe learning difficulties before joining Parkwood Hall. She has also spent considerable time developing staff, having been a Subject Mentor for NQTs, Teach First and PGCE students. She is a GCSE Mathematics Examiner for the Higher tier papers.

Miss Freeman holds a BA Hons (2:1) from the University of Kent in Criminology and Sociology, and a PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church. She has also undertaken her NPQSL with The Institute of Education, London University (UCL).

Stephen Maragh, Assistant Principal (Learning Pathway One)

Stephen MaraghStephen is the learning pathway one lead.

Stephen arrived at Parkwood Hall in September, with over twelve years of experience in SEND schools and over seven years of leadership. Stephen has huge expertise in Computing and IT and is experienced in embedding the use of technology to aid progress and engagement across the curriculum for SEND learners. At Parkwood Hall, Stephen will be overseeing the development of these areas in the curriculum across all pathways to further enhance the quality of education. Stephen has a passion for working with children and young people with SEND, and looks forward to working closely with pupils, families and staff in Pathway One.

Katie Trew, Assistant Principal (Learning Pathway Two)

Katie TrewKatie is the learning pathway two lead.

Katie is an experienced leader who has also joined us in September. Katie has a wealth of knowledge in engaging pupils through the means of physical education and activity. Throughout Katie’s career, she has secured over £50,000 in bids for pupils to experience a rich and broad physical education. Katie is excited to embark on a new challenge to ensure pupils at Parkwood Hall School receive high quality education in physical education across all pathways. Katie is Assistant Principal for Learning Pathway Two and looks forward to working closely with the pupils, families and staff.

Narinder Haines, Assistant Principal (Learning Pathway Three and Vocational Lead)

Narinder HainesNarinder Haines was appointed as Assistant Principal in May 2022. She has worked at Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy since September 2021, but has had over 20 years of experience working in a mainstream and a specialist provision.

Holding a degree in Bachelor of Arts and having gained her QTS. Mrs Haines has been a manager of a Specialist Educational Needs Hub and has completed numerous CPD courses and has fulfilled the roles of Reading and PE lead. Mrs Haines started her career as a bilingual teaching assistant, teaching assistant, SEN teaching assistant, HLTA before qualifying as a teacher, subsequently specialising as a SEN teacher.

During her spare times Mrs Haines enjoys being active and is a member of a local gym and enjoys walking.

Having recently been appointed Mrs Haines is looking forward to furthering her experience in her new role and becoming an integral part in the development of students with vulnerabilities and special educational needs.

Richard Dearing, Director of Finance and Operations

Richard DearingRichard Dearing joined Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy as Director of Finance and Operations in January 2024.

Richard has worked in the academy sector for over eighteen years having started at Mossbourne Community Academy and oversaw it grow from a school with just one year group to a multi academy trust of four schools. During this period Richard oversaw a number of capital projects including the building of a new school, sixth form extension and sixth form extension for autistic pupils. He has also worked in other schools, multi academy trusts in Kent, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets.

 Richard is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms, and during his spare time enjoys sport , keeping fit, concerts as well as his three children.

Annette Cannon, Residential Lead

Annette CannonAnnette's career at Parkwood Hall started in 1999.

She is one of the Residential Cluster Leads. She started her career here at Parkwood Hall 24 years ago as a teaching Assistant and worked in the classroom for over 10 years, until she joined the residential team. Annette is very passionate about her role here at Parkwood and thrives when she sees the impact the staff have on supporting all of our students to reach their full potential.

She currently holds an NVQ 5 in “Leadership for Health and Social care and children and young peoples services”. She is also currently studying a level 5 diploma in positive behaviour support.  

She is the lead trainer for Team teach which is also a positive behaviour support approach.

Pauline McCarthy, Residential Lead

Pauline McCarthyPauline's career at Parkwood Hall started in 2002.

Her career in residential social care began in 1996 when she started employment at Furness school. This was a local authority school for boys aged 12 to 16yrs with a diagnosis of E.B.D and associated behavioural/emotional problems. Many of the students had arrived at Furness having been out of education for several years. Many of the students came from disadvantaged, deprived backgrounds, and needed a consistent approach with very clearly defined boundaries for them to begin to fit into school/community living. 

She joined Parkwood Hall in April 2002. Students had a statement of educational needs and associated learning disabilities and syndromes and at the time 80% of students were residential Monday - Friday. She worked as a full-time teacher assistant, and also worked two evenings a week on one of the residential units giving 1-1 support to a young man with complex needs. In September 2003 she was successful to work full time in residence as a support worker. In July of 2004 she was promoted to deputy manager. In 2015 Parkwood converted to Acadamy status becoming Parkwood Hall co-operative academy and she then became the residential manager.

Over the last 10 years she has spent time studying and has gained: 

NVQ Level 3 - Health and Social care for children and young people 

NVQ Level 4 - Leadership and management for care services

Higher level apprenticeship in general adult social care

NVQ Level 5 (HND) - Leadership for health and social care and children and young people's services