Who’s Who

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Sam Bayliss – Headteacher

Miss Laura Russell – Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Lucy Hunt – Assistant Headteacher

Mr Richard Jackson – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Kelly Thorne – Head of Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

Miss Gail Edmonds – School Business Manager


Ofsted Reports

To read the latest Ofsted reports please click the link(s) below

Ofsted Reports

Residential Ofsted Reports

Governor Information 2019 - 2020

Name Governor Type Remit Date of appointment End of Term of Office Date they stepped down (where applicable) The body who appointed them Register of interests Attendance record at Full Governing Body over the last academic year Attendance record at committee meetings over the last academic year
Mrs Jo Johnson

TL Committee

Parent Governor Wellbeing


21.03.2018 21.03.2022 Full Governing Body NA 2/4 3/3
Mrs Sam Chalmers

TL Committee (Vice Chair)

Parent Governor








Full Governing Body NA 4/4 3/3
Ms Susan Severn

RM Committee

Parent Governor Anti-Bullying 19.07.2019 19.07.2023 Full Governing Body NA NA NA
Mr Peter Hamer

TL Committee (Chair)

Co-opted Governor EYFS



17.10.2018 17.10.2022 Full Governing Body NA 3/4 2/3
Miss Lauren Shead

TL Committee

Staff Governor 02.05.2016 02.05.2020 Full Governing Body NA 4/4 3/3
Mr Sam Bayliss

TL Committee

RM Committee

Head Teacher NA
Mr Sean Powell

RM Committee

Co-opted Governor 10.06.2019 10.06.2023 Full Governing Body NA 1/2 1/1
Mr Ian Coker

RM Committee (Chair)

Pay and Performance Management

Co-opted Governor



FGB Chair











Full Governing Body NA 4/4 3/3
Mrs Jo Gillard 

RM Committee 

Pay and Performance Management

Co-opted Governor


FGB Vice Chair

Health and Safety/
BuildingsPost 16 & Careers








Full Governing Body NA 4/4 2/3
Dr Sian Hull

TL Committee

Pay and Performance Management

Co-opted Governor 11.11.2018 11.11.2022 Full Governing Body NA 3/4 2/3

RM Committee

Co-opted Governor
Emma Kealey Clerk to Governors NA

School Information & Performance Data

Please follow the link below to the Gov.UK website to find out further information about the school including performance statistics.

Confidential Reporting Code

If you need to report an issue relating to the school, please be aware of the Esteem MAT Confidential Reporting Policy.

Confidential Reporting (Whistle-blowing Policy)


School Prospectus

School Prospectus 2019

Pupil Premium

The “pupil premium” is an amount of money provided to Holbrook in addition to the main school funding.  It is allocated based on the number of pupils on our roll who are eligible for free school meals (or who have been eligible for free school meals during the last six years), as well as any who are “looked after” by the local authority.

We are committed to spending the money provided for disadvantaged students in an effective way, such that it has a direct impact on the progress of these pupils (see our pupil premium policy below).

Pupil Premium Policy 2017


During 2019/20 we expect to receive pupil premium funding of £63,110 and £27,600.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019/20 can be viewed here.



During 2018/19 we received pupil premium funding of £63,250 and £27,600 for pupil premium plus

We used this money in three ways to increase the achievement and progress of these students:

  • Preparing pupils for adult life
  • Improving personal development, engagement, self-esteem, confidence and well being
  • Improving access to learning opportunities

Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018/19 can be viewed here.



Year 7 catch up funding

We receive £500 from the Government for each student  – this is to be spent on improving the attainment of these students in numeracy and literacy.  We spend the money on a half hour session of 1:1 input for each student per week.  We believe this to be the most effective way of improving students’ progress in these subjects.

Primary PE Funding

Holbrook School for Autism receives specific funding to promote the following for primary aged pupils:

  • Achievement in PE lessons
  • Participation in competitive sport
  • Personal health and well being; and
  • Improved attitudes and behaviour towards learning.

Our plan for the use of this money in 2016-17 is set out below:

Primary PE Plan 2016-17

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