Meet your Support Staff
Miss Alexander is extremely passionate about ensuring every student, regardless of ability, has the chance to succeed. She believes it is important that students with SEND receive equal opportunities to allow them to develop academically, socially and emotionally by providing an inclusive environment that develops confidence and resilience.
Her role as the SEND Lead is to support staff to recognise and cater for the individual needs of the students, enabling them to fully access the curriculum through differentiation and support in and out of the classroom.
Miss Alexander is a qualified dance teacher and has many years of experience working with young people of all ages.
Personal Assistant to Head of School
Julie joined Laurus Ryecroft in 2018 as PA to Head of School having previously worked in the legal profession where she held senior PA roles. Working at Laurus Ryecroft has presented Julie with an exciting new challenge and she is delighted to be part of such a fantastic team and is very excited about the future.
Head of Year 7
Whilst studying for her Criminology degree in Manchester, Miss Pryce developed a keen interest in supporting young people and understanding the societal factors which many young people have to overcome in modern day Britain. Being a Head of Year means that she can help students overcome these barriers and thrive. Her experience of leading KS3 and KS4 year groups has provided her with a key insight in to what excellent pastoral care looks like.
At Laurus Ryecroft there is a significant emphasis on the importance of safeguarding and providing the students with high quality pastoral care, this ensures that any potential barriers to learning are dealt with swiftly so that teachers can focus on teaching and students can get the most out of their lessons and reach their full potential.
Miss Pryce has had a wonderful experience being a part of the journey at Laurus Ryecroft as the school welcomed their first Year 7 cohort. It is a unique opportunity where staff have been able to encourage a passion for learning and instil high aspirations in all of the students from the start. My Pryce is looking forward to the exciting times ahead as Laurus Ryecroft grows.
Head of Year
Miss Ingham has been working supporting young people for over 15 years. Within this time she has taught English in a school in Italy for two summers and also managed a Youth Zone in South Manchester for almost 10 years, planning and facilitating the delivery of youth and play sessions. The centre won the Be Proud Manchester Awards in 2016 for unsung hero group of the year, for which Miss Ingham was also nominated in the individual category.
Miss Ingham joins the Laurus Trust from a large Manchester college having worked in a safeguarding role for the last year. She managed a large number of learners with a variety of complex circumstances.
Miss Ingham has a passion for life-long learning and since completing her degree has taken a number of courses in subjects such as safeguarding, mentoring, counselling and mindfulness which now enable her to provide more informed and bespoke support to the young people she works with. She is excited at the prospect of becoming a Head of Year at Laurus Ryecroft and having the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team which provides a positive learning experience for students.