Local Governors

Local Governors

Joanna MacDonald – Co-opted Governor

Joanna Macdonald is the headteacher of Camberwell Park Specialist support School in Moston. She has been Headteacher there since Sept 2020 and worked as a Head of School and Deputy at Cromwell High School ( Secondary Special School) in Tameside previously. She began her career in Special Schools in 1997. In her spare time (not that she has much!) she likes to go camping and walking.

To contact me please email [email protected] or write to the school.

Dr. Christine Howard – Co-opted Governor

Dr Christine Howard has worked as  a Consultant Community Paediatrician in Oldham for over 22 years caring for children and their families with complex disabilities. Dr Howard has extensive experience in child protection having served as Designated Doctor for Child Protection in Oldham for 10 years . She has a wide experience as a clinical manager and continues to support families as a lead for children’s palliative care in Oldham Community Medical Services. Dr Howard is familiar with all the specialist educational services is Oldham having for many years supported with medical clinics within the schools and is committed to children and young people reaching their full potential .

To contact me please email [email protected] or write to the school.

Mrs Karen Taylor – Clerk to Members, Trustees & Local Governing Body

Karen has worked at Kingfisher Special School since 2005 and has had a variety of roles within school; she is now Director of Support Services for Kingfisher Special School and Halcyon Way.  She has been the Clerk to Governors and Trustees since 2006.  Karen is married and has 2 grown up daughters and a pet dog.  Most of her free time is spent being a taxi for one of her daughters – she enjoys reading and anything to do with computers.

To contact me please email [email protected] or write to the school.

Mrs Sue Caine – Executive Principal

Sue is the Executive Principal for Kingfisher Special School and Halcyon Way School. She was Head of School at Kingfisher originally, prior to the opening of Halcyon Way. Sue leads the Special School Leadership Team across both schools to ensure that all children are receiving the best possible learning opportunities and that staff have the skills they need to engage the children in their learning. She is a Deputy Safeguarding Lead and works closely with the Pastoral Team to make sure that families are included in all aspects of their child’s learning journey whilst at school.

Sue oversees the operational management of the school and leads on the day to day running of the school. She has a particular interest in supporting colleagues who teach children with autism and challenging behaviour and is a Team Teach Tutor. Sue is the Safeguarding lead across school, leader of pastoral support team, responsible for admissions and transitions and SENCO. She works closely with the Pastoral Support Team to ensure that support and advice is readily available to families who need it.

To contact me please email [email protected] or write to the school.