Principal/Designated Safeguarding Lead (D.S.L.)
I am Kirsty Burridge. I am blessed to have three beautiful and amazing daughters and a super supportive husband that has helped me to fulfill my ambitions. I have been a primary school teacher for over 20 years. I am passionate about children's education and believe that all children need an education, however, not all children need that education to be within a mainstream setting.
My learning centre has been a dream of mine for a very long time and I am very excited to now be able to share my dream with you and your children.
The centre is growing and it is now bigger than I ever expected. It makes me so humble to know that it is reaching out and touching so many who have been looking for something more for their children.
In our centre, pupils with SEND are encouraged to discuss their concerns. The D.S.L. works with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) to identify pupils with additional communication needs and whenever possible, these pupils are given the chance to express themselves to a member of staff with appropriate communication skills.
Deputy Principal/Pastoral Lead/S.L.T./Safeguarding Lead (D.S.L.)/Thrive Practitioner
I am Sarah Davidge, a proud mum of two boys and I absolutely love working at Blue Sky Learning. I adore children and believe that they should be allowed to be individuals and that they do not come in one size fits all. Within our unique setting, children can learn, explore, flourish and grow and they all have support from a team who can truly say, they have the best aspirations for all who attend. I particularly like outdoor learning as well as working with the animals. It's the best feeling in the world, watching someone gain confidence to fly.
Forest School Lead/Learning Mentor
I am Ryan Dymott. I have years of experience working with children in outdoor education around the UK, and I think that some of the best learning takes place outside of the classroom! I am currently studying to complete my Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification. I'm also the P.E. coordinator, and a fully trained lifeguard with a RLSS NPLQ.
I love working at Blue Sky Learning as the children have plenty of opportunities to learn outside.
I.C.T. Lead/S.L.T./Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Learning Mentor/ Thrive Practitioner
I am Louiza Bruce. My background is diverse and I have had a broad range of employment over the years, however, my passion lies with education and supporting SEMH learners. I have worked within this sector for over 10 years and my last role was head of Creative Technology fo 5 years. My expertise in teaching and supporting both the student and their families, has proven successful over the years, with my pupils continuing on to make excellent progress.
I am pleased to be working at Blue Sky and having the opportunity to support the children that attend.
Learning Mentor/Teaching Lead/Tutor
My name is Kay Page and I was raised in England and South Africa and have worked as a volunteer teacher in Africa and Brazil. I have worked as a teacher and senior leader in many schools in England- mostly London for many years. I am currently a teacher as well as a tutor of English and Maths – up to GCSE.
I am delighted to be a member of the BSL team and enjoy working with all the young people. It is a joy of a place to work. I now live in Wiltshire with my fur family which comprises Georgie Christmas Valentine and Trip Hazzard my cats, who are very intrepid characters, as well as Sunny my horse ( who does not live in the house).
P.H.S.E. Lead/Learning Mentor
I am Emme Farr. I am a military wife and a mum to our amazing son.
After moving around for the past 10 years supporting my husband's career, we have now bought our forever home in Calne.
While bring posted around Wiltshire and Hampshire, I have spent the last 8 years working in Garrison Early Years settings. My previous role was a maternity cover, deputy and Senco, in which I gained experience with EHCP's and my level 2 in understanding autism.
I enjoy delivering P.H.S.E. at Blue Sky, as it prepares the students for their future development.
Learning Mentor/Fire Officer
I am Zoe Phillips. I have worked in a few different schools over the past few years supporting children with additional needs.
Working for Blue Sky, has allowed me to work at my full potential, to support the children that need that little bit extra to help them succeed and excel in all areas of development.
I have also had the opportunity to become Blue Sky's Fire Safety Officer
Science Lead/Learning Mentor
I am Jen Koehler. I was born and raised in a small town in Germany and moved to England in 2018 to go to university.
I have previously spent time working as a TA and a volunteer cub scout leader, and at Blue Sky I was given the opportunity to make my passion for working with children my full time profession.
I believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive and like learning and I enjoy supporting them with that every day. Especially if we're making a fun mess learning about science!
Art and Design Lead/Learning Mentor
I am Lee Dymott. My background is working with children in equine therapy and outdoor pursuits. I am a big fan of any type of art, be it on a canvas, stage or in a studio. I try to bring creativity into everything I do and self expression is very important to me.
I wholeheartedly believe, anything is possible with a bit of will and a good craft store, which we have in abundance at BSL.
I am Gemma Weston. I'm a proud mum to my young children and the owner of two crazy cats.
You will find me greeting the children in every morning and then in the Blue Sky office. Blue Sky Learning has provided me with the perfect administrative role in which I can also interact with the children and enjoy all their individual personalities.
Outdoor Lead/Learning Mentor
I am Lisa Farmaham. I am a military wife and proud mum of my son and a crazy Sprocker Spaniel. I enjoy spending time outside and believe that children can learn great things outside of the classroom, whilst enjoying the fresh air and having fun. To be able to see the children grow in confidence and begin to believe in themselves is a wonderful thing. I have worked in different main stream settings over the last few years and also spent time in a special school working with children with complex needs of autism and behaviour challenges.