Senior Team

Senior Team

Charmaine Ayisi       Headteacher & SENDCO

Owen Williams         Assistant Headteacher (Standards and B4L)

Adam Foster            Associate Assistant Headteacher (PD)

Syed Shah-Zaidi       Associate Assistant Headteacher (Data and Assessment)


Board of Governors

Ms Linda Brown – Chairperson

Ms Linda Brown – Responsibility for SEND & Pastoral provision

Mrs Maura Armstrong – Responsibility for Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment

Mrs Evgeniya Dobrova – Responsibility for Finance and Business Development

Mrs Lazenby – Parent Governor

Ms Linda Brown

I have been a secondary school teacher for over 20 years. In this time I have had the privilege of holding senior leadership positions in a number of settings including mainstream and alternative provision. I have led pastoral and academic teams as well as whole school teaching and learning and SEND.

My core belief is that every young person has the right to a caring and nurturing school environment which provides an education that is inclusive and holistic. This enables all to have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their individual starting points. It is essential that lessons are suitably differentiated and cater for the needs of all learners. All young people must feel valued and supported as they aim to achieve their true potential. In this way every child truly does matter.

It is an honour and a privilege to be a Governor of Serenity School, a school which is values driven and seeks the very best for all. The commitment and dedication of the Governors, Leaders, Teachers and Support Staff is beyond question. Together we are building something to be proud of.

Thank you


As a senior leadership team we come with a wealth of experience working in a range of educational and care settings. Our shared goal is to improve the life chances of all of the pupils we work with at Serenity.

Owen Williams– With over ten years’ experience working in education Owen’s subject specialism is science and is a behaviour specialist. Reward and incentive are key. Owen has developed a rigorous reward system at serenity which will see our pupils further engage with school life, with pride. Owen is also our school DDSO.

Adam Foster– Having spent a number of years working with adults with special educational needs Adam began a career working with young people over seven years ago. In this time he has supported a large number of pupils progress onto next steps, beyond school. With close links to local colleges and community organisations Adam will be working with all pupils to ensure they take an active role as both local and global citizens.

Laura Richter– As our school EWO and SENCo Laura is dedicated in supporting the SEN and attendance needs of all of our pupils. Through close work with stake holders Laura has already development positive relationships with parents carers and local authorities .

Student Leadership Team

Each member of the Student Leadership Team will be an Agent of Change, holding responsibility for one of the five core principles of positivity at Serenity School. Together they will lead by example and role model change, promoting a school culture whereby all pupils find pleasure through succeeding in learning: building skills, knowledge and understanding.

Oliver Knight,
has excellent communication skills and he demonstrates this with the way he cares for his peers, he also can take the lead in a conversation. Oliver is a kind natured student who befriends all the new students when they begin their education at Serenity School. It has been recognised that Oliver is keen to support his peers in their educational studies. Oliver has a great understanding to his peers needs and he shows empathy if they are struggling with their emotional or educational needs. In addition, Oliver can motivate his peers, so they have a positive attitude to their education and our School values.

Vaswani Pearson:

is a bubbly and conscientious member of the school community. He is so happy to have the opportunity to represent his class and work towards making changes in the school.

Ross Lazenby,

is an intelligent student who is always willing to help his peers, hence the reason he is a popular member in his class and in the school. Ross’s friendliness has been recognised by all the teaching staff at Serenity School and the students, particularly the new students that have begun their education at this establishment because they always approach him due his kindness. Ross has excellent motivation skills, and this is backed up by the way he motivates his peers to complete their educational assignments. Due to his motivation and positivity this makes Ross an excellent leader and this is one of the paramount reasons why has been chosen to be a student leader.

Kieran Richt,

demonstrates excellent leadership skills when he is asked to lead his peers particularly when he represents their views to the teaching staff. Due to his great understanding of his peers needs, Kieran is always prepared to represent their views in debates. Kieran is an intelligent and trustworthy student who will always try to motivate his peers to represent the school’s values. Kieran has excellent creative ability where he will organise structural formats to meet his peers needs and he is always prepared to take on responsibilities to enhance the improvement of Serenity School.

Isaiah Simpson:

Having attended Serenity School for almost two years Isaiah is one of the schools longest standing pupils. He has made massive progress since joining the school which he is able to recognise and share with others. He is a great role models and is full of ideas on how the school can improve.