Our Staff

Passionate Educators

Park Road Support Centre is proud to have a staff of teachers that are passionate about making a difference in students’ lives through tireless dedication to education. Get to know each of our team members below.


Jane Smalley

Head of Centre

Jane is an experienced educational professional and has held a range of positions before becoming the Head of Centre at PRSC. Jane is responsible for the day-to-day running of PRSC where she is also the Safeguarding lead and SENCO. Jane enjoys time with the students and often teaches when required.



Centre Dog

Loved by students and staff alike, Poppy is a popular member of the centre staff.
She is in charge of friendly welcomes and tail wagging. 
Thoughtful of the evidence of the benefits of dogs in settings such as PRSC, Poppy is a regular visitor and helps the young people with anxiety and stress and is always available for a walk.

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Heather Chapple

English teacher, deputy DSL

Heather is responsible for the teaching of English and literacy at Park Road, she is enthusiastic and committed to getting the best outcomes for students. Whatever the interest or capability of a student Heather will persevere to improve their literacy skills.


Steve Taylor-Beasley

Maths Teacher, deputy DSL

Steve teaches maths at Park Road.His innovative and experimental teaching methods help engage students who find maths difficult.


Steve Cobbin

Science Teacher

Steve is an experienced teacher and teaches science at Park Road. Steve is also an artist, photographer and musician and he uses these skills regularly with students at the centre when on activity sessions with students


Jackie Hervin

Science Teacher

Jackie is responsible for the teaching of science at Park Road, she has experience working with students of all abilities to give the best results possible


Iestyn Lewis

Specialist Autism Tutor

Iestyn combines his time at PRSC with being a Foster Carer and Welfare Officer with the Wiltshire Cricket Board. Iestyn is involved in the teaching of maths and science and enjoys time off site, providing a wide range of opportunities for students to gain valuable experiences.


James Remington

Specialist Autism Tutor, forest school leader

  Jamie spends time teaching Music Technology and is one of the Bases Forest School tutors. Jamie is experienced in a wide variety of subjects and also enjoys working with students away from the base.


Karen Ogborne

Specialist Autism Tutor, ELSA

Karen is involved with the teaching of humanities and RSHE at the base. As an experienced member of the team she works hard to ensure that our students fulfil their potentials.


Kathryn O'Brien

Specialist Autism Tutor, exams officer

Kath is an experienced tutor and Key-worker. Her main role is teaching English. Kath has a depth of experience in supporting students in their transition to further education.


Vaughan O'Nions

Specialist Autism Tutor, forest school leader

Vaughan is responsible for teaching art at Park Road and engaging students with off site activities. Vaughan is a highly skilled art tutor who enables students to get the very best outcomes. Vaughan is also one of the base's Forest School tutors.

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Rhys Jones

Specialist Autism Tutor

Rhys is involved in the teaching and support of our KS3 students and is involved in the provision of PE.

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Aly Kempshall

Specialist Autism Tutor

Aly supports students in their lessons and offsite activities, to help them individually reach their potential and get the best outcomes.


Daniel Selby

Specialist Autism Tutor, ELSA, Careers lead

Dan is mainly involved in teaching maths within the base. He also is an ELSA and is the careers lead for the students in the base.


Cordelia Fellowes

Autism Teaching Assistant

Cordelia is a teaching assistant and key-worker at Park Road. She is an enthusiastic and committed member of the team who readily makes herself available when she's needed by staff and pupils alike.


Sarah West

Autism Teaching Assistant

Sarah is experienced in supporting students with a wide range of subjects and has specialism in PE and sports coaching.