Meet the Team

The Wandsworth Hearing Support Service (WHSS) has a large, experienced team staffed by qualified teachers of the deaf. In addition to their teaching qualification, each staff member has completed a one-year advanced training course or a four-year degree course in teaching the deaf.

Among our team, most teachers have additional expertise, for example, in cochlear implants, deaf children aged 0-2 years, and deafblindness. WHSS also provides opportunities for teachers to train as teachers of the deaf. WHSS employs two teachers of the deaf who are also qualified in Educational Audiology at Master's level.

WHSS Leadership Team

Deborah Rix, MEd Aud. - Deborah is the Head of Service and Headteacher at Linden Lodge School

man head  Tim Meaden -  Tim is based at Rowan Hearing Support Centre where he is Teacher in Charge of the Centre. 

man head Conor Mervyn - Conor is a qualified teacher of the deaf. He is the Teacher in Charge at Willow Hearing Support Centre.

 

The Admin Team

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Azra Akhtar - Azra provides administrative support to the unit. She is an excellent role model to the students as she herself is deaf and has a Doctorate (PhD) in Interactive Media for Deaf Learners.

man head Frankie Punzi - Frankie is the Data and Systems Administrator for the Service. He is based at the Lodge.

 

WHSS Peripatetic Teaching Team 

N.Atkins Nick Atkins - Nick is a qualified teacher of the deaf with the Wandsworth Hearing Support Service. He is based at the Lodge.

Anne-Marie Hall - Anne-Marie is a qualified teacher of the deaf who works in both primary and secondary Hearing Support Centres (HSC) as well has having a peripatetic caseload.

Marianne Haylett - Marianne is qualified both as a Teacher of the Deaf and as a Teacher of Children with Multisensory Impairment (MSI). She has a caseload of deaf children in the Early Years and in primary and special schools. She also supports children with visual impairments in special schools. Marianne is one of the teachers who work as part of the St George's Cochlear Implant Programme.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Katie Jillians - Katie is qualified as both a teacher of the deaf and Educational Audiologist. She is based at the Lodge. She has additional specialism in cochlear implantation. Katie is also one of the teachers of the deaf on the St George’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Programme.

r.mRuth McNulty - Ruth is a peripatetic teacher of the deaf. She has a caseload of primary, secondary and special school children. Ruth is based at the Lodge.

l.n Liz Nash - Liz is a peripatetic teacher of the deaf based at the Lodge. She has a varied caseload including Early Years children and primary children. She also has additional specialism in cochlear implants. Liz is one of the teachers of the deaf on the St George’s Hospital Cochlear Implant Programme.

s.n Sarah Norris - Sarah is a teacher of the deaf. She is also qualified to teach deafblind children. Sarah is the Family Transition Manager for Linden Lodge School where she is mainly based. Sarah also has a caseload of special school and secondary aged school children.

 

v.w Vanessa Waple - Vanessa is a peripatetic teacher of the deaf. She is currently based at the Lodge. Vanessa has an additional qualification in deaf children aged 0-3 years.

 

Rowan Hearing Support Centre (formerly Southfields Hearing Support Centre)

 

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Casey Jackson - Casey is a Speech and Language Therapist based at Rowan Hearing Support Centre.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Lisa Salter - Lisa is a specialist Teaching Assistant based in Rowan Hearing Support Centre.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile PictureKiran Brown - Kiran is a Specialist Teaching Assistant based at the Rowan Hearing Support Centre

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Antonia Layiwola is a Specialist Teaching Assistant based at the Rowan Hearing Support Centre

 

Willow Hearing Support Centre (formerly Sellincourt Hearing Support Centre) 

 

s.c Sian Cooley is a teacher of the deaf. She is based at Willow Hearing Support Centre.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Jade Orozco is a specialist Teaching Assistant working at Willow Hearing Support Centre.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Nancy Hasna is a Specialist Teaching Assistant based at Willow Hearing Support Centre. 

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture  Elisabeth Smythe is a qualified teacher of the deaf currently working as a Teaching Assistant at Willow Hearing Support Centre

Blank (grey) Staff Profile PictureAurore Morcet is a Specialist Teaching Assistant based at the Willow Hearing Support Centre