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

s.h Steph Halder -  Steph is a qualified teacher of the deaf. She is Interim Head of the Sensory Support Service. Steph has an additional specialism in cochlear implants and is the lead teacher of the deaf for the St. George's Auditory Impant Service.

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

m.h Meryl Hunt - Meryl is a qualified teacher of the deaf.  She 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.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Marsha Nicholson is the Events and Marketing Coordinator for the Service. She is based at the Acorn Family Centre.

man head Frankie Punzi - Frankie is the admin assistant for the Service. He is based at the Acorn Family Centre.

 

The Acorn Family Centre 

N.Atkins Nick Atkins - Nick is a teacher with the Wandsworth Hearing Support Service.

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 Acorn Family Centre. 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 Acorn Family Centre.

l.n Liz Nash - Liz is a peripatetic teacher of the deaf based at the Acorn Family Centre. She has a varied caseload including Early Year’s 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 Acorn Family Centre. Vanessa has an additional qualification in deaf children aged 0-3 years.

 

Rowan Hearing Support Centre (formerly Southfields Hearing Support Centre)

 

618120614 (1) Gail Goodworth - Gail is a specialist Teaching Assistant. She is based in Rowan 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.

f.k Fozia Malik is a qualified teacher currently working as a Teaching Assistant 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 Sheila Powderly  is a teacher of the deaf. She is based at Willow Hearing Support Centre. 

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture Debz Staneva is a teacher of the deaf. She is based at Willow Hearing Support Centre.

Blank (grey) Staff Profile Picture  Elisabeth Smythe Elisabeth is a qualified teacher 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

man head Tom Charleston is a Specialist Teaching Assistant based at the Willow Hearing Support Centre

 

Deafblind Service

s.n      Sarah Norris is a teacher of the deaf. She is also qualified to teach deafblind children. Sarah is the Family Transition Manager for Linden Lodge School.