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Marla England

Families Support Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC at Temple Hill & Oakfield

Designated Child Protection Coordinator. Provide home support with vast experience in a variety of areas with a specialism in working with children with disabilities and child or adult mental health. Provide advice to parents and teachers to better understand the specific needs of children with complex behavioural or emotional difficulties. I am also a Designated Safeguarding Lead.  

 

 

 

Clare Kent
Family Liaison Officer

After a long career in catering I decided I needed a change of direction, so I started at Oakfield in1996 whilst studying to become a Teaching Assistant.

During these years I have worked with all year groups, 1:1 and with small groups. A recent development in my career has been to learn Braille to assist a Visually Impaired child.

I also ran a Feel Good Group which positively motivated children with low self esteem.

I am now Oakfield's Family Liaison Officer which I thoroughly enjoy.

 

Gerry Dixon
Therapeutic Play Practitioner 

My association with Oakfield began way back in 1977, when my children began attending Nursery, but I have worked at Oakfield since 1995 and trained as a TA (OCN Level 3), specialising in Behaviour Management and Special Needs. In 2006/2007, I obtained two Diplomas in Counselling and Grief and Bereavement Studies. In 2007/8, I obtained Level 3 & 4 certificates in Child Psychology, Early Education and Development and in June 2010, I began my training as a Play Therapist. I enjoy reading, cross-stitch, walking, classical music and computing. I am also looking forward to taking up my new position of Therapeutic Play Practitioner at Oakfield.

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