Hello, My name is Mr Sim. I was appointed to the School in January 2019 as the Deputy Headteacher. Part of my role is to support the smooth running of the school. It is my job to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of all students. I have to write the timetable each year. I also teach, History and PE. I enjoy sport and so I always look forward to taking the PE lessons.

Hi, I'm Gareth. I am an Assistant Headteacher. I also teach history to all year groups at Lakeside.  In year 7 you will learn about

The Norman Conquest.  Christendom, the importance of religion and the Crusades.

The struggle between Church and crown. Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament.

The Black Death and its social and economic impact. The Peasants’ Revolt.

The Wars of the Roses; Henry VII and attempts to restore stability.

The English Reformation and Counter Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I).

The Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland).

How you doing? My names Jeremy and I teach maths, geography and am in charge of offsite activities. I am also one of the school governors. 


I Hope you are well and I look forward to meeting you soon. 

Hello, I’m Kathryn Macgregor and part of the Wellbeing Team.  As Family Support Worker/Home Tutor, I work with pupils and their families to help make sure their time at school is positive and enjoyable. I edit the school magazine and you’ll often see me round the school hunting for interesting stories!

Hi, my name is Mike and I am an Assistant Head Teacher and Head of ICT at Lakeside.

In ICT, we have a good range of resources that you will be able to use in lessons, Micro Bits, and Lego Robotics for various abilities are a few of them.You are allowed to use the ICT room during break times if you have reached 39 points the previous day

In Y7 we learn all about computers, Hardware, Software and how they communicate. We also spend time taking a computer apart to learn about the various components but the tough part is being able to rebuild it.

Hello I’m Shannon. I, along with Jen, am a school social worker at Lakeside. I am here to help you and your family with anything you need to make your experience in school safe, happy and successful. Soon after you start we will show you our wellbeing room. I often work with pupils around things like emotions, friendships, healthy lifestyles etc. – but please feel free to come and see me to talk about absolutely anything! I really look forward to meeting you soon.

Hello my name is Jen and I am one of the school social workers at Lakeside School.  I am also the school’s mental health and wellbeing lead.  My role is to make sure you all feel happy, safe and able to do your best in school.  I will also be making contact with you all soon to see how we can all help you have the best start at Lakeside.  If you have any worries of questions about starting school please do get in touch, I work over the summer holidays too so you can get hold of me any time.  I can’t wait to get to know you all.

Hi, my name's Rich. I am one of the Geography teachers in the school. In year 7 we will be looking at physical features such as rivers, mountains and coasts. At break time, you can find me on the playground organising a football match and showcasing the most insane skills you'll ever see......

Hello!  My name is Laura.  I am the Literacy Lead and am based in the Library.  I help pupils improve their literacy skills.   If you have difficulties with reading, spelling and understanding we make a personalised literacy plan for you, using a variety of computer programmes, educational games and writing and spelling programmes. 


The Library has a huge range of books.  If there is a particular topic you are interested in, we can order books for you.


To encourage pupils’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we organise visits from birds of Prey, exotic animals, authors, farm animals, pantomime and much more!

Hello my name is Adam and I teach Maths at Lakeside school. As a Year 7 student you will learn new exciting things about Numbers, Algebra, Statistics and Geometry. I'm looking forward to seeing you in September

Hi, my name is Ellie. I will be your main Science teacher, when you join us at Lakeside school. Our science lessons will help you to develop your problem solving skills and to access practical work.

The boys at Lakeside enjoy their Science lessons for different reasons but most of them say the practical work is fun and they particularly enjoy learning about interesting and sometimes mind blowing topics. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and helping you to develop your own love for learning in Science, so you make excellent progress.

I'm Dawn. I teach English and a little PE. In English we learn the key literacy skills, how to write poetry, how to write a debate, we read ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’, ‘War Horse’, ‘Oliver Twist’ and we learn about ‘Shakespeare’.  I look forward to meeting you all in September.

Hi my name is Morag and I have been at Lakeside forever !!   I am the Lead LSA. Myself and the strong LSA squad here will support you during lessons and in many other aspects in school. You will see me in lessons like PE, (my favourite!) and around the school.  During  the lunchtime break you will see me out on the playground joining in with the football. BEWARE, I'm pretty good at football!

I look forward to meeting you all soon.

My name is Claire and I teach in the food technology room.  I enjoy showing pupils how to prepare and cook homemade meals with delicious puddings.  I hope you enjoy cooking and baking as much as I do!  Looking forward to meeting you all.

My name is Kelly and I am the head of Physical Education. We take part in many sports throughout the year, including football, basketball, dodgeball, badminton, table tennis, trampolining and rounders’.


We are involved in competitive matches throughout the year against other schools for football, basketball, athletics and swimming.


Looking forward to meeting you all in September!

Hi my name is André I teach English and Geography at Key Stages 3 and 4, and Tutor for a KS4 class. I promote reading at every level. We enjoy outdoor learning. We often takes our students through quiz circuits and word challenges which motivate and stir friendly competition. I believe every child is capable of achieving greater than he thinks he can.


My name is Linda and I teach three subjects.  You will see me for Music, PSHE and RE. 

In PSHE you learn about your own development from a child to a young adult, looking at physical, emotional changes and your changing rights and responsibilities.

In RE we look at different cultures and religions in the world and how other people think and feel based on their own beliefs

In Music you will listen and analyse music, learn to talk like a musician and perhaps to play the Ukulele, guitar and or Drums.

My classroom is often open during breaks so you can have a place to come and chat or practice your chosen instrument.

At Lakeside all meals are prepared on site by our hard working catering team, Jo our Head of Kitchen, Jo the Assistant Cook and Jen the Kitchen Assistant. We offer breakfast in the morning – toast and fruit juice - when pupils arrive at school, freshly baked filled rolls at break-time if you have earned tuck from the previous day.  Lunch is a 2 course meal, all of the meals are homemade, nutritious and healthy.

For more information about the meals at Lakeside please click here

Hi, my name is Justin and will be your Art teacher from September. I am crazy about art and creativity, all our lessons our aimed at improving your skills, experimenting and enhancing your enjoyment of art. I believe that art is vital in helping us understand the world around us and how express our individual personalities. I thoroughly enjoy the practical nature of our learning using 2 and 3 dimensional methods, as well as visiting museums and galleries as we bring our visual ideas to life. You will have plenty of opportunities to show and develop your creativity within our exciting projects. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Hi, I’m Melissa and I run the Horizons unit at Lakeside.  Horizons provides 1-1 interventions offering support and respite from the main school.  We also teach social skills and offer sensory circuits.

I liaise with the Occupational Therapist and the Speech & Language Therapist.

I am looking forward to working with you when you come to Lakeside.

Hi, I’m Melonie I work in the IT department.  I’m here to help you with any problems that you might have with the computers and equipment in school.  I have been known to carry ‘fairy dust’ around with me as sometimes problems just disappear when I walk in to the room! 

I am looking forward to meeting you all in September.



We have Deirdre our Business Manager, Linda, Jackie, Claire and Gill – Our Senior Admin team.  Jackie and Linda are in the main front office.  They welcome all visitors to the school, they also answer all incoming calls amongst the many other things that they do for staff and pupils.  Deirdre, Claire and Gill work upstairs in the admin block; you may not see them as often and Linda and Jackie.  Their hard work keeps the school running efficiently and although quite often in the background, they are highly respected by all the staff for all that they do.

Unfortunately, Linda will be retiring in July, we wish her all the very best in her retirement.


We have Linda, our Head of Care; our senior staff members are Amy and Adam; our child care

workers are Mike and Sjoerd; and we have two waking nights; Karen and Kerri. We work in the

evenings to provide a residential setting where you can learn independent living skills, social skills and take part in a range of fun activities. The Boarding House is open four nights a week. We also

have the Ryders Independent House where you are able to learn further independent skills for you

to take forward into adulthood. We look forward to meeting you, and showing you around.

Hello, my name is Mr Evans, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Lakeside School. Our aims are to support and encourage you to do as well as you can and to help you develop the skills you will need for the future. 


I look forward to meeting you all in September.