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Saltash special school welcomes new senior leadership team

Fountain Head House School opened its doors to children aged 5-16 years with special educational needs in Saltash just over a year ago. During this time the school has developed and matured, and the governing body has great ambitions for the future of the school.

Since opening not only has the school invested significantly in teaching facilities, but a whole new leadership, management and teaching team has now been created.

Chair of Governors, Dr Julie Smith, is delighted to welcome new Headteacher Thereza de Lucca who brings with her a wealth of SEND leadership experience, including pupils presenting with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD), Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), plus sensory processing and communication needs.

After finishing her teacher training, Thereza successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Education for Special Needs allowing her career to focus particularly on quality of education, pupil progress, curriculum development and safeguarding within the special needs arena.

Her previous job roles have involved supporting SEND schools to develop effective and innovative approaches to curriculum and assessment, with careers and preparation for adulthood always at the forefront.

Since arriving at Fountain Head House school Thereza has put together a highly experienced and qualified Senior leadership team, Thereza said “over the last year the school has learned a great deal, and together we will work tirelessly to meet our school mission to provide innovative, personalised learning opportunities so that our pupils are happy and successful in their adult life.”

Chair of Governors, Dr Julie Smith, added: “our focus is to meet our vision of creating a great school for all our children, so that each child has the opportunity to meet their full potential.”

For more information about Fountain Head House School, please visit, email or call 01752 853891.

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