Ferndearle School – Our Team

Rebecca Slayford
Executive Headteacher
Rebecca is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years’ experience. Rebecca has worked in mainstream and SEND, she is a specialist in supporting children presenting with social, emotional and mental health difficulties to access education successfully. Rebecca has worked in a wide range of roles across education as a teacher, advisory teacher to mainstream, SENCo and headteacher. Within her current role as executive head teacher, Rebecca oversees Compass Community Schools and a national education service which supports looked after children to access education provision.
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Zara Malyon
Zara Malyon is a fully qualified teacher with over 30 years experience in a range of different educational settings including large mainstream secondary schools across London, Kent and Yorkshire and SEMH schools. Zara specialises in Behaviour Management and is a qualified SENCO and Physical Education Teacher. Zara has also provided advice and guidance to a number of different schools across the country.
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