Meet the Team

The Kingfisher Team – Contact Us

 Mel Lewis – Teaching School Manager

Certificate in Life Coaching, Certificate in Counselling, Certificate in Management Studies, Certificate in Student Support & Guidance

Mel has previous extensive experience working in industry and academia. She worked as the Consultancy & Qualifications Manager at the University of Manchester, providing managerial support to staff and pastoral support to post grad students, prior to moving to Kingfisher. Her current role is managing, co-ordinating, developing and contributing to the Teaching School’s offer.

 Jenni Cryer – Director of Pedagogy

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature, Certificate in Science, PGCE in Primary Education (Languages Specialism), PGCE in The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (with Merit), NPQSL

Jenni is Assistant Head at Kingfisher Special School with responsibility for pedagogy, wellbeing and staff development. She has a wide range of experience, teaching and leading in both mainstream and special schools for 13 years. She is an accredited facilitator for SLE training and the OTP/ITP. Jenni is passionate about providing excellence in education for all learners and believes in collaborative working to achieve the highest standards in teaching and learning. She can offer support with CPD, SEN, behaviour management, teaching & learning, and has a particular interest in coaching and developing staff.