Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Meet the Staff

Meet the Oasis Watermead Family

Regional Director 
Emma Merva
Executive Principal 
James Pape
Deputy Principal 

David Gormal

Assistant Principals 

Megan Nutt

Samantha Hamed

Thomas Bardsley

Safeguarding Team

Director of Inclusion & Strategic Safeguarding Lead - Gayle Brailsford

Pastoral Manager - Leigh Singleton

Senior Learning Mentor - Bethany Woods

Attendance Officer - Elaine Bonsall

Acting SENCo 

Samantha Hamed


Nursery - Helen Taylor

Nursery - Anna Thornton

Reception - Charlotte Holmes

Reception - Harriet Shaw 

Year 1 - Katie Hill

Year 1 - Olivia Reed

Year 2 - Samantha Hamed

Year 2 - Yasmin Sorour

Year 3 - Jenny Morakabiyan

Year 3 - Kerry Hitchen

Year 4 - Ellis Wharmsby

Year 4 - Luke Kimberley

Year 5 - Thomas Bardsley

Year 5 - Sian Wilson

Year 6 - Megan Nutt

Year 6 - Adam Parker

Office Staff

Operations Manager - Amy Vickers

Office Manager/PA to Principal - Rachel Flather

Office Administrator - Karis Machon

Receptionist - Joanna Bates

Teaching Support Staff

Alex Broadhurst

Kayleigh Cooke

Rebecca Harrison

Julie Haywood

Kelly Knowles

Susan Ward

Katie Wall

Jemila Williams

Kelly Harrison

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Shannon Fletcher

Katie Prosser

Melanie Walker


Chloe Channer

Reading Recovery & HLTA

Abi Lees

Facilities Manager

Ben Ruston

Catering Manager

Joanne McGeoghan


Amy Gough

Natalie Maile

Emma James