Alison is our Head Teacher at Portfield School.
My name is Alison Casey and I have worked for Autism Wessex for 9 years, previously to this I worked as a teacher at other local specialist provisions. My passion is Autism and love the experiences it brings, the smiles, the achievements and the success of the young people we meet and support.
I have 3 children and live locally. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, swimming and spending time with my family.
I studied at Southampton University for a Degree in Psychology, my PGCE at Greenwich and a Masters Degree in Autism (in children) at Birmingham.
Deputy Head Teacher
Health and WellBeing Manager
Katie is our Health and Wellbeing Manager.
Head of Administration and Ancillary Services
Anthony oversees and manages the school's administration and ancillary support services to fully support the work of the school.
Tracey is probably one of the first people you'll see when you visit our school. She is available to help with general enquiries, organises the clinics and open days, orders uniform and all supplies we need. She is also the person who produces our school newsletter.
School Administrator - Portfield Campus
Linda is responsible for ensuring that we have the right amount of Teachers, Teacher Assistants and support for each class. She also looks after the School's fleet of mini-buses so the students can go on trips outside of the School grounds. Linda also maintains the School's Behaviour Watch and time management system databases and coordinates the annual review of each student's Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
School Administrator - Life Skills campus
Dawn provides a range of professional, secretarial and service related administrative duties to provide efficient office operation for Like Skills. She maintains all student administration and co-ordinates the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) review process for students. Dawn also looks after all the ordering and financial work for goods and services required at Life Skills.
School Finance Officer
Adriana deals with all School finances including overseeing all School income including pupil premium income.
Andy is responsible for preparing all of the delicious meals for our students. He makes sure all dietary requirements are met and also ensures that there are meals for our staff members if they require them. Andy also ensures that the School kitchen complies with all legislation to maintain our 5* rating.
Josie supports our chef to prepare meals and also works with staff and students during meal time. Josie also maintains all the documentation required to ensure the kitchen and the food tech room is safe to use.