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Aylestone Meadows

Head of Centre - Simon Coopey

Welcome to Ellesmere College and to our Aylestone Meadows Site. I am delighted to be taking on the role of ‘Head of Centre’ from September 2021. It is a brilliant time to be joining Ellesmere with the College expanding across three sites and growing in terms of student and staff numbers. 

Our Aylestone Meadows site caters for up to 306 students from Early Years provision up to the age of 16. Our students have a wide range of needs and all have an ‘Education and Health Care Plan’. Our sixth form pupils are currently still at the Aylestone Meadows site and are looking forward to moving into their specialist provision at ‘The Rowans’ during 2022. 

As a school we are blessed with some wonderful facilities including high quality outdoor learning spaces, sports facilities, soft play and sensory spaces. What is more important is that Ellesmere is a place with a highly experienced and expert staff team who really care about individual students receiving the very best personalised education. Our aim is to provide superb quality learning that enables students to develop their skills and reach their full potential. We have excellent staff who work to provide personalised interventions and learning opportunities for students. This includes pastoral support and a strong focus on well-being.  Our therapy dog Humphrey is a fantastic and valuable addition to the staff at Ellesmere!  

Ellesmere’s qualities we aim to instil are confidence, resilience, responsibility, independence teamwork and respect are underpinned by our motto ‘Be your best, be happy, believe’. We are dedicated to making learning fun, creative and inspiring for our students.  

Visits to the school are unfortunately still limited under our COVID risk assessment so please watch our video tour and call our reception team if you have any further questions. Take some time to explore our website. You’ll find lots of information and get to know some of our key staff.  

I very much look forward to working with the school and wider community. Working in partnership we can ensure the very best outcomes for the students that we serve. 

Simon Coopey 

Virtual Tour

Local Offer

Lead Staff

     VP/Head of Centre
        Simon Coopey

        Assistant Principal
                 Primary
          Kirsten Davies

        Assistant Principal
                  KS3
           Mark Botterril

    Assistant Principal
                KS4
  Kirsty Matthews-Kirk

            Lead Teacher
           Primary Maths
            Katie Pollock

          Lead Teacher
         Primary English
         Amy Richardson

          Lead Teacher
               Primary
    Creative Curriculum
       Saskia Penrose

         Lead Teacher
                EYFS
        Gemma James

       Lead Teacher
               EYFS
       Melissa Taylor

         Lead Teacher
              Primary
  Physical Development
   Jonathan Fleetwood

         Lead Teacher
       Secondary Maths
      Heather Chapman

          Lead Teacher
      Secondary English
         Louisa Grimley

        Lead Teacher
 Secondary Technology
  Gareth Whittingham

        Lead Teacher
          Secondary
       Understanding
          the World
       Suni Khodiara

          Lead Teacher
     Secondary Science
              Clare Fox

          Lead Teacher
        Secondary PSHE
                Vacant

          Lead Teacher
            Secondary
 Physical Development
          Martyn Ware

Student Support Officer
             Primary
        Satti Shankar

Student Support Officer
                KS3
          Kerry Bunce

Student Support Officer
                 KS4
          Tanya Jones

   EHCP Coordinator
       Miney Dixon

Group photo    40 Braunstone
Lane East
Leicester
LE3 2FD
0116 2894242 
  • Healthy Schools Bronze Award
  • Gold Award Small
  • SMSC Silver

Steph Beale
Principal

 Steph Beale

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