Sophie Barlow - Head of Teaching and Learning and SENCO

Why you like working for CMAS:

Education is rarely able to provide individualistic approaches that address the unmet needs of children. Rarer still, an education that adapts and develops with them. At CMAS we put children first, and we learn with them, adapt to them, and help them grow.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. Dalai Lama

Three words to describe yourself: Creative. Driven. Adaptable.

Favourite Book: Wilt, Tom Sharpe


Hayley Thomson - Head of Pupil Development and Wellbeing

Why you like working for CMAS:

I love being part of providing a unique, bespoke provision and seeing young people grow and develop.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them any more.

Three words to describe yourself: Loyal, motivated and enthusiastic.

Favourite Book: Harry Potter

Richard Crossley - Head of Safeguarding & Sites

Why you like working for CMAS:

I enjoy working within a team that strives to provide young people with alternative routes to success.

Favourite Inspirational Quote: ‘’The wound is the place where the light enters you’’ Rumi.

Three words to describe yourself: Calm, Conscientious and Creative

Favourite Book: The Pearl, John Steinbeck