At Gesher School, we are a rounded team of passionate educators who focus on a whole-child approach to ensure we are meeting the needs of our learners. Our specialist and experienced team comprises teachers, therapists, teaching assistants and support staff, including our very own therapy dogs Puplinda and Toby!
Staff work together in a multi-disciplinary approach to empower all learners to access the curriculum to their full potential and make good progress in all areas of their development. Teachers plan multi-sensory lessons to support children’s learning styles in the classroom, emphasising their emotional well-being. Our Therapy team, which includes Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Dramatherapy, Art Therapy, Lego Therapy and an Educational Psychologist, provides ongoing support within the daily routine. Teaching Assistants play a vital role in further assisting learners as they navigate their way through the day. As a team of educators, we believe that this specialised way of empowering young children to learn, be curious and navigate the world around them sets them up for success.
We are delighted to introduce a Co-Headship model as we expand from a primary school for young people with mild to moderate learning differences to an all-through school. The Co-Headship is a partnership between Tamaryn Yartu and Nikeisha Webb-Hardy. Tamaryn has been the Headteacher at Gesher since 2020 and oversees the primary phase of the school, while Nikeisha, who has already spent a year at Gesher as a Deputy Head, is responsible for the secondary phase of the school. This partnership ensures that Gesher continues to progress efficiently through its subsequent development phases.
"Gesher is an outstanding school which provides children such as ours with an exceptional opportunity to learn and develop. We could not ask for more from them or be happier."
"Quite simply, Gesher School is an outstanding example of what can be done for SEN children – our child is a totally different child, and I always feel as though you have her best interests in mind. The knowledge and expertise of staff members are truly impressive, and what is more, they have a fantastic sense of empathy and understanding which is rare."