Jill Kitchener

Headteacher, Erkenwald Campus

Jill has held the post of headteacher since 2006. Before that, she worked as a special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO) at a large comprehensive school, and championed the fair and equal treatment of young people with a variety of special educational needs. She also taught chemistry, putting to good use her long experience as a biochemist working in hospital laboratories, before taking up postgraduate training as a teacher. She also has a fellowship in biomedical science, and a postgraduate qualification in special education needs and psychology from the Institute of Education.

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Our campuses

Supporting, nurturing, listening and empowering

Mayesbrook campus

Providing full-time education places for 11- to 16-year-olds who have been permanently excluded, are on shorter fixed-term exclusions or are attending Positive Return programmes.

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Offering six-week Positive Return programmes to help 11- to 14-year-olds build skills and self-confidence so they can return to their mainstream school and be successful there.

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Supporting 11- to 16-year-olds who have struggled to attend their mainstream school due to emotional and social difficulties, and who require a smaller, more nurturing educational setting.

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News & events

From the site

18 May 2018

It was a great day out on when boys from the table tennis team at Mayesbrook Park campus competed in the East London Schools championships held at the Copperbox Arena.

15 May 2018

On a recent trip to Stubbers adventure centre in Upminster, students that joined Seabrook in May

For your diary

11 Jul 2018

Trip to Stubbers adventure centre

Students at Erkenwald campus will spend the whole day at Stubbers adventure centre in Upminster, Essex. Students can take part in bushcraft, 4x4 driving, high ropes and climbing amongst other activities.

10 Jul 2018

Parents’ review meeting – Summer 2018

Parents are invited to review meeting on Tuesday 10 July between 2.30pm to 4pm at the campus. Parents with children attending the Erkenwald campus will need to book a timed slot. 

4 Jul 2018

School Leadership Conference - INSET DAY

Staff and Governors come together for the day to plan and look at prioritises for the next school year.