Our team of SEN qualified teachers at LVS Oxford have an excellent understanding of the nature of autism and its impact on effective learning.
The school is under the leadership of Louisa Allison-Bergin, Head of School, and supported by Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN for LVS Oxford and our sister school, LVS Hassocks.
Louisa’s main concentration is building a broad and balanced curriculum to enable all pupils at LVS Oxford to enjoy learning, make progress and achieve, as well as being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Louisa was Course Team Leader in an Outstanding West London College, within the Foundation department for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, including autism.
Louisa then joined a special school in Buckinghamshire and established a successful Sixth Form with over 40 students for children with speech, language and communication difficulties, going on to be promoted to Deputy Head when the school increased to 90 students.
Louisa studied a Cert Ed, Foundation Degree and BA in Education and training at Greenwich University, as well as completing a post-grad Certificate in Asperger Syndrome, a post-grad Diploma in Autism and a Masters in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a specialist in Asperger Syndrome and offending behaviour and delivers training to the Criminal Justice System in how to respond to people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Louisa has completed an NPQH (National Professional Qualification in Headship) at the Institute of Education in London.
As Director of Special Educational Needs, Sarah works at both LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford, where, with the Leadership Teams, she ensures that the schools are meeting the many and diverse needs of our students.
Our vision of academic achievement, employability and independent living necessitates a thorough assessment for new students, ensuring that the transition into LVS Oxford is as stress free for the individual as possible, and the necessary support is available from day one.
Responsibility for the provision of education at the schools owned by the Licensed Trade Charity is vested in the Trustee Body who will direct the Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive in the formulation of education policy.
The Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive’s delegated task is to manage the policy efficiently, to maintain oversight of the schools and to provide a variety of support services. The Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive will carry out his/her management responsibilities in partnership with the Executive Director of Education and the Governing Body.
The Chairman of the LVS Oxford Governing Body is Mrs Pauline Ross.
The LVS Oxford Governing Body is made up of:
|Name||Position / Area of Responsibility|
|Pauline Ross||Trustee – Chairman & Health and Safety|
|Nikki Annable||Director of HR|
|Louisa Allison-Bergin||Head of School, LVS Oxford|
|Christine Cunniffe||Principal, LVS Ascot|
|Mike Hill||Trustee – Leadership & Management|
|Elaine Hudgell||Co-Opted Governor – Sixth Form|
|Nathan Jarvis||Co-Opted Governor – Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural|
|Gareth Lewis||Co-Opted Governor – Teaching & Learning and Outcomes|
|Tracy Lucas||Deputy Head, LVS Oxford|
|Sarah Sherwood||Director of Special Educational Needs|
|Janice Wren||Co-Opted Governor – Safeguarding & Personal|
If you would like to contact any of the trustees or governing body, please email Clare Clark, Clerk to the Trustees: C.Clark@ltcharity.org.uk