Kerry Sternstein has been appointed as the new Head Teacher of TreeHouse School. She will take up her role at the start of the new academic year in September 2016.
Kerry has over thirty years of experience of working with children, young people and adults in a range of settings. Kerry has taught for the last twenty years at Shaftesbury School, an ‘outstanding’ special school in Harrow, where she was Head of School.
Prior to this, Kerry worked as a SENCO and English and Drama teacher in mainstream high schools. She is a qualified teacher, PGCE tutor, mentor and coach and has been granted two national awards for services to special needs and outstanding training. She also holds the NPQH – the national qualification for Head teachers.
TreeHouse School is run by Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism. It is a non maintained special school for children with autism aged 3 to 19 years. TreeHouse provides pupils with specialist, intensive and integrated teaching to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve their potential.
Jolanta Lasota, Chief Executive of Ambitious about Autism, said;
“I am delighted that Kerry will be joining TreeHouse School in September. Kerry comes with a wealth of experience in leadership and is an outstanding practitioner. I look forward to working with her in order to grow and develop TreeHouse School as part of a wider range of services for children and young people with autism.”
Kerry Sternstein, said of her new role at TreeHouse School;
“I’m thrilled to be joining TreeHouse School as Head Teacher. Within the special education arena, TreeHouse School has a reputation as the leader in providing autism education and it is an honour to be part of it. I look forward to meeting all the pupils, parents and carers, staff and the wider school community.”
Notes to editors:
- Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College we offer specialist education and support
- Our ambition is to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism.
- Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. It affects the way a person communicates and how they experience the world around them.
For further information, please contact: Gabriella Brooks, Ambitious about Autism Media Manager
Tel: 020 8815 5134
Mobile: 07850 915 716