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New Head of School appointed

Joanna Dziopa has been appointed as the new Head of School at TreeHouse School.

Joanna has a wealth of senior leadership experience in educational and social care settings. She joined TreeHouse School from another outstanding special school for autistic children and young people in London.

Joanna has extensive knowledge of autism and has been involved in developing autism provision and delivering training to schools, teachers and other professionals. She is committed to advocating for the rights of autistic young people and their families and championing inclusion, autism acceptance, neurodiversity and neuro-harmony through her work.

She said: “It is a privilege to have been appointed to this role and entrusted to take over the job of leading such a fantastic school.

“I’m coming into this role with great passion and enthusiasm to provide the very best education and learning opportunities to all children and young people.  

“This is an exciting time for TreeHouse School, and I am determined to do the very best for our learners and children and young people will always be at the heart of all my decision making.” 

Ambitious about Autism’s Director of Education, Viv Berkeley, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Joanna to TreeHouse School where she will continue to build on the school’s strengths and successes.”

“Joanna is a champion of neurodiversity and shares our aspiration for every autistic child and young person to receive the best educational opportunities to prepare them for a happy and fulfilled adulthood.” 

Joanna will start her new role on 18 December 2021.