Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Our team of lead consultants are all active practitioners within specialist and mainstream settings across all age groups. They have a variety of expertise and meet the needs of all aspects of behaviour development.

The Positive Regard team can be deployed locally or on a national level.

Behaviour Support Service Leads


Luke Mitchell
Head of Behaviour Support


Advanced Team Teach Tutor. Lead advocate for supporting children who have suffered trauma and loss. Theraplay. Specialist Leader of Education.

Jacob Lawton
Positive Regard Senior Consultant


Lead Advanced Team Teach Tutor Springwell Leeds. Neurosequential Model Enthusiast Theraplay Level 1 Specialist Leader of Education

Jonny Wathen
Cheif Information Officer


Professional Services Lead Positive Regard Senior Consultant

David Whitaker
Director of Learning


National Leader of Education. Positive Regard Senior Consultant for Wellspring Academy Trust

South Yorkshire


Tom O'Hara
Positive Regard Specialist


Social Conduct Team Lead

Kirsty Taylor
Positive Regard Specialist


Social Conduct LTA

Emma Booth
Positive Regard Specialist


L3 Positive regard specialist, Team Teach trained, HLTA, L3 diploma nursery nurse

Laura Broomhead
Positive Regard Specialist


QTS with English, NPQSL, Mental Health First Aider, currently completing NASENCO, soon to be THRIVE trained, Makaton level 2, Deputy DSL

Steve Devoy
Positive Regard Specialist


Pastoral Manager

Donna Martin
Positive Regard Specialist Leader


West Yorkshire


Jon Green
Positive Regard Specialist Leader


Associate Principal Wellspring Academy Trust. SEMH. Thrive Practitioner

James Butterwood
Positive Regard Specialist


Care Team Leader Springwell Leeds Academy East First Aid Instructor, First Aid for Mental Health instructor

Ryan Gladwin
Positive Regard Specialist Leader


Assistant Headteacher Specialist Leader of Education in Behaviour. Team Teach Tutor. Restorative Practitioner.

Darryl Jones
Positive Regard Specialist Leader


Pastoral Manager. Specialist Leader of Education in Behaviour, Attendance, Safeguarding, De-escalation. Team Teach Tutor.

Callum Wetherwill
Positive Regard Specialist


Specialist Leader of Education in SEN, Behaviour, Attendance. Team Teach Tutor. Restorative Practitioner.

Sean Hutchinson
Positive Regard Specialist


Care Team Leader Springwell Leeds Academy North

Ryan Hallsworth
Positive Regard Specialist


Care Team Leader Springwell Leeds Academy South Thrive Licensed Practitioner

Michelle Ward
Positive Regard Specialist


Positive Regard Specialist Leader (Level 3), Wellspring Expert Practitioner, a Specialist Leader in Education for Curriculum development and English and Team teach trained.

Lincolnshire


Ash Lucas
Positive Regard Specialist Leader


Behaviour Lead Practitioner across 3 alternative provisions Behaviour Support. Crisis Management,. Behaviour Planning and Monitoring. Post Incident Learning and Reflection. Staff Mentoring. Specialist Leader of Education. ex Military.

Bridget Rodgers
Positive Regard Specialist


Care Team Leader Springwell Lincolnshire Team Teach Instructor,First Aid Instructor

Lisa Forge
Psychological Welfare Lead


Staff well being student and staff CBT based 1:1 support. Lego-based therapy. Theraplay Informed Practice. SEMH support. SEMH Audit

Becci Jones
Positive Regard Specialist


Care Team Leader Springwell Lincolnshire Team Teach Instructor

Lisa Bailey

Positive Regard Specialist Care Team Leader Mental health first aider, Lego Therapy, Theraplay

Durham


David Matthews
Postitive Regard Specialist Leader


Special School Deputy Head Teacher, Licensed Thrive Practitioner, Advanced Team Teach Tutor

Burnley


Helen Webb
Positive Regard Specialist


Pupil and Support Manager in a mainstream primary school. Trained in ELSA, Drawing and Talking, Lego Therapy, Counselling skills, Relax Kids and Solihul Approach trained. Safeguarding Lead. Degree in Education and a Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School Gold Award.

North Yorkshire


Ron Crichton
Positive Regard Specialist


Therapeutic Lead Forest Moor School, Team Teach Instructor, Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner, Restorative Champion

Katie Beadle
Positive Regard Specialist


Social Conduct ATA (SEN provision), Team-Teach tutor,