Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team identify priorities for the year through the School Development Plan (SDP) which informs arrangements for staff training, development of curriculum areas, and assessing pupil progress.


Becky JonesBecky Jones – Headteacher

Becky has 14 years’ experience working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties. Her work has covered various settings, including respite care centres, residential homes for children with autism, holiday camps and family homes. A qualified teacher, she has previously worked in mainstream schools. Becky's past roles have included Humanities and English teacher, Nurture Group Teacher (meeting special educational needs within a mainstream setting) and Special Educational Needs Coordinator.


Alan MurphyAlan Murphy – Deputy Headteacher

After a varied career in management, training and consultancy, Alan fulfilled a long-held ambition to retrain as a teacher. He subsequently enjoyed nearly ten years working in a multi-cultural north London primary school. During this time, he taught many pupils with special needs, including autism, led subjects including ICT and Maths and was a staff governor. He was delighted to be able to bring this experience to TreeHouse School in 2012. He is a qualified Primary Maths Specialist Teacher and he has since led the development of our new maths curriculum.


Katy Lee, Principal ABA ConsultantKaty Lee – Head of Learning Support

Katy Lee is the Principal ABA Consultant at TreeHouse School where she oversees the implementation and development of ABA. Katy has been working in the field of autism education and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for the past 14 years. She holds a science degree in psychology and behavioural sciences, a post graduate degree in developmental disabilities and has completed an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Katy is certified by the international Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and is currently completing PhD research within the field of ABA based educational interventions for children and young people with autism and complex needs.


Tom BaileyTom Bailey - Manager of Allied Health Professionals

Tom Bailey is the Manager of Allied Health Professionals at TreeHouse School, overseeing the Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists across Ambitious about Autism. Having gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy from City University, Tom has worked across a number of autism services within London for the past ten years, including primary and secondary settings within maintained and non-maintained schools. Tom is an active member of the London Autism Clinical Excellence Network for SaLTs, a National Autistic Society Accreditation Team Leader and a Makaton Regional Tutor.


School Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team is supported by the School Leadership Team in the management of the school. This is made up of:

  • Monika Jakubecka – Assistant Head, Lower School
  • Esther Thomas – Senior Behaviour Analyst, Lower School (currently on maternity leave)
  • Jessica Aviles – Senior Behaviour Analyst, Lower School (maternity cover)
  • Laura Brind – Assistant Head, Upper School
  • Janet Whiley – Senior Behaviour Analyst, Upper School
  • Kaz Birk – Assistant Head, 6th Form
  • Andrew Swartfigure – Senior Behaviour Analyst, 6th Form
  • Belinda Blank – Transition Liaison Officer