Head of School – Nyree Parker

Nyree joined the team at Longdon Park in 2015 and brings with her a wealth of experience from within mainstream and special educational settings. In addition to her undergraduate degree, Nyree holds a masters in Autism Studies.

Prior to leading the team at Longdon Park, Nyree was Head of Sixth Form at another specialist school and previously worked to develop subject language for children with SEN in a mainstream school. Nyree has always enjoyed working with children with SEN and became passionate about pursuing the best educational opportunities for children with autism after her nephew was diagnosed at the age of 3.

The calm welcoming atmosphere at Longdon Park is really driven by Nyree’s organised and individual approach to education. In order to maintain such high levels of personalisation for each child, it’s vital there is good communication within the school and with families too. Nyree really leads by example, taking time to get to know the families and children here at Longdon Park and walking with them on their journey.

Nyree also has a brilliant sense of fun. Her love for crazy socks seems to have taken off across the school and you’ll often find children mimicking their Head’s rather wacky choice of footwear. Nyree is never short of praise for the brilliant students and is always planning a party or celebration to acknowledge the hard work of the children and young people here.