Meet the new Deputy Directors at Henshaws Specialist College

Both Lisa Hart and Georgina Barker are existing members of the College's Senior Leadership Team. As we head into 2022, they are taking on new roles as Interim Deputy Directors, each with their own key focus areas.

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Meet Lisa

Lisa is taking on the role of Deputy Director for Education, Quality and Therapy. Here she tells us a bit more about her background and some of the things she will be focusing on in her new role.

“I started working at Henshaws College 6 years ago (although a lot of people tell me it feels much longer!).

Working at Henshaws is amazing and it has completely changed me as a person. The difference we all make to people’s lives is huge and I feel being part of that is an absolute privilege.

Part of my role is to also manage our strategic projects and I get to work with fantastic people. We have some very exciting projects taking place at the moment including Quality of Life, Equality and Inclusion and Restraint Reduction.

I am also the Charity Designated Safeguarding Lead. I am dedicated to education, especially specialist provision. We are the forgotten part of the education world and I do enjoy reminding the industry that we are here and our sector is incredible.

I learn from my colleagues every day and I love seeing what can be achieved. I learn even more from our students – especially that almost anything is possible”.

Meet Georgina

Georgina is taking on the role of Deputy Director for Care, Clinical Services and Assessments. Here she tells us a bit more about her background, her passions and what she is excited to bring to this new role.

“I am a registered adult nurse with experience in acute, community, public health and adult health and social care settings. This has enabled me to develop my clinical, care and leadership skills which I am looking forward to utilising and developing in my new role as interim Deputy Director of care, clinical services and assessments.

My passion is working with young people with complex health needs and learning disabilities and making a positive impact on their lives.

Having been heavily involved in the transformation of care, clinical services and assessment services at Henshaws College I have seen first-hand the fundamental difference service improvement makes to students, their families and our staff.

I will transfer this experience into the new interim Deputy Director role and build on this strong foundation to continue to enhance our students’ quality of life”.

Georgina smiling at the camera

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