Our Team

Mrs K Mellish

Assistant Headteacher – SENDCo

Karen Mellish

Karen has over 15 years as a strategic leader for Special Educational Needs and Disability working in a range of secondary schools across the Southwest where she has led outstanding provision.  As well as having a passion for securing the best outcomes for students with SEND, she also believes in life-long learning.

Karen is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Exeter where she is conducting research into the possible links between behaviour and wellbeing in students with moderate learning difficulties. She is part of a DfE/Anna Freud advisory group that is developing a new mental health and wellbeing toolkit for practitioners and has been a senior leader for SEMH achieving all 3 of Somerset’s Wellbeing Framework Awards.


The second issue of the Kingsmead Newsletter is now available. A packed edition with staff and student news, fundraising, events and sporting successes. All in an easy-to-read flip book, no need to download!

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