Peter Hills Church of England School

Inclusion team

Emer O’Brien (Team Leader for Inclusion and Intervention)

What inspired you to work in education?

Having grown up as an older sibling within a large family and then having my own children, education has always been an important part of my life experience. I participated in my children’ education journey and extra-curricular activities by doing voluntary work in their schools and their scout group. This inspired me to train in order to be able to work in education, so that I could support children within my own and the wider community.

What special skills and talents do you bring to Peter Hills?

My previous experience of working in Inclusion and a commitment to providing the best possible care and support to all children, in a safe and secure environment, so that they can succeed and fulfil their potential.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy walking, going to see live music and spending time with my family and friends.

Naomi Palmer (Community and Family Liaisons Officer)

 
What inspired you to work in education?

I didn't intend to work with children or families it just sort of happened. "Never work with children or animals" was always my mantra until life's highs and lows kicked in. My own early experiences, trials and tribulations shaped me to understand they shape others too. It made me determined to help children and families get the support and help they need to be the best versions of themselves, including making sure children are at school on time and regularly!

What special skills and talents do you bring to Peter Hills?

I'm a trained psychodynamic therapist who has worked largely with young people in my practice. I'm good at solving problems, empowerer, great listener, and a  deep desire to help make a difference to the lives of others.

What do you do in your spare time?

Spare time, what spare time!!!