Dan Stockton – Headteacher

Dan has been at Oak Tree School since the start, opening its doors in 2014. Initially overseeing of sport, ICT and maths. For the last three years he has worked as the Assistant Headteacher holding responsibility for positive behaviour support, safeguarding and initiating the ITT programme.

Dan is driven by a passion and determination to ensure that every child at Oak Tree School is given the best education and experiences possible. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, Dan wants to create a rich and relevant learning environment tailored to the unique needs of each child.

Dan is looking forward to continue building on the successes of the school and seeing each individual grow and succeed.

Luke Bolsin – Deputy Headteacher

Luke qualified as a Geography teacher in 2005 and worked as a secondary mainstream pastoral head of year for 10 years. In these roles he has dealt with a range of pupils from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of needs. Luke qualified as a SENCo in 2016 and has a passion for working with pupils with social and emotional mental health issues and staff training in these areas. Luke has a firm belief in the positive and therapeutic effects of the great outdoors and their impact as part of a holistic personalised education. Prior to teaching he spent a number of years working in and running water sports centres. He still regularly enjoys being in the beautiful waters around the Cornish coast.

Edd Bissenden – Assistant Headteacher

Edd qualified as a Primary teacher in 2013 and has worked at different mainstream schools across the county. He joined the Oak Tree team 2 years ago as a tutor first in Polly Joke and as part of the outdoor Ed team then in Perranporth class. Edd is a big believer in providing opportunities and experiences to enrich students’ lives and help them see what the world can offer if you have goals.

Outside of school Edd is a keen surfer and avid sports fan. Rugby is his main passion and he played for many years at clubs like Moseley in Birmingham and also for the Army Medical Services

 

Michelle Pascoe – Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Michelle has worked at Oak tree since it opened in 2014. Her role has changed significantly in this time, starting as an HLTA to developing the role of the Parent & Child Support Worker.

Michelle’s role is currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Therapy coordinator. Michelle is the school’s therapist, offering Counselling & Play therapy.  Michelle has worked with children with social & emotional difficulties for sixteen years after working primarily with primary children she has enjoyed the move to mixed key stages here at Oak Tree School.

Jack Stevenson – Personalised Provision Lead

Jack has many years’ experience of working in schools, initially joining Oak Tree in 2014 and then returning after spending several years as a mainstream teacher. On his return, Jack became head of mathematics at the school. During this period, he oversaw student interventions and was the tutor in Godrevy class before joining the senior leadership team.

Prior to teaching, Jack served in the Armed Forces and also cared for adults with a variety of mental health conditions.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys running and has participated in many races, raising money for a variety of charities. He is also big sports fan and likes to travel around Cornwall in his camper.