Our staff are qualified teachers and TAs as well as a range of support staff. 

Rebecca Davison (known as Miss D) PROPRIETOR 

Life started out with a love for cars, animals and travel. Having children changed Rebecca’s total outlook and she went on to study “working with children” which led to a position within a city school. From here, Rebecca gained the insight to open what is now a well established alternative provision. 
Rebecca has a wealth of experience working with young people and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure staff, students and animals are all happy here. 
Rebecca’s most recent accolade is a diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy. 

Collette Sellers (known as Miss A) FULL-TIME 

Collette moved here from America (hence Miss ‘A”) 17 years ago. 
She has first hand experience working with children with OCD and has been working at The Bilbrough Country Classroom for 11 years. 
Collette had many life experiences and always has an interesting story to tell. 

Donna Thorpe (known as Miss T) PART-TIME 

Donna’s career has been varied; thus giving her a great amount of life experiences which she has brought to her 5 years at The BCC. 
One of her previous roles was within a mainstream secondary school which she held for 7 years. Donna has experience working with teenagers with emotional and medical needs and is ELSA qualified. 
A challenge to a game of Connect 4 is always available! 

Nicola Burr (known as Miss B) PART-TIME 

Nicola is a qualified and experienced secondary teacher of English. She particularly enjoys helping students access literature, which she believes is greatly empowering. She also loves to teach creative writing, which she has recently gained a Master's degree in. Nicola likes reading, running, outdoor swimming and cake. 

Sally Wainwright (known as Miss W) PART-TIME 


Martin Redmond (known as Mr R) PART-TIME 

Martin moved to York in 1989 to train as a mental health nurse, after which he spent 12 years helping adults facing both chronic and acute mental health challenges.  
Subsequently, he trained as a primary school teacher and taught, for 18 years, in several primary schools in the York area. During this period, he was involved in many projects linked to the teaching of PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). 
He is a qualified teacher and holds a specialist qualification in the teaching of PHSE and an MEd in Equality and Diversity. 
He is a passionate gardener, hill walker and cyclist and loves the outdoor life. 

Samantha Askew (known as Miss S) PART-TIME 

Sam is a qualified secondary school PE teacher but has most recently been managing their family livery yard. 
Sam’s main passions away from work are her family and her horses – Harley and Marble. She enjoys competing both her horses in dressage and trec, having been to the nationals in both disciplines. 
Sam’s love for animals, children and education brought her to BCC where she is settling in after only recently joining us. 
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