Head of School (The Bridge) / Trust Safeguarding Coordinator
For over 15 years, Toni worked for a number of London based Advertising Agencies as a Media Manager and Media Director. Toni left to set up a promotions company working with Sodexo, implementing promotions across their client portfolio: The NHS, BP, Ford, and News International. After selling the business, Toni retrained and worked as a Home School Support Worker for the London Borough of Havering, engaging hard to reach families, raising attendance of disadvantaged students and helping set-up the My Time Project, the pre-cursor to Pupil Premium.
Toni joined Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls as Inclusion Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the School, and established an Alternative Provision for those students who struggled to attend mainstream school on a fulltime basis, with the focus on offering timetables best suited to their needs. Following the success of this, Frances Bardsley was asked to take over the Havering Medical Tuition Centre. In 2018, the Trust was granted Independent School Status for the Bridge and Toni became Head of School. The Bridge currently has 25 students attending on a regular basis.