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Staff profiles

Progress School is a highly specialist school for children and young people with autism and/or complex communication, learning and behaviour needs. Our staff are experts in their field and have a range of education, care, clinical and therapeutic backgrounds, ensuring that the holistic needs of our students are well met.

Teaching staff and support staff

The school has three specialist teachers. In addition to teachers, we have a large team of teaching assistants, qualified to Level 3 or above, who work alongside young people in the classroom and in the community. Each student benefits from the support of one or two members of staff to facilitate learning. We also have an in-house multidisciplinary team, comprising of a behaviour analyst, nurse, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist. 


At Progress School, all staff at all levels complete a week long induction programme which includes training in safeguarding children and young people, intermediate and advanced Team Teach, supporting learners on the autism spectrum - approaches and interventions, supporting and developing communication, managing sensory needs and emergency first aid.

All staff members complete annual refreshers of all face-to-face courses and a cycle of online training throughout their employment with us, this helps to keep their knowledge and understanding current and relevant. We also provide ongoing specialist training in interventions used to support students in school.

Seeking a rewarding career?

By joining our team at Aspris Children’s Services, you will have the opportunity to help change the lives of the children and young people that we support. To explore our current job vacancies, please click here.

Name of Head Teacher & contact details

For general enquiries, please contact:

Cara Vaughan 
Headteacher, Progress School

E: caravaughan@aspriscs.co.uk

To contact the Operations Director:

Wendy Sparling
Operations Director, Aspris Children’s Services / Governance Lead
E: WendySparling@aspris.com
T: 07795 050 987 


John Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Chair for the Proprietor
Aspris Children's Services Limited
The Forge,
Church Street West,
Surrey, GU21 6HT