Mrs Catherine E.Ryan-Harris

(Head Teacher)

“I truly believe that young people are the next generation and to become purpose driven in life they need the right support, nurturing and care. I endorse that ‘Perseverance is the Key Success’ and with sheer motivation and determination those who attend the R.Y.A.N Education Academy, will leave with a good understanding of their own and others cultures / values from a spiritual, moral, social, mental and personal perspective ”

Nick Bozic

(Educational Psychologist)

Nick Bozic is an Educational Psychologist who works for Birmingham Local Authority.  He is experienced at applying psychology in ways which promote learning and development.  Nick works collaboratively with the staff, parents and young people at R.Y.A.N Education Academy.

Louise Proudlock

(School Nurse)

Nurse Louise Proudlock, works for Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation trust and is the clinical team leader for Traded Services. Most of her working life has been spend in healthcare and has worked in the NHS since 1997 and she has a wide knowledge due to her variety of jobs within the hospital and community and her studies in multiple universities. Louise’s academic qualifications are Dip HE in Adult Nursing, BSC Perioperative Practice, PG in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing specialising in school nursing and a MSC in Primary healthcare her research was based on delivery of SRE in schools. Louise’s role within RYAN is to support and educate young people on all aspects of health. Louise currently lives in Shropshire with her husband and twins.

Mr Leroy Ryan

(Lead Mentor)

“I have a passion for working with young people. Also helping young people who have not succeeded in mainstream education to become positive individuals and inspiring them for the future. I also want my own children i.e. twins to grow up in a better world where education is the key to success”

Mr Paul Dooley

(Learning Mentor)

“I find it rewarding working with young people. Some of these young people have emotional problems and need all the support we can give them i.e. education, social skills. Knowing that I can do something gives me good job satisfaction. Young people are our future.

Mrs Gertrude Hendrickson

(Teaching & Learning Support)

“I am compassionate about the young people, because I want them to know that the R.Y.A.N Education Academy ‘cares’ about their well-being i.e. physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally to give them ‘Hope’ for their future life.”

Mrs Denise H.Wint

(GCSE Maths Teacher/Pastoral Care/Ds)

“I believe that every young person has the ability to achieve whether it be educationally, emotionally and socially with the right support!


(GCSE English Lead / Academic Coach / Mental Health Lead)

“I enjoy working at the R.Y.A.N Education Academy because of their ethos. I truly believe ‘Perseverance is the Key to Success. I enjoy inspiring, motivating and teaching young people to excel in life. My passion is to see all of our young people get a second chance in their education; and become the young person they aspire to be.”


(Deputy Head)

Young people are our future generation and having a positive impact on their social, emotional and academic development is what motivates me to never give up on them. ‘Brighter and better rounded young people leads to a brighter future for all!’

Marion Rogerson


Marion always dreamt of working with children when she was a teenager; she trained as an Occupational Therapist and has worked and lived in the Midlands since 1972. Married and with two grown up children, Marion has recently undertaken a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration with Ulster University.  This has allowed her to pursue her passion of helping children and young people who have Learning Difficulties or sensory processing challenges including those with challenging behaviour.

During 2014 she and some local colleagues who have expertise in working with people with learning difficulties decided to initiate the development of a charity – their aim is help children and young people with learning difficulties by providing specialist treatment.  It is expected that during 2016 the charity will become operational.

Marion has always believed passionately in “early intervention” and “investing to save.” She was herself a late developer and believes that all children should be given a true opportunity to fulfil their full potential whatever challenges they face – she is thoroughly enjoying seeing the powerful outcomes that working on a 1:1 basis using (Ayres) Sensory Integration with children and their families can achieve.  In her spare time Marion runs a Brownie pack and enjoys travelling and gardening.


(ICT Tutor)

I enjoy working at R.Y.A.N Education academy because of the ethos that all of the staff share, they believe that every child matters and they try to remove as many barriers to learning as possible.

All of the staff compliment each other’s skill set, there is a family atmosphere within the team.

Management make sure that the team has continued professional development leading to relevant training that adapt to the needs of the students.


(Learning Mentor / DSL)

I enjoy working with the young people at the R.Y.A.N Education Academy and believe that all young people have amazing talents inside of them and are just waiting for that little push to unlock there true and full potential which requires good patience and one to one sessions to understand the individual and help them succeed towards their goals in life.