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College staff

St. John's College

Karen Grist
Principal
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Emma Shiel
Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Tristan Abendanon
Operations Manager - Education
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Angela Dobbs
Senior Education Co-ordinator
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Sarah Jordan
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Bill Filaditis
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Laura Ball
Teacher
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Steve Elston
Teacher - Music
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Loki Grey
Teacher
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Jo Horsley
Teacher - Performance
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Zara Preston
Work Based Learning Facilitator
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Kirsty Lynch
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Peter Lyons
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Matias Salavador
Teacher
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Faron Woodbridge
Teacher - Performance
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Sean Atkinson
Teacher
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Ben Coombes
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Drew Foster
Tutor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Daniel Sinfield
Teacher
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Elizabeth Blake
Lead Learning Support Worker
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Megan Blazer
Lead Learning Support Worker
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Jennifer Teasdale
Receptionist
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 

Residential

Lia Timmins
Residential Care Manager - Pier View
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Martha Martin-Baeza
Deputy Care Manager - Pier View
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Christina Brown
Care Manager – College View

I joined St. John’s in 2018 have undertaken various roles within the Care Department such as Lead Residential Support Worker, Team Leader, and Deputy Care Manager. Since February 2021, I have been the Care Manager of College View and Preston Drove, two 52-week residential provisions in Brighton which are part of the post-19 service.

I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Lead Adult Care, as well as a BSc in Psychology, and am currently studying for my Level 5 Diploma in Leader in Adult Care.

I’m extremely lucky to be able to work closely with a team of Care Managers who take responsibility for other St. John’s houses across Brighton and Seaford. My primary focus in the houses I manage is to support our young people to be as independent as possible, developing their daily living skills, social skills and communication skills. I am passionate about providing highly person-centred care and am constantly seeking new ways to promote and provide opportunities for our young people, particularly in regards to community access and involvement.

Callum Rolf
Deputy Care Manager - College View
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Pam Smith
Care Manager – Borradaile House
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Amy Jarvis
Deputy Care Manager – Borradaile House
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Heather Wells
Care Manager- Ashington Gardens & Telscombe Road

I joined St. John's Dec 2021, and have pleasure of working alongside some very dedicated care managers. I have managed many services in Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex for adults with many abilities for over 25 years.

I have most recently worked in children's services, but have come back to the role I enjoy most. I have a Level 4 Registered Managers award and Level 5 Managing residential children's services. My aim is for the best possible service for the people I support, to enrich the lives of the learners and enable them to reach their potential - whatever that means for them.

I am looking forward to managing Ashington Gardens and Telsco​mbe Road teams in helping the learners to have a positive experience, develop daily living skills, communication and have fun where they live.

Therapists

Amber Dampney
Speech and Language Therapist Supervisor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Sarah Mole
Occupational Therapy Supervisor
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Jessie Cassar
Speech and Language Therapist
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Amy Flynn
Occupational Therapist

Kim Hydle
Therapist
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Naomie Mullarky
Speech & Language Therapist Apprentice
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Gareth Shemza
OT Assistant
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Chloe Hepworth-Taylor
Therapy Assistant
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Dale Winter
Therapy Assistant
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Niomie Wogan
Therapy Assistant
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis 
Van Fernandes-Cox
PBS Lead
St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal St. John’s College Karen Grist Principal Emma Shiel Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead Tristan Abendanon Operations Manager – Education Angela Dobbs Senior Education Co-ordinator Mercedes Fernandez-Tirado Tutor Sarah Jordan Tutor Bill Filaditis