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The teachers at RHISE are dedicated, experienced professionals who are skilled at overcoming barriers to learning and working with young people to maximise opportunity. Our teachers work together to provide you with the service and support that you need to ensure that your child can achieve their full potential

  • We help your child to develop the skills required to successfully progress in education and in life.

  • We provide individualised programmes targeted at the skills that your child needs to achieve their potential.

  • We teach your child the core GCSE subjects and a range of therapeutic activities focused upon the needs of your child.

Mr A King
Mrs Higgins

I have worked with young people for over 20 years. In my capacity as a secondary school teacher in Preston, I taught Religious Education, acted as Head of House and personal mentor to students. More recently in my career, I have worked as an outreach support worker on the RHISE programme at Roselyn House school. I look to provide calm and structured sessions for the students that I support. I enjoy seeing students thrive and reach their potential. 


Every day is different in my current role and life can be fast paced and challenging. I enjoy supporting the students in my care and hope that my work has a positive impact on them.

I studied a BA Hons in Social Work and Welfare Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. I have worked at Roselyn House School since 2009, during this time my role has developed from a SEN Learning Support Mentor to more recently the Alternative Provision and Independence Support Co-Ordinator. Part of my role is to assess the students individual learning styles which translate across the Curriculum and match particular Vocational Programmes such as, college links, work placements and training programmes for young people. I also source therapeutic activities to suit particular individual needs, completing risk assessments for all placements/activities. I work closely with outside agencies and liaise with ASD families to help develop individualised learning programmes to suit all levels and needs. I have a varied work background that has given me experience in working with both adults and young people with learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour. I maintain positive relationships with the young people and have effective communication skills.

Mr Kalthober
Mrs O'Neil

After joining the Army at 16 I served 24 years attaining the rank of Warrant Officer.   Serving in multiple campaigns around the world including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.   On leaving I started fostering and mentoring young adults before switching to mainstream teaching and becoming a Learning Support Assistant.  I am a qualified open water kayak and canoeing instructor and have interests in live shows, concerts and travelling.

I joined Roselyn House School as part-time Administrator for the RHISE Centre in June 2019 where my main responsibilities are to maintain students’ records/documentation and support the RHISE Co-ordinator.  My involvement with the students at the Centre is very minimal but when I do have the opportunity to meet them it is always an enlightenment to speak to them.

I have always had an interest in education and feel privileged to be ‘a small cog in a big wheel’ of this very complex and ever-changing system.

I started my career as a School Bursar in a Church of England Primary School and spent 10 years there.  After this I moved to a R.C. High School as School Manager and was there for 16 years.  I have also been a School Governor and Clerk to Governors in High Schools over many years.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and travelling around the U.K. in our motorhome.  I am a huge animal lover, especially dogs, and I own a one year old cocker spaniel who keeps me and my husband very active on long walks.

Mr Haworth
Miss Blake

My name is Matt Haworth, I have worked at RHS for 2 years. 
Previously I have worked with young people and adults with learning disabilities and life limiting illnesses teaching them catering and life skills in live environments around the north west. Before that I had a 15-year career in Catering and Hospitality working for some very well-known chefs and established venues all over the country.  
I have many hobbies outside of work from hiking and camping to rollerblading and photography, I find it very hard just to sit still as I like being busy which makes working at RHS an ideal position. 

My name is Jenna Blake and I work at the RHISE centre as a learning support assistant. I have over 15 years experience of working with young people that display behaviours that may challenge, ASD, ADHD and various disabilities. I have worked in both residential and the class room setting. 


I have a passion for supporting students to achieve their very best always having an upbeat approach to my job role. There is no better feeling then witnessing students achieve and grow in confidence.  


I have a bubbly and a very outgoing personality. Smiling being friendly and approachable is what I pride myself on. Always spreading praise and positivity.  


At the RHISE centre I have the opportunity to support students with vocational courses such as hair and beauty and food technology whilst also helping students to gain qualifications In Maths and English. 


In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks exploring the outdoors with my son and dog. 

Mr Ben King
Mr B King
Miss Lawrenson

Mr King is a Learning Support and Outreach Support Worker for Roselyn House School. With over 11 years of experience in working with young people, Mr King thrives on helping the students he works with discover their potential and begin to live it out. Being married with 2 children, Mr King is a real family man who hopes to bring that same sense of belonging and safety to every student he meets. He is a keen musician, having played the drums for over 18 years, and enjoys all things American Football and Star Wars.


As a tutor working on the RHISE programme, Mr King has the opportunity to support students through a variety of vocational activities and courses. Photography, Rock Climbing and Video Design are just a few of the varied therapeutic and vocational courses students participate in and Mr King enjoys aiding students discover new educational passions, and nurture their pre-existing ones. Everyday brings with it new and exciting challenges and Mr King enjoys meeting them head on, ready to learn from every situation and use the knowledge he gains to only further develop the education and well being of each and every student he encounters.

My name is Miss Lawrenson and I started Roselyn House in December 2019 as a Learning Support Assistant.  In September 2020, I moved across to the RHISE Centre and now cover learning and vocational support. 


I have worked with children and young people for the past 11 years - mainly those with disabilities and challenging behaviour and care leavers (in supported living).


I have obtained NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Children and Young People's Workforce, Level 2 in Autism Awareness, Level 2, 3 and 4 SEN.


In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, my friends and family, watching football, reading, listening to podcasts and walking.

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