Our People


Group Directors


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CEO

Jonny Lakin

As a specialist in Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs), Jonny founded Woodside in 2011, following many years experience of teaching and leading within SEN settings. Having developed ‘The Woodside Way’, he is committed to bringing this methodology of education to other young people with an ASC, across the UK.


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Director of Education

Russell Carrington

Russ began with Woodside Group in November 2015, progressing through multiple roles before becoming Director of Education in September 2018. Russ is a qualified teacher, with many years experience of teaching and leading within both mainstream and SEN settings.


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Director of Operations

Joey Lakin

Jo began working for Woodside Group in 2017, becoming Director of Operations in September 2018. Jo is a specialist in Human Resources, having worked extensively in the private corporate sector.


Secondary Education


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Adam Allcock

Head of Base

One Ash


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Will Price

Head of Base

Number 14


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Stacey Bollard

Head of Base

Vale Farm


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Richard Gundelach

Head of Base

The Forge


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Angie Compton

Head of Base

Brickyard Barn


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Sarah Scott-Blore

Curriculum & Assessment Manager


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Dan Long

Compliance & Safeguarding Lead


Primary Education


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Oliver Walker

Head of Base

Stonehurst Lodge


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