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Admissions is a rolling process throughout the year and is open to all KS3 and KS4 young learners, either from a mainstream school or SEND teams within Local Authorities. We will endeavour to accommodate the student’s educational and personal needs, their aspirations, and their talents.



Our Amazing


Kevan Wayne-Morris​

Headteacher + DDSL

I look forward to welcoming you to The Write Time Independent School for a positive change and a genuine opportunity for a new start. Anything is possible, you just need to believe…

Lana Philippson

Deputy Headteacher, SENDCo + DSL

Has over 20 years experience working with young people with Special Educational Needs and their parents. Lana is also an English and Humanities Teacher at The Write Time.

Charlotte Carpenter

Assistant Headteacher

Passionate about teaching SEN and EAL learners with over 15 years of experience working in UK and International settings. Supporting families and learners and helping them find and shine their unique light is my aim. Charlotte also teaches Maths and English at The Write Time.

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“There is a shared understanding of how pupils are expected to behave and how staff are required to support them.”

- Ofsted

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Students like coming to school because they feel supported. They say staff are fun, friendly and kind.”

- Ofsted



Chris Murray - TWT Founder

Chris Murray

Founder & Chair of Governors

Chris has over 20 years’ experience working with young people and adults that have needed support and structure in their lives. 

During this time Chris has worked in a variety of settings that have involved using group work, one to one’s, fun activities and academic learning. 

Chris set up The Write Time in 2014 with the vision to bring academic learning and personal development activities together, with wrap around mentoring. The combination of these activities allows individuals to have the self-belief and confidence to thrive and explore new opportunities. 

Chris has become a fully certified Choice Theory Practitioner and has worked hard to embed the ethos throughout the organisation. 

Moira Oliver The Write Time Governor

Moira Oliver


Moira’s background is in Early Years education where she worked for many years as a practitioner, an advisor and an inspector on behalf of Ofsted. 

She qualified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in 2005 and became a faculty member of the WGI-UK in 2012. She now works as a tutor, trainer in adult education, and as a supervisor, mentor and counsellor using Choice Theory in all her work. 

She is passionate about bringing Choice Theory to everyone and supporting TWT to gain ‘Glasser Quality School’ status.

Paul Keenleyside Governor

Paul Keenleyside


Paul is a leadership consultant and coach with a focus on the importance of how we can all act and lead with wisdom, compassion and strength.  

A qualified teacher with 15 years classroom experience he has also held senior leadership posts in the Education sector, including as a Headteacher and Director of Education, before moving to Board level work in Third Sector organisations and SME’s. He has successfully dealt with change and ambiguity throughout his career, working with both Executive and non-Executive Boards when they are facing challenge and change, as well as coaching individual leaders. 

Paul continues to provide consultancy, support and insight to different organisations as they face change.

Edward Macklin - TWT Governor

Edward Macklin


Has over 16 years of experience in working from primary to secondary and SEN, working as an after-school football club co-ordinator, teaching assistant, PE teacher in a secondary school and work with the SEN department.

Ed has been at The Write Time since 2020, where he has worked as a 1:1 LSA, instructor and now he is enjoying his role as an Outreach and Develop Tutor meeting and mentoring pupils fortnightly to complete yearly personal development plans and set goals which the children can work towards.

Ed is currently training to be a choice theory instructor alongside his staff governor role.

“I am always impressed at the commitment to the staff and volunteer training and development programme which they consistently invest time and money into.

I have been involved in delivering the Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Training as endorsed by the William Glasser Institute UK – all the staff and volunteers undertake the initial practitioner training with senior staff progressing to full certification.

Whenever I work with The Write Time Team, the Choice Theory psychology comes through as a strong underpinning framework and system upon which they base all their work. They are currently undertaking their endorsement to become a Glasser Quality School, which uses the Choice Theory framework, values and ethos across the whole school – I fully support this progression.”

- Ruth Bradbrook, Director of Developing Youth Practice and Executive Faculty at William Glasser Institute UK



“Pupils are taught to safeguard their own mental health, including learning stress management strategies.”

- Ofsted

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