Letter from Vanessa Hickey

I am very proud to be the new Executive Head Teacher from September 2020.

I have been a Deputy Head at Downs View for two years based at the Link College and then more recently the Woodingdean site. Prior to this I was Deputy Head at Downs Park School.

I am committed to ensuring the best outcomes for all children and young people with learning difficulties through outstanding education and care.

I am privileged to be taking over this role from Adrian following an outstanding Ofsted and will ensure that the strong Downs View ethos and commitment to all our pupils continues.

It is an exciting time for Downs View in the Autumn Term. The building works will be completed and the pupils and staff on the current Hollingdean site will move over. Our school community will expand and I am hopeful that this will bring new opportunities for all our pupils, parents and staff.

In September many pupils will be returning to school after a long time at home and we will all be adapting to living life in new ways. I hope we will soon be able to return to a time when we can welcome parents and carers back to the school site but until this time please keep in touch and let us know how we can continue to support you.

I hope to be able to meet more of you in person over the Autumn term.

Vanessa Hickey