Who Are Orion?

Orion Training and Development Ltd is an educational provider specialising in supporting young people unable to engage in mainstream education. We are committed to ensuring that each young person has an educational experience that will enable them, no matter what their start point, to achieve their full potential.
Our ethos is about realising ambition, fostering self-determination and focusing on success. Each and every one of our students is encouraged to be growth minded, to persevere when the going gets tough and aim high. We teach our students the core values of respect, empathy and accountability and work on building character.

Our Core Values…

  • Perseverance: Giving 100% effort, even when the going gets tough.
  • Resilience: Coping with difficult challenges in life and bouncing back stronger than ever.
  • Responsibility: Being accountable for your decisions, answerable for your actions and excepting of the consequences.
  • Respect: Treating people with thoughtfulness, dignity, tolerance and with open minds.
  • Co-operation: Working together to help, support and encourage each other as part of a big team.
  • Diversity: Celebrating the diversity of our community and creating an environment where all people are valued and included.
  • Honesty: Being truthful, open and fair.
  • Wellbeing: Recognising our own self-worth and wellbeing and valuing that of others.

Key Staff …

Senior Leadership:

Murett Mendez:  Head of School
Georgina Mendez:  Chief Finance Officer
Elizabeth Caldicott: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Bob Chahal: Finance Manager

Safeguarding Team

Mrs E Caldicott: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms M Mendez: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Governors

Beverlie Weston: Chair of Governors/Safeguarding
Lloyd Robinson: Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare
Andrew Hardy: Outcomes for Students

Health and Safety

Azim Kazi: Health and Safety Officer
Georgina Mendez: Fire Safety Officer
Georgina Mendez: First Aider
Donald Bartley: First Aider

Year Group Leads

Kuldip Manku: Year 9 Lead
Josh Bowker: Year 10 Lead
Azim Kazi: Year 11 Lead

Student Care Team

Donald Bartley: Mentor
Andre Wilson: Mentor