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Who are the Ladder Group?


The Ladder Group is led by:

Melanie Williams

B.Ed(Hons), MA, NPQH, ALCM


  • Executive Headteacher 2014-19 3-16 through school

  • Headteacher Royds Hall Community School 2011- 

  • Chair, Kirklees Community Hubs, 2017-20

  • Chair, Kirklees High School Headteachers.

  • Ofsted Inspector.

  • –primary and secondary phases, 2015-18

  • Headteacher, Kirklees Fair Access Panel

  • Lead of Aspire Learning and Community Hub 2014-2019

  • one of the first LA Community Hubs to establish early help and intervention networks in school-based localities, coordinating stakeholders and commissioning LA and health authority support.

Our team are experienced in supporting children, young people, families and colleagues through a wide range of challenges including:​


low self-esteem     stress and anxiety

bullying     staffing & human resources

leadership & management issues 

relationship     sexuality    loss and bereavement

behaviour management     Special Educational Needs

Our support is person-centred and is bound by the same professional standards as education and health professionals, as such our service is confidential and bespoke to you. Our initial consultation is free during which we will assess your needs and then make suggestions about how we might be able to support you or alternatively sign-post you on to more appropriate professionals.

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