Our people

The work of Inaura is overseen by five Trustees who have a wide range of experience within and outside of education. There is a small Senior Leadership Team who manage over 30 teaching and support staff at Inaura School. 


Dr Adam Abdelnoor is Chief Executive for Inaura and a chartered psychologist. His main main area of expertise is intellectual and psychological disability whether acquired or innate. 

Adam's specialist competencies comprise working with learning disabilities, special educational needs, restorative approaches, educational management, relational skills, children, families, and bereavement. He has been providing assessments of adults, adolescents and young people with learning and/or other specific disabilities for a variety of purposes including family and criminal court proceedings for more than ten years.

In 1997 – 2001 he led the Croydon Sexuality and Personal Development Joint Project for Croydon Social Services and Surrey NHS Trust to establish a sexuality and personal development team for adults with learning disabilities.  He was a participant in the Home Office advisory group on sexual offending and capacity to consent.  Adam is a co-author in the Books Beyond Words series for people with learning disabilities published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Adam has a degree in Social Psychology and a Doctoral degree (PhD) awarded in 1997 by London University (Department of Psychology) that looked at the effect of bereavement on academic achievement. During 1998-2001 Adam was a senior research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry of Disability at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, where he participated in the analysis of forensic psychiatric studies, and in particular the relationship between intellectual impairment and offending behaviour.

Amanda Amanda Hannah 

Senior Leadership Team

Emile Etheridge

Emile Etheridge is Head Teacher of Inaura School.  Emile started working at Inaura School as the Deputy Head in September 2016.  In March 2017, he was the successful candidate selected to succeed Chief Executive Dr Adam Adbelnoor as the Head Teacher starting the 2017-2018 school year.

Originally from the United States, Emile is a dual British and US citizen who has over 20 years of experience educating students with a range of special educational needs.  His qualifications include Masters Degrees in Education Leadership and Policy as well as in Teaching Languages specialising in TESOL.  Emile is a qualified English teacher with a BEd in Teaching Secondary English, QTS and holds qualifications in working with the gifted and talented.

Emile’s education leadership experiences extend through the UK, USA and Japan as a High School Assistant Principal, Professor of English Language Studies, Advanced Academics Coordinator, Head of Year and Corporate English Language Trainer.

‘My philosophy is rooted in the belief that every individual can learn and continues to learn throughout their lives.  I believe that the purpose of education is to equip students with the skills to become actively engaged, independent citizens of the world.  Our role in the school is to facilitate the excitement of discovery learning processes of each individual student by providing authentic learning experiences, stimulating projects, differentiated instruction and compassion.  Our learner-centred approaches should empower students to process what they have learnt, make connections to other strands of real-life information and sustain meaningful and appropriate social connections with peers.’  EEtheridge


Norman Tyson

Norman Tyson is School Development Manager and Chair of Governance of Inaura - the Inclusion Charity.











Joy Miller
Joy Miller is Designated Safeguarding Lead for Inaura. She works with all those involved regarding child protection concerns and liaises with other agencies when appropriate.  She also acts as a source of support and advice to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding, using her expertise in all matters of child protection to provide help and access intervention where necessary.  Joy also ensures that all safeguarding policies and procedures are up to date and that staff are kept abreast of the latest training available. 





School staff

Full details of all Inaura School staff can be found on our School Team page.