Meet the team

Our team includes qualified teachers of children with visual impairments, a home support worker, an administration assistant and a nursery nurse.


Sabrina Djazoul

Head of Service

Sabrina Djazoul is the Head of the Sensory Support Service. She is based at the Lodge.



Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond

Specialist Teacher

After teaching at Linden Lodge for 16 years, Tim joined the team in 2015. His experience includes working as a Science Teacher and Head of P.E. whilst performing the role of Advanced Skills Teacher since 2007. Here, Tim developed an extensive outreach network in P.E. and school sports.
Tim supports young people with visual impairments during home visits, in mainstream primary and secondary as well as special schools. He continues to support the development of sporting opportunities for pupils with sensory impairments in Wandsworth.




Catherine Demi


Catherine has recently joined the team having worked as an SEN teacher in mainstream secondary schools for 8 years, dealing with a variety of students with special needs. She is a master’s degree holder in Special needs education and she is also qualified to teach Braille.

Within her current role she travels to different educational settings, primary and secondary schools, to support students who are visually impaired in order to access the curriculum and promote their inclusion.


Leonie MastersonLeonie Masterson

Specialist Teacher

Leonie trained as a Primary School teacher and worked in mainstream until moving to Linden Lodge School in 2000. Leonie completed her qualification to become a teacher of visually impaired children in 2005. She currently works both at Linden Lodge 

School and the Sensory Support Service. Leonie has been teaching Braille since 2005, devising individualised programs for each child. Leonie is specialist in teaching Braille and continues to develop her knowledge to deliver a curriculum and give advice on how to create an accessible curriculum. Leonie is enthusiastic and likes to impart this to the children she works with. 


Carolyn Brien - Home Support WorkerCarolyn Brien

Home Support Worker

Carolyn has worked within Linden Lodge School's secondary department for the past ten years before joining the Vision Support team. At the school, Carolyn supported individual blind and partially sighted students with additional needs as well as all the children in a class as a teaching assistant.
Previously, Carolyn volunteered at a local toddler group and has been a youth leader while raising her family.
Carolyn is delighted to be working with children and parents within their homes.



Martineé Reid

Admin Assistant

Martineé joins the Vision Support Service team with a background in Public Relations, Marketing and Communications.

Martineé provides administrative support to both the VI team and the Habilitation team.

Having already experienced a small portion of the teaching and support the Service provides, Martineé is looking forward to really embedding herself into the team, helping them to continue the important work they do.​