Leadership Team

The Academy Leadership Team consists of the Head of School, the Deputy Head of School and the Assistant Heads of School. 

Everyone shares in the corporate responsibility of promoting high quality teaching and learning and raising pupil attainment.

Mark Smith resized

HEAD OF SCHOOL: Mark Smith, B.Ed, NPQH (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities:  Strategic Direction, Academy Development Plan – Leadership for Progress and Outcomes, Financial Leadership, Oversight of SEND, Standards/Expectations and Ofsted, Quality of Education, Oversight of Statutory Policies and Practice.

Jason Trevarthen resizedDEPUTY HEAD OF SCHOOL: Jason Trevarthen, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: School and Trust Improvement, Head of Centre KS4/5 Borough Road, University/HEI Partnerships and Recruitment, Oversight of SEND, Behaviour, Attitudes and Personal Development. 

Faculty Links: Science.


Mark Williams resized

ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: Mark Williams, B.Sc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Child Protection and Safeguarding lead including and Multi-Agency Work, Designated Lead for Looked After Children, Mental Health.

Victoria Rogers resizedASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: Victoria Rogers, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed  (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Head of Centre KS3 – Waterleat  Rd, Oversight of Behaviour, Strategic Behaviour Provision and Oversight of Alternative Provisions/Vulnerable Groups, Literacy and Numeracy.


Anne Freeman resizedASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: Anne Freeman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE,  NPQSL  (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Reporting and Assessment including calendar implementation, Teaching and Learning, Performance of Pupil Premium.

Faculty Links: English and Modern Foreign Languages

Dave Carpenter resizedASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: David Carpenter, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Community and Parental Engagement, Transition and link with primary partners, Transient Team, PCSA Panel, Attendance.

Faculty Link: Computer Science

Helen Wilkinson

ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: Helen Wilkinson, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Performance Management (in conjunction with the Headteacher), Staff Performance, CPD, Attendance and Well-Being, Evaluative processes including Student and Parent feedback, Student Council.

Faculty Links: History and Geography

Tim Willcocks resizedASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL: Tim Willcocks, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Curriculum Development (11-19), Timetable, Outcomes, Data Analysis, Exams, Reporting and Assessment including calendar implementation.

Faculty Link: Maths

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