Leadership Team

The Academy Leadership Team consists of the 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.



PRINCIPAL: Derwyn Williams (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities:  Strategic direction, Academy Development Plan and SEF – Leadership for Progress and Outcomes, Financial Leadership, Personnel including Performance Management with Deputy Head of School, Standards/expectations and Ofsted, External relationships, Health and Safety, Academy Calendar,  Equality and Diversity, Statutory policies and practice, Recruitment.

Senior Link: Science, English



Anne Freeman resizedDEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Anne Freeman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE,  NPQH  (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: CPD and oversight of coaching, Performance Management (in conjunction with the Head of School), Teaching and Learning, Staff capabilities and performance, calendar implementation, Academy Development Plan – Quality of Education – Teaching & Learning, Curriculum Team Leaders, ITEC.

Senior Link: Whole School Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages



Dave Carpenter resizedASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: David Carpenter, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Community Provision including Facilities and Parental Engagement, Marketing and Communications including Website, Closing the Gap – Transition and link with primary partners and South Devon College, Academy Events Coordinator e.g. Open events and evenings, Oversight of Organisation Systems, Attendance including staff attendance and wellbeing, Healthy Living, Careers IEG, including Raising Aspirations and Destinations, Transient.

Senior Link: ICT/Technology



ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Helen Wilkinson, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, NPQSL (Borough Road Centre)Helen Wilkinson

Main Responsibilities: Oversight of SEND/Alternative provision, Evaluative processes including Student and Parent feedback, Behaviour Support, Oversight of Behaviour including Rewards

Senior Link: Learning Support



Tim Willcocks resizedASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Tim Willcocks, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Curriculum Development (11-16) Timetable, Curriculum Newsletter, Progress and Outcomes at KS3 and KS4, Reporting and Assessment including calendar implementation, Academy Development Plan – Progress and Outcomes for All, Data Analysis to improve standards, Exams including PPEs, Data analysis to support SEF, Qualification Review, Quality First Cover Team

Senior Link: Maths



ACADEMY DIRECTOR: Kieron Scott, B.Ed (Hons), NPQML (Both sites)

Main Responsibilities: Safeguarding – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Performance of Pupil Premium students in all key stages & Looked After Children.

Senior Link: Humanities



ACADEMY DIRECTOR – SENIOR HEAD OF HOUSE: Will Virgo, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Student culture, Attitude to Learning and Student Council.

Senior Link: Creative




ACADEMY DIRECTOR – SENIOR HEAD OF HOUSE: Matt Godfree, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Staff and student wellbeing.

Senior Link: P.E.




HEAD OF LEARNING SUPPORT (SEND): Brian Chapman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (SEN) (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: SEND and support staff voice.

Senior Link: Learning Support





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