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.


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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.



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

Main Responsibilities: Teaching and Learning, Staff performance & CPD, NQTs/ITTs, Performance of Pupil Premium, Assessment including calendar implementation.

Faculty Links: English and Modern Foreign Languages



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

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

Faculty Link: Computer Science



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

Main Responsibilities:  Promoting positive behaviour, rewards, Staff 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 (Waterleat Road Centre)

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

Faculty Link: Maths



Leading Practitioner: Jessica Hunter, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Teaching & Learning, Staff Development, Coaching & Mentoring, Specialist Leader in Education.

Faculty Links: Creative Arts




Head of Learning Support (SEND): Brian Chapman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (SEN) (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Faculty Links: PE


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