Key People

We are proud to be an all-through academy and we have a robust staffing structure in place that means that each phase has its own team of leaders.  Please refer to the staffing guide below to help you determine who would be the best person to speak to.

Ruth Robinson Academy Principal

Primary - Beech Avenue Site

Sally Hodgson Interim Primary Headteacher
Charlotte Beckhurst         Deputy Headteacher
Ali Wilson Assistant Headteacher (EYFS)
Rachel Weekes Assistant Headteacher (SENCO)
Emma Dundas Assistant Headteacher & KS2 Leader
Rachel Coole KS1 Phase Leader
Emma Horsfall LKS2 Phase Leader
Hayley Griffin Reception Leader

Primary - Alton Close Site

Phil Jacobs Headteacher
Emma Howarth-Barnes       Deputy Headteacher
Ali Wilson Assistant Headteacher (EYFS)
Sharon Jacobs Assistant Headteacher (SENCO)
Ellie Henderson Assistant Headteacher & KS1 Phase Leader
Mark Halton LKS2 Phase Leader
Emma Stuart UKS2 Phase Leader
Hayley Pearce Reception Leader


Karen Stokes Secondary Headteacher
Alice Lawrence Vice Principal  (Student Support and Development)
Nick Wells Vice Principal  (Teaching, Learning and Literacy)
Sam Jadeja Director of Finance and Business Administration
Nick Warren Assistant Principal  (Pastoral Director of Sixth Form)
Sam Knowlton Assistant Principal  (Academic Director of Sixth Form)
Lorraine Jordan Assistant Principal  (Teacher Development)
Emma Drinkwater Assistant Principal  (Student Development)

Middle Leaders

Secondary Middle Leaders

Helen Green Curriculum Leader Humanities 
Zoe Thompson Curriculum Leader Maths
Louise Rowe Curriculum Leader Science
Krisha Hendra Acting Curriculum Leader English
David Harris  Curriculum Leader MFL
Sarah Morgan Curriculum Leader Design and Art
Chloe Hopkinson Acting Curriculum Leader Business and IT
Danielle Waters Curriculum Leader Sport
Leigh Matthews Curriculum Leader Performing Arts
Alice Lawrence Curriculum Leader Inclusion

Support Staff Middle Leaders

Nicola Chapman HR and Support Services Manager
Jacqueline Joyce Strategic Leadership and Marketing Manager
Jill James Finance Manager
Kerry Wallace Exams and Data Officer Primary
Ella Warren Exams and Data Officer Secondary 
Glynn Porter Premises Manager
Sharon Aplin      Senior College Manager

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