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Key staff

Academy Leadership Team (ALT)

The Leadership Team is responsible for the local leadership and management of the Academy on behalf of the Local Governing Body, within the strategic framework set by the Governing Board and CEO. The Academy Leadership has responsibility and accountability in the local context for:

  • The Academy Development Plan
  • Quality of Education, delivery of Teaching & Learning, Curriculum and Timetable
  • Personal Development implementation
  • Staffing including Management, Recruitment, Training and PMR
  • Student Assessment and Results
  • Attendance
  • Parent and Community Liaison
  • Safeguarding


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Academy Leadership Team: 

Emily Wheller: Vice Principal (Student Care, Behaviour, Attitudes, Safeguarding and Attendance) (

Kieron Brehon: Vice Principal (Quality of Education) 

Rhiannon Spear: Assistant Principal (DSL, SENDCO) 

Rebecca Wildman: Assistant Principal (Teaching & Learning)

Lisa Smith: Assistant Principal (Key Stage 3) 

Charlotte Lavelle: Assistant Principal (Key Stage 4) 

Sarah Dalton: Assistant Principal (Key Stage 5) (

Emily Williams: Assistant Principal (Ethos & Personal Development)(

Stuart Kay: Assistant Principal for Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance (

Jayna Patel: Associate Assistant Principal (Data, Assessments and Exams)(

Seta Bassi: Associate Assistant Principal (Teaching & Learning)


Middle Leaders: 2023/2024

Heads of Year: 

Head of Year 7: Stephen Ruddock (

Head of Year 8: Ellie Harvey ( 

Head of Year 9: Jessica Everitt (

Head of Year 10: Eleanor Ridley (

Head of Year 11: Alec Shrimpton (

Head of Post 16: Louise Moore (

Heads of Department/Lead teachers: 

English: Stuart Kay (

Maths: Zhen Chen (

Science: Kay Clayton ( / Rebecca Postins (

Business and Computing/Computer Science:

Seta Bassi (

Humanities (Geography/History/RE): David Petrie (

Modern Foreign Languages: Amandine Fontaine (

PE: Kevin Jones (

Art & Technology: Tanisha Carter (

Health and Social Care/Law: Louise Moore (

Music: Tom Baidoo (

Drama: Izzi Dickinson (

Our Values

We can achieve so much more than we think we can


Success doesn’t happen by mistake


Everyone deserves to feel valued and important


Honesty and doing the right thing are what really counts


Life is better with fresh starts and second chances