Meet the team
Senior Leadership Team
My main areas of responsibility are: Curriculum, assessment, data, raising attainment, and the sixth form.
Our curriculum is designed to enable all students to reach their potential by offering a broad and balanced range of courses. Designing the curriculum includes deciding which subjects students will study, for how many hours each fortnight and what content will be taught in lessons. This includes the Year 9 options process, when students have the opportunity to choose some of the subjects they wish to study in years 10 and 11.
My role also includes leading on the effective use of assessment, which includes the formal tests and exams taken by students. Students in years 7-10 will have synoptic exams throughout the year and students in year 11 and the sixth form have mock examinations in both the autumn and spring terms.
The use of assessment data is another important part of my job. The progress each student makes is carefully tracked and monitored. This helps us to ensure that every student makes good progress and achieves the best possible academic outcomes. Where a student is identified as having difficulties in a particular subject, this can quickly be identified and appropriate support put in place.
I work especially closely with Year 11 and sixth form teachers and students. We are acutely aware of the many challenges students face in year 11 and the sixth form, as well as the great opportunities on offer. We work to provide the highest level of support so that all students can achieve the best results in their examination courses and then move on to the future education, training or employment destinations of their choice.
My main responsibility is to oversee the behaviour within the academy.
I am keen to ensure that the culture and ethos of the academy is as good as it can be. I have a specific interest in student leadership and ensuring that students are able to make key decisions in the academy.
My key responsibilities are overseeing the provision and teaching of our students with SEND, implementing appropriate support for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties to build resilience.
I want to ensure we create a fully inclusive learning environment at Shenley where all students can thrive and develop to their full potential.
I am responsible for the strategic leadership of the mathematics faculty and whole school numeracy.
My main areas of responsibility centre on Pupil Premium, Alternative Provision and Managed Moves alongside the overall behaviour standards of our students. It is vital that robust and clear expectations are in place for all which will contribute to a positive learning environment. The expectations we desire of our students will also help them acquire the anticipated mind and skill set which will prepare them for life after their time at Shenley Academy. The notion that all actions have appropriate repercussions is heavily communicated to every student at Shenley Academy, in preparation for their journey into the world of work and in developing exceptional role models within the academy and for the wider community.
Whilst overseeing Pupil Premium, I will ensure (alongside the Head of School) that the very best opportunities will be available to students which will help them achieve their personal and academic aspirations.
I am also keen to develop positive relationships between the academy and our families in enhancing the life chances of every student at Shenley Academy. I look forward to working with you all.