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Senior Leadership Team

Mr M Berry Mr M Berry Senior Assistant Headteacher

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.

Mr I Horgan Mr I Horgan Senior Assistant Headteacher

Our aim is to create a strong academy culture that is both nurturing and rigorous.  As Senior Assistant Headteacher, I am fully committed to the importance of developing meaningful and sustainable partnerships that will improve outcomes for our young people. I work strategically across the academy and with a range of partnerships including KPMG and the CBSO to ensure that the learning experienced by our students is both inspirational and aspirational.

Mrs M Bennett Mrs M Bennett Assistant Headteacher: Teaching & Learning / Specialist Leader of Education / Lead Practitioner

Oversees all aspects of teaching and learning in the academy including the leadership of all academy quality assurance for both curriculum and pastoral provision.  Leads whole academy CPDL provision including overseeing the use of IRIS Connect Video Technology.  Leads newly and recently qualified teachers and oversees Initial Teacher Training provision within the academy.  Leads and supports in other teacher development programmes and training within and outside of the academy.  Oversees the running of the Lead Practitioner Learning Centre and manages the academy’s Lead Practitioners.  Oversees and leads on marking, literacy and homework policies across the academy.  As an SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) and SSAT Accredited LP (Lead Practitioner), works across secondary schools in the local area, and other E-ACT academies, to provide support and guidance to their leaders and teachers.  Line management of the English Faculty, Performing and Creative Arts Faculty and Lead Practitioners.

Mrs J Carrier Mrs J Carrier Assistant Headteacher: SENCo

I am responsible for co-ordinating the support for students with  Special Education Needs / Disabilities.
It is my job to ensure any students with additional needs are supported and all staff are kept informed with any key advice and strategies. All students with SEND are tracked to ensure their attainment, attendance and behaviour are meeting expected levels.
I manage an Inclusion Team who run short or long term interventions for targeted students.
The key focus for this support is for students who are not making expected progress in maths and English. However we also support students with diagnosed conditions e.g. ADHD, ASD and those with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health issues.

Ms E Smith Ms E Smith Assistant Headteacher: Mathematics

I am responsible for the strategic leadership of the mathematics faculty and whole school numeracy.

Mrs H Percival Mrs H Percival Assistant Headteacher: KS3 Standards

I am responsible for overseeing and leading KS3 Standards within Shenley Academy. This includes admissions and transition from Year 6 to Year 7 and liaison with our local primary schools.  I am responsible for the strategic leadership of Year 7, 8 and 9 data scrutiny; and for Year 7, 8 and 9 Parent and Carer evenings. I also oversee the KS3 to KS4 options process. I am responsible for in year admissions for Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

I line manage Jupiter College and Mercury College, and working closely with the Assistant Headteachers and Pastoral Support Managers, oversee the attendance and behaviour of students within these colleges.

I support the Science Faculty and Humanities Faculty in a line management capacity.  I am a member of the Humanities team, my main specialism being the teaching of history.

I am also a Specialist Leader of Education and Lead Practitioner.

Mr C Hunt Mr C Hunt Assistant Headteacher: KS4 Standards

I am responsible for the construction and mapping of appropriate curriculum pathways to ensure suitable provision for all students.
I lead on monitoring progress of all students in all subjects at key stage three. I also lead on ensuring suitable interventions and strategies are in place to address progress where this is not sufficient.
I am also responsible for the construction of the whole-school timetable.

Miss S Piercy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss S Piercy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Heads of College and Pastoral Support Managers

Miss N Luckman Miss N Luckman Assistant Headteacher: Jupiter College
Miss N Luckman Miss N Luckman Assistant Headteacher: Jupiter College
Mrs S Benham Mrs S Benham Pastoral Support Manager for Jupiter College
Mrs S Benham Mrs S Benham Pastoral Support Manager for Jupiter College
Miss C Pownall Miss C Pownall Assistant Headteacher: Mercury College
Miss C Pownall Miss C Pownall Assistant Headteacher: Mercury College
Miss E Stevenson Miss E Stevenson Pastoral Support Manager for Mercury College
Miss E Stevenson Miss E Stevenson Pastoral Support Manager for Mercury College
Mr M Jennings Mr M Jennings Assistant Headteacher: Neptune College
Mr M Jennings Mr M Jennings Assistant Headteacher: Neptune College
Mr S Beeston Mr S Beeston Pastoral Support Manager for Neptune College
Mr S Beeston Mr S Beeston Pastoral Support Manager for Neptune College
Mr M Wood Mr M Wood Assistant Headteacher: Saturn College
Mr M Wood Mr M Wood Assistant Headteacher: Saturn College
Ms S Fletcher Ms S Fletcher Pastoral Support Manager for Saturn College
Ms S Fletcher Ms S Fletcher Pastoral Support Manager for Saturn College
Mr T Coy Mr T Coy Assistant Headteacher: Venus College
Mr T Coy Mr T Coy Assistant Headteacher: Venus College
Miss K Blanchette Miss K Blanchette Pastoral Support Manager for Venus College
Miss K Blanchette Miss K Blanchette Pastoral Support Manager for Venus College

Assistant Principals of Faculty and Faculty Support Managers

Mrs C Coombs Assistant Headteacher: English
Mrs C Coombs Assistant Headteacher: English
Mrs P Fair Faculty Support Manager for English
Mrs P Fair Faculty Support Manager for English
Ms E Smith Assistant Headteacher: Mathematics
Ms E Smith Assistant Headteacher: Mathematics
Mrs J Bold Faculty Support Manager for Mathematics
Mrs J Bold Faculty Support Manager for Mathematics
Mrs L Taylor Assistant Headteacher: Science
Mrs L Taylor Assistant Headteacher: Science
Mrs K Davies Faculty Support Manager for Science
Mrs K Davies Faculty Support Manager for Science
Ms M Jordan Assistant Headteacher: Innovation, Communication & Enterprise (I.C.E.)
Ms M Jordan Assistant Headteacher: Innovation, Communication & Enterprise (I.C.E.)
Mr P Wiredu Faculty Support Manager for Innovation, Communication & Enterprise (I.C.E.)
Mr P Wiredu Faculty Support Manager for Innovation, Communication & Enterprise (I.C.E.)
Mrs L Murphy Assistant Headteacher: Humanities
Mrs L Murphy Assistant Headteacher: Humanities
Mr M Bridgewater Faculty Support Manager for Humanities
Mr M Bridgewater Faculty Support Manager for Humanities
Mr N Vaughan Assistant Headteacher: Physical Education & Health
Mr N Vaughan Assistant Headteacher: Physical Education & Health
Miss C Averill Faculty Support Manager for Physical Education & Health
Miss C Averill Faculty Support Manager for Physical Education & Health
Mrs H Edie-Pabla Assistant Headteacher: Performing & Creative Arts
Mrs H Edie-Pabla Assistant Headteacher: Performing & Creative Arts
Mr I Long Faculty Support Manager for Performing & Creative Arts
Mr I Long Faculty Support Manager for Performing & Creative Arts
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