Senior Management Team

Ian Williams - Headteacher
Ian Williams
Headteacher

Ian Williams - Headteacher

Ian IWilliams - HeadteacherMr Williams graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Genetics. He quickly moved into teaching ICT and also spent time working for the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) as a Project Manager. In 2006 he joined the West Midlands Consortium, the school based teacher training provider led by Thomas Telford School, and became the Director in 2010. More recently, Mr Williams has been a Deputy Head at Thomas Telford School, before he moved to his first headship at Bulwell Academy, one of the Thomas Telford family of schools situated in Nottingham.

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Clair Drummond - Head's PA
Clair Drummond
Head's PA

Clair Drummond - Head's PA

Clair Drummond - Head's PA

All administrative support for the Head

Governing Board

Human Resources

Line management responsibility for the Admissions and Office Managers and oversight of Reception.

Conference Centre and Hospitality Suite use

Recruitment

Payroll and Pensions

Freedom of Information

Term Dates and Staff Holiday Entitlement

Staff Absence Recording

Key visitors to the Academy

Official Complaints, quality control and quality management of Academy Services involving staff as necessary

Daljeet Kangh - IT Director
Daljeet Kangh
IT Director

Daljeet Kangh - IT Director

Daljeet Kangh - IT DirectorMr Kangh joined the Academy in June 2006 as IT Director and brings with him more than 15 years experience of delivering IT Services in both the Public and Private sectors. As IT Director he is responsible for the day to day running of the IT department which includes managing a team of Technicians. In addition he is responsible for the support and maintenance of the IT infrastructure.

All aspects of the Academy's ICT provision, its maintenance and efficiency

ICT curriculum development projects to improve teacher and student effectiveness

Management of the Bromcom system

Karen Bladen - Senior Leader - Sixth Form & Performing Arts
Karen Bladen

Senior Leader
Performing Arts

Karen Bladen - Senior Leader - Performing Arts

Karen Bladen - Senior Leader - Performing ArtsMiss Bladen

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Performing Arts

Responsibility for Year 10 Pastoral matters (MTS)

Year 10 student records

Year 10 intelligence - IAPs

Year 10 student portfolio checks

Course Leader Sixth Form BTEC Business

End of term arrangements

Staff duties

Overall responsibility for Music School and Academy Productions

Avtar Gill - Deputy Head - Design Technology, Art and Hospitality
Kevin Hull

Deputy Head
Design Technology, Art and Hospitality & Catering

Kevin Hull - Deputy Head - Design Technology, Art and Hospitality & Catering

Kevin Hull - Deputy Head - Design Technology Mr Hull started his work as Deputy Head in April 2015.  He came with 20 years teaching experience, eight of which have been at Assistant Head Teacher level, across two different schools. As an Assistant Head Teacher he has had responsibility for Sixth Form, a Design and Technology Specialism and for whole school student progress and standards.

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Design Technology, Art and Hospitality and Catering

Management of Bromcom and its effectiveness (HS)

Sisra (TK)

Lower School Data (TK)

Weekly Broadcast

Retrospect/Prospectus (VB)

Assessment, Reporting and Recording

Records of Achievement - all phases (HS)

Display

DfE returns / Schools Audits / School Census (HS)

Pupil Premium strategy (data) (TK)

Leanne Humphries - Deputy Head - Maths
Leanne Humphries

Senior Leader
Physical Education

Leanne Humphries - Senior Leader - Physical Education

Leanne Humphries - Leanne Humphries

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Physical Education House system

PE Outreach work Community Sports Programme

Progress and Pastoral support for WBA students (year 10 & 11)

Responsibility for Year 8 Pastoral matters (DKB)

Year 8 student records

Year 8 intelligence - IAPs

Year 8 student portfolio checks

Leadership Years 7 - 13

Helen Jones - Senior Leader - Inclusion
Helen Jones
Senior Leader
Inclusion
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Helen Jones - Senior Leader - Inclusion

Helen Jones - Senior Leader - InclusionMrs Jones

Overall responsibility for management of Inclusion, Special Needs and Medical Matters (BS)

Nurture Groups

SENCO (VAW)

Year 7 Transfer for SEN students

Assistant responsibility for Year 7 Pastoral matters

Gifted and Talented (student progress)

Mental Health issues/ Place2Be

Safeguarding DSP

Student Attendance/Persistent absence

Prevent Strategy

Amandip Lally
Amandip Lally

Deputy Head
Mathematics

Amandip Lally - Senior Leader - Mathematics

Amandip LallyMr Lally

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Mathematics including whole school numeracy

Responsibility for Year 9 Pastoral matters (HMS)

Year 9 student records

Year 9 intelligence - IAPs

Year 9 student portfolio checks

Academy uniform

Student Voice

Co-ordination of annual Enrichment days

Special video work

Public Events

Staff Briefing

Parent Advisory Group (CD)

Chris Mills - Deputy Head - Business and ICT
Chris Mills
Deputy Head
Business and ICT

Chris Mills - Deputy Head - Business and ICT

Chris Mills - Deputy Head - Business and ICTMr Mills started work as a Deputy Head at the Academy in January 2009 and came with experience of having worked in three other schools; including the last four years as Director of ICT in a Specialist ICT College. He has been an external GCE examiner for both ICT and Business Studies. Prior to teaching, he had a successful career around the UK in Private Banking; finally ending up in the City. His passions are Rugby, travel and his family (not necessarily in that order).

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Business and ICT

Overview of all Sixth Form work, including vocational courses, Induction, Exam Intelligence and Student records (KKN/SKG)

Sixth Form Admissions (VB)

Timetable

Independent Learning

Whole School Self Evaluation Strategy/ Development Plan

Careers and Industry Links (RO)

Industrial and Parent databases (RO)

Web site content and updates (ML)

Citizenship and PSHE - weekly tasks for students and Annual review and audit

Paul Moore
Paul Moore
Deputy Head
Humanities

Paul Moore - Deputy Head - Humanities

Paul Moore - Deputy Head - HumanitiesOverview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Humanities

Responsibility for Year 11 Pastoral matters (AAR)

Year 11 student records

Year 11 intelligence - IAPs

Year 11 student portfolio checks

All Examination Entries

Mock Examinations

Assemblies/Collective Worship (SSG)

Charity Work

Overview of Session 3 arrangements

Development of Learning and Teaching through the Academy Boys Achievement (ARH)

Michelle Povey - Deputy Head - Physical Education & Modern Foreign Languages
Michelle Povey

Senior Deputy Head
MFL Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Michelle Povey - Senior Deputy Head - Behaviour & Modern Foreign Languages

Michelle Povey - Senior Deputy Head - Physical Education & Modern Foreign LanguagesMrs Povey started her work as Deputy Head at the Academy in June 2005 and came with 17 years' teaching experience. She spent 12 years at Thomas Telford School, the final six as a Deputy Head. Her responsibilities included managing Key Stage 3, Admissions and curriculum responsibility for English.

Deputise for the Head in his absence or when required

Management of behaviour across the Academy

Reward and recognition of achievements including Achievement Evenings

Coach and lunch supervision (EH)

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of MFL

Looked After Children, Pupil Premium (HJ)

Staff handbook

First Day First Week arrangements (AB)

Equal Opportunities

Race Equality

Annual Calendar (CD)

Mark Pugh - Senior Leader - English
Mark Pugh
Deputy Head
English

Mark Pugh - Deputy Head - English

Mark Pugh - Deputy Head - EnglishMark Pugh

Overview and responsibility for Key Stage 3 curriculum and standards

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of English including whole school literacy (FKW)

Responsibility for Year 7 Pastoral matters (HJ)

Year 7 Admissions (HG)

Year 7 Transfer and Induction (HJ)

Year 7 student records

Year 7 intelligence - IAPs

Year 7 student portfolio checks

Staff Development

Training Days

Library (VB)

Trainee Teachers - NQTs, PGCE, Teach First, School Direct

Staff Induction (KNB)

Gemma Smith - Deputy Head - Science
Gemma Smith
Deputy Head
Science

Gemma Smith - Deputy Head - Science

Gemma Smith - Deputy Head - ScienceDr Smith began her career as a Biochemist with Cancer Research UK in London before entering the teaching profession. She joined Walsall Academy when it opened in September 2003 as a Science teacher and her responsibilities there including management of Key Stage 3 Science. In 2007 she became Head of Science at Colton Hills School in Wolverhampton before moving to Sandwell Academy as Senior Manager with responsibility for Science.

Overview and responsibility for Key Stage 4 curriculum and standards

Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Science

Year 10 / Year 11 Progress and Pastoral support

Key Stage 4 Options

Voc Placements

Marking

Homework Policy

Drugs awareness programme

Health and Sex education

Staff absence / cover

Staff attendance (CD)

All visits from Sandwell Academy

Overview of Tutor group effectiveness