I am responsible for co-leading the creation of the strategic vision, values, aims and goals for the school, overseeing the strategic planning and development of the curriculum, including learning beyond the classroom to meet the needs of all students. I liaise with Acer Trust leaders and work in partnership with other schools to raise standards and develop the curriculum offer. I oversee the KS4/KS5 options process.
I lead on whole school self-evaluation and school improvement. So I bring together everyone in knowing how the school is doing and how we can make our best even better, in all areas of our work and for all staff and students.
Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion
I ensure that all SEND or additional needs are identified and met by staff for all students. I ensure that the school enables the integration and engagement of the most vulnerable learners. I oversee our Looked After Children. I monitor the strategic use of PPG and in-year student appeals and admissions.
Assistant Headteacher - Student welfare and development
I am the safeguarding lead for the school. This includes overseeing the house system and working with the House leaders, student support workers and the school counsellor as well as everything to do with attendance. My passion is to make sure that students are safe and can learn, be happy with us and develop the skills that are needed for life once they leave school.
School Business Manager
I am responsible for developing and improving the quality of teaching and learning. I work with students to support them in understanding their role in learning as well as with teachers to encourage them to engage in the latest pedagogical research.
Leadership Team - Head of Sixth Form
Francesca di Palma