Senior Management Team

Ian Williams - Head
Ian Williams
Head

Ian Williams: Headteacher

Ian IWilliams - Headteacher

Mr 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.

Karen Bladen - Senior Leader - Business Studies & Performing Arts
Karen Bladen
Deputy Head
Business

Karen Bladen: Deputy Head

Business Studies

Karen Bladen - Senior Leader - Business Studies

Whole School:

  • End of term arrangements
  • Staff duties
  • BTEC Quality Assurance
  • Staff absence / cover
  • Staff attendance
  • Homework Policy and Portfolio standards across the Academy.
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Business and Economics.

Pastoral:

  • Overview of all Sixth Form work, including vocational courses, Induction, Exam Intelligence, student records and progress
  • Sixth Form Admissions

Jenna Chapman - Senior Leader - Science
Jenna Chapman
Senior Leader
Science

Jenna Chapman: Senior Leader

Science

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

Whole School:

  • Staff handbook
  • First Day First Week arrangements
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

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

Pastoral:

  • Responsibility for Year 11 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 11 student records
  • Year 11 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 11 student portfolio checks

Other Duties:

  • RSE and drugs

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

Whole School:

  • Management of Bromcom and its effectiveness
  • Sisra
  • Whole School Data / P8 Strategy
  • All Examination Entries
  • Mock Examinations
  • Retrospect and prospectus
  • Assessment, Reporting and Recording
  • Records of Achievement - all phases
  • Display
  • Marking Policy
  • DfE returns / Schools Audits / School Census
  • Pupil Premium strategy (data)
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Design Technology, Art and Food & Nutrition

Leanne Humphries - Deputy Head - Maths
Leanne Humphries
Senior Leader
Physical Education & Performing Arts

Leanne Humphries: Deputy Head

Physical Education & Performing Arts

Leanne Humphries -

Whole School:

  • Quality Assurance - All aspects of assessment, reporting and analysis of standards of delivery and teacher performance.
  • Charity Work
  • House System & Student Leadership
  • DofE and Cadets
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Overview of Tutor groups effectiveness

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Physical Education and Performing Arts
  • PE Outreach work Community Sports Programme

Pastoral:

  • Progress and Pastoral support for WBA students
  • Responsibility for Year 8 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 8 student records
  • Year 8 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 8 student portfolio checks

Oversight of RMS on following:

  • Citizenship and PSHE - weekly tasks for students and Annual review and audit
  • Assemblies/Collective Worship

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

Helen Jones: Senior Leader

Inclusion

Helen Jones - Senior Leader - Inclusion

Whole School:

  • Prevent Strategy
  • Student Attendance / Persistent absence
  • Safeguarding DSP
  • SENCO
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overall responsibility for management of Inclusion, Special Needs and Medical Matters (Nurse)
  • Nurture Groups

Pastoral:

  • Mental Health issues/ Place2Be and Wellbeing
  • Assistant Head of KS3 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 7 Transfer for SEN students
  • Year 7 Transfer and Induction

Bethan Mail - PA to the Head
Bethan Mail

PA to the Head

Bethan Mail: Head's PA

Bethan Mail - Head's PA
  • All administrative support for the Head
  • Governing Board
  • Human Resources
  • Line management responsibility for the Administration Office 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 Director
  • 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
  • ICT Advisor to the TTMAT
  • Pepare for Ofsted

Amandip Lally
Amandip Lally
Deputy Head
Mathematics

Amandip Lally: Deputy Head

Mathematics

Amandip Lally

Whole School:

  • Whole school numeracy
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Timetable & Options (KS4 & 5)

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Mathematics

Other Duties:

  • Special video work
  • Public Events
  • Academy uniform
  • Admin Team
  • Parent Advisory Group (PAG)

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

Chris Mills - Deputy Head - Business and ICT

Chris Mills - Deputy Head - Business and ICT

Whole School:

  • Overview of Session 3 arrangements
  • Web site content and updates
  • Independent Learning
  • Careers and Industry Links
  • Industrial and Parent databases
  • Key Stage 4 Options
  • All visits from Sandwell Academy
  • GDPR
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of ICT

Pastoral:

  • Citizenship and PSHE - weekly tasks for students and Annual review and audit
  • Assemblies/Collective Worship
  • Drugs awareness programme
  • Responsibility for Year 9 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 9 student records
  • Year 9 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 9 student portfolio checks

Other Duties:

  • Careers Team

Michelle Povey - Deputy Head - Physical Education & Modern Foreign Languages
Michelle Povey
Senior Deputy Head
Head of Behaviour
Humanities & Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Michelle Povey: Senior Deputy Head

Head of Behaviour & Humanities

Michelle Povey

Whole School:

  • Deputise for the Head in his absence or when required.
  • Policy Management
  • Covid-19 planning and provision
  • All aspects of students’ standards and behaviour across the Academy.
  • Reward and recognition of achievements including Achievement Evenings and House System
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of Humanities

Other Duties:

  • Lunch supervision
  • Looked After Children
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Race Equality

Pastoral:

  • Progress and Pastoral support for WBA students
  • Responsibility for Year 10 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 10 student records
  • Year 10 intelligence – IAPs
  • Year 10 student portfolio checks

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

Mark Pugh - Senior Deputy Head - English

Mark Pugh - Senior Deputy Head - English

Whole School:

  • Deputise for the Head in his absence or when required
  • Policy Management
  • Covid-19 planning and provision
  • KS3 & 4 Admissions
  • Standard of Teaching and Learning, to include: Staff Performance and Development & Training Days
  • Trainee Teachers - NQTs, PGCE, Teach First, School Direct
  • Staff Induction
  • Coordinate preparation for an Ofsted inspection

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of English including whole school literacy

Pastoral:

  • Overview and responsibility for Key Stage 3 curriculum and standards

Other Duties:

  • Library

Oversight (with HJ) of AHD on following

  • Responsibility for Year 7 Pastoral matters
  • Year 7 Admissions (HG)
  • Year 7 student records
  • Year 7 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 7 student portfolio checks

Debbie Walton - Deputy Head - Priority Areas
Debbie Walton
Deputy Head
MFL & Priority Areas

Debbie Walton: Deputy Head

MFL & Priority Areas

Debbie Walton

Whole School:

  • Overview and responsibility for sub-group strategies, standards and outcomes.
  • Overview of students’ progress and performance – all year groups
  • Monitoring performance trends, development of improvement strategy
  • SEF, Development Planning and TTMAT reporting
  • Pupil Premium
  • Gifted and Talented (student progress)
  • Weekly Broadcast
  • Staff Briefing
  • Leadership Years 7 – 13
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Annual Calendar

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of MFL