Senior Management Team

James Saunders
James Saunders
Head

James Saunders: Headteacher

James Saunders - Headteacher
 

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 awareness

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 and Hospitality & Catering

Kevin Hull - Deputy Head - Design Technology

Whole School:

  • Management of Bromcom and its effectiveness
  • Sisra
  • Whole School Data / P8 Strategy
  • Retrospect and prospectus
  • Assessment, Reporting and Recording
  • Records of Achievement - all phases
  • Display
  • Feedback Policy
  • DfE returns / Schools Audits / School Census
  • 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
Deputy Head
Physical Education & Performing Arts

Leanne Humphries: Deputy Head

Physical Education & Performing Arts

Leanne Humphries -

Whole School:

  • All aspects of assessment, reporting and analysis of standards of delivery and teacher performance.
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Charity Work
  • House system & student leadership Years 7 – 13
  • D of E
  • Cadets
  • WBA Academy Provision ( Post 16 and EPPP)

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
  • Overview and responsibility for Key Stage 3 curriculum and standards

Oversight of RMS on following

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

Oversight 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

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

Helen Jones: Senior Leader

Safeguarding

Helen Jones - Senior Leader - Inclusion

Whole School:

  • Prevent Strategy
  • 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

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

Examination & Support

Whole School:

  • Whole school numeracy
  • Internal assessment arrangements
  • Examinations and Results

Faculty Liaison:

  • Mathematics
  • Admin 

Other Duties:

  • Academy uniform
  • PAG
  • Weekly Broadcast
  • Enrichment

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:

  • Timetable
  • Overview of Session 3 arrangements
  • Web site content and updates
  • Online Curriculum
  • All visits from Sandwell Academy
  • GDPR

Faculty Liason:

  • ICT
  • Careers
  • Facilities Management

Timothy Mullen-Furness - Deputy Head
Timothy Mullen-Furness
Senior Deputy Head

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
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of MFL

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
  • Annual Calendar
  • 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

Pastoral:

  • Responsibility for Year 10 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 10 student records
  • Year 10 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 10 student portfolio checks

Other Duties:

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

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:

  • Responsibility for Year 9 Pastoral matters and progress
  • Year 9 student records
  • Year 9 intelligence - IAPs
  • Year 9 student portfolio checks

Other Duties:

  • Library

Debbie Walton - Deputy Head - Priority Areas
Debbie Walton
Senior Deputy Head
Head of Upper School 

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
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Curriculum:

  • Overview and responsibility for standards in all aspects of MFL