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Principals



Rebecca Walker
EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER

Rebecca is  Executive Headteacher at The Saints Academies. The Saints are three village academies: St Augustine’s CE Academy in Draycott-in-the-Clay, All Saints CE Academy, Denstone and St Peter’s CE Academy, Alton that formally federated in September 2015. Rebecca began her teaching career at St Augustine’s CE Academy in September 2002 and is passionate about small schools and the uniqueness that they offer.

The Saints academies, and their communities, believe that education should be an exciting and inspirational experience for everyone and are dedicated to maintaining a strong family atmosphere and a culture of success, within the Christian ethos.

Elizabeth Pearce
Headteacher

Little Aston Primary Academy is a one form entry school situated on the border of Staffordshire, Birmingham and Walsall local authorities.  

Together with our Governor run pre-school 'Sparkletots' and wrap around care, our Academy motto is “Achieving Together”.

At Little Aston Primary Academy, we fully understand the importance in choosing the right school for your child. We believe in and uphold our responsibility with you as ‘Parents in Partnership’, to provide the best possible education for your children so that they can achieve their full potential.

We seek to create an inclusive learning community with an unrelenting commitment to improving outcomes, achievement and aspirations for all children. Equally we enable our children to achieve their full potential by providing outstanding, memorable, learning experiences within an enriched, challenging and personalised curriculum.

Our belief is that excellence can only be achieved in an atmosphere of high expectations, trust and respect. Our dedicated, experienced, caring staff team build on children’s skills so that they become confident, independent and self-motivated, lifelong learners. Every child is valued as a unique individual who have many talents, skills and attributes to offer and develop.

Karen Roberts
Headteacher

St. Pauls First School is located in Coven, Staffordshire. We are an inclusive Church of England School where every child is valued and supported to achieve their very best. We are proud of our pupils, our staff and the positive atmosphere we create through our focus on Christian values. At St. Paul’s we CARE and these values permeate all aspects of school life and across the wider school community. Our core values are Community, Aspire, Respect and Endurance.

Our aim is to ensure that all of our children become the best independent learners that they can become whether they join us in Nursery or further up the school. We want children from St. Paul’s to have positive learning behaviour and attitude to carry with them through life.

St Paul’s, is a Christian community that enables children to flourish, follow in Christ’s footsteps, become independent learners and lovingly respect each other in order to achieve their God-given potential.

We believe that children have just one childhood; we want their earliest school experience to be an exciting, magical journey, packed with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences.

We encourage our children to explore, to invent and to create. By steering their natural curiosity, we develop children who are confident, bold and prepared to be challenged. Our children learn about, and have confidence in, themselves as learners. They set themselves goals and have high aspirations for their future.

Tracy Parton
Headteacher

St Leonard's is a church school situated in the small village of Dunston which is 2 minutes away from Junction 13 of the M6 motorway and 3 miles from Penkridge. Our school’s teaching and learning is underpinned by our Anglican faith where our children Love to Learn and Learn to Love with God. Our Christian distinctiveness and values are evident inside and outside of the school curriculum.

The school’s approach is governed by the six core values which can be rooted in Biblical teaching; thankfulness, trust, respect, service, forgiveness and courage.

 St Leonard’s has a strong, family atmosphere. We are committed to providing a bespoke school journey for each pupil. All staff are highly motivated and resolute in providing the very best education possible.

The school grounds are comparatively large for a small school and are continually being developed for outdoor learning opportunities. We have strong links with St. Leonard’s church with children participating and leading in Collective Worship in the church in Dunston.

Zoe Scott
Headteacher

All Saints Primary School opened in 1856 paid for by subscription from the local Christian community. We are a small Church school and belong to the Diocese of Lichfield. Our historical school building and beautiful Staffordshire location facilitates a family atmosphere; where learning is creative, fun and happy! The behaviour of the children is exemplary and the motivation to learn is in abundance. All staff are highly motivated and resolute in providing the very best education possible.

Our vision at All Saints is that through the power of God's love children will reach their full potential and be able to live their lives with an open mind so that they learn from the world around them. Our school motto is 'Love, Live, Learn. This, along with our Anglican faith underpins everything we do at All Saints.

We seek to achieve our vision by valuing the individual, offering a broad, rich, challenging, skills based curriculum, providing a stimulating learning environment and setting high expectations.

Simon Shaw
Headteacher

Church Eaton Primary School is a beautiful rural school, located within a 15-minute drive of Stafford Castle. We are extremely proud of our school, our pupils, our community and our environment. 

The present school is the latest in a long and continuous line stretching back to the 15th Century. That in itself is remarkable, but even more remarkable is the fact that throughout the whole period, the school has possessed its own property, and still does. That property has always been administered for the benefit of the school, formerly by trustees and, since 1899, by the governor or Church Eaton Grammar School Foundation. Indeed, the school itself was known as Church Eaton Grammar School until its amalgamation with the Girls and Infants’ school in 1897. The present school is the direct descendant of that amalgamation.

The school ensures that each child has the best start in life through promoting and developing confidence and independence as learners who can succeed today and are prepared for tomorrow. Our motto is “Caring, Educating, Succeeding”
 

At Church Eaton Primary School, we encourage all our children to be successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. We are aiming to enable our pupils to be confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. We seek to develop responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Lesley Montgomery
Principal

Lesley has been headteacher at Horton St Michael’s CE First School and Nursery since April 2015.

Horton is a caring creative, and forward-thinking school set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside near to Rudyard Lake.  St. Michael's offers children the best possible start to their education; we are driven by a desire to create an atmosphere where children are inspired to want to learn, not just for now but for the rest of their loves.  We view education as a joint venture involving everyone: children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community.  Within school success is based on teamwork, fun, personalised learning, hard work and collaboration.  We are very proud to be rated outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS.

 

Sue Machin
Principal

St Edward’s CE Academy Cheddleton is a school that emphasises Christian values in all that it does with pupils, families and other stakeholders. The last Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) graded the school as Outstanding.

The school caters for pupils aged 3 – 9 offering them a broad and balanced curriculum. The emphasis is on all pupils being aspirational and making good progress.

Sue Machin  has been the Principal since September 2018. She was previously the Principal at Grove Academy and Head of School at Hamilton Infants School, both in Stoke-on-Trent.

Nicky Danylyk
Principal

At St Luke’s CE Academy we deliver excellent learning, nurture and pastoral care for primary aged children within the village of Endon, the surrounding district and parts of the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Our school is dynamic in its pursuit of ensuring that every child feels valued and known; has a sense of belonging; and is confident in the knowledge that they are both safe and cared for. The school motto, ‘Helping Lights Shine For All’ emphasises our school’s focus on the uniqueness of every child, our belief and commitment to gospel values and a determination to meet the needs and extend the potential of each child, for the benefit of all.

Nicola Danylyk has been Headteacher at St Luke’s since September 2020.Nicola has a range of leadership experience, having been part of leadership teams in two schools, that have gained OFSTED outstanding judgements. She is passionate about immersing children in a creative learning experience.

 

Lynn Small
Principal

Lynn was appointed as substantive Principal in September 2020. She brings a significant amount of experience in executive leadership to the post. Perton Academy has a strong ethos, which provides a happy, caring and secure learning environment. The academies vision encourages and challenges all learners to achieve their potential through a vibrant and meaningful curriculum.  The main aims are to reflect the outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters’ and it is important for the academy to develop strong partnerships between the staff, pupils, home and the local community.  The academy has been judged by Ofsted to be Grade 1 Outstanding.

The academy is located in Perton, Wolverhampton.

Katie Stanley
PRINCIPAL

Katie is the Principal of Charnwood Primary Academy, a one form entry primary school, based in Lichfield.  Katie was previously Deputy Head at Charnwood for 4 years, before being appointed as Principal in 2014.

Working closely with pupils, their parents and the local community, Charnwood is dedicated to its vision: Inspire, Nurture and Achieve.  They are a happy and supportive academy with committed staff to encourage and develop compassion, communication, confidence, curiosity, creativity and commitment from its children.

Rachel Chandler
PRINCIPAL

Rachel was appointed as Principal of Tynsel Parkes CE Primary Academy on 1st September 2017, the academy caters for 3-9 years olds in the town of Uttoxeter.  Rachel previously worked as the Senior Assistant Headteacher in a large Primary School in Cheadle, a market town in the Staffordshire Moorlands.  Rachel has experiences of working in numerous roles from; SENDCo, Pupil Premium Manager, Assessment Manager. Also having had the opportunity to lead; Science, PE, and PHSE, as well teaching throughout the primary phase.

Tynsel Parkes is a team of people who are constantly striving for excellence, our children are placed at the centre of all that we do and this is underpinned by our Christian foundations. Rachel is excited about leading the academy forwards in the future.  

Rebecca Willington
Principal

Rebecca Willington is the Principal of Boney Hay Primary Academy, a one-form entry primary school, based in Burntwood. Rebecca was appointed as Principal of Boney Hay in January 2020, after 16 years working in primary education across Staffordshire. Rebecca is passionate about securing the best outcomes for pupils in Burntwood, living locally and working in the area for many years. Rebecca has extensive experience working in a number of key roles, including leading developments across the curriculum, assessment, behaviour and provision for key groups of pupils. Boney Hay is a thriving academy, where children are at the centre of all decision making, and which Ofsted rated as Good in December 2019.

Boney Hay Primary Academy is proud of its family feel and its ethos that every child has the ability to succeed regardless of gender, ability or background. We are passionate about our Academy values of Honesty, Adventure, Resilience and Teamwork and we work with our committed staff, Local Academy Councillors and parents to encourage and develop these values in all that we do. We believe that the children are our future and securing the very best opportunities and outcomes for our pupils is our passion.

Lynn Small
Executive Principal

Littleton Green Community School is proud of its heritage and of its strong links to its community. The Executive Principal, Lynn Small was born in the local area and has been teaching at Littleton Green, previously Huntington Primary, since January 2000. She has been the Principal since 2006. 

Lynn has extensive experience in the Primary setting having worked in a number of schools as ICT co-ordinator, Maths co-ordinator and co-ordinating teaching assistants; she has taught in every primary year group. 

Lynn sees her primary role as providing strategic direction and vision. She believes in a healthy work-life balance and spends much of her spare time with her three children, singing in a local choir and enjoying training the Littleton Green  school dog, “Barat”.

Kerry Fabi
Headteacher

Dove CE Academy is located in Rocester, Staffordshire and caters for pupils aged 4-9.

At Dove CE Academy we aspire to be a safe, caring, nurturing community. Providing firm foundations rooted in the Christian faith. We provide a safe and nurturing environment based on our Christian values, encouraging children to care for themselves, each other and our community. We help the children to develop an idea of what it means to be a good citizen drawing on the British values. Our school council discuss ways in which we can give back to our local community and the world wide community.

We are a school that caters for the individual needs of our children, encouraging creativity and supporting everyone in our school community to grow and flourish in our care. Our staff are committed to providing aspirational opportunities for our children to explore the many varied options that are available to them following their time at The Dove. We encourage our children to think deeply and take risks in order that they become life-long learners. At all times we seek to develop a partnership between children, parents, governors, staff, the church and wider community.

Kerry was appointed as Headteacher in March 2019 after working at the Dove since September 2014.

Prior to relocating to Staffordshire Kerry has had experience of working in a number of primary schools in Essex.

Rowena Hillier
Principal

Rowena is the Principal of Staffordshire University Academy a secondary school based in Hednesford, Cannock. SUA provides education for 11-18 year old students living in and around the local area. Previously Vice Principal at the academy Rowena became Principal in 2014. Prior to this Rowena was an Assistant Headteacher for five years in a high school in Burton upon Trent. Whilst working as assistant headteacher Rowena was seconded to lead a Pupil Referral Unit as acting headteacher for six months. Rowena has been the Vice Chair of Governors for Chase Lea Alternative Provision Academy, part of the Manor Hall Academy Trust, since July 2019.

Before moving to teach in Staffordshire Rowena spent the first 12 years of her teaching profession working in secondary schools in Birmingham.

SUA has a central mission of improving the life chances of the students whom attend. The academy hinges everything around their RESPECT code and emphasises the power of both a positive culture and the value of, and in, team work. Rowena is passionate about every child being able to be given the very best opportunities and has a team of staff committed to helping them meet these ends.

Jonathan Williams
HEADTEACHER

Jonathan is the Principal of Moorgate Primary Academy. Moorgate is a 1½ form entry primary school located in the heart of Tamworth that currently have 270 children on role.

Moorgate is a very friendly Academy with caring and supportive staff. Moorgate  provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment for children to develop into learners for life. The Academy vision is simple; Achieve, Challenge, Enjoy!  In essence this means they strive for their children to achieve their best, challenge themselves and enjoy their learning.

Richard Sutton
Principal

Richard is the Principal of John Wheeldon Primary Academy . He has been leading the school since September 2016.  Richard was formerly the Headteacher of an outstanding First School in Staffordshire.  John Wheeldon Primary Academy is a larger than average primary school with great capacity for growth. It is a thinking community Academy with dedicated and professional staff.

It is located just to the north of Stafford Town Centre.  Children feel safe and secure, “they are keen to learn and do well” (Ofsted 2014)