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Staff List

More than 200 staff work at The King’s Academy. All staff are led and managed by Mr S Reader, the Principal. The role of the Principal is overseen by the Board of Governors, led by Mr James Ruddock, the Chair of Governors.

Working for the Principal is the Leadership Team, which comprises one Vice Principal, one Senior Assistant Principal, five Assistant Principals, one Associate Assistant Principal and one Business Manager, as follows:

Senior Leadership Team
Mr S Reader Principal
Mrs S Taylor Vice Principal (Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment)
Miss H Smith
Senior Assistant Principal (Pastoral)
Mr P Johnson Assistant Principal (Key Stage 3)
Mrs D Dodsworth Assistant Principal (Key Stage 4)
Mr N Skerry Assistant Principal (Head of Sixth Form)
Ms S Watson Assistant Principal (SEND)
Mrs E Gibbons Assistant Principal (Personal Development)
Mrs L Manthy
Associate Assistant Principal (Attendance and Safeguarding; DSL)
Mr J McAllister Business Manager


Extended Leadership Team
Mrs C Brownless Assistant Vice Principal (Teaching and Learning)
Mrs L Grime Assistant Vice Principal (Mainstream SEND & LAC Strategy)
Mrs C Lamport Assistant Vice Principal (Raising Achievement and Progress)
Mr P Fox Director of Exams and Assessment
Mrs H Hunter English HOD
Mrs S Humphreys Mathematics HOD
Mr R King Science HOD
Mr J Belmont Cover Manager, Head of LOTC
Mrs A Thorpe PA to the Principal


Child Protection Officer
Miss H Smith


Beyond the Leadership Team are the Heads of Department, classroom teachers, Heads of Year, form tutors, classroom assistants and support staff. If you wish to make contact with or speak to any individual member of staff, please call Reception on 01642 577577 and we will do all we can to help you with your query.