|Craig’s main responsibilities are:
• The overall performance of the school
Craig became Headteacher at Stratford School Academy in September 2020. He has been teaching in schools in North London for over 20 years, with over 10 years of experience in senior leadership. Craig studied Sociology at Nottingham University, has a Master’s Degree in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headship.
First Deputy Headteacher
|Mark’s main responsibilities are to:
• Deputise for the Headteacher in their absence
• Ensure that the school meets its academic targets
Mark has been the Deputy Headteacher at Stratford School Academy since 2010 and a teacher in north and east London for the past 17 years. Before a career in teaching he worked in project management. He is particularly adept at designing and implementing teaching strategies that have the biggest impact on the progress pupils make in school.
|Ashley’s main responsibilities are to:
• Manage the day to day operation of the Grosvenor Road site.
• Ensure that the school’s behaviour and pastoral systems are highly effective.
Ashley joined Stratford School Academy in May 2017. He has been a teacher in London since 2003 and he has been a senior leader since 2009. Before teaching Ashley worked in the City of London. Ashley has a degree in Social Science and he is graduate of the Future Leaders Programme. He enjoys helping teachers to become excellent classroom practitioners which ultimately improves pupil’s progress and achievement.
|Mark’s main responsibilities are to:
• Manage the day to day operation of the Upton Lane site.
• Ensure that the school’s teaching systems are highly effective.
Mark has taught at Stratford School Academy for 20 years, starting out as a Newly Qualified Teacher in PE, then moving into the role of Head of PE and has worked as an Assistant Headteacher and more recently as a Deputy Headteacher.
|Naila’s main responsibilities are :
• Looked After Children
Naila gained a BA in Religion and Philosophy at Brunel University and after several years in the private sector she trained to be a teacher of RE at the Institute of Education. Naila started as a Newly Qualified Teacher at Stratford School Academy in 2003. In 2008 she became a pastoral leader and since 2011 has been an Assistant Headteacher.
|Charlotte’s main responsibilities are to:
• Design and implement the schools professional development programme
• Support the development of trainee and newly qualified teachers
Following the completion of her Geography degree, Charlotte trained as a teacher in London, through the Teach First programme. She has taught in a central London school for the last 7 years, during which time she completed a Master’s degree in Leadership. Charlotte is passionate about ensuring all students experience the highest standard of education, and joined Stratford School Academy in 2018 with a responsibility for teacher learning across the school.
|Matthew’s main responsibilities are :
• Academic interventions.
• The Curriculum
Matthew completed a BA Hons degree in History at the University of Sheffield in 1989 before training to be a teacher. In a career spanning 30 years he has taught in a variety of schools across London and has been a Head of History, Head of Humanities as well as a Senior Teacher.
|Paul’s main responsibilities are :
• School Admissions
• Student Transition Phases (Year 6-7, Year 9-10, Year 11-Post 16)
• Students at external education providers
Paul completed his teacher training through Essex Initial Teacher Training after finishing his Degree in Theatre Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. After working at two schools in Essex, Paul joined Stratford School Academy as Head of the Performing Arts Faculty in 2015. In May of 2018 Paul became an Assistant Headteacher, and went on to complete the Teaching Leaders programme with Ambition School Leadership.
Paul’s favourite aspect of his role is, and always will be, the interaction with pupils. He takes great pride in seeing pupils enjoy school and make progress whilst always maintaining high expectations. Paul enjoys running and one of his greatest achievements is completing the London Marathon.
|James’s main responsibilities are to:
• co-ordinate and teach the Wave 3 Curriculum for pupils with a variety of complex special needs and disabilities
• develop literacy across the school; ensuring that all pupils and staff read widely and constantly improve their literacy in all areas.
Before joining Stratford School Academy, James was a senior leader in a number of Special Schools and he was a SENCo and taught English and Drama in mainstream schools in Newham, Westminster and Waltham Forest.
Head of Estates
|Charles’ main responsibilities are to:
• Manage the school estates and ensure H&S compliancy across the Academy
Charles joined Stratford School Academy in August 2019 after working in a corporate environment since the start of his career in Facilities in 2011. His role varies from day-to-day management of the fabric of the Academy buildings to the more in-depth management of the H&S systems at the Academy, ensuring the safety of all staff and pupils on site.