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Staffing Structure

The  Principal

The principal is responsible for leadership and management, and for ensuring that the school meets its educational and other objectives.The  Principal is supported by the Academy Leadership Team

The  Principal – Stephan Holland

Vice Principal – Ruth Young

Kindergarten Lead – Carolyn Bond

Lower School Lead  – Julie Whitfield

Upper School Lead – Michelle Jones

Pastoral Lead – Carol Kirk

Business Manager  – Brendan O’ Keeffe

Administration Manager – Kate Andrews

The Academy Leadership Team

The function of the Academy Leadership Team (ALT)  is to provide overall team leadership of the Academy’s teaching and learning, financial, administrative and general business. It advises and is accountable to the Board on the state of the school and on matters relating to the implementation of agreed strategic development. This ALT brings matters to Governors Committee meetings, Staff Meetings and College Meetings  in a form that facilitates information sharing and consultation for decision making within this forum, and otherwise ensures the smooth running of the Academy on a day to day basis.

The College of Teachers

The College of Teachers has a special role in caring for the educational life of the Academy and is responsible for nourishing the pedagogical aspects of school life in keeping with Steiner best practice. All teachers and staff are eligible for participation in College meetings. The Chair of College is appointed annually by College members and holds a place on the Board as well as in the T&L Committee. The College meeting takes place every Thursday.

Departmental Organisation

The school is organised into three main areas:  the Early Years department , the Lower School (Classes 1-6);  the Middle & Upper School (Classes 7-10). Departmental meetings take place on Tuesday after school. Additional pedagogical meetings take place each Thursday before the College meeting. The Learning Support department holds its meetings on Thursday mornings.

The Administrative Support Team

The  admin team is comprised of  the Business Director, Administration Manager , Finance Officer, Finance Assistant, Secretary, SIMS Officer, Facilities Manager, Land Steward, Receptionists, Apprentice, ICT Network Administrator, and Caretaker. They are responsible for the practical day-to-day running of the school.

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