Staff Member

Senior Leadership Team

Name/Role

HSE

Zoe House

Headteacher

I trained at Lees Brook as a student teacher and have now been here for 18 years. In that time I have had responsibility for ICT within English, have been Director of ICT, Director of English and was appointed as an Assistant Headteacher in 2005. As an Assistant Headteacher, I had responsibility for CPD and Teaching and Learning; during this time I was also the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. For one year, I worked as a Teaching and Learning Consultant for the Local Authority delivering training to develop teaching in other schools within the city. Since 2010, I have been a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Inclusion; this has included behaviour, safeguarding, attendance, Special Educational Needs and admissions. After being in an acting position for a year, I was appointed as Headteacher of Lees Brook Community School in February 2016.

SMS

Steve Smith

Deputy Headteacher

I began my teaching career in 1997 at a secondary school in Derbyshire and have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 1998. Over the 18 years I have worked at Lees Brook Community School, I have had many responsibilities in addition to teaching. When Lees Brook became a Sports College in 2001 I was appointed as the Learning Director for PE & Dance. In 2008 I was appointed the Director of Standards for KS4 and a couple of years later I became an Assistant Headteacher with the responsibility for whole school standards and achievement. In 2015 I was appointed as the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for standards, achievement and curriculum.

Heffern

Katy Heffern

Deputy Headteacher

I am the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning. I am also the SLT link for Mathematics. I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2007. Previous roles include Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Numeracy across the curriculum and Learning Director for Mathematics. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a member of airline cabin crew. I am the designated Teacher for looked after children.

Staff Member

Extended Senior Leaderdship Team

Name/Role

Hadwin

Sarah Hadwin

Safeguarding

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2002. During this time, I have been Director of Behaviour, Special Programmes Co-ordinator and Pastoral Lead. I am currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as SLT Link for Expressive Arts. My subject specialism is Drama. Prior to teaching, I worked as a Portrait Photographer.

Hatton James

James Hatton

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2001. I have been the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO)in school since 2005. I was appointed as an Assistant Headteacher in 2014. Before becoming a teacher I worked in a variety of roles including four years in the Civil Service.

KSW

James Kershaw

Assistant Headteacher/Year 7 Transition/Admissions

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2003. I have been Head of Year 7 for five years and I am an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Admissions and Primary School Transition. I am an ex-pupil of Lees Brook who has also worked in retail and legal services prior to teaching.

Hatton Katy

Katy Hatton

Assistant Headteacher

I began teaching in 1998 and have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2004, joining then as Head of English. In 2008 I was appointed to the Leadership team and have held positions of responsibility including developing KS3 student progress and achievement, whole school Literacy and most recently, to lead on the achievement of Pupil Premium and Higher Attaining students across the school.

Hatton Mark

Mark Hatton

Behaviour Lead

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2004. During this time I have led a highly successful PE Department and for the last three years I have been a part of the school leadership team with responsibility for student behaviour. My current position is Behaviour Lead. I am also the SLT link for P.E.

Dunn

Alistair Dunn

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Year 8, Vocational

After completing an Engineering Degree at Warwick University I studied for a PGCE in Design and Technology at Brighton University. I then taught in Brighton and London before moving to be Head of Technology at Lees Brook Community School in 2003. I am now an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for PCE and Citizenship as well as being Head of Year Eight. In-between my studies I have worked in the engineering and agriculture sectors; I also worked on a Development Project in Northern Nigeria for a year.

Staff Member

Safeguarding/Inclusion Team

Name/Role

Hadwin

Sarah Hadwin

Safeguarding

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2002. During this time, I have been Director of Behaviour, Special Programmes Co-ordinator and Pastoral Lead. I am currently the Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead as well as SLT Link for Expressive Arts. My subject specialism is Drama. Prior to teaching, I worked as a Portrait Photographer.

Hatton James

James Hatton

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2001. I have been the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO)in school since 2005. I was appointed as an Assistant Headteacher in 2014. Before becoming a teacher I worked in a variety of roles including four years in the Civil Service.

STE

Sam Davies

Attendance/Home-School Liason

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2009 as part of the Inclusion Team with responsibility for Home/School Liaison. In 2013 I was appointed to the additional role of School Attendance Manager. Before working at Lees Brook I spent eight years working in Social Care with the Derby City Children’s and Young Peoples Department.

Staff Member

Heads of Year

Name/Role

KSW

James Kershaw

Assistant Headteacher/Year 7 Transition/Admissions

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2003. I have been Head of Year 7 for five years and I am an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Admissions and Primary School Transition. I am an ex-pupil of Lees Brook who has also worked in retail and legal services prior to teaching.

Dunn

Alistair Dunn

Year 8 Head of Year

After completing an Engineering Degree at Warwick University I studied for a PGCE in Design and Technology at Brighton University. I then taught in Brighton and London before moving to be Head of Technology at Lees Brook Community School in 2003. I am now an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for PCE and Citizenship as well as being Head of Year Eleven. In-between my studies I have worked in the engineering and agriculture sectors; I also worked on a Development Project in Northern Nigeria for a year.

Moore

Chris Moore

Year 9 Head of Year

Since joining Lees Brook as a science teacher in 2011, I have held a number of positions in the school. In 2013 I was responsible for managing the Student Leadership Programme, became the Deputy Learning Director for Science in 2014 and then moved into my current role as the Head of Year 8. Before becoming a teacher, I had worked for a multinational retail company for 5 years.

Kendal

Gemma Kendall

Year 10 Head of Year

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2013 where I have been apart of the Expressive Arts team, teaching Drama. I have now been appointed as the Head of Year 9. At previous schools I also taught Dance and Expressive Arts GCSE. Before becoming a teacher I was a Learning Support Assistant and Cover Supervisor in a secondary school. I have a keen interest in Musical Theatre and have helped develop our extra- curricular opportunities leading school musicals and other arts related clubs.

TYO

Ben Taylor

Year 11 Head of Year

I am a former pupil of Lees Brook and have previously worked as a Journalist for Sky Sports, ITV and the BBC. I have worked at the school for 8 years and started off as a Teaching Assistant, before going on to train as a teacher. I have developed the GCSE Media Studies course (in which we get very good results) and am now doing the same for film - a passion of mine. I've had roles in researching technology and student achievement. I am now very proud to be leading a lovely group of students through their GCSE's.

Staff Member

Learning Directors

Name/Role

Wright

Nicola Wright

Learning Director of Mathematics

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since 2008. I have been in role as Director of Mathematics for the past three years. I previously had a teaching and learning responsibility within the faculty focusing on data and the use of ICT. Before coming to work at Lees Brook I was studying for a mathematics degree and PGCE at The University of Nottingham.

Terry Lemon

Terry Lemon

Learning Director of Languages

I have been teaching since 2003 and joined Lees Brook in September 2015 as Director of Learning for MFL. Prior to teaching I worked in several different countries in various industries including hospitality and engineering.

Gates

Chris Gates

Learning Director of English

I initially began as a Media Technician for the PE department in 2003 having completed an English and Media degree at university. I was inspired so much I left to do my teacher training and returned in 2005 as an English and Media teacher. Since then I have held numerous positions within the department and the school. For the last three years I have been Learning Director of English and Media. I am also part of the school’s extended leadership team with the responsibility for Whole School Rewards.

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Andy Thomas

Learning Director of Science

I have worked at Lees Brook Community School since September 2015 as the Director of Learning for Science. I have been teaching Science since 1992 and before joining Lees Brook I worked in schools in and around the Nottingham area with roles such as Head of Chemistry, Head of Science and Coordinator for Initial Teacher Training.

BWD

David Brown

Learning Director of Humanities

I started at Lees Brook as a Learning Director in September 2017. I have been teaching since 2001, initially in London, but since at John Flamsteed school in Denby and most recently as a Learning Director at Derby Moor school. I studied Geography at Sheffield Hallam University and completed my PGCE at the University of Leeds

Staff Member

Learning Directors

Name/Role

SJN

Jenny Needham

Deputy Director of Post 16 Provision

I am the Deputy Learning Director for the post 16 provision and have been in post for 5 years. My career in education has spanned over 25 years and I have worked with a wide range of awarding bodies successfully implementing quality assurance systems; in previous positions I have experience of managing the hair and beauty curriculum in a large Further Education college. I am a fully qualified hairdresser and beauty therapist and prior to my career in education I worked in the hair and beauty sector for 10 years. The students I have taught have been successful in national competitions such as WorldSkills.

DVH

Hannah Davies

Learning Director of Expressive Arts

I began teaching A-level and GCSE Dance at Oldbury Wells School in Shropshire in 2002. I moved to Derby and began working at Leesbrook as Head of Dance in 2006. For the last four years I have been the learning director for Expressive and Performing Arts. Additionally, I have some responsibility within the SEN team.

Siviter

Kat Siviter

Learning Director of Technology

I have worked at Lees Brook since 2008. For the past four years I have been Learning Director of Technology, which now includes Design and Technology, Computing and Business. Alongside leading the faculty I teach Design and Technology at KS3 as well as Graphic products and Media Studies at GCSE level.

HRR

Sarah Harris

Learning Director of PE and Sport

 I have been teaching since 1999 and started work at Lees Brook in 2010. I took over the role of Learning Director for PE and Sport in October 2016. Before joining Lees Brook School, I worked as a PE teacher and School Sports Co-ordinator at Brownhills Community Technology College and as a Community Gymnastics Coach in the Tamworth Schools Sports Partnership.

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