Management Structure

Teaching


Kevin Satchwell
Headmaster
Teaching

Kevin Satchwell / Headmaster

This year, our Year 11 students again achieved outstanding GCSE results: 99.4% of the year group achieved a remarkable 12 GCSEs or more at the higher A*-C grades including Maths and English which is well above the Government benchmark. In addition, all the students achieved at least two Science A*-C grades. The A Level results were also once more outstanding this year.

For several years now, Thomas Telford School has been one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. It is, therefore, not surprising that may people ask me to provide reasons why Thomas Telford School is doing so well. Of course, there are many reasons but the main ones must relate to the good order within the School where bullying is not tolerated, there are high levels of parental participation in supporting their children and there is an atmosphere where all the students feel comfortable about being successful without the fear of others ridiculing them.

We are particularly proud of our Sixth Form students with 144 out of 151 gaining their first choice university this year. Everyone involved with this School knows what is expected of them and enjoys being part of a very successful team. The staff work very hard indeed and gain much satisfaction from supporting students to succeed. It all seems worthwhile when the self esteem of our students is noticeably evident for all to see when they visit Thomas Telford School.


Ian Rawlings
Senior Deputy Head
Teaching

Ian Rawlings - Senior Deputy Head

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Geography and Religious Studies
  • Online Curriculum – Geography (SM) and Religious Studies (KT)
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Key Stage 4 curriculum, pastoral work, behaviour, pastoral records, portfolios, standards, referrals, personalized programmes. (GT) (VT)
  • Spiritual Development
  • Collective Worship (KT)
  • Assemblies, Charity Work (KT)
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • School liaison with Football Clubs
  • Key Stage 4 portfolio/marking checks
  • Timetable team and midyear amendments (LB)


Rob Furlong
Senior Deputy Head
Teaching

Rob Furlong - Senior Deputy Head

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of History (MH, JJ)
  • Online Curriculum – History
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • Homework Policy
  • Special Video Work (LG)
  • Broadcast (JH  MD)
  • Development Plan
  • SEF
  • Scrutiny of Raise Online and Panda Report providing reports as requested
  • Year 9 Options
  • Timetable team


Fiona Seddon
Deputy Head
Teaching

Fiona Seddon - Deputy Head

  • Annual performance Reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for the performance of:-
    • Performing Arts (Drama, Dance & Music) (GH)
    • Special Needs (CHJ)
  • Overview of Online Curriculum for Performing Arts
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental visits
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • Preparation of Data for Governors
  • Sixth Form Standards, Outcomes and Pastoral Support (LF, GT, KT)
  • Sixth Form External Admissions (CT)
  • Sixth Form Ball
  • Year 11 Options (CT)
  • Staff Briefing
  • Pupil Premium (CHJ)
  • Weekly Calendar


Mike Hartley
Deputy Head Mathematics
Teaching

Mike Hartley - Deputy Head Mathematics

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Mathematics (PR, CD, DH)
  • Online Curriculum – Mathematics
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits (GT)
  • In house training for schools direct mathematics teachers


Jon Arnold
Deputy Head PE/Public Events
Teaching

Jon Arnold - Deputy Head PE/Public Events

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Physical Education (SW, AP, DH, DL, MP, SP, ES)
  • Online curriculum – Physical Education
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Liaison Advisory Council
  • Liaison Social Development Committee
  • Responsibility for all public events and related hospitality  (MDr)
  • Organisation of staff PD days
  • Audit and Monitor citizenship
  • Responsibility for the outreach programme
  • Student and Parent Charters
  • Staff Portfolio (Handbook)
  • KS3 and KS4 Portfolio Checks/Issue
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • School publicity
  • Quality Assurance Audits
  • Overall responsibility for School rewards / commendation system


Ian Williams
Deputy Head Business/ICT
Teaching

Ian Williams - Deputy Head Business/ICT

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Business Studies and ICT (LP, CM)
  • Online curriculum – Business Studies and ICT
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Support programme for NQTs
  • To be responsible for the induction of all new staff
  • Arrangements for Special Visitors
  • To mentor Head of Business Studies and teacher in charge of ICT
  • To mentor the Director of Teacher Training (SP)
  • Quality of Teaching and Learning whole school
  • First Day/Week
  • Termly/Annual Calendar
  • School Uniform
  • Department Learning Walks
  • E-Safety Officer - Staffing
  • Staff Development


Christine Millwaters
Deputy Head English
Teaching

Christine Millwaters - Deputy Head English

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of English
  • Online curriculum – English
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Direct responsibility for LD, JG, MH, MHw
  • Oversight of Library (MHw)
  • Whole School Literacy (JS)


Emma Powell
Assistant Head Responsible for Science
Teaching

Emma Powell - Assistant Head Responsible for Science

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Science(LF, RP, DA & SG)
  • Online Curriculum – Science
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • Drugs Education
  • Health and Sex Education
  • Line Management of Head of Health & Social Care (SG)
  • Personal and Social Education Audit
  • Oversight and management of the learning centres (MHw)
  • Weekly Calendar
  • Oversight of Data for the reporting system for whole school. (LB) (FV)
  • School attendance (FV)


Caroline Harding-Jack
Head of Special Needs, Safeguarding
Teaching

Caroline Harding-Jack - Head of Special Needs, Safeguarding

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Special Needs
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin Online for Departmental Visits
  • SENCO
  • Direct responsibility BW, CD, KHJ, NL
  • Responsible for all aspects of Special Needs provision & progress at all Key Stages
  • School Policy for Special Needs
  • External agency liaison
  • Prepare learning support timetables
  • Working directly with DHMs of Key Stages on special cases where appropriate
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Race Equality Scheme
  • Medical (EH)
  • E Safety Officer - Students


Sarah Evans
Director of Modern Foreign Languages
Teaching

Sarah Evans - Director of Modern Foreign Languages

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Modern Foreign Languages (LG)
  • Online curriculum – Modern Foreign Languages
  • Visits admin online for Departmental Visits
  • Departmental Learning Walks


Sarah Mills
Head of KS3
Teaching

Sarah Mills - Head of KS3

  • KS3 curriculum, pastoral work, behaviour, pastoral records, portfolios, induction, standards, referrals
  • Organise arrangements for testing of KS3 students
  • Liaise with parents and students re KS3 Revision Programme
  • KS3 intelligence
  • Pastoral support (JT) (GT)
  • Key Stage 3 portfolio/marking checks

 

Admin, Support and Teacher Training


Kevin Satchwell
Headmaster
Support

Kevin Satchwell / Headmaster

This year, our Year 11 students again achieved outstanding GCSE results: 99.4% of the year group achieved a remarkable 12 GCSEs or more at the higher A*-C grades including Maths and English which is well above the Government benchmark. In addition, all the students achieved at least two Science A*-C grades. The A Level results were also once more outstanding this year.

For several years now, Thomas Telford School has been one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. It is, therefore, not surprising that may people ask me to provide reasons why Thomas Telford School is doing so well. Of course, there are many reasons but the main ones must relate to the good order within the School where bullying is not tolerated, there are high levels of parental participation in supporting their children and there is an atmosphere where all the students feel comfortable about being successful without the fear of others ridiculing them.

We are particularly proud of our Sixth Form students with 144 out of 151 gaining their first choice university this year. Everyone involved with this School knows what is expected of them and enjoys being part of a very successful team. The staff work very hard indeed and gain much satisfaction from supporting students to succeed. It all seems worthwhile when the self esteem of our students is noticeably evident for all to see when they visit Thomas Telford School.


Steve Turton FCA
Finance Director
Support

Steve Turton FCA - Finance Director

  • Finance (all aspects)
  • Catering and Restaurant
  • Security
  • Hire of Facilities
  • Transport (all aspects)
  • School Minibus
  • Maintenance Programme
  • Cleaning Programme
  • Advisory Council
  • Major Building Projects
  • Health and Safety
  • School Visits
  • Finance Director for Sandwell and Madeley Academies


Robert Cullen
IT Director
Support

Robert Cullen - IT Director

  • All aspects of the School’s Computerised Provision, its maintenance and efficiency
  • Information Technology Curriculum Development projects to improve teacher effectiveness and students’ standards of achievement
  • To develop the IT skills of the teaching and administration staff achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness
  • Computer Services
  • Audio Visual
  • Online Curriculum – all technical issues
  • IT Consultant Director for Sandwell and Madeley Academies
  • IT support for Teaching Schools Programme
  • Monitor School Website
  • Computer, Web and Media Services Overview


Joanna Flynn
Executive Careers Advisor
Support

Joanna Flynn - Executive Careers Advisor

  • Annual Performance Reviews of Staff
  • Co-ordinate Careers Programme at TTS and Madeley
  • Work Related Learning week
  • Road Maps for all Students
  • Work Placement Programme
  • Updating Employee Database
  • Updating Careers Website
  • Careers Charter
  • Organise UCAS Week
  • Integrate Careers into Subject areas where appropriate
  • Careers Discovery Programme
  • Termly Governors Report for Careers and Guidance
  • Provide data as requested
  • All Student references
  • Assist with subject advice as appropriate
  • Compile records about Alumni as requested


Michelle Davies
Clerk to the Governors
Support

Michelle Davies - Clerk to the Governors

  • All administration for termly Governing Board Meetings for all schools
  • Complete all administration required for statutory purposes for the Schools
  • Provision of governance advice to the schools
  • Induction of new Governors
  • Minute clerk for other matters of confidentiality, i.e. exclusion, as required by the Schools
  • All aspects of administration , including the recording of minutes, for the termly Collaboration Meetings
  • Annual review of HR related policies adopted by the Schools
  • Assist the Schools with HR matters, redundancy, disciplinary etc.
  • Assist with appointments at TTS
  • Review and develop advertising methods for recruitment
  • Coordinate recruitment campaigns
  • Cheque counter-signatory
  • Assist with the annual performance review


Joanne Hart
Headmasters Professional Assistant
Support

Joanne Hart - Headmasters Professional Assistant

  • Appointments  
  • Prospectus (JD)
  • Newsletter (JD)
  • Complaints
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Visitors’ Hospitality (DL)
  • Conference Centre (DL)
  • Management Structure
  • General Office
  • Visitors (JD)
  • Briefing Days


Su Plant
Director Of Teacher Training
Support

Su Plant - Director Of Teacher Training

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all Teacher Training Provision
  • Overall responsibility for all strands of the Teaching Schools Programme
  • Liaison with all external agencies
  • Liaison with Headteachers from Partner Schools
  • To manage the marketing strategy
  • To prepare reports for the stakeholders
  • To manage the finance with the FD
  • To prepare in depth for Ofsted inspections
  • Staff Development