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Management Structure

Sir Kevin Satchwell / Headmaster,
Executive Advisor to TTMAT

Once again, Thomas Telford School have achieved fantastic results from students. In 2021, 99% of the students in Key Stage 4 achieved 5 or more GCSEs (or equivalent) 9-4 including Mathematics and English. 99% of the cohort achieved 9-4 in either English Language or Literature. 99% of students achieved a grade 4 and above in Mathematics. 99% of students also achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics. We believe that this will place the School amongst the top performing comprehensive schools in the Country.

GCSE results were complemented by excellent A Level results with A* and A grades at 53% (including Vocational subjects). We are tremendously proud of the students’ achievements and they have made a huge positive step towards successful futures. We are very pleased with the overall outcomes and would like to thank all staff and parents for their continued support. Once again, Thomas Telford School have achieved fantastic results from students of all ages. This year, 99% of Year 11 students achieved the Government’s benchmark of at least five GCSEs 9-4 including Mathematics and English. A fantastic achievement.

Saffron Braddick - Headmaster's Professional Assistant

  • Governors/Governors Reports
  • Appointments and Recruitment
  • Concerns and Complaints
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Visitors’ Hospitality
  • Conference Centre
  • Management Structure
  • Important Visitors
  • To support the Headmaster on all issues relating to his role
  • Carry out check on behalf of the Accounting Officer.
  • HR issues
  • DBS Countersignatory

Kelly Burnett - Headmaster’s Secretary

  • Student/Parent Mailings
  • Single Central Record Administration
  • DBS Checks
  • Safeguarding Training Administration
  • Governors/Governors Reports
  • Appointments and Recruitment
  • References
  • Visitors’ Hospitality
  • Management Structure
  • Important Visitors
  • To support the Headmaster on all issues relating to his role

Rob Furlong - Senior Deputy Head, Chair of Curriculum Committee, Head of History

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Chair of the Curriculum Committee ensuring consistency in curriculum, standards and outcomes
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of History
  • Online Curriculum – History
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Homework Policy
  • Special Video Work
  • Broadcast
  • Pastoral support
  • Intervention Strategies re: analysis of data

Ian Rawlings - Senior Deputy Head, Head of Geography and Religious Studies, Head of Sixth Form and Pastoral Committee

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Chair of the Pastoral Committee, ensuring consistency in pastoral and behavioural outcomes for all year groups
  • Sixth Form standards, Outcomes and Pastoral Support
  • Sixth Form External Admissions
  • Sixth Form Ball
  • Year 11 Options
  • Leave of Absence requests (Sixth Form)
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Geography and Religious Studies
  • Online Curriculum – Geography and Religious Studies
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring the School website contains all statutory requirements
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • School Uniform
  • Spiritual Development
  • Collective Worship
  • Assemblies
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • School liaison with Football Clubs
  • Intervention Strategies re: analysis of data

Tom Osborne - Director of Finance for TTS and TTMAT

  • Security
  • Facilities
  • Transport Contracts
  • Maintenance Programme
  • Cleaning Programme
  • Advisory Council
  • Major Building Projects
  • Health and Safety
  • School Visits
  • All finance matters at Thomas Telford School
  • All finance matters in the TTMAT

David Smith - Director of IT

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • All IT services at TTS and Madeley Academy
  • Oversight of technical support for all public events
  • Management of Web Development and Video Technicians
  • Procurement of IT purchases at TTS and Madeley liaising with the Finance Director
  • Support to establish effective use of Bromcom
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Simon Topper - Assistant Executive Advisor to TTMAT

  • School development plan including termly progress reports
  • Produce and update SEF
  • Review and analyse School Performance
  • Assist in preparation for Ofsted
  • Chair of Teaching School/West Midlands Consortium
  • Quality Assurance Auditor
  • Lesson Observations
  • Oversight of GDPR
  • Assist with Annual PRP reviews
  • Issues relevant to the TTMAT including but not exclusive to:
    • Chairman of the Collaboration
    • Thomas Telford joining the TTMAT
    • Assistant Accounting Officer
    • Applications for projects
    • Mobilising support for the TTMAT Academies
    • Due Diligence on proposed new members of the TTMAT

Michelle Davies - Clerk to the Governors and TTMAT

  • Administrative duties associated with termly Governing Board Meetings for all schools and TTMAT Board
  • Complete all Company Secretarial administration required for statutory purposes
  • Provide support in the completion of the legal process for School visions for the TTMAT
  • Review and update, as required, governance records held at the registered office
  • Circulation of governance advice
  • Contribute to the Induction of new Governors
  • Act as clerk for other matters of confidentiality
  • Attend, contribute and minute the termly Collaboration Meetings
  • Periodic review of common statutory policies adopted by the Schools
  • Assist the Trust Board with HR matters
  • Assist with the annual performance review at TTS
  • DBS Countersignatory

Su Plant - Director of Teacher Training and Teaching Schools

  • 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
  • Assist with Staff Development
  • Support programme for ECTs
  • To advise on preparation for Ofsted Inspection
  • Teaching Observations (Whole School)
  • Assist with the induction of all new staff
  • Final approval of all ECTs

Sarah Evans - Deputy Head Director of Modern Foreign Languages responsible for Modern Foreign Languages

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Online curriculum – Modern Foreign Languages
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
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Philip Nicholls - Deputy Head, Director of Physical Education, Responsible for Physical Education

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Physical Education
  • Online curriculum for Physical Education
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • PE Outreach programme
  • Overview of DofE Awards

Jamie Norman - Safeguarding and Welfare Officer, Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Joint Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead
  • Liaison with Safeguarding Governor
  • Compliance with the KCSIE document
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overview of Special Needs (mentor to SENCo)
  • Oversight of Counselling service
  • School Policies for Safeguarding, Prevent, e-learning, Disability
  • E-Safety Officer
  • Radicalisation Officer
  • External agency liaison
  • Working directly with DHMs of Key Stages on special cases where appropriate
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Race Equality Scheme
  • Medical Provision
  • Joint lead Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • DBS Lead Countersignatory

Emma Powell - Deputy Head Responsible for Science, Psychology and Health and Social Care

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Science
  • Online Curriculum – Science
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Drugs Education
  • Health and Sex Education
  • Line Management of Head of Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Social Education Audit
  • Oversight and management of the learning centres
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Timetable, including mid-year adjustments
  • Year 8 Options

Joanna Flynn - Deputy Head Executive Careers Advisor

  • Annual Performance Reviews of Staff
  • Co-ordinate Careers Programme at TTS
  • Work Related Learning week
  • Road Maps for all Students
  • Work Placement Programme
  • Updating Employee Database
  • Updating Careers Website
  • Careers Charter
  • Organise UCAS Week
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • 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
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Danielle Humphries - Assistant Head Director of Maths Responsible for Mathematics

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Mathematics
  • Online Curriculum – Mathematics
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • In house training for school direct Mathematics teachers
  • Oversight of Computer Science
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Chris Heywood - Assistant Head, Standards, Data and Administration, Chair of Operational Issues Committee

  • Teaching standards whole school
  • Marking whole school
  • Data whole school
  • Optimising the use of Bromcom
  • Oversight of examinations
  • Overview of the Personal Tutor system
  • Overview of the School reporting system
  • Liaison with Heads of school regarding monthly monitoring of student progress
  • Overview of student attendance
  • Staff portfolios
  • Organise staff CPD and peer reviews including staff PD Days
  • Staff development and professional development
  • Professional Tutor
  • Weekly and termly calendar
  • Oversight and management of school transport
  • Management of bus stewards
  • Management of lunchtime/cloakroom supervisors
  • Management of school duties
  • Regular audit of PSE
  • School Parental Advisory and Social Committee
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Student and Parent charters
  • First Day/Week booklet
  • Chair meetings relating to operational issues
  • Public events including where appropriate, involvement of Year Heads; Options Evening, Y7 Admissions intake, Annual Charity Event, Audit

Victoria Adams - Assistant Head, Director of Performing Arts responsible for Performing Arts

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Performing Arts
  • Online curriculum - Performing Arts
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Visits - Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Music School
  • School Production and Arts Night
  • Prepare for Ofsted

Amy Jones - Assistant Head, Director of Business Studies

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Business Studies and related subjects
  • Online Curriculum - Business Studies, Economics and AAT
  • Charity Work
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Staff Briefings

Nicola Parkinson - Head of SEN

  • Overall responsibility for SEND
  • External agency liaison
  • IEPs and EHCPs
  • Transition Review CAFs and TACs where appropriate
  • Attainment of Children in Care (CIC)
  • Compliance with KCSIE

Alex Bird - Joint Director of English, Head of Year 11

  • Annual Performance Reviews for staff
  • Responsibility for all aspects of English with Joint Director
  • Online Curriculum – English
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessment
  • Whole School Literacy
  • Oversight of Library
  • Y11 Standards, Outcomes and Pastoral Support

Tom Painter - Joint Director of English

  • Annual Performance Reviews for staff
  • Responsibility for all aspects of English with Joint Director
  • Online Curriculum – English
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessment
  • Whole School Literacy
  • Oversight of Library