Key Personnel

Teaching Staff

Mr Richard Found
Mr Richard Found Principal

Richard oversees all aspects of the Academy, with a close focus on student welfare and achievement. He also works closely with our partner Shared Learning Trust Academies to share good practice.

Mrs Sarah Mitcherson
Mrs Sarah Mitcherson Vice Principal

Sarah is Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning. She also oversees the progress of student with Special Educational Needs, those with English as an Additional Language and line manages English and Social Sciences faculties.

Mr Dan Smith
Mr Dan Smith Vice Principal

Dan leads on Achievement and Curriculum. He also line manages the PE Faculty.

Ms Giselle Hobbs
Ms Giselle Hobbs Assistant Principal

Giselle leads on the use of assessment data at the academy, as well as the curriculum, options and academy timetable. She also oversees the use of new technologies, line manages the ICT & Business faculty and Year 10.

Mr Joel Toomer
Mr Joel Toomer Assistant Principal

Joel oversees Teaching & Learning and homework, and line manages the Social Sciences faculty.


John Whittle
John Whittle Assistant Principal

John Whittle is in charge of staff Performance Management and Year 8. He also line manages the Science faculty, leads on Careers and Key Stage 3 Achievement.

Mrs Lemara Raven
Mrs Lemara Raven Associate Assistant Principal

Lemara is Head of English as well as part of the Senior Leadership Team. She leads on development of Middle Leaders within the school, as well as supporting with whole school literacy, the academy website and new staff induction.

Mr Iain Temple
Mr Iain Temple Assistant Principal

Iain is in charge of Behaviour and Safety and tutor time. He also leads on the school ethos, admissions and school rewards and consequences. Iain line manages the Food, Art, Design and Technology faculty, attendance and inclusion teams,

Mrs Philippa Vessey
Mrs Philippa Vessey Assistant Principal

Philippa oversees the achievement and pastoral needs of Sixth Form students at The Stockwood Park Academy. She also line manages Modern Foreign Languages.

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