Local Board Members
Co-opted members nominated by the Local Board
Jan Adams - Chair of the Local Board, SEND and LAC Link member
Caroline Masterson - Safeguarding Link member
Two parent representatives, elected by the parents of the Academy
One staff representative, elected by the staff of the Academy
ACTING VICE Principal
Clerk to the Local Board
Starting out as a teacher in Hertfordshire, I spent a number of years teaching in upper Key Stage 2 before considering a move to the south coast. The appeal of West St Leonards meant that I turned down a senior leadership position in North London to become a year six teacher here in St Leonards, moving into a leadership role after a year.
After a number of years in the classroom, I was selected to become a Lead Practitioner for the University of Brighton Academies Trust in 2015 and split my time between being a senior leader at West St Leonards whilst also working across other Trust schools to support other teaching professionals and senior leaders in their practice. My work in this field led me to become part of the central School Improvement Team for the academies trust where I continued this work for schools and also delivered training for local schools looking to teach Talk for Writing.
After the retirement of the previous Principal, I considered how I could best support West St Leonards and took on the Acting Vice Principal role which I currently hold, dedicating my time once again to a single school to support the excellent staff in continuing to provide an exceptional quality of teaching and learning to each child we have on role.