Our team

At Denewood & Unity Academies, we are committed to providing the best educational experience for all of our pupils. To aid us in this effort, we strive to recruit the very best staff and invest in high quality continuous professional development to ensure we are enhancing all areas of our provision. Our staff are all caring, child-centred, learning-focused professionals who want the best for our pupils.

To contact the Raleigh Learning Trust or the chair of the governing board, please visit the Trust website: https://www.raleighlearningtrust.co.uk/governance/governance-structure/

Senior Leadership Team

NameRole
Mr McCluskeyAcademy Principal
Mrs HigginsonAssistant Principal: Teaching, Learning & SENCO
Mr SissonAssistant Principal: Pastoral

Middle Leadership Team

NameRole
Mrs AstleAttendance & Welfare Manager
Ms WilliamsAdmissions, Reintegration & Testing Manager
Mrs GullWellbeing and PSHE Lead
Mr DierCurriculum Lead

Class Teachers

NameRole
Ms BeckfordTeacher
Mr BellionTeacher
Ms ArshadTeacher
Ms StapletonTeacher
Ms SouthTeacher
Mr WestgateTeacher
Mrs TafsirAchievement lead

Teaching & Learning Support Team

NameRole
Ms EdwardsTeaching assistant
Ms HetheringtonTeaching assistant
Mrs Hill-JenkinsTeaching assistant
Mrs Lawrence-LowtherBehaviour manager
Ms ClarkeBehaviour support
Ms JonesBehaviour support
Mrs WrightBehaviour support

Intervention Team

NameRole
Ms StewartCommunication & interaction
Ms TafsirLanguage, Sensory & Careers leader
Ms TeaSEMH, Wellbeing & Careers leader

Designated Child Protection & Safeguarding Leads

NameRole
Mr McCluskeyAcademy Principal
Mr SissonAssistant Principal: Pastoral
Ms WilliamsAdmissions, Reintegration & Testing Manager

Operations Team

NameRole
Mrs SissonSenior administrator (Denewood)
Ms SollisSenior administrator (Unity)
Ms HallamJunior administrator (Unity)
Ms MansbridgeAttendance admin and data
Ms BalfeAdmissions, reintegration & testing officer
Mr BeaumontAdmissions, reintegration & testing officer
Ms GoonanAdmissions, reintegration & testing officer
Ms YangeAdmissions, reintegration & testing officer
Mr KellySite manager

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