Dr Shelagh Potter
Dr Shelagh Potter has over 25 years’ experience of leading and managing at a senior level in secondary and all age schools. An interim manager and Principal since 2004, Shelagh has drawn on her leadership experience by assuming interim roles across the country as Principal in educational establishments facing particular challenges. Most recently this included her role as Executive Principal at North Liverpool Academy which saw a significant jump in standards in 2016 at both Key Stage 4 and post 16.
Shelagh’s robust and direct approach to everything she does ensures that staff, students and the local community swiftly develop confidence in her ability to secure school improvement and a renewed enthusiasm for learning. She is delighted to being working with the school community at the Kingsway Academy and looks forward to the academy’s future success.
Mr Rupert Stead
Mr Rupert Stead considers his most exciting role to be as a mathematics and science teacher. He has worked in a wide variety of educational institutions and held a number of senior posts focusing on curriculum development and teaching & learning. In his most recent work within the Northern Schools trust he worked with the Executive Principal at North Liverpool Academy to make significant moves in students’ progress and attainment in the 2015 – 16 academic year. Previously he was the Transitional Principal at North Liverpool Academy from April 2014- September 2015 having been Vice Principal at NLA for 4 years.
Other senior roles have included as Deputy Head at Bebington High Sports College, Assistant Head at Halewood College and Senior Leader at Wilberforce College.
Mrs Emma Dickinson
Mrs Emma Dickinson is Vice Principal with responsibility for working with staff and students to ensure that lessons are engaging, exciting and give students a thirst for knowledge. My previous experience, as a member of the senior leadership team at Standish Community High School, reinforced my belief that if students feel confident and are excited by their learning they can achieve great things. As teachers, it is our job to ensure that this happens.
Mr Adam Hewitt
My current role at The Kingsway Academy is that of Data Manager, this is a role that deals with many aspects of Academy life that are very much “behind the scenes.”
The role is one that provides me with immense satisfaction – Data, Reporting and Timetabling are all parts of the functionality of a school that are all geared towards the same outcome – maximizing the potential of each individual student.
On a daily basis, I work closely with staff, students and parents to ensure each student knows exactly “where they are” and exactly what they need to implement to ensure that they leave the Kingsway Academy having achieved their academic goals.
Allowing our students to understand their own assessment and examination results gives them confidence and the desire to continue their hard work and to strive for even greater success.
Having worked at the Academy for several years, in a variety of roles, it is always a delight to see students succeed in whatever they set out to do. One of the roles that all staff at the Kingsway Academy have is to ensure that these successes continue throughout the student’s time with us.