Meet the City Heights team

At City Heights E-ACT Academy, we place great emphasis on clear and effective communication between the academy and our families.

Our academy is led by our Senior Leadership Team (SLT), who take strategic and operational responsibility for key aspects of our academy. Supporting these colleagues are our Middle Leadership Team (MLT) which consists of curriculum directors who have oversight and responsibility for achievement and provision across their designated subject areas.

Both teams are supported by our Pastoral Leadership Team (PLT) who have oversight for achievement and standards of behaviour and welfare for students in their respective year groups.

Each member of staff can be contacted at the academy via email. Parents/carers are encouraged to contact a head of year or key stage leader for a behaviour or pastoral issue, and curriculum directors for a specific subject related query.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Mr Elroy Cahill Mr Elroy Cahill Acting Headteacher

Mr Cahill joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in April 2017 as Acting Headteacher, having previously worked as both Head of School and as Vice Principal at another school within the trust. Mr Cahill has substantial experience of leading secondary schools in similar contexts to City Heights. Mr Cahill has experience in particular in rapidly raising educational standards, improving behaviour and raising achievement. Mr Cahill is a graduate of the prestigious Future Leaders headship programme and has also been a participant on the Mayor of London’s initiative to develop new Headteachers for London schools. Mr Cahill is passionate about social justice and ensuring that every student at the academy has a bright and fulfilling future. In his spare time, Mr Cahill enjoys visiting his native Ireland, is learning French, and is a keen runner.

Ms Emma Murphy Ms Emma Murphy Deputy Headteacher – Behaviour, Ethos and Safeguarding

Ms Murphy joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in September 2017 as Deputy Headteacher and leads on behaviour, ethos and safeguarding. Ms Murphy has a wealth of experience as a senior leader, most recently at King Solomon High School in Redbridge. In her spare time Ms Murphy enjoys travelling, visiting her native Ireland and spending time with family.

Ms Terri Roach Ms Terri Roach Deputy Headteacher – Learning, Teaching and Standards

Ms Roach joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in September 2017 as Deputy Headteacher and leads on learning, teaching and standards. Ms Roach is an experienced senior leader, having worked as a senior leader at the Harris Federation and more recently at Saint Gabriel’s College in Camberwell. Ms Roach is passionate about education and tackling disadvantage. She is currently a participant on the prestigious Future Leaders senior leadership training programme.

Ms Marion Hampton Ms Marion Hampton Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion, Literacy, Most Able and Partnerships

Ms Hampton joined City Heights E-ACT Academy when it was founded in 2013, as Assistant Headteacher. Ms Hampton leads on Inclusion, Literacy, Most Able and Community Partnerships and is passionate about ensuring that City Heights is an outstanding, inclusive school at the heart of our community. Ms Hampton is a highly skilled senior leader and runs our excellent ASD provision at the academy.

Mr Rob Goodman Mr Rob Goodman Assistant Headteacher – Assessment, Curriculum and Standards

Mr Goodman joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in September 2017, as Assistant Headteacher and leads on assessment, curriculum and standards. Mr Goodman joins us from the renowned Paddington Academy in Central London, one of the highest performing state schools in the country. Mr Goodman is passionate about ensuring that our curriculum is rich, challenging and prepares our students to be successful at GCSE, A Level and University. In his spare time, Mr Goodman is a keen sportsman and enjoys football, rugby and travelling.

Mr Andrew Liddle Mr Andrew Liddle Assistant Headteacher – Key Stage 3, Ethos and Student Voice

Mr Liddle joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in September 2014, originally as Subject Leader for History, before taking on the role as Curriculum Director for Humanities. Mr Liddle now leads on KS3, school ethos and student voice as Assistant Headteacher. Mr Liddle is passionate about ensuring that all our students excel and realise their full potential. In his spare time, Mr Liddle is a keen sportsman and enjoys football, rugby and skiing, often leading the academy’s annual ski trip overseas.

Ms Bunmi Otubushin Ms Bunmi Otubushin Assistant Headteacher – Key Stage 4, Attendance, Punctuality and Enrichment

Ms Otubushin joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in July 2017 as Assistant Headteacher, leading on KS4, attendance, punctuality and enrichment. Ms Otubushin joins us from the prestigious Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, one of the highest performing state schools in the country. As part of her role, Ms Otubushin will work closely with students and their families to make sure that students are at the academy regularly and on time! Ms Otubushin will also play a key role in ensuring that our first cohort of GCSE students achieve excellent GCSE results. In her spare time, Ms Otubushin is a keen traveller, a semi professional boxer and has just returned from a mammoth tour of South East Asia.

Mr Richard Price Mr Richard Price Director of Science and Sixth Form (Secondment to the Leadership Team)

Mr Price joined City Heights E-ACT Academy in September 2017 as Director of Science and Sixth Form and is seconded to the senior leadership team. Mr Price is an experienced middle leader and joins us from another E-ACT school, The Crest Academy in Brent, where he has overseen excellent GCSE outcomes in Science. Mr Price, will lead the Science department at City Heights, but will also be tasked with setting up the academy’s sixth form which will open in September 2018. In his spare time, Mr Price likes to spend time with both friends and family, enjoys travelling and spending time with his dog.

Middle Leadership Team (MLT)

Mr Dan Jose Mr Dan Jose Curriculum Director – English

Mr Jose leads our English team at City Heights, having joined as Curriculum Director in September 2016. Mr Jose is an avid reader and enjoys travelling.

Ms Rachael Collander-Brown Ms Rachael Collander-Brown Curriculum Director – Maths and Computing

Ms Collander-Brown joined City Heights in September 2017 as Curriculum Director, leading the Maths and Computing team. Ms Collander-Brown joins us from the high performing Southfields Community School in Wandsworth.

Mr Richard Price Mr Richard Price Curriculum Director – Science

Mr Price joined us in September 2017, as Curriculum Director for Science. Mr Price is an experienced school leader having previously led the Science teams at both The Crest Academy in Wembley and at Saint Mark’s Church of England Academy in Mitcham.

Ms Sue Edwards Ms Sue Edwards Curriculum Director – Humanities

Ms Edwards has taken on the role as Curriculum Director for Humanities at City Heights in April 2017, having previously held roles as Subject Leader for Geography and Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator at the school. Ms Edwards is an experienced school leader having previously worked as a Head of Department and Senior Leader at a school in West London and in Qatar.

Mr Gustavo Garcia Mr Gustavo Garcia Curriculum Director – Languages and EAL
Mr Gustavo Garcia Mr Gustavo Garcia Curriculum Director – Languages and EAL
Ms Emma Baker Ms Emma Baker Curriculum Director – Creative and Performing Arts

Ms Baker joined the Academy in September 2014, as a Teacher of Art and has quickly taken on the role of Curriculum Director for Creative and Performing Arts at City Heights. Ms Baker is a passionate artist and her classroom is a hive of creativity.

Ms Heather Smith Ms Heather Smith Director of Individual and Additional Needs

Ms Smith joined the Academy in September 2017 having previously held roles in the Inclusion teams at a Sixth Form in Central London and at a secondary school in Lewisham.

Pastoral Leadership Team (PLT)

Ms Amy Shepherd Ms Amy Shepherd Head of Year 7

Ms Shepherd is our Head of Year 7 and is responsible for the achievement, welfare and pastoral provision for students in this year group. Ms Shepherd should be the first port of call for any parent or carer who wishes to discuss the progress or wellbeing of any student in this year group.

Mr Leon Lee Mr Leon Lee Head of Year 8

Mr Lee is our Head of Year 8 and is responsible for the achievement, welfare and pastoral provision for students in this year group. Mr Lee should be the first port of call for any parent or carer who wishes to discuss the progress or wellbeing of any student in this year group.

Mr Darjan Trenchfield Mr Darjan Trenchfield Head of Year 9

Mr Trenchfield is our Head of Year 9 and is responsible for the achievement, welfare and pastoral provision for students in this year group. Mr Trenchfield should be the first port of call for any parent or carer who wishes to discuss the progress or wellbeing of any student in this year group.

Ms Radhika Chandrasingh Ms Radhika Chandrasingh Head of Year 10

Ms Chandrasingh is our Head of Year 10 and is responsible for the achievement, welfare and pastoral provision for students in this year group. Ms Chandrasingh should be the first port of call for any parent or carer who wishes to discuss the progress or wellbeing of any student in this year group.

Mr Yane Amos Mr Yane Amos Head of Year 11

Mr Amos is our Head of Year 11 and is responsible for the achievement, welfare and pastoral provision for students in this year group. Mr Amos should be the first port of call for any parent or carer who wishes to discuss the progress or wellbeing of any student in this year group.

Ms Sarah Butler Ms Sarah Butler Senior Pastoral Manager - Internal Exclusions Unit and Fresh Start Interventions

Ms Butler works closely with Ms Murphy, our Deputy Headteacher in ensuring that our Internal Exclusions Unit is run smoothly and efficiently with appropriate work being set and completed by students who attend this provision. In addition, Ms Butler is the lead member of staff for our Fresh Start Provision which is an internal alternative curriculum to assist students who struggle with their behaviour to make positive choices and turn over a new leaf.

Mr Glenford Howell Mr Glenford Howell Pastoral Manager - KS3

Mr Howell works closely with Mr Liddle and the Heads of Year 7, 8 and 9 to ensure that students in KS3 are supported with both their behaviour and their wellbeing.

Mr Jerome Foster Mr Jerome Foster Pastoral Manager - KS4

Mr Foster works closely with Ms Otubushin and the Heads of Year 10 and 11 to ensure that students in KS4 are supported with both their behaviour and their wellbeing.

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