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Senior Leadership Team - SLT: Berwick Academy Senior Leadership Team

  • Alexis Widdowson, Headteacher
  • Steve Wilkes, Deputy Headteacher (Teaching & Learning) 
  • Mark Wickens, Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)
  • Tracy Hush, Assistant Head Teacher (Communications)
  • Kay Laws, Assistant Head Teacher (Maths & ICT)
  • Fiona Hall, Business Manager




Middle Leaders:

  • Fiona Bly, (Data Team): we aim to take the lead on ensuring a consistent and continuous school wide focus on pupil achievment, using data, rigorous tracking assessment and benchmarking pupil progress. 
  • Sarah Flanagan, (Head of Sixth Form KS5): in charge of programmes of study and pastoral support, as well as Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for all sixth form students, including UCAS applications.
  • Alasdair Kesson, (Head of Y11)
  • Karensa Baird, (Head of Y10)
  • Sarah Stones, (Head of KS3 and Transition)


  • Christine Spencer, (Head of SHEF - Health, Early Years and Food Faculty): leads the faculty in driving up standards in teaching and learning.
  • Tracy Hush, (Head of English Department)
  • Kay Laws, (Head of Maths)
  • Linda Crouch, (Head of Science)


  • Dawn Tait, (SENCo)
  • , (Inclusive Learning Co-ordinator)
  • , (Head of IAG)
  • , (Head of ICT and Vocational)
  • Pauline Plenderleith, (Head of Creative Arts)
  • , (Head of Humanities)
  • , (Head of PE)
  • Peter Hubbard, (Head of Design and Technology)
  • Eddie Jefferson, (ICT Manager, E-Safety Officer)


  • Lucy Hodgson, (Community Communications Manager, teacher of English): works to promote and publicise whole school events, as well as facilitate in-bound and outbound communication between staff, parents and students.
  • Craig Scott, (Community Graphics Manager)
  • Richard Johnson, (Community Events Manager)




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