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Samuel Whitbread Academy


Academy Leadership team

Strategic Direction, Staffing, HR, Finance & Student Outcomes
IAN BUTLER  Vice Principal
Quality of Education, Curriculum Intent, Data, Assessment, Exams & Student Outcomes at KS4. Data Protection Lead
Quality of Education, Improving Teaching and Learning, HR, CPD & Student Outcomes at KS3 
THOMAS ROWELL Assistant Principal
SENDCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead & BEST SEND lead
CHARLOTTE KIRKMAN Associate Principal
Student Behaviour & Attendance, Pastoral Lead
LEE HUCKLE Associate Principal - Head of Sixth Form
Quality of Education for KS5 & Outcomes. KS3, KS4 and KS5 Homework and Independent Learning
JASON HATCHELL Associate Principal
Quality of Education KS3, KS3 Student Outcomes & Transition
ROB GRAVES Associate Principal
Outcomes of Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
EMMA FOREMAN Associate Principal
Quality of Education, Staff Professional Development & Well Being
ALEXANDRA MASON Associate Principal
Quality of Education KS4



For information on the funding of Samuel Whitbread Academy and the rest of BEST please visit the BEST website.

Governing Body

Local Governing Board (LGB)

Sharon Dickman Chair of Governors
Nick Martin Principal
Alexandra Mason Staff Governor
Yvonne Brown Staff Governor
Thomas Jackson Governor
Jennie Conde Governor
Steve Botterill Governor
Alison Wilshaw Governor
Richard Fordham Governor
Vikki Hayward


Flora Burt Governor
Emma Appadoo Governor
Joanne Brett Governor
Joe Derilo Governor
Lee Bowling Governor
Tony Edwards Governor
Justine Walshe Clerk


The Governance Handbook/Scheme of Delegation document can be found on BEST website here.