Rebecca has taught for 23 years in a variety of settings. This is her first post as Head of School after 10 years of senior leadership.
She has experience in teaching all key stages and is passionate about curriculum development and ensuring that learning is effective, meaningful and enjoyable.
Her subject expertise includes English and for the last four years she has been a Wiltshire LA Moderator. She enjoys mentoring Trainee teachers and has worked closely with Pickwick Teaching School, UWE and Bath Spa.
As Head of School, her priorities are to raise standards for all and identify and nurture the potential of all pupils and staff in Aloeric and to support others across the Trust.
Kerry Parker is the Head of School at Corsham Primary - Broadwood Site. She has enjoyed 22 years in the teaching profession and has taught all ages in the primary sector, gaining her expertise with many children in a variety of settings. She has over 10 years of school leadership experience and is qualified in the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Her particular areas of expertise and passion include teaching and learning for all, enhancing the curriculum and behaviour management.
Helen Lammin is the Head of School at Ivy Lane School. She has enjoyed over 18 years in the teaching profession and has taught across the whole of the primary age range, gaining her expertise in a variety of settings, ranging from smaller village schools to a large urban primary school with high social deprivation in Bristol. She has worked in the capacity of senior leadership for over 10 years.
She has taken on the roles of Lead Maths and English Teachers for the Local Education Authority, supporting colleagues and more recently the role of SENCO where she was also Chair of the Calne Multi-Agency Forum coordinating meetings and collaborating with various multi-agencies within the community. She has also completed the Leadership Pathways course and worked alongside Shirley Clarke completing an ‘Assessment for Learning’ Action research project. She actively involves herself in all aspects of school life, with a particular passion for Music and performing, where she has led a choir for most of her career.
She has a real drive and passion for excellence in Teaching and Learning which is inclusive for all and enables every child to meet their full potential regardless of their starting points. Her particular areas of expertise and passion include teaching and learning for all, enrichment, assessment for learning and SEND. After working as Deputy Head and more recently Acting Headteacher, she is now excited to take on the role of Head of School at Ivy Lane School and become part of the ‘life-long appetite for learning’ striving for excellence, alongside an exciting and collaborative multi-academy trust.
James Essam, the Head of School at Queen’s Crescent, has worked in education for over 11 years. He has held a variety of different roles throughout his career including class teacher, senior leader, Specialist Leader of Education and now Head of School. James is passionate about collaboration and firmly believes in an outward facing approach to school improvement. His particular areas of expertise include assessment, the use of data to drive progress and teaching and learning. He has built his teaching philosophy around a belief that all children should feel empowered to take risks, learn from mistakes and have high aspirations for themselves.
Lindsay Fry is the Head of School at Corsham Primary’s Pound Pill site. She has enjoyed over 20 years in the teaching profession and has taught the whole of the primary age range, in a variety of settings, ranging from a small village school to larger town schools. Lindsay has over 10 years of school leadership experience and has been a Head teacher for 4 years. Her qualifications include the National Professional Qualification for Headship and Masters of Education studies in Mentoring. Her particular areas of expertise include teaching and learning, behaviour management and school improvement.
I was appointed Headteacher of Ludwell Community Primary School in September 2018, and I am delighted to be part of such a supportive and welcoming school community. I started my teaching career in prisons and young offenders institutions – a role which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have always been interested in the role between education and later life chances. I am fully committed to ensuring that every child at Ludwell is able to achieve well academically, be challenged in and outside of the classroom and to be taught moral values such as tolerance, respect and honesty, so that they are able to take their place in (and be prepared for) life in a modern, democratic society.
As an ex-officio governor, I attend all governing body meetings and provide detailed and relevant information about pupils' progress, attainment and overall school development on a broad range of curricular activities. A key responsibility is all matters pertaining to safeguarding.
I have been married to John for 20 years and we have 4 children ranging in age from 23 to 11. We are a busy and noisy household and you will often find me in the kitchen surrounded by either our 3 dogs – Teddy, Henry and Dave – or our 3 cats – Truffles, Amy and Enid. When I am not at work, I enjoy walking the dogs in the beautiful Somerset countryside, watching The Great British Bake Off, singing (enthusiastically) and the theatre.