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Senior Leadership Team

Louise Cowley Louise Cowley Headteacher

Education

University of Bristol, Mathematics

Why I love BEA

Pupils are driven to achieve their very best, they support each other and work together. It is a wonderful community to be part of.

Kerri-Anne Leavy Kerri-Anne Leavy Deputy Headteacher

Education

BA Honours Leisure and Sports Studies with Physical Education, University of Brighton.

PGCE in Physical Education (Secondary), University of Brighton.

 

Interests

My main interest outside of the academy revolves around sport; including participating, watching and learning from it. I truly believe that sport provides individuals with key skills and qualities which are transferable to everyday life, from good communication to leadership and responsibility. I enjoy watching competitive sport and enjoy participating in anything ranging from team sports to water based sports.

Alongside my love of sport, I have a keen interest in mental health and well-being. I am a trained mental health first aid instructor and I continuously research and update my knowledge in this area to ensure I can support and educate those around me.

Why I love BEA 

The thing I love most about BEA is our community of staff, students and parents.  From the moment I first walked around the academy in 2019 I knew that I wanted to be part of it. The students have a warm and welcoming nature alongside a strong desire to learn. This continues to go from strength to strength. Everyone within our academy aspire to be the best version of themselves, from staff to students. Alongside our parents, we are all responsible for upholding the highest expectations of ourselves and others. I am extremely proud of our academy.

Jackie Carr Jackie Carr Assistant Headteacher

Education

I was educated in South Africa where I sat the Matriculation. I scored the top grade in Mathematics, Art and History. Part of my Art examination was a painting which was chose to tour the country.

I have a Bachelor of Education (First Class) majoring in Mathematics and English from the University of Natal.

I regretted not studying Mathematics at University so after I started teaching, I joined the Open University and studied Mathematics part time. I hold BSc in Mathematics (2:1).

Why I love BEA

Everyone at BEA is so nice. The students are intelligent, respectful and hard working. The staff are always eager to help, they are friendly and care passionately about their students.

Daniel Medhurst Assistant Headteacher

Education

University of Nottingham – Sociology and Political Science (BA). Kent & Medway Teacher Training – Graduate Teacher Program.

Why I love BEA

Bourne End Academy represents all of the reasons that I wanted to go into teaching and I am proud to be a part of the school community.

Kirsty Ridgers Kirsty Ridgers Assistant Headteacher

Education

BA (Hons) Physical Education – Secondary. University College Chichester

Interests

The human body and the acquisition of skills and knowledge.  I like to know how we work both physically and mentally.

Why I love BEA

I love the ethos of the school and the desire to prepare students for the next stage of their lives.

Sural Bhanshaly Sural Bhanshaly Assistant Headteacher

Education

MA Social Justice and Education, University College London;

BA History, University College London

Interests

19th and 20th Century British political history, US social history since the Civil War, European colonialism, and 20th Century International Relations.

Why I love BEA

I love how invested the teachers are in the future careers of their students. The drive to ensure students are supported both academically and pastorally will ensure that BEA students leave the academy fully equipped to become leaders of the global economy.

Sophie Kayani Sophie Kayani Head of Communications

Interests

Passionate about raising awareness of Dyspraxia and neurodiversity and am proud to Chair the Dyspraxia Foundation, a national charity.  I also love to run and am due to run the London Marathon in 2022.

Why I love BEA

I feel privileged to be part of the BEA family.  I strongly believe everyone has the right to reach their full potential and there should be no barrier to learning, this value is upheld at BEA. Our students are kind, caring and always so polite.  I am very proud  to part of a team where students and staff are committed to upholding the highest standards and to be the best version of themselves by showing true leadership qualities.

Lynn Hodgson Lynn Hodgson Assistant Headteacher
Lynn Hodgson Lynn Hodgson Assistant Headteacher
Louisa Chapman Assistant Headteacher
Louisa Chapman Assistant Headteacher
Laura Oliver Assistant Headteacher
Laura Oliver Assistant Headteacher
Wajid Raja Wajid Raja Assistant Headteacher
Wajid Raja Wajid Raja Assistant Headteacher

Regional Team

Mr Simon Cox Mr Simon Cox Regional Educational Director
Mr Simon Cox Mr Simon Cox Regional Educational Director
Mr Simon Bentley Mr Simon Bentley Regional Operations Director
Mr Simon Bentley Mr Simon Bentley Regional Operations Director
Mr Owen Walters Mr Owen Walters Regional Safeguarding Lead
Mr Owen Walters Mr Owen Walters Regional Safeguarding Lead
Ms Amber Scott Ms Amber Scott Regional Coordinator
Ms Amber Scott Ms Amber Scott Regional Coordinator
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