School leaders

Joanne Alexander

Headteacher, Nethersole CE Primary Academy

Jo became Headteacher at Nethersole Academy in June 2019.  Prior to this, Jo was Deputy Head at St George’s, Edgbaston from September 2018.

Shirley Atkar

Headteacher, St George's CE Primary Academy, Edgbaston

Shirley is the Head teacher at St Georges Church of England Primary School, Edgbaston.
Shirley has passionately worked for the Church of England from newly qualified teacher to her appointment as Head Teacher of St Georges Church of England Primary School, Edgbaston in January 2013.
Shirley’s love and aspirations for the pupils, staff, families and the wider school community are at the heart of all she strives to do.

Paula Burns

Head teacher, Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Paula became Headteacher at Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy in September 2015. Prior to this, Paula spent 15 years teaching at schools in Sandwell. 

Sue Bostock

Headteacher at Warton Nethersole's CE Primary School

Sue is Headteacher at Warton Nethersole’s Primary School.
Warton Nethersole’s joined Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) on 1st September 2019.

Further details to follow

Jane Bruten

Headteacher at Quinton Church Primary School

Jane became Headteacher at Quinton Church Primary School in January 2019 having been part of the Barchelai Multi Academy Trust for the past 4 years.
The education of the whole child through opportunities to enrich their lives in activities that broaden and deepen learning is at the heart of Jane’s philosophy for education. Encompassing the Christian values that are key to Quinton alongside welcoming the children of the community into a caring, secure and safe environment is a priority for Jane in her headship at Quinton Church Primary School.

Anita Delaney

Headteacher, St. Margaret's CE Primary School

Anita became headteacher at St Margaret’s CE Primary School in September 2018. Prior to this, Anita has been teaching for 24 years, spending most of her teaching career in Solihull.

Linda Francis

Headteacher, St George's CE Primary Academy, Newtown

Linda was appointed Headteacher at St George’s, Newtown in September 2019.  Linda has served within the primary education sector for twenty years teaching in Birmingham, Dudley and Sandwell local authorities. She is extremely proud to be the head teacher of St. George’s Primary Academy, Newtown.

Matthew Edwards

Headteacher, Coleshill CE Primary School

Matthew returned to his roots when he was appointed Head Teacher of Coleshill C of E Primary School in April 2018, having previously spent his teaching career in Staffordshire.

Melanie Johnson

Head of School, St Michael's, Handsworth

Melanie became Head of School at St Michael’s CE Primary Academy in June 2019.

Lee Kilkenny

Headteacher at Austrey CE Primary & Newton Regis CE Primary School

Lee is Headteacher at Austrey CE Primary & Newton Regis CE Primary Schools.
Both schools joined Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) on 1st September 2019.

Paul Marnell

Headteacher, St Michael's CE Primary School

Paul became the Headteacher of St Michael’s on the 1st January 2019, at the same time that St Michael’s CE Primary School and the other Barchelai Schools joined the Birmingham Diocesan Multi Academy Trust

Sally-Ann Roberts

Headteacher, Nonsuch Primary Academy, Woodgate Valley

Sally has worked at Nonsuch Primary School for the last sixteen years and has been the Headteacher since January 2019.
Sally strongly believes that a quality education gives children both choices and life chances. This belief is at the heart of everything she does.

Devina Shryane

Headteacher, St Clement's CE Primary Academy

I have developed and grown in my passion for teaching, guiding and supporting children, staff and families during my 16 years at St Clement’s CE Academy. There was a period during this time when I worked at a very different type of school, but quickly realised that working within a Church of England inner city school was where I felt most effective.

Awen Simpson

Headteacher at Woodside CE Primary School

Awen is Headteacher at Woodside C.E. Primary School.
Woodside joined Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) on 1st September 2019.

Further details to follow

Sam Smith

Headteacher of Hawkesley Church Primary Academy

Sam became Head of School at Hawkesley Church Primary Academy in January 2019.

Vicki Sumner

Executive Leader

Vicki Sumner is Executive Leader at St Michael’s CE Primary, Handsworth and Hawkesley Church Primary Academy.

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