Senior Leadership Team

The Skinners’ Academy Senior Leadership Team (SLT) includes members of staff with varied responsibilities, integral to the leadership of the Academy. The SLT are also supported by the Heads of School.

If you would like to contact any of the team, please do so via the email address and it will be passed on.


John Beighton | Interim Principal

• Overall responsibility for strategic and operational leadership management
• Governing body
• Staffing
• Budget holder
• Staff appraisal
• Line management of SLT


Jay Kirby | Senior Vice Principal 

• Pastoral/CP/Safeguarding
• Wellbeing
• Alternative provision
• Assemblies and PSHE
• Health and safety (shared)
• Behaviour, sanctions and rewards


Olu Alalade | Vice Principal, Chief Financial Officer

• Support staff
• Finance
• Admin
• Premises and IT
• Health and safety (shared)
• Human resources
• Catering


Catherine Pasterkamp | Vice Principal 

• Assessment
• Timetable
• Curriculum development
• Options and setting
• Subject HOD co-ordination
• Learning and teaching (shared)
• Target setting and getting


Damian Alexis | Assistant Vice Principal

• Pupil premium
• Staff development and CPD
• Staff duties
• Behavioural sanctions (shared)


Kwaku Opoku-Ware | Assistant Vice Principal

•  Examinations
• NQT/new staff induction
• PGCE students
• Vocational Courses overview and Quality Nominee for BTEC


Chloe Hakes | Assistant Vice Principal (Temporary)

• Learning and teaching (shared)
• Coaching for teaching and learning
• Learning walks
• Homework


Hannah Potter | Assistant Vice Principal (On Leave)

Head of Sixth Form

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Patrick Robbins | Assistant Vice Principal (On Leave)

Teaching & Learning (Lesson Observation, Work Scrutiny)

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Heads of school play have a significant role in supporting the SLT:

Heads of School (Naile Ahmet, Chloe Hakes & Natasha Bell):

Yr 6/7 transition and induction (Head of Lower School)

Year 11/12 transition (Head of Upper School and Sixth Form)

Curriculum development

Intervention & Data

Enrichment & Extra-curricular activities

Pupil voice/School council

Pupil premium

SEN K (with AH of School)

Activities week

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (Shared)