Our 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 enquiries@skinnersacademy.com email address and it will be passed on.


Tim Clark | Principal

Day to day management

Strategic leadership/development



Staff appraisal (teaching and non-teaching)

Staff duties (Temporary)

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards – shared


Jay Kirby | Vice Principal 




Curriculum Overview

Assemblies & PSHEE

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Olu Alalade | Vice Principal, Chief Financial Officer

Support staff


Premises & IT

Human Resources


Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Kwaku Opoku-Ware | Assistant Vice Principal

Head of Science


NQT/new staff induction and support; PGCE students; AOR

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Catherine Pasterkamp | Assistant Vice Principal 

Timetable & Curriculum development

Options and setting

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (shared)


Patrick Robbins | Assistant Vice Principal

Teaching & Learning

Quality assurance – Lesson Observation, Work Scrutiny

Assessment & Reporting

Specialism – ‘Enterprise’ in lessons

CATS testing, reading age tests and other baseline tests

Core skills overview – literacy, numeracy and oracy

Staff development and CPD; Lead Practitioners

Vocational courses overview & Quality Nominee for BTec (Temporary)

Behaviour, sanctions and rewards (Shared)


Hannah Potter | Head of Sixth Form 

Development of the sixth form


Damian Alexis | Head of Year 11

Pupil Premium

The Ambassadors Project


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

Heads of School (Hannah Potter, 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)