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De Lucy

Senior Leadership

Headteacher – Mrs Lodge

I have been the Headteacher at De Lucy since 2014, after joining the school in 2008 as a class based Assistant Headteacher, then as Deputy Headteacher in 2010.

My role at De Lucy is to lead the strategic direction of the school and line manage the senior leadership team. I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed regardless of starting points, any additional needs or external factors.

I am also one of the school's Safeguarding Team should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child

Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Richardson

My role within De Lucy is to lead on teaching and learning in the Early Years and Key Stage 1.

This involves working with Year Group Leaders and class teachers to ensure that the quality of education within these phases meets the needs of all pupils and is presented in an engaging and varied way.

As part of my role, I am also responsible for behaviour for the whole school. I work closely alongside the school’s behaviour coordinator to monitor the behaviour of all classes and the provision for children whose behaviour may pose a barrier to their learning. We adopt inclusive practices and believe that positive praise and reinforcement lies at the heart of building a hard-working ethos, resilience and self-belief amongst our pupils.

I also lead on reading for KS2 and oversee reading within EYFS and Key Stage 1. I have a strong commitment to ensuring that all children are equipped with the skills needed to be able to read, not only for learning purposes, but for pleasure too.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, I play an active part in the day-to-day running of the school including coordinating teachers release for PPA and monitoring duties as well as day to day cover when needed. I also lead on Pupil Premium and am responsible for ensuring that all children, regardless of external barriers, are able to learn well.

I am also one of the school's Safeguarding Team should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child.

Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Shrimpton

My role is to lead on teaching and learning across Key Stage 2.

This involves working with year group leaders and class teachers to ensure that the quality of education within these phases meets the needs of all pupils.

As part of my role I lead on assessment across Key Stage 1 and 2 and structured conversations: an initiative which helps the school work more closely with parents allowing them to become full partners in their child’s education. I also oversee maths across the school.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, I play an active part in the day-to-day running of the school and in developing a broad and inspiring curriculum for all pupils.

I am also one of the school's Safeguarding Team should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child. 

Assistant Head –Inclusion - Mrs Bryan

My role is to lead on Inclusion throughout the school; I work closely with the SENCo to develop provision for children with Special Needs.

I am also responsible for Looked After Children (LAC), children with English as Additional Language (EAL), behaviour and medical needs.

As part of my role I work closely with members of the Inclusion Team to remove barriers and support children’s access to learning as well as co-ordinating our work with external agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service.

As a member of the senior leadership team, I support staff and line manage members of the Inclusion Team and support the day-to-day running of the school.

I am also one of the school's Safeguarding Team should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child.

Assistant Head –curriculum – Mr Power

My role is to lead on the wider curriculum at De Lucy, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to have high quality learning experiences.

I also lead on educational trips and visits.

As part of my role, I work with other senior leaders and subject leaders to ensure we have an exciting and engaging curriculum, which the children can relate to and will equip them with skills and knowledge for the next stage of their learning. I also teach in class for two days a week in Year 5.

As a member of the senior leadership team, I support staff and line manage subject leaders and support the day-to-day running of the school.

I am one of the school’s Safeguarding Team should you have any concerns about the welfare of a child.

School Business Manager – Mrs Moran

My role is to lead on income generation – including lettings, finance, line managing support staff, human resources and recruitment, including staff attendance management, ICT Infrastructure, catering and lunchtimes and our breakfast and afterschool club provision.

As part of my role I ensure that all safer recruitment procedures are in place and followed in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. I regularly monitor the school budget to ensure that the school has ‘best value’ as well as ensuring that there are sufficient funds to support the curriculum and school improvement.

As a member of the senior leadership team I line manage the admin team and senior midday meal supervisors and support the day-to-day running of the school.

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