Executive Principal: Lisa Ashcroft-Day
Lisa completed her teaching qualification at Loughborough University in 2002 and became an Advanced Skills Teacher within her first 2 years of teaching. In 2006 she became Head of KS4 in a large secondary school and successfully led a team of tutors to secure outstanding results for the Y11 cohort. Lisa is passionate about supporting pupils to overcome barriers to learning and therefore decided to complete her National SENDCo Award through Northampton University. Having gained her SENDCo qualification she took on a senior leadership role to develop inclusive practice across the school. This was recognised by OFSTED who commented on the ‘highly effective leadership for pupils with special educational needs and the impact this had on pupils outstanding progress.’ Lisa also has extensive experience as a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Executive Vice Principal: Sarah Jorgensen
Sarah began teaching in 2003 as a Science Teacher following her BSc Biology and PGCE at Hull University. She spent the next 14 years in mainstream secondary schools where she enjoyed developing Teaching and Learning in the school as Head of Science and Teacher Training Coordinator. Following her NASENCo qualification Sarah then joined the senior team as SENDCo, Specialist Assessor and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. She moved to Alternative Provision in 2017 and since then has enjoyed the role of SENDCo and Head of School prior to becoming Executive Vice Principal. In her time at Springwell Sarah has completed qualifications in Nurture and in Theraplay. She is passionate about improving outcomes for disadvantaged children and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Special Educational Needs where she considered how Theraplay can support children with SEMH needs.
Sarah loves working in Alternative Provision because the nature of the setting allows staff to really know and understand each individual child enabling them to be better supported and ultimately thrive.
Assistant Principal/SENDCo: Miriam Reynolds
After completing her PGCE at Bishop Grosseteste University, Miriam began her teaching career in 2001 at a large 4 form entry Junior school in Grantham where she taught across all year groups. After 6 successful years which saw her lead Maths and ICT, she took up an Assistant Headship in a small village school in 2007. Two years later, she took a break from teaching to follow her passion for ICT, working with an LA approved IT provider as an Educational Consultant supporting schools with curriculum development. Returning to teaching, Miriam taught at an MLD school in Lincolnshire for 3 years before returning to mainstream education in North Lincolnshire. Stifled by the constraints, Miriam returned to take up a post at the Lincolnshire Teaching and Learning Centre in 2016 where she has worked in KS3, developing a Secondary nurture provision and progressing to Key Stage 3 Lead. Miriam is trained in the Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups and has recently returned to Bishop Grosseteste to complete her NASENCo qualification in 2019.
Miriam loves working in AP as she loves the time that can be dedicated to building trusting relationships which in turn allows students to enjoy coming to school and learning again.
Assistant Principal: Natalie Myers
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Pastoral Lead (North): Jayne Battersby
Care Team Lead (North): Bridget Rodgers
Primary Lead: Cara Ambler
Secondary Lead: Natalie Myers
Senior Administrator: Joe Jeffries