Management Structure


Sir Kevin Satchwell
Headmaster
Teaching

Sir Kevin Satchwell / Headmaster

Once again, Thomas Telford School have achieved fantastic results from students. This year, 95% of the students in Key Stage 4 achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A* - C / 9-4 including Mathematics and English. 97% of the cohort achieved 9-4 in either English Language or Literature. 95% of students also achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics. We believe that this will place the School amongst the top performing comprehensive schools in the Country.  

GCSE results were complemented by excellent A Level results with A* and A grades at 43% (including Vocational subjects). 
We are tremendously proud of the students’ achievements and they have made a huge positive step towards successful futures. We are very pleased with the overall outcomes and would like to thank all staff and parents for their continued support. Once again, Thomas Telford School have achieved fantastic results from students of all ages. This year, 96% of Year 11 students achieved the Government’s benchmark of at least five GCSEs A*-C including Mathematics and English. A fantastic achievement.
 


Saffron Baxter
Headmaster's Professional Assistant
Teaching

Saffron Baxter - Headmaster's Professional Assistant

  • Governors/Governors Reports
  • Appointments and Recruitment
  • Concerns and Complaints
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Visitors’ Hospitality
  • Conference Centre
  • Management Structure
  • Important Visitors
  • To support the Headmaster on all issues relating to his role.
  • Carry out check on behalf of the Accounting Officer.
  • HR issues
  • DBS Countersignatory


Rob Furlong
Senior Deputy Head Responsible for Yr 10/11, History
Teaching

Rob Furlong - Senior Deputy Head Responsible for Yr 10/11, History

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of History
  • Online Curriculum – History
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Homework Policy
  • Special Video Work
  • Broadcast
  • KS4 curriculum, behaviour, pastoral work and records, portfolios, induction, standards, referrals
  • Liaise with parents and students re: KS4 Revision Programme
  • KS4 data
  • Pastoral support
  • Key Stage 4 portfolio/marking checks
  • Intervention Strategies re: analysis of data
  • Leave of Absence requests (KS4)
  • History Project - Madeley Academy


Ian Rawlings
Senior Deputy Head Responsible for Sixth Form, Geography and Religious Studies
Teaching

Ian Rawlings - Senior Deputy Head Responsible for Sixth Form, Geography and Religious Studies

  • To Deputise for the Headmaster
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Geography and Religious Studies
  • Online Curriculum – Geography and Religious Studies
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Sixth Form Standards, Outcomes and Pastoral Support
  • Sixth Form External Admissions
  • Sixth Form Ball
  • Year 11 Options
  • E-Safety Officer - Staffing
  • Spiritual Development
  • Collective Worship
  • Assemblies, Charity Work
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • School liaison with Football Clubs
  • Intervention Strategies re: analysis of data
  • Leave of Absence requests (Sixth Form)
  • Staff Briefings
  • Geography Project - Madeley Academy
  • Prepare for Ofsted


Steve Turton FCA
Director of Finance for TTS and TTMAT
Teaching

Steve Turton FCA - Director of Finance for TTS and TTMAT

  • Security
  • Facilities
  • Transport Contracts
  • Maintenance Programme
  • Cleaning Programme
  • Advisory Council
  • Major Building Projects
  • Health and Safety
  • School Visits
  • All finance matters at Thomas Telford School
  • All finance matters in the TTMAT


David Smith
Director of IT
Teaching

David Smith - Director of IT

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • All IT services at TTS and Madeley Academy
  • Oversight of technical support for all public events
  • Management of Web Development and Video Technicians
  • Procurement of IT purchases at TTS and Madeley liasing with the Finance Director
  • Support to establish effective use of Bromcom
  • Prepare for Ofsted


Joanna Flynn
Deputy Head Executive Careers Advisor
Teaching

Joanna Flynn - Deputy Head Executive Careers Advisor

  • Annual Performance Reviews of Staff
  • Co-ordinate Careers Programme at TTS and Madeley Academy
  • Work Related Learning week
  • Road Maps for all Students
  • Work Placement Programme
  • Updating Employee Database
  • Updating Careers Website
  • Careers Charter
  • Organise UCAS Week
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Integrate Careers into Subject areas where appropriate
  • Careers Discovery Programme
  • Termly Governors Report for Careers and Guidance
  • Provide data as requested
  • All Student references
  • Assist with subject advice as appropriate
  • Compile records about Alumni as requested
  • Prepare for Ofsted


Michelle Davies
Clerk to the Governors and TTMAT
Teaching

Michelle Davies - Clerk to the Governors and TTMAT

  • Administrative duties associated with termly Governing Board Meetings for all schools and TTMAT
  • Complete all Company Secretarial administration required for statutory purposes
  • Provide support in the completion of the legal process for School visions for the TTMAT
  • Review and update, as required, governance records held at the registered office
  • Circulation of governance advice
  • Contribute to the Induction of new Governors
  • Act as clerk for other matters of confidentiality
  • Attend, contribute and minute the termly Collaboration Meetings
  • Periodic review of common statutory policies adopted by the Schools
  • Assist the Trust Board with HR matters
  • Assist with the annual performance review at TTS


Su Plant
Director of Teacher Training and Teaching Schools
Teaching

Su Plant - Director of Teacher Training and Teaching Schools

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all Teacher Training Provision
  • Overall responsibility for all strands of the Teaching Schools Programme
  • Liaison with all external agencies
  • Liaison with Headteachers from Partner Schools
  • To manage the marketing strategy
  • To prepare reports for the stakeholders
  • To manage the finance with the FD
  • To prepare in depth for Ofsted inspections
  • Assist with Staff Development
  • Support programme for NQTs
  • To advise on preparation for Ofsted Inspection
  • Teaching Observations (Whole School)
  • Assist with the induction of all new staff
  • Final approval of all NQTs


Caroline Harding-Jack
Safeguarding and Welfare Officer, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Teaching

Caroline Harding-Jack - Safeguarding and Welfare Officer, Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Joint Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead
  • Safeguarding Gov’s
  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overview of Special Needs (mentor to SENco)
  • Oversight of Counselling service
  • School Policies for Safeguarding, Prevent, e learning, Disability
  • External agency liaison
  • Working directly with DHMs of Key Stages on special cases where appropriate
  • Safeguarding TTMAT
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Race Equality Scheme
  • Medical Provision
  • School Uniform
  • Joint lead Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • DBS Lead Countersignatory


Simon Topper
Assistant Executive Advisor to TTMAT
Teaching

Simon Topper - Assistant Executive Advisor to TTMAT

  • School development plan including termly progress reports
  • Produce and update SEF
  • Review and analyse School Performance
  • Assist in preparation for Ofsted
  • Chairman of Teaching School/West Midlands Consortium
  • Radicalisation Officer
  • Quality Assurance Auditor
  • Lesson Observations
  • Oversight of GDPR
  • Assist with Annual PRP reviews
  • AH issues relevant to the TTMAT including but not exclusive to:
    • Chairman of the Collaboration
    • Thomas Telford joining the TTMAT
    • Assistant Accounting Officer
    • Applications for projects
    • Mobilising support for the TTMAT Academies
    • Due Diligence on proposed new members of the TTMAT


Philip Nicholls
Deputy Head, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Safeguarding, Administration and Special Needs, Responsible for Yr 7,8,9
Teaching

Philip Nicholls - Deputy Head, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Safeguarding, Administration and Special Needs, Responsible for Yr 7,8,9

  • Joint head of Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Joint Safeguarding lead
  • KS3 Curriculum, behaviour, pastoral work and records, portfolios, induction, standards, referrals
  • Liaise with parents and students re: KS3 revision programmes
  • KS3 intelligence/data
  • Pastoral Supports
  • Intervention strategies. Re: analysis of data
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • E Safety Officer - Students


Jamie Norman
Assistant Head, Director of Physical Education, Responsible for Physical Education
Teaching

Jamie Norman - Assistant Head, Director of Physical Education, Responsible for Physical Education

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Physical Education
  • Online curriculum for Physical Education
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • PE Outreach programme
  • Overview of DofE Awards


Emma Powell
Deputy Head Responsible for Science, Psychology and Health and Social Care
Teaching

Emma Powell - Deputy Head Responsible for Science, Psychology and Health and Social Care

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Science
  • Online Curriculum – Science
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Drugs Education
  • Health and Sex Education
  • Line Management of Head of Health and Social Care
  • Personal and Social Education Audit
  • Oversight and management of the learning centres
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Timetable, including mid-year adjustments
  • Year 8 Options


Sarah Evans
Assistant Head Director of Modern Foreign Languages responsible for Modern Foreign Languages
Teaching

Sarah Evans - Assistant Head Director of Modern Foreign Languages responsible for Modern Foreign Languages

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Online curriculum – Modern Foreign Languages
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • MFL support, Madeley Academy


Paula Rose
Assistant Head Director of Maths Responsible for Mathematics
Teaching

Paula Rose - Assistant Head Director of Maths Responsible for Mathematics

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Mathematics
  • Online Curriculum – Mathematics
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • In house training for school direct Mathematics teachers
  • Oversight of Computer Science
  • Prepare for Ofsted


James Saunders
Assistant Head Director of English responsible for English, Pupil Premium and Library
Teaching

James Saunders - Assistant Head Director of English responsible for English, Pupil Premium and Library

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of English
  • Preparation for Ofsted
  • Pupil Premium
  • Online curriculum – English
  • Department Learning Walks
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Oversight of Library 
  • Whole School Literacy


Chris Heywood
Assistant Head, Standards, Data and Administration
Teaching

Chris Heywood - Assistant Head, Standards, Data and Administration

  • Teaching standards whole school
  • Marking whole school
  • Data whole school
  • Optimising the use of Bromcom
  • Oversight of examinations
  • Overview of the personal tutor system
  • Overview of the school reporting system
  • Liaison with Heads of School regarding monthly monitoring of student progress
  • Overview of student attendance
  • Staff portfolios
  • Organise staff CPD and peer reviews including staff PD Days
  • Staff development and professional development
  • Professional tutor
  • All public events oversight and organisation of all major events
  • Weekly and termly calendar
  • Ensuring School website contains all statutory requirements
  • Oversight and management of school transport
  • Management of bus stewards
  • Management of lunchtime supervisors
  • Management of school duties
  • Regular audit of PSE
  • School parental advisory and Social committee
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Student and Parent charters
  • First Day/Week booklet


Victoria Adams
Assistant Head, Director of Performing Arts responsible for Performing Arts
Teaching

Victoria Adams - Assistant Head, Director of Performing Arts responsible for Performing Arts

  • Annual performance reviews for staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Performing Arts
  • Online curriculum - Performing Arts
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Visits - Admin, Risk Assessments
  • Music School
  • School Production and Arts Night
  • Prepare for Ofsted


Amy Jones
Assistant Head, Director of Business Studies
Teaching

Amy Jones - Assistant Head, Director of Business Studies

  • Annual performance reviews for Staff
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of Business Studies and related subjects
  • Online Curriculum - Business Studies, Economics and AAT
  • Departmental Learning Walks
  • Prepare for Ofsted
  • Visits Admin, Risk Assessments