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. She moved from subject leadership to become Head of KS4 in a large secondary school where she was responsible for pastoral care as well as pupil outcomes. Being passionate about supporting pupils to overcome barriers to learning, Lisa completed her National SENDCo Award through Northampton University. Having gained her SENDCo qualification she was promoted to a senior leadership role to develop inclusive practice across the school. Lisa made the move from mainstream to work in AP as Executive Vice Principal in 2016 and has gained valuable experience of working with vulnerable children and young people with SEMH needs. She led the opening of two new AP Free Schools in Lincoln and Mablethorpe and has worked closely with Lincolnshire Local Authority to deliver the AP strand of the Lincolnshire Ladder of Behaviour Intervention.
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.
Head of School: Natalie Myers
Natalie left a career in Finance in 2006 to complete a PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University. She has 13 years’ experience of working in a large mainstream Secondary School. Her experience at Senior Leadership Level covers Teaching and Learning, Behaviour, Curriculum and improving pupil outcomes. She is an advocate of lifelong learning and completed a Masters in Teaching and Learning at the University of Sheffield.
Natalie is part of the Difference Leaders Programme, a network of 26 Senior Leaders across the country who are keen to create specialist expertise in inclusive school leadership.
Natalie is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for students, through high quality learning experiences and ensuring that they gain the qualifications needed to make positive future choices.
Deputy Head of School/SENDCo: Rebecca Kyle
Rebecca began teaching in 2005, following the completion of her PGCE at York St John University and history degree at Lancaster University. She has taught in mainstream schools throughout the primary phases and has been curriculum lead for English. Rebecca completed her National SENDCO Award at Wolverhampton University in 2017 and has worked as a SENCO at mainstream primary schools. It was in these settings that she developed an interest in the area of SEMH and restorative practice. Rebecca has completed the training to be an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and is currently continuing her professional development to become a Senior Mental Health Lead.
Rebecca really enjoys working in an alternative provision because there is a real focus on understanding the needs of the child as an individual. She enjoys the opportunity to build trusting relationships with all the children and watching them flourish.
Pupil and Parent Support Team Leader: Jayne Battersby
Executive Behaviour Lead: Paul Jervis
Primary Lead: Gemma Sutherby
Secondary Lead: Christopher Kemp
Senior Administrator: Sharon Atkinson