CEO, Accounting Officer
Mark has an outstanding track record of success and innovation in schools. He has led schools as Headteacher and Executive Headteacher in West and South Yorkshire and in South London. Mark has a compelling vision for education and believes that success is possible in any context, given the right management, systems and organisation.
Director of SEND & Intervention
Dena obtained her degree in Special Education at Illinois State University with specialisms in autism, moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties, and physical impairments. Since immigrating in 1997 Dena has taught children with a vast array of special needs across settings including special, independent, mainstream and pupil referral units. She qualified as SENCO in 2009. Inspired by her experiences as an adoptive parent Dena has Level 1 Theraplay qualification. She has a great passion for children with special needs and is an advocate for trauma informed practice and mindfulness in schools.
Executive Principal, Springwell Learning Community
Dave is a National Leader of Education. Dave is on the Executive Committees for the Yorkshire & Humber PRU & Special School Heads and is a tutor for The National College. Dave has a passion for vulnerable groups and those with special educational needs.
Executive Principal, Springwell Special Academy, Leeds
Scott has senior leadership experience in Primary, Secondary, Special Education and Alternative Provision schools and ten years’ experience in School Improvement with a Local Authority. He has been Head of School in an outstanding Special School and Teaching School and brings vast experience to Executive Leadership roles.
Assistant Principal, Springwell Learning Community and Apple Distinguished Educator
Danny has a passion for using technology to raise standards in the classroom through innovative teaching and learning. Danny has successfully managed 1:1 iPad programmes and has built a sound reputation as a creative educator with particular strengths in Primary and Special Education. An advocate of ‘camouflage teaching’, Danny inspires reluctant learners with new, exciting and engaging teaching methods.
Principal Sevenhills Academy, Grimsby – Executive Vice Principal Phoenix Park Academy, Grimsby
Phil spent over 10 years teaching in North East Lincolnshire across Primary, Secondary and Alternative Education. Phil is a believer in maximising the learning environment and challenging his staff to be reflective practitioners. He brings passion, drive and commitment to improving with Wellspring.
Associate Principal, Springwell Special Academy, Leeds
Steve has worked in secondary schools in Barnsley, Leeds, Knaresborough and Bradford. Steve has filled many senior roles and is passionate about student care, welfare and aspiring students to achieve. Steve is leading improvements in the Special Schools and Alternative Provision in Leeds.
Executive Principal, The Forest Academy, Oakwell Rise Primary Academy & Oakhill Primary Academy, Barnsley
Sam has led very significant change management programmes in order to secure success and has had a very significant impact in all of her schools. Sam is Executive Principal of the three schools which make up the Barnsley Primary Partnership, namely The Forest Academy, Oakhill Primary Academy and Oakwell Rise Primary Academy
Executive Principal, Lincolnshire Teaching & Learning Centre
Gill is a Principal and author who works internationally as a Consultant Head teacher and trainer. Gill has worked in primary and secondary phases in the UK, Japan, Brussels, Dubai and Jordan. Gill has mentored groups through NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH. Gill is a Trustee of the CoEd Foundation (Compassion in Education Foundation) with Professor Mick Waters and is a member of the WomenEd organisation.
Executive Principal, Ebor Gardens Primary & Victoria Academy, Leeds
Debra has worked in many successful primary schools across the last twenty years, taking the best of her experiences with her. She successfully led her school, in her first headship, from serious weaknesses to good, in just a year. She is now enjoying the challenge of replicating this in her two new academies as an Executive Principal of Ebor Gardens and Victoria Primary Academies in Leeds. Debra was also invited to London to celebrate her achievements in ‘Inspiring Teachers in improving schools’ by the DfE.