Our Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Emma Baker
Mrs Baker is responsible for the strategic direction of the academy and the overall outcomes for students.
Mrs Baker has a BA honours in Education Studies and Information Technology from the University Liverpool John Moore’s. She also holds the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) awarded by the Future Leaders Programme.
Mrs Baker is passionate about ensuring that all students have the best education possible. Her interests and hobbies include spending time with her family. Mrs Baker has a young daughter who keeps her busy. She loves to travel and visit new places.
Mrs Jane Bennett
Mrs Bennett is responsible for Teaching & Learning throughout the Academy and is the lead for the Initial Teacher Training and NQT programmes. In addition, Mrs Bennett organises and develops the CPD programme for all staff in the Academy. Mrs Bennett is the SLT link for MFL, Humanities and Special Needs. She also oversees all aspects of Primary liaison
Mrs Bennett has an MA (Hons) in German from the University of Edinburgh. She completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership with The National College and now facilitates this training for schools across the region.
Mrs Bennett is passionate about language learning and speaks German, French and Spanish. She enjoys travelling and exploring new places as well as reading. She indulges her creative side through a love of baking and is currently learning Makaton as a new form of language and communication.
Ms Sandra Carroll
Ms Carroll is responsible for Curriculum Planning and Development, Exams & Assessment. She jointly line manages Performing Arts.
Ms Carroll has a degree in Applied Computational Linguistics from Dublin City University. She carried out postgraduate studies at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, achieving a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Music Technology and a MA in Computer Music. She has several piano and music theory qualifications as well as holding several national and international titles in Sports Acrobatics (Gymnastics).
Ms Carroll is passionate about sports, especially gymnastics and formula 1 motorsports. She also enjoys singing and playing music in her spare time, especially working in musical theatre with the amazing students at Ormiston Rivers Academy.
Ms Georgia Flack
Ms Flack is responsible for Reading and Literacy across the academy and is a member of our teaching and learning team.
Ms Flack has a degree in English Language from the University of Gloucestershire. She enjoys sunny walks in the countryside, trips to the theatre and getting lost in a good book. Prior to joining Ormiston Rivers Academy, she was a Lead Practitioner of English and a Specialist Leader of Education.
Ms Kate Goodfellow
Ms Goodfellow is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and is Mental Health First Aid trained. She is also responsible for Wellbeing, Student Voice, Looked after Children and leads our Student Support team.
Ms Goodfellow has a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Roehampton University. She is passionate about the theatre and sharing her love of this. She takes part annually in the National Theatre Connections Festival with the young student theatre company she has formed in school.
Mrs Jo Ingate
Mrs Ingate is the Outcomes Strategic Lead and is also responsible for Sixth Form, Pupil Premium and Disadvanatged, Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy, Rewards and our Most Able (including the strategic development of our Elite Scholar Program).
Mrs Ingate has a BA Hons in Design from Central Saint Martins University and her Masters is in Teaching and Learning. Before joining the teaching profession she was a Creative and Art Director. She has completed the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership through the Future Leaders Programme.
Mrs Ingate is a lover of Paddleboarding and Photography and can often be seen out on the water doing both with her dog or children perched on the front of the board. She is also a passionate advocate of the Creative Arts and STEM.
Mr David Marklew
Mr Marklew is our Pastoral Lead in charge of care and guidance. He is responsible for Behaviour and Attendance and line manages the Academy's team of Achievement Directors. Previously, Mr Marklew worked as the Head of Pastoral Care in London.
Mr Marklew has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Nottingham Trent University, and a PGCE PE from Loughborough University. He enjoys all sports, including football, rugby, badminton and athletics, and encourages all pupils to become as active as possible. His weekends are mostly found supporting his two boys on the football pitch.
Mr Joe Priddle
Mr Priddle is responsible for Outcomes, Data, Reporting and shared line management for Performing Arts
Mr Priddle has a Batchelor of Science degree in Music Technology from Leeds Beckett University. Prior to joining the school he was Head of Faculty and Director of Raising Standards with direct responsibility for improving outcomes and Performing Arts. He has completed the National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership through the Teaching Leaders Programme.
Mr Priddle enjoys playing and performing Music, going to the gym, watching Arsenal and spending time with his family.
Miss Helen Victory
Miss Victory is responsible for Personal Development. She line manages Social sciences, PE, Careers and PSHE.
Miss Victory has an honours degree in Business Studies from City University London. Prior to joining the school she was Head of Faculty, with direct responsibility for Computing, and has developed her career teaching both business and computing subjects.
Miss Victory has a passion for travel, enjoying experiencing the diverse cultures and experiences across the world. She also is an avid sports enthusiast, with particular interests in athletics, football and cricket. Miss Victory is also a passionate advocate of STEM.
Finance & Business Director
Mrs Angela Mahoney
Mrs Mahoney is responsible for the strategic oversight and operational management of the Academy's finances and facilities, including site management. She is also the Designated Health & Safety Officer.
Mrs Mahoney has a Diploma in School Business Management (DSBM) and is currently studying with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). She is a former Business Consultant and ran her own consultancy in the City of London for 15 years, up until 2015.
Mrs Mahoney is an avid rugby fan and a Wasps season ticket holder. She likes all sport and also enjoys walking her dog, studying, music and reading.
HR Manager & Principals P.A.
Mrs Julie Damps
Mrs Damps is responsible for the strategic oversight of Academy HR and staffing, and works closely alongside the Principal and Vice-Principals as Personal Assistant. She is also the Academy Complaints Officer.
Mrs Damps has a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of East London, as well as many secretarial and Business & Finance qualifications. She has worked at Ormiston Rivers Academy for several years, and prior to this, has spent almost her entire working career in the education sector.
Mrs Damps is passionate about English and is currently studying for an Open University Degree in English Literature & Creative Writing in her spare time. She is an avid reader and also enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Mrs Radek Madajczyk
Mr Madajczyk is responsible for Maths and Numeracy, Coaching and Performance Management across the academy and is a member of our teaching and learning team.
Mr Madajczyk has an MA in Education from Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland. He has completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership with The National College of Teaching and Leadership. He has several Maths qualifications including teaching A-Level Mathematics.
Mr Madajczyk is passionate about languages and speaks Polish, English, Italian, Latin and ancient Greek. He enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures as well as spending time with friends.