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Our Senior Leadership Team

The Academy's vision, ethos, aims and whole school objectives are driven forwards by the Senior Leadership Team. All experienced teachers, the Senior Leaders meet regularly to ensure the smooth running and ongoing improvement of the Academy. They are passionate practitioners, united in making Cranfield Church of England Academy the very best place to be. Find out more about each Senior Leader and the work of the team below.

Mr Joseph Piatczanyn - Headteacher

Having worked at Cranfield Church of England Academy since 2009 as a teacher, Key Stage One Leader, Key Stage Two Leader, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, I am proud to have held the position of Headteacher as of April 2018. Both of our school sites are very special places to be and you can find out more about this in my 'Headteacher's Welcome'. My passion for our school motto of “enjoying, achieving, learning and living God's love”, and our Academy's strong Christian Values-based ethos, guides me in all decisions made for our children and community. Being Headteacher of Cranfield Church of England Academy is nothing short of a privilege and is aided by the commitment and support of our wonderful governors, staff, children, parents, carers and friends of our school to making our Academy the very best place to be.  

Mrs Jo Dormer - Deputy Headteacher & SENDCo:

I am delighted to hold the post of Deputy Headteacher at Cranfield and am based at Saint Peter's Site in Court Road. I have a passion for ensuring every child reaches their full potential within a safe, nurturing environment and am therefore proud to be the school's Inclusion Leader, supporting children with Special & Medical Needs, in addition to those who are our most able, or who have English an Additional Language. I am jointly responsible for Safeguarding within the school, alongside Mr McCaffrey.

Mr Conor McCaffrey - Deputy Headteacher:

I am thrilled and feel very privileged to have joined Cranfield Church of England Academy as a Deputy Headteacher, based at Saint Paul's site. Since qualifying as a teacher I have held numerous roles such as Year Group Leader, Key Stage Leader, Assistant Headteacher and most recently Deputy Headteacher. I have experience teaching in schools both internationally and here in the UK, working with families and children from a wide range of cultures and nationalities, especially those with English as an additional language. I am extremely passionate about supporting children through their journey in school, ensuring that they are enjoying, achieving and learning together to fulfil their potential. 

Mrs Lisa Edmond - Senior Leader with responsibility for Reception:

I am delighted to be the Reception leader at Cranfield. Having taught elsewhere for over 12 years I joined Cranfield as a Reception class teacher. I quickly discovered a passion for working with some of the youngest children in our school, so was delighted to take on the role of Reception Leader this academic year.  I am also the Curriculum Zone leader for 'Physical Education and Play' which focuses on our Physical Education Curriculum, Play, Sports-Premium and extra-curricular opportunities.

Mrs Tory Long - Senior Leader with responsibility for Year One:

I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Senior Leader at Cranfield Church of England Academy. The welcoming atmosphere and nurturing environment has felt like home for 14 years. Having taught Years One to Four across our school, led both Key Stages One and Two and worked on both the St Peter's and St Paul's sites I have had the pleasure of working with a team of dedicated staff who inspire pupils in their learning. I am passionate about supporting the staff and pupils I work with to achieving their very best whilst enjoying, achieving and learning each day. I am currently leading the subject of Religious Education and look forward to enhancing the school further in this area.

Miss Stephanie Hubbert - Senior Leader with responsibility for Year Two:
From the day I began my second year of teacher training at Cranfield Academy I knew it was the school I wanted to work at; I feel very privileged to have worked in Key Stage Two for the past five years and am now delighted to be working in Key Stage One, as Senior Leader for Year Two. I've had the pleasure of training and working with a brilliant and supportive team. I am passionate about trying new ideas and engaging children to ensure they achieve their full potential. I am also the Arts Zone leader, which ensures a broad and balanced curriculum in art, design and technology, dance and drama.

Mrs Emma Massey - Senior Leader with responsibility for Year Three:

I joined Cranfield Academy in 2014 and have enjoyed every moment enjoying, achieving and learning with the children. Having taught for 18 years in Wales and England, Cranfield Academy is positively unique – ‘Cranfield is certainly the place to be’! I am passionate about supporting each child to fulfil their potential to become the best they can be, in all that they do. It is such a rewarding role watching the children flourish and learn from the experiences and opportunities that our wonderful school provides daily. I am a Co-Leader in the Core Zone, which looks to ensure excellence in the core subjects of the curriculum - reading, writing, maths and science.

Mrs Jenny Connell - Senior Leader with responsibility for Year Four:

Since joining Cranfield in 2016, it has been a pleasure to teach and encourage the children as they move on in their learning journeys. I find it so refreshing to work within a school where everyone is deeply committed to providing all children with many opportunities to flourish. As a teacher for over 13 years, with teaching experience in both Key Stages One and Two, I am proud to be the Senior Leader for Years 4 as well as the leader of the 'Our World' Zone - which ensures excellence in history, geography, computing and french. I enjoy being a positive influence in the teaching and learning at Cranfield and look forward to working with you!

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