Thorpedene's Academy Committee is made up of the following members:
Stephen Tollworthy - Chair Of Governors
- Worked in Advertising, Creative Director responsible for all creative output and adhering to budgets
- On the SBC Education Board Panel
- On the SBC Admissions Panel
- Been Pastoral Team leader at local church
- Lives in Westcliff and is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for the students in our area
Laura Tuskin - Vice Chair
- Secondary School English Teacher for over 12 years in a local secondary school. Experience teaching children across all Key Stages from 1-5.
- Would love to see the implementation of a mandatory mental health and well-being curriculum to be formally taught and featured in all schools, for all children.
- Every child deserves to be given the strategies for understanding, reflecting and dealing with their emotions and feelings from a young age and I am enjoying my work/research on a provision and program that can be delivered in schools.
Carly Quick Crockford
- Parent of 5 (4 currently in SECAT schools)
- 20 years experience in finance and accounting.
- Moved to Southend 3 years ago and have never looked back.
- Interests include health and fitness, reading and having 4 boys it is inevitable that I also like football.
- Challenge for this year is researching childrens mental health and the effects of childhood trauma on development.
- Headteacher at Thorpedene Primary School & Nursery
- BA Hons in Primary Education
- Over 17 years experience in schools in Southend
- Specialist Leader in Education working alongside schools in Southend
- I am committed to ensuring the best interests of every child are the heart of our school and to ensuring that every child is nurtured and challenged to achieve their true potential
- Class Teacher at Thorpedene, currently working in EYFS.
- Parent of two children at Thorpedene School.
- During my 10+ years here, I have worked with and supported many pupils across both KS1 and KS2.
- I am passionate about creating fun and exciting learning opportunities to enhance the success of all pupils.
- I believe the saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and feel it is important to establish positive and supportive relationships within both the local and school communities.
- two children attending SECAT schools
- 9 years in the Royal Navy followed by various senior positions with the food manufacturing industry
- Believe education should be stretching but also have lots of fun and smiles along the journey. School should be something all children enjoy and get the most out of
- Keen gardener and football supporter, manage my sons U11 soccer team
- Parent of three children (all within SECAT)
- Over ten year's experience within Further Education providing information, advice and guidance for young adults and adults.
- Previous experience of working alongside external agencies within the community for the benefit of the student/public.
- My aim is to encourage the growth of diversity within education and beyond. "Every child is a different kind of flower and together they make a beautiful garden".
- I believe childhood aspirations within a primary school setting are an important driver for achievement later in life.