Our Senior Leadership Team
Welcome to our Senior Leadership Team
Jenny Carr - Executive Headteacher/Principal
I feel privileged to be the Headteacher at Royds Hall, the secondary phase of Royds Hall Community School.
Royds Hall possesses a wonderful ethos and spirit, where children are placed at the centre.
For many families it is important to know that the Head teacher of their child’s school is suitably experienced and will ensure your child is as important to us, as they are to you.
Emily Devane - Associate Headteacher
I joined Royds Hall in April 2019 as Senior Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for pastoral (working with Mrs Wood), ensuring all our students are supported to achieve their personal best at school. I ensure that form time sessions are designed to facilitate students to develop academically, socially and emotionally.
I also work alongside Mrs Spry to quality assure the teaching & learning experience, to enable students to succeed in all areas of the curriculum and progress to positive destinations after year 11. I feel privileged to be part of the senior leadership team at Royds Hall and I am passionate about ensuring all our students achieve their personal best throughout their time at the school.
Emily Spry - Deputy Headteacher
I joined Royds Hall Community School in September 2016 and have recently taken the post of Deputy Headteacher (Quality of Education). In this role, I oversee the curriculum, student outcomes and teaching and learning. I am also responsible for planning and coordinating the staff development and the quality assurance of teaching and learning across the school. Working at Royds Hall Community School as part of the senior leadership team is something that I am extremely proud of. It is a privilege to help shape the future of our students and I am extremely passionate about ensuring that students are receiving the best possible learning experience.
Julie Donnelly - Associate Deputy Headteacher
My Name is Julie Donnelly, I am Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Quality of Education, Teaching.
I will lead on ‘Teaching and Learning’ ensuring that the strategic aims and objectives support staff and students and quality assure learning and teaching in school.
I will be responsible for strategically planning the CPD programme and sharing of pedagogy to ensure teachers are helping students, to know and remember more and ensure that teachers use assessment well, to help students embed and use knowledge fluently or to check understanding and inform teaching.
Dan Hall - Assistant Headteacher
I am the Assistant Headteacher focusing on Positive Behaviours and Attitudes.
I will be leading the pastoral and attendance team to develop strategies to help overcome obstacles students may experience in achieving their personal best, particularly those known to be at greatest risk of underperformance, e.g. disadvantaged cohort.
Lead a calm, safe, environment where all adults secure the highest standards of student behaviour and academic achievement.
Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships, to support and improve students’ achievement and finally lead on attendance, positive behaviour and attitude to learning.
Chris Bateman - Assistant Headteacher
Having taken on the role of Associate Assistant Headteacher in 2020, I am responsible for the planning and co-ordinating of staff CPD ensuring this is informed by the latest academic research so staff are best placed to facilitate our students to know and remember more.
I also oversee the Academic Intervention programme here at Royds Hall, including Numeracy and Literacy Catch-Up in KS3 through to Period 6 and Holiday sessions in Year 11, affording our students every opportunity to achieve their personal best.
Joanne Thompson - Director of Safeguarding and SEMH
I am the designated safeguarding lead. My areas of responsibility are safeguarding, welling and the Key stage 4 learning zone.
I believe that students needs to have good quality support and their overall welfare needs met for them to have ‘good’ self-esteem. All these areas need to be provided for them to become confident learners who reach their full potential. Our aim is to ensure we offer an outstanding level of pastoral support within school.