Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

The Village Academy

We are a group of mainly rural primary schools comprising:

Selling Church of England Primary School
Lynsted and Norton Primary School
Milstead and Frinsted Church of England School
Petham Primary School
Pilgrims’ Way Primary School and Nursery
Lydd Primary School
Dymchurch Primary School 

As an Academy, each school has it's own Head Teacher who runs the school on a day-to day basis, and also share a number of central Academy staff who support all the schools.

Central Academy staff

Mrs Hayley Spedding (Acting Academy Director) visits the school, to see classes and meet with the staff. This enables her to maintain an oversight of progress and standards at the school.

Kelly Collens (Assistant Principal) helps to support each of the Academy Schools as part of the Senior Leadership Team.

Mrs Carina Gilbert, is employed as Finance Director, supported by Miss Ellie Bartlett, Finance Assistant

The Senior Leadership Team are supported by their PA, Mrs Deborah Harris.

Mrs Lisa Goldsworthy (AENCO) 
Mrs Goldsworthy spends time in each of the schools. She carries out classroom observations, attends meetings with external agencies, and advises staff on provision for children with additional needs.

Mrs Anne Bartlett (Operations Manager) oversees the compliance and Health and Safety for the Academy whilst Mrs Amanda Watson oversees the HR and Payroll function for the Academy.

In addition to the on-site support described above, all central Academy staff provide daily remote support, via telephone, email and instant messenger to the schools.

For further information about The Village Academy including all our policies, please visit our website www.villageacademy.co.uk