Leadership Team

Joseph Roper BA ( Hons) , PGCE

Associate Headteacher – Whole-School Strategy, Policy & Curriculum Development


Mr Roper read English Literature and Language at the University of Sheffield and completed his PGCE and teacher training through The University of Warwick and the Teach First graduate programme. Previously Joe has lectured at a Sixth Form College and taught English and Media Studies within the Arden Multi-Academy Trust.

He has been a Senior Leader at an inner-city school for a number of years, overseeing Pupil Progress, Literacy Provision, Rewards and Intervention and is involved in wider-support within the Arden Multi-Academy Trust

Key responsibilities: Policy and Stretgic direction of the school; Financial Accounting Officer; Personnel; reporting to the Full Governing Body; Ofsted and School Improvement Priorities. Curriculum and Standards; Subject Line Management; Exams; Reporting and Assessment

Mark Wilson BSc (North Staffs), NPQH [DfE]

Consultant Headteacher – Strategy (ADSL)

Mr Wilson read Geography and Physical Education at North Staffordshire University, completing his teacher training at the same institution. He has gained the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Mr Wilson began his teaching career in a school in Worcestershire and Sandwell before progressing to Lode Heath School, fulfilling the post of Deputy Head and Head Teacher for a total of 12 years.

Key responsibilities: Strategic Direction of the school; 

Nicola Thompson BA (Hons) [Brun], PGCE [Camb], NPQSL [DfE]

Deputy Head – Pupil Progress and Safeguarding (DSL)

Ms Thompson studied Sports Science at Brunel before completing her teacher training at Homerton College, Cambridge. She has also completed her National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders.

Prior to joining Henley, Ms Thompson taught in Gloucestershire and Solihull. As well as overseeing the work of our progress leaders, Ms Thompson leads on personal development, behaviour and safety and represents Henley at the South Warwickshire Education Partnership (SWEP) Area Behaviour Panel. 


Key responsibilities: Pastoral; Personal Development; Designated Safeguarding Lead; Area Behaviour Partnership; Pupil Progress; Attendance Lead.

Matthew Pearson  BA (Hons) [Wolverhampton], GTP [Newman], NPQSL [DFE]

Assistant Head – Teaching Strategy & Enrichment / SLE

Mr Pearson read Sociology at the University of Wolverhampton before completing his Teacher Training through Newman University, Birmingham. He has also completed his National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.

Mr Pearson has taught in 2 schools in Worcestershire prior to joining Henley in Arden holding different roles in both academic and pastoral areas of education. At Henley, Mr Pearson is responsible for overseeing pupil premium, enrichment and assessment


Key responsibilities: Pupil Premium, Enrichment, Assessment, Subject Leader Religious Studies

Dawn Price BA (Hons) [Cymru], PGCE [Glouc], NPQSL [DfE]

Assistant Head – Teacher Development, Head of Geography


Miss Price studied Geography and Science at the University of Wales, Swansea and completed her teacher training at Gloucester.

Miss Price has completed the NPQSL and is seconded to the leadership team to drive Pupil Futures, which includes careers, work experience and the student aspiration programme on PHSRE days.

Key responsibilities: leadership of the Geography department; careers education, information and academic guidance; pupil aspiration; CEIAG content on the PHSRE programme; Careers; teaching and learning.