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.
Laura Laszcz BA (Hons) [Manc], PGCE [Leeds], NPQSL [DfE]
Assistant Head – Teaching Strategy & Enrichment / SLE
Mrs Laszcz read Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Manchester, before completing her initial teacher training at Leeds; she has also gained the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL).
Mrs Laszcz leads the faculty of Social Sciences and works with new entrants to teaching. She has worked in schools in Leeds and Worcestershire, and works closely with the Shires Teaching School Alliance as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) across South Warwickshire schools. She also ensures Henley-in-Arden’s own approach to teaching and learning is outward facing.
Key responsibilities: teaching and learning; South Warwickshire Education Partnership T&L network; Initial Teaching Training & Newly Qualified Teacher Support; Shires TSA; Faculty leadership – Social Sciences & PSHRE; Enrichment Week Programme; Specialist Leader in Education.
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.