Woodlands Academy is part of CIT Academies
Telephone: 01790 753902
Email: enquiries@woodlands-cit.co.uk

Who’s Who

Woodlands Academy

Welcome to Woodlands Academy

Sue Killips is the Senior Administrator for the school. She is the first and main point of contact for all parents.
Sue is also our Attendance Officer and one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Please call the school office on 01790 753902 or email enquiries@woodlands-cit.co.uk

Sue Killips

Meet our Senior Leadership Team…

Laura Turner


Laura began her teaching career as a teacher of PE in Secondary Mainstream education. Gaining a Master’s Degree in Special Educational Needs she began working across alternative provisions. Laura has held many roles across her career, from teacher through to Deputy Head of School/SENDCo. She has also worked within the SEMH sector as a Deputy Head and Interim Head of School and DSL, driving improvement in behaviour and attitudes, and quality of teaching and learning.
Laura believes the SLT team are driven to ensure the quality of education is personalised and meets the needs of all pupils to ensure effective progress is paramount.
Laura holds the national professional qualification in headship (NPQH).

Matthew Page

Deputy Headteacher – Quality of Education

Matthew has worked as an Assistant Headteacher and Teacher in multiple special schools. He also ran his own sports coaching company and worked in professional football for Lincoln City, Huddersfield Town and Portsmouth as a Statistical Analyst.
At Woodlands Academy, Matthew is responsible for curriculum, assessment, and quality assurance. Matthew is also responsible for the Careers curriculum at Woodlands and holds a Level 5 Careers Leader Qualification.
Matthew holds the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) and is currently undertaking his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).

Sherilyn Pruhs-Borrell

Deputy Headteacher – DSL and SENDCo

Sherri has been teaching for over 23 years. She has held various roles over her career including Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (LAC), SEND, Safeguarding, SLT and Deputy Head.
Sherri has achieved the National SENDCo Award and has a Diploma in SEND along with NPQH, NPQSL and NPQBC.
She works closely with children with ASD, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and thoroughly believes that the child should be at the centre of everything we do in school.

Meet our Leadership Team

Carl Norbron

Key Stage 4 Lead

Phillip Buckle

Health & Safety Lead

Meet our Staff Team…

Teaching Staff

Michelle Bradley 
Emma Cross 
Kelly Dean 
Jodie Turner
Hannah Thomas
Adam Sausby–Gallimore 
Ryan Green


Andrew Musson
Steven Fulcher 
Ian Taylor 
Hannah Smith
Shauna-Lea Dawson
Ellie Cunliffe
Jack Stevens

Pastoral Staff

Charlotte Bee – Behaviour/Pastoral Mentor
Courtney Curwen – Behaviour/Pastoral Mentor
Jamie Waters – Behaviour/Pastoral Mentor
Jodie Lingard – Assistant SENDCo

Teaching Assistants

Siobhan Belshaw
Beverly Warner
Zoe Millthorpe
Tracy Johnson
Rose Ward
Matthew Pickering
Charlie Thein
Carly Gray
Tracey Dales
Conor Carse
Hope Redford
Rebecca Bartrip

Support Staff

Claire Woodlock – School Operations Manager
Alison Sharpe – HR Administrator
Tom Bland – Finance Administrator
Simon Jennings – Site Manager
Steve Pannel – Caretaker
Kayleigh Haywood – Midday Supervisor

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