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Senior Leadership Team

Mrs I Abrahams – Headteacher
Mrs I Abrahams became Headteacher in June 2015 but she has had a long association with the Academy starting in 1986 when she joined the Academy as a Newly Qualified Teacher of Religious Studies. Within a very short period of time, she had been promoted to Head of Department. She left in 1992 to develop her career elsewhere but returned to us in 2008 as Deputy Head Teacher (Teaching & Learning).

Miss E Edwards – Deputy Head Teacher (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum)
Ms Edwards joined the Academy in September 2015 having previously been an Assistant Head Teacher at Dormston School. Prior to her teaching career she spent 5 years working in the field of genetics.

Mr A Williams – Deputy Head Teacher (Pastoral & Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mr Williams joined the Academy in 2004 as a Newly Qualified Science Teacher having already had a very successful career in the Financial Services sector. He has previously held the post of Assistant Head Teacher (KS3).

Dr J Bartlett – Deputy Head Teacher (Achievement and Data, leading Maths)
Dr Bartlett joined the Academy in September 2015. She is author of a number of key books on best practice in the teaching of Maths and on Assessment for Learning.

Mrs J Garvey – Director of Sixth Form 
Mrs Garvey joined the Academy in 2012 as an Advanced Skills Teacher in science, having previously worked in a variety of settings as an Advanced Skills Teacher as well as a Specialist Leader in Education. She has also been a Lead Practitioner for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Since joining GBA she became Progress Leader for Brunel Mini School before becoming Director of Sixth Form.

Mr L Barker – Assistant Head Teacher (KS4)
Mr Barker joined the Academy in 2007 as a Newly Qualified English Teacher and was very quickly promoted through the department as KS3 Coordinator, Advanced Skills Teacher, and then more recently as Director of English. He has previously also led on Academy Literacy and Able Learner Strategies.

Mrs J Finlay – Assistant Head Teacher (Pastoral)