Simon has been Principal of Highfields Academy in Nantwich for 10 years. He is a qualified school inspector, accredited by CFbT and has been involved in the inspection of several primary schools in recent years. He is also accredited by the National College for Teaching and Learning to deliver leadership programmes such as the NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML and EYLDP. Simon has successfully supported the leadership of other local primary schools and has previously held the role of Chair of the Nantwich Education Partnership.
Lesley has been a Special Educational and Disabilities Coordinator for over 15 years and has a wide and in depth range of experience, skills and understanding of children and young people with special and additional needs. She has worked in specialist, resource and mainstream provision and has taught across EYFS, KS1/2 and in specialist provision in KS3/4.
Lesley has the National SENCO Award and is an AMBDA qualified specialist dyslexic teacher and assessor. Over the past 7 years Lesley has successfully supported the 16 Nantwich schools as the Nantwich Education Partnership Lead SENCO.