SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr Brooks - Headteacher
Mr Brooks has worked in two outstanding schools in different London local authorities. From his experience in both, he knows that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. He believes we need to work with the whole community as we strive for greater success for all our students. Mr Brooks has strong educational values and principles based around high expectations, hard work and respect. Mr Brooks is incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of Sanders Draper where every member of the school community works together to create a caring and safe environment to ensure everyone can achieve and celebrate success. He lines manages English.
Mrs King - Deputy Headteacher
Mrs King is an experienced member of the Senior Leadership Team who joined in September 2019. She is responsible for Quality of Education - Curriculum, Outcomes and Raising Standards. She strategically plans the use of Pupil Premium funding to support the progress of disadvantaged students. She is extremely passionate and driven to ensure every student succeeds. She line manages Maths, SEND, data/exams officer and leads the Raising Standards team.
Ms Nicholson - Deputy Headteacher
Ms Nicholson joined Sanders as an NQT and has developed and progressed through a range of roles and responsibilities. Ms Nicholson is currently responsible for Student Behaviour, Attitude and Pastoral matters, including safeguarding within the school and is passionate about creating an environment in which students can progress and develop with confidence. Ms Nicholson also leads on our student mental health drive. Ms Nicholson line manages our Director of Pastoral and our Safeguarding lead.
Mrs Shread - Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Shread holds a doctorate in science and has worked at Sanders for many years. She is an exceptional teacher who plays an important part in the Raising Standards team driving up outcomes and standards across the school. Mrs Shread understands and values the importance of developing the students beyond the classroom, leading on Wider curriculum and personal development. This includes careers and she ensure students in all year groups are given guidance on the next steps in their education and future careers. She also oversees student leadership ensuring their voice is heard and acted upon. Mrs Shread line manages Science and oversees and leads on all aspects related to careers and wider curriculum.
Mr Owers - Assistant Headteacher/SENCo
Mr Owers joined Sanders in January 2023 having held a variety of SEN roles in Lancashire and Redbridge Borough since 2009. He has broad SEN related experiences within mainstream and specialist settings, and has been a SENCO across the entire age range. He is passionate about inclusion and is determined to ensure students have high aspirations for themselves and are able to reach their full holistic potential; he is especially keen to encourage all young people to challenge themselves both in and out of the classroom. Mr Owers is an enthusiastic sportsman and someone who is always happy to support students and families in any way he can. Mr Owers leads and line manages the school's SEN Department.
Mrs Sharma - Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Sharma joined Sanders in April 2019. She has a real passion and interest in English and understands the importance and value of education for our children. She is currently responsible for Wellbeing and is an English tutor at Sanders Draper and also The Royal Liberty School.
Mrs Sears - Associate Assistant Headteacher*
Mrs Sears joined the school in April 2019 as an English teacher and has subsequently progressed to the Leadership team via her role as Head of English Language and her work on Teaching and Learning. At her previously school, she was part of the team that played a significant role in driving a school's journey from special measures to outstanding. Mrs Sears is responsible for raising standards in Teaching and Learning and has a real passion for developing teacher classroom practice for the benefit of students. She fully supports the school's aim to ensure that all students are actively engaged in learning. Mrs Sears line manages the French Faculty and our English tutors.
Mr Snyders - Associate Assistant Headteacher*
Mr Snyders joined Sanders in May 2020; his teaching career began in 1998 in South Africa where he took on the role as teacher of civil engineering in his first year of teaching. He moved to the UK in 2001, where he has been Head of Design and Technology and Head of ICT in two different schools. He is an experienced and passionate teacher with a genuine interest in our students’ progress and was one of eight nominees for the Diversity teacher of the year award this year. Mr Snyders' leads on our Diversity drive, KS3 data and reporting, Cybersecurity and key focus groups in school, whilst he line manages the PE department.
Mrs McGee - Associate Assistant Headteacher*
Mrs McGee has a long standing history with Sanders Draper School (having first taught at the school in 2003-08) and was delighted to return in 2022. Having been Director of Fundraising (SLT 2010-12), Head of English (2012-2018) and Lead Practitioner for the SFAET (2018-22) based at Redden Court School, Mrs McGee commences her current role as Associate Assistant Headteacher at Sanders Draper with innovative enthusiasm and wealth of experience. Her greatest achievement to date was leading her English Faculty through an Ofsted subject inspection where the Faculty were awarded an Outstanding grading in every category. Mrs McGee is looking forward to supporting the school with well being and professional standards, overseeing the Early Careers and Trainee development and support whilst line managing Humanities and Performing Arts.
Ms Gittens - Associate Senior Leader* (DSL)
Ms Gittens is our acting Designated Safeguarding Lead. She has worked closely with Ms Nicholson on all things safeguarding across Sanders Draper for many years and works tirelessly to help keep our students safe. She works closely with and line manages our Home school support worker.