The Team

Principal, James Kearns leads a team of specialist teachers, specialist assistants, and support staff.

The Senior Leadership Team at Carew Academy is:

James Kearns – Principal

Helen Morris – Vice Principal

Natalie Taylor – Vice Principal/SENCO

Lucy Davey – Senior Assistant Principal – Lead for KS2 and Year 7, Wellbeing and Admissions

Marcin Gesla – Assistant Principal – Lead for KS3 and Student Leadership

Michael Wood  Assistant Principal – Lead for KS4, Strategic Lead for Maths, Careers and Work Experience

Jake Stratton  Assistant Principal – Lead for Sixth form, Careers and Work Experience

Ruth Duggan  Assistant Principal – Lead for Accreditations, Strategic Lead for English, Transport, Exam officer and Teacher training

Jon Davy – Head of Behaviour and Student Support

Carew Academy is an amazing place to work and a fantastic environment for student learning. The close partnership between staff, students and their families ensures that together there is no limit to what our students can achieve.



Carew is an amazing school for our son, he now shines academically and his social skills are outstanding since being part of Carew.  Most of all they understand his needs and support him daily.

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