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Our Senior Leadership Team

The Academy's Ethos, Aims and Whole School Objectives are driven forwards by the Senior Leadership Team. All experienced teachers, the Senior Leaders meet regularly to ensure the smooth running and ongoing improvement of the Academy. They are passionate practioners, united in making Cranfield Church of England Academy the very best place to be. Find out more about each Senior Leader and the work of the team below.

Mrs Joanna Farbon - Headteacher

I have the privilege of being Headteacher at Cranfield. I have overall responsibility of driving school improvement, developing our Christian Character and working with Governors on making Cranfield the very best school to educate children both academically, spiritually and morally. I enjoy spending time at both Saint Peter's and Saint Paul's Sites each week, and working with my superb Deputies, Mrs Dormer and Mr Piatczanyn.

Mrs Jo Dormer - Deputy Headteacher & SENDCo

I am delighted to hold the post of Deputy Headteacher at Cranfield and am based at Saint Peter's Site in Court Road. I have a passion for ensuring every child reaches their full potential within a safe, nurturing environment and am therefore proud to be the school's Inclusion Leader, supporting children with Special & Medical Needs, in addition to those who are our most able, or who have English an Additional Language. I am jointly responsible for Safeguarding within the school, alongside Mr Piatczanyn.

Mr Joseph Piatczanyn - Deputy Headteacher & Pre-School Senior Leader

Having been at Cranfield Academy since being a newly qualified teacher and having been Key Stage Leader of both Key Stage One and Two and Assistant Headteacher, I am delighted to now be working alongside Mrs Dormer as a second Deputy Headteacher, based at our second site, Saint Paul's. I have a strong passion for our school motto of “enjoying, achieving and learning” and am passionate about developing our Academy's strong Christian and Values-based ethos. I am the school's assessment and data leader, lead Values and Worship, our fantastic team's professional development and also the communications received by parents. 

Mr Tom Hearn - Key Stage Two Leader

I joined Cranfield in April 2017 as Key Stage Two Leader. I am passionate about teaching and I love that my role allows me to work with a variety of children from different cultures, across St Peters and St Pauls sites. As well as being Key Stage Two Leader, I am responsible for Initial Teacher Training at Cranfield. This is something I feel very strongly about and I love being part of the journey of the teachers of the future. I am also responsible for Modern Foreign Languages and our International Status. I believe fully in the ethos and aims at Cranfield and I look forward to achieving outstanding outcomes for every child. 

Mrs Lisa Edmond - Reception Leader

I am delighted to be the Reception leader at Cranfield. Having taught elsewhere for over 12 years I joined Cranfield as a Reception class teacher. I quickly discovered a passion for working with some of the youngest children in our school, so was delighted to take on the role of Reception Leader this academic year.  I am also the leader for Mathematics across the school and enjoy seeing and playing a part in the impact the school's super teaching has on our children.  

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