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 practitioners, 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.
Mr Joseph Piatczanyn - Headteacher
Having worked at Cranfield Church of England Academy since 2009 as a teacher, Key Stage One Leader, Key Stage Two Leader, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, I am now very proud to hold the position of Headteacher as of April 2018. Both of our school sites are very special places to be and you can find out more about this in my 'Headteacher's Welcome'. My passion for our school motto of “enjoying, achieving and learning”, and our Academy's strong Christian Values-based ethos, guides me in all decisions made for our children and community. Being Headteacher of Cranfield Church of England Academy is nothing short of a privilege and is aided by the commitment and support of our wonderful Governors, Staff, Children and Parents to making our Academy the very best place to be.
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.
I joined Cranfield Academy in 2014 and have enjoyed every moment enjoying, achieving and learning with the children. Having taught for 18 years in Wales and England, Cranfield Academy is positively unique – ‘Cranfield is certainly the place to be’! I am delighted to begin as Deputy Headteacher at Saint Paul's Site from April 2019! I am passionate about supporting each child to fulfil their potential to become the best they can be, in all that they do. It is such a rewarding role watching the children flourish and learn from the experiences and opportunities that our wonderful school provides daily.
Miss Tory Hill - Senior Leader for Years One to Four at Saint Paul's Site
I thoroughly enjoy my role as Key Stage Two leader at Cranfield Academy. The welcoming atmosphere and nurturing environment has felt like home for 11 years. Having taught Years One to Four across our school, led both Key Stages One and Two and worked on both the St Peters and St Paul's sites I have had the pleasure of working with a team of dedicated staff who inspire pupils in their learning. I am passionate about supporting the staff and pupils I work with to achieving their very best whilst enjoying, achieving and learning each day. I am currently working alongside Mr Piatczaynyn in leading the subject of RE and look forward to enhancing the school further in this area.Mrs Jenny Connell - Senior Leader for Years Three and Four at Saint Peter's Site
Since joining Cranfield in 2016, it has been a pleasure to teach and encourage the children as they move on in their learning journeys. I find it so refreshing to work within a school where everyone is deeply committed to providing all children with many opportunities to flourish. As a teacher for over 13 years, with teaching experience in both Key Stages One and Two, I am proud to be the Senior Leader for Years 3 and 4 at St Peter’s site as well as the leader of Writing. I enjoy being a positive influence in the teaching and learning at Cranfield and look forward to working with you!
Mrs Lisa Edmond - Reception LeaderI 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.
How do the Senior Leadership Team Drive Improvement?