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Julia Spence, Assistant Headteacher

Brief Profile

Julia is an experienced, outstanding PE teacher at  KS3, KS4, and KS5. Julia has led departmental teams in PE and PSHCE and has effectively managed students as a Head of Year, by creating a positive learning culture where all students have the highest behavioural standards.  Julia yields groups of students who demonstrate high levels of resilience and excellent interpersonal skills.   Julia is an experienced coach/mentor and has enjoyed trusted relationships with colleagues, empowering them to develop strategies to effectively manage classroom practice.

Julia was an Associate Assistant Headteacher and has led numerous whole school projects including the migration of the school’s Information Management System, and timetabling at Ridgeway Academy, part of the Alban Academies Trust.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate of Further Professional Studies, Cambridge University
  • PGCE in Secondary Physical Education, De Montfort University, Bedford
  • BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science, University of Luton

2019 - Present

Assistant Headteacher, Chiltern Academy

2015 - 2019

Head of Year & Associate Assistant Headteacher, Ridgeway Academy

2012 - 2015

PE Teacher, Sir Frederic Osborn School

2010 - 2012

Assistant Head of PE, Sir Frederic Osborn School

2006 - 2012

PE teacher and PSHCE Co-Ordinator, Sir Frederic Osborn School

Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

  • Safeguarding
  • Pupil behaviour and wellbeing
  • Growth mindset
  • Transition KS2/3
  • Attendance
  • House development

System Leadership and Partnership

  • DSL related agencies
  • PPP
  • EWO