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Senior Leadership Team

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Laurel Park School Leadership

Our school has amazing leaders at all levels, who work both individually and collectively for the benefit of our students and their families.

The senior team balances roles that are both inward and outward facing. Some have roles entirely focussed on Laurel Park, whereas others may have responsibilities that involve external activities.

The team members have complementary skills and experience that provides a powerful driving force for school improvement.

Miss Carrie Bignell

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Cate Seymour

Deputy Headteacher

Mr Luke Hubbard

Deputy Headteacher

Mr Pete Akubuko

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Ally Tansley

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Ala Mohamed

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Mr Michael Dunnage

Associate Assistant Head (SENDCo) 

Extended Senior Leadership Team

Ms Athena Ezzeldin

Lead Practitioner - Life Skills

Ms Natalie Gray

Lead Practitioner - Personal Development, Wellbeing, Safeguarding and Careers

Ms Vasiliki Barmpounaki

Lead Practitioner - Character Education and Enrichment

Mr Duone Junior Minors

Lead Practitioner - Raising Boys Achievement

Ms Elissavet Bampanatsa

Lead Practitioner - Whole School Literacy

Ms Sheniel Smith

Lead Practitioner - STEM

Mr Oktay Sahbaz

Lead Practitioner - Pupil Premium

Mr Robert London

Lead Practitioner - Science and Whole School Assessment

Ms Marwah Ali

Lead Practitioner - High Achievers

Should you require communication with any of the above members of staff, please contact the school office at first and they will direct your query/question and/or concern.

Ms Adele Christofi

I joined Laurel Park School on the 1st of September 2022 and I am thrilled to be here!

I started my career as a Drama teacher and within eight years moved into senior leadership, where I had roles leading teaching and learning, pastoral, behaviour  and safeguarding. For a period of time, I was also a designated specialist leader of education in leadership and management, where my role was to support leaders in other schools with school improvement and raising standards. During my career I have also worked alongside Cambridge University on projects related to teacher and student action research projects, in a bid to develop standards in school.  Most recently I have become a trustee of the Enterprise Cooperative Trust which is a partnership exploring opportunities to ensure that the arts, industry and work-related learning are pathways that run alongside academic routes into education and employment.


BA(Hons) Drama, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama



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