Our Staff

Senior Leadership

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    Chrissie Roberts
    CEO
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    Adam Dalton
    Headteacher
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    Clare Povah
    Financial Controller
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    Amy Jones
    Assistant Head
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    Dean Phillips
    Assistant Head
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    Andy Davies
    Assistant Head

Our Teachers

Every student is unique, and so is every teacher. At The Complete Works, we celebrate individuality in everyone. Our teachers are encouraged to develop their creativity, crafting lessons in their own original way, to engage and inspire their students. It can be a challenging job: the skills and tactics needed are different for every student, and what worked one day may not work the next. This suits people who are adaptable, compassionate and have a sense of humour!

A teacher will be assigned a selection of students to teach individually, or in small groups. Some students may be taught in the home or a public space such as a library, others in a TCW Learning Hub, or remotely. Every student will need an individual approach to accommodate their needs. For example, one student may need mentoring and encouragement to improve their attendance; others may need a specialised, structured approach to accommodate their ASD; another may suffer from anxiety and will require a gentle, step by step approach to improve their confidence. Overall, it is a varied and dynamic role, which alongside our ongoing training and mentoring processes will broaden the skillset of any teacher and give them a sense of achievement unmatched in any other educational pathway. TCW is a nurturing environment, with friendly, supportive staff and a strong sense of community. Many of our teachers work on an individual basis, others choose to move into group teaching at our Learning Hubs, or support roles in the Central Office. The opportunities are many, the learning curve is steep and the experience is unforgettable.

Central Office

Based in Shoreditch above The Creative Hub, is the TCW Central Office, where we oversee the daily running and development of the school. What started as a small team, has grown to over 30 members of staff, each with their own specialism, as we continue to expand our educational offer. The primary goals of the office team are to coordinate and quality assure the student experience; to give teachers all the support they need to deliver inspiring lessons, and to keep the inner workings of the school running smoothly. This involves a number of departments all working together, including: Curriculum & Exams, Safeguarding & Wellbeing, Attendance & Behaviour, Creativity, SEN, Teaching & Learning, HR, Finance, Logistics & Coordination, Communications and Senior Leadership. The office is a friendly place, where teachers drop in for advice and discussion and we frequently share and celebrate the great work happening throughout the school.

 

Our Founder

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    Phil Richards
    Founder

Our Patrons

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    Charlie Morley
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    Jayne Ashbourne
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    Nitin Sawnhey
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    Art Malik
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    Andy Serkis
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    Lorraine Ashbourne

The Board of Trustees

The school’s operation is overseen by the Trustees of The Complete Works Charity. They possess a wide range of qualifications and experience gained in both education and the arts.

The Present Board consists of the following members:

Reji Vettasseri (Chair)
Kala Patel
Maggie Pitfield
Sue Clark