We are committed to develop the individual and endeavour to give our students ample and varied opportunities inside and outside of the curriculum to achieve this. We have a culture here at Crestwood of ‘anything is possible’. Our high expectations of ourselves and our students are reflected in the daily life of our school where hard work, effort and achievement are recognised and celebrated.
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Mrs Caroline Sutton, Headteacher
Mrs Sutton joined Crestwood in 2012 as Deputy Headteacher having worked in Wolverhampton in a variety of leadership roles for 12 years. She trained to teach in Birmingham having graduated with honours in Modern Languages and Literature from Manchester.
Grammar school educated, Mrs Sutton has dedicated her career to working in schools where young people don't always have the opportunities she had.
Mrs Sutton has been a primary school governor for in excess of 10 years. She is married with 2 sons. Her hobbies include playing hockey, watching Wasps rugby, travel, the theatre and French literature.
Leasowes High School
Leasowes High School is an ambitious, hard-working and successful school where traditional values of fairness, discipline and respect underpin a culture of aspiration and high achievement for all. Our core aim is to deliver an elite educational experience to your child which is not elitist. Our motto Aspire and Achieve sums up our hopes for everyone associated with the school and the triple “A” that is evident in these words represents our ultimate destination: to be an outstanding school that is admired by our local community and beyond.
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Mr Matthew Mynott, Headteacher
Matthew Mynott has been at Leasowes High School since September 2005, joining as the Assistant Head, before becoming Deputy in 2012. He became Interim Headteacher in April 2017, before taking up the position permanently in November 2017. He began his career as a teacher of Music, teaching in schools in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, as well as securing roles as Head of House, Head of Department and Head of Year. Whilst Matthew was Assistant and Deputy he was the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and became a Child Protection trainer across Dudley schools.
As part of his love of music, Matthew is a member of The Salvation Army church, playing trombone in a brass band, singing in a choir as well as teaching junior members of the church how to play a brass instrument. He is also a primary school governor and a member of the Dudley Schools’ Forum and Budget Working Group.
Pedmore High School
The most important part of any school is the quality of relationships. Above all, Pedmore is a happy school with a supportive and welcoming environment for all students. As a result young people grow in confidence and are able to participate in the wide range of opportunities available to them. We encourage our students to follow their interests, develop new skills and most importantly, fully enjoy all aspects of school life.
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Mr Gareth Lloyd, Headteacher
Gareth has been Headteacher at The Pedmore High School since January 2013, when it was known as Pedmore Technology College and Community School. Prior to this he had been Deputy Head at a secondary school in Aston, Birmingham.
Gareth completed his degree in English Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and worked in a variety of roles, including managing restaurants, working in the Civil Service and running his own Landscape Gardening company. Having completed his PGCE in Brighton, Gareth began his teaching career in West Sussex before relocating to the West Midlands.
His passion is in enabling students from all backgrounds to succeed; to raise their aspirations; and to provide them with opportunities that other young people take for granted. For this reason, Gareth has always worked in schools that are often described as being ‘in challenging areas’. His previous roles have included; Head of Year, Head of English, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Head of Sixth Form. He currently sits on the Dudley Fair Access Panel.
He is the proud father of 2 children and has a passion for most sports, though mostly as a spectator these days. Born and bred in Llanelli, Gareth is a proud supporter of Scarlets RFC and is a member of various sports clubs in the Birmingham area.
Wombourne High School
At Wombourne High School students are at the centre of everything that we do and we aim to give them the self belief to achieve even more than they think is possible. We encourage our students to be ambitious, innovative and empowered young people who are happy and successful and take full advantage of opportunities to shine.
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Dr Gemma Smith, Headteacher
Dr Gemma Smith grew up in Gornal and is a strong advocate for this area of the Midlands. Gemma completed her first degree at Cambridge, where she developed a passion for DNA and the control of gene expression. She pursued this interest through the completion of a PhD in gene expression working for Cancer Research UK in London. Presenting her work to Cancer Research shop volunteers confirmed her interest in a career teaching and explaining Science.
Gemma has taught at Walsall Academy, Colton Hills and Sandwell Academy, and joins Ounsdale High School in 2018. She is determined that young people in comprehensive schools fully understand and grasp the opportunities available to them.
Following broken bones on the ski slopes Gemma now enjoys less hazardous pursuits such as reading and walking.