Jo Lacey

Jo Lacey

Assistant Head of Academy


Current position: Assistant Head of Academy (incl.Teaching and Learning) Current school: Park Academy
Current phase and year group teaching in: KS2, Year 6
Current leadership responsibility: Teaching and Learning, pupil progress and attainment, professional development for staff linked towards progress, attainment, teaching and learning; supporting and developing the leadership of the Academy.
Area (s) of expertise: English reading and writing, closing the gap (progress for attainment).

Background/experience of leadership in subject/area of expertise:

I have been teaching  for 16 years and during this time I have I have had a variety of roles including art lead, work placement/trainee teacher lead, SMSC/PSHE/SRE/SEAL lead, school council lead, KS2 leader, Year 6 leader, English lead and for the past 4 years Assistant Head of Academy for Teaching and Learning.

I have a range of experience of working with and in other schools to support with training, planning, monitoring and evaluations, which started through being a Lead Behavior Teacher for CfBT (this involved supporting the implementation of the SEAL program in schools across Lincolnshire). Presently, I am heading in to my second year of being a KS2 writing moderator for LTT, which includes taking part in the moderation workshops for LTT.

English is a passion. I thrive on the opportunity to enhance and move children’s learning, progress and attainment forward, at the same time aiming to develop their love of learning. I have supported internally and across the federation with teaching and learning for this area: whether it be, subject knowledge, planning, action planning, analysis of data and/or organising clear interventions to move progress and close the gap in attainment.

As an Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, I have a range or responsibilities: organising and planning CPD and PDMs linked to the Academy’s action plan, monitoring and evaluation of  teaching and learning; analyzing and acting upon data; learning walks, lesson observations and supporting teachers, TAs and SLT.  I feel supporting and developing staff to feel confident, to have strong subject knowledge and how to get the best learning and progress from children is highly important to the quality opportunities provided by a school.

Personal ambition statement for SLE deployment:

I have been lucky enough to have a fantastic range of support and expertise during my time in education; I now feel that it is my time to be able to work with others to enthuse, support, develop and enable others to feel confident to drive change with in there setting to allow success for all.