PROFILES OF ACADEMY COUNCIL
My name is Megan Redwood and I have been a staff Academy Counsellor for oneyear. I have been part of Summerhill Academy since 2012, when I was fortunate enough to be appointed as an NQT. I now teach a year 5 class and have responsibility for leading our Line of Enquiry curriculum. My passion for improving outcomes for all children is why I love my job!
My name is Rory Leadbetter and I am a year 6 teacher at Summerhill Academy this Academic Year! I am also running the Pupil Council for the school after taking over from Sarah Franklin at Christmas 2015. I joined Summerhill Academy on the back of completing a BSc Degree in Psychology at the University of Nottingham in 2014. I am now currently completing my NQT year. I have moved to Bristol from Birmingham and have absolutely loved the school, the city and teaching experience thus far! My passion for teaching stems back to my parents, where both my mother and father, as well as my older sister, all began their career teaching primary around Liverpool and Birmingham. Since joining the TeachFirst programme in June 2015 I have not looked back, and I am looking forward to seeing what else awaits on this teaching journey!
Peteis incredibly proud to work for Bristol City Council (BCC). He left Patchway High School in 1981 and has dutifully worked at BCC for over 30 years, his speciality is performance management and strategy. He took an interest in governance of schools when his daughter, Hollie, was at Summerhill Junior School in 2004. In the ensuing years he has chaired many Board meetings in 4 other educational settings and was personally invited by the Secretary of State to chair an Interim Executive Board to turn around a failing school.
In 2012, Pete was pleased to be instrumental in moving Summerhill Junior School into the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). Since then, he has never shied away from asking the difficult questions and will continue to do so in order improve performance across the CLF. He believes that a solid governance framework, within the CLF, will reap huge benefits for the most important people; the children.
His annoying attention to detail and hate of tardiness is probably a direct result of the time he spent working in the Royal Artillery, as command post NCO. He is also a great believer that properly planned meetings should start and finish on time!
Ebrima has significant experience of NHS finance, having worked in Primary Care Trusts, Acute Trusts as well as in a Foundation Trust. He was previously Management Accountant for Primary Care Services, Trust Headquarter Service (Finance, Estate, Human Resources, Estate and Facilities and IM&T). He also worked as Assistant Accountant for a Mental Health Trust with Learning Disability, Psychology and IAPT, and Drug and Alcohol services in his portfolio. Ebrima enjoys working on his own initiative, managing complex situations and working as a team.