The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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The Village Academy

We are a group of mainly rural primary schools comprising:

Selling Church of England Primary School
Lynsted and Norton Primary School
Milstead and Frinsted Church of England School
Petham Primary School
Lydd Primary School
Dymchurch Primary School

As an Academy, each school has it's own Head Teacher who runs the school on a day-to day basis, and also share a number of central Academy staff who support all the schools.

Mrs Hayley Spedding (Acting Academy Director), visits each school to see classes and meet with staff. This enables her to maintain an oversight of progress and standards at the school.

The Academy Senior Leadership Team are supported by Mrs Deborah Harris, PA to the Senior Leadership Team.

Mrs Kelly Collens and Mrs Mary Haney (Assistant Principals) help to support each of the Academy Schools as part of the Senior Leadership Team.

Mrs Lisa Goldsworthy (AENCo) spends time each week at each school. She carries out classroom observations, attends meetings with external agencies and with parents, and advises staff on provision for children with additional needs.

Mrs Anne Bartlett (Operations Manager) oversees the compliance and heath & safety for the Academy and Mrs Amanda Watson oversees the HR and Payroll function for the Academy.

In addition to the on-site support described above, all central Academy staff provide daily remote support, via telephone, email and instant messenger to staff at each of the Schools.

For further information about The Village Academy including all our policies, please visit our website