Senior Leadership Team

Mr A Price


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Mr K Ahmed

Vice Principal

I have lived in Worcestershire my entire life, and after completing my A-Levels went on to study at North East Worcestershire College before completing my degree and teacher training at Worcester University. I started at OSCA in my early twenties working as a Learning Support Practitioner, and since then I have undertaken several roles here including Head of House; Assistant Principal; and now the Vice Principal for behaviour, safety and welfare – overseeing attendance and the Heads of Year.

I am Chair of Governors at a First School in my local area, a designated Specialist Leader in Education and I completed my NPQSL back in 2017 and the ‘Into VP’ course in 2020.  

I am immensely proud of serving the students, parents and community here at OSCA. I am passionate about ensuring that I work as part of a team that enables our young people to flourish and unlock their potential to access what society has to offer.

Mr M Horton

Assistant Principal

I am a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University where I gained a degree in Physical Education with a qualified teacher status.

I have a sporting background and enjoy coaching football teams outside of school. Through sport I appreciate the value of teamwork and effort, with that comes the opportunity to showcase skills.  

As an education professional who has been a classroom practitioner at OSCA for over 20 years, 17 of these in leadership roles including head of boys PE, Head of House, and now as Assistant Principal; Everything that I implement is with the students at the forefront. It is my belief that building a parental partnership is central to a child’s success at school. I believe passionately in creating honest and respectful channels of communication between home and school.  

I value opportunities to work collaboratively with all stakeholders within our school and within the wider community to ensure that our pupils develop their skills, values and assist them in becoming well rounded young people. It is my primary aim to support our pupils to enable them to unlock their potential.

Miss K Phillips

Designated Safeguarding Lead

I was born in Birmingham and lived there for most of my life before venturing over to the Black Country. I studied Criminology, Criminal Justice and Law at University and had my first job working with children and young people in 2012. Since then I have worked in multiple roles such as youth offending, family support and had my first role in a school in 2015. I have spent the last 3 years working in pastoral and safeguarding before taking up the role of DSL at Ormiston Sandwell. I thoroughly enjoy working for OSCA and strive to make a difference to the lives of our children and young people. There is nothing that I haven’t come across over the years and always try to encourage students and parents to seek help and support when they need it. I am very passionate about supporting our students and I know the rest of our staff care about the welfare and safety of students.

Mr A Kettle

Assistant Principal

Miss R Maiden

Vice Principal

I knew from the age of 5 that I wanted to be a teacher, my inspiration was my mum, an English teacher and senior leader.  On graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Geography and Geology, I embarked on my PGCE at the University of Birmgham. I made the decision to leave the Midlands and started teaching in the London Borough of Hillingdon, at a large urban comprehensive.

I started my career as a Geography teacher working at Bishopshalt School, I had many roles in my time there; Whole School Literacy co-ordinator, Head of Geography, Director of Citizenship, Careers and PHSE.

I also worked for the LSE on on their LSE choice programme, a widening participation programme aimed at the most disadvantaged students across London.

In 2009 I returned to the Midlands and was promoted to senior leadership at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. Where I spent 4 amazing years, including leading on the Science Specialism and Teaching and Learning, with a particular focus on curriculum. In 2013 I was drawn to OSCA, and I am passionately committed to improving life chances and opportunities for young people in Sandwell, as Vice Principal here, I feel each day we are able to make a difference. 

Dr S Beach

Assistant Principal

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Mr M Sorby

Assistant Principal

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Miss V Storer-Young

Assistant Principal

Extended Leadership Team

Mr A Day –  Senior Leader for English
Mr A Qamar  –  Senior Leader for Maths
Miss B Ball  –  Faculty Leader for Performing Arts
Ms J Anderson  – Senior Leader for Science
Mrs L James  –   Senior Support Officer
Mrs R Rock  –  Lead Practitioner: Whole Academy Reading & Literacy Strategy
Mrs S Dickens  –   SENDCO
Miss S Jewkes  –  Lead Practitioner:  Numeracy & STEM Strategy
Mrs S Treble  –   Lead Practitioner: SEND K/G&T