Secondary and Post-16 Academy, Coventry
Guidance, Inspiration and Support
Meet the Team
We have a dedicated team of staff at our Coventry site,
supporting, guiding and inspiring our students.
Head of Academy and DSL
David Strong works across both of our Academy sites, managing our Academy behind the scenes and supporting the day-to-day running of both sites. David has been a key part of the Academy's growth and will play a critical role in its future. David is usually the first point of contact for any enquiries you may have and, is based at our Coventry site.
Amelia Goodhew has an extensive experience and knowledge in SEND, with a First Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Amelia's role includes supporting staff to meet SEND needs, completing annual reviews for all Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and dealing with referrals and admissions.
Pastoral Welfare Officer and DSL
Jordan has considerable experience with supporting children and young people within education. Jordan is excellent at building relationships and engaging with all young people, even those where previous placements have failed. As part of his role, he will assist transitions in and out of the Positive Impact Academy and deliver all aspects of our curriculum to all our young people.
LAC Welfare Officer and DSL
Gemma joined the team with a wealth of experience and a passion in working with vulnerable young people. As the LAC Welfare Officer, she will act as a mentor and support all our looked-after young people in achieving both personally and academically. Gemma's day-to-day role includes supporting staff with LAC pupils and the management of Personal Education Plans (PEPs) with external agencies.
Senior Education Mentor and DSL
Kate is an experienced education mentor, who has helped engage countless young people within their education and personal development. She also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in safeguarding young people, which Kate uses in her additional responsibilities as a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Business Development Officer and
Mitchell has progressed from an Apprentice to an experienced Education Mentor and has always strived to develop within his role. Mitchell also has additional responsibilities as our Business Development Officer, continuing his education and career progression. Mitchell has now progressed to our Coventry Area Analyst with Positive Impact Training. Liked by staff and students throughout, Mitchell is a valuable part of the team.
Education Mentor (Vocational Lead)
Destiny joined the Positive Impact Academy after completing her Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. She has become a valuable member of the team, supporting our children and young people in their educational and pastoral development. Destiny has extensive knowledge in delivering vocational qualifications to our young people.
Keaton joined the Positive Impact Academy in January 2023, progressing from an apprenticeship with our Foundation. Keaton has become a valuable member of the team, supporting our students across all areas of the curriculum. Keaton is well-liked by all of our students.