Key Staff

Dayle Coe – Headteacher

As the Headteacher at Chapeltown Academy I am extremely proud and excited to have the opportunity to work with the students in the local community and help mould them into successful and aspirational adults. The support they receive here helps all students to achieve their full potential and go on to the top universities in the country. Our ethos is firmly based around a strong pastoral care system recognised by OFSTED in the first inspection and a drive to inspire students to academic and personal success. I very much look forward to meeting many of you on our open days so we can show you our amazing facilities, dedicated and passionate staff and how we have achieved the incredible A level results this year.

Helen Deighton– Deputy Head Teacher

As Deputy Head my role within the college is largely that of pastoral support. This encompasses being the college’s SENDCO as well as the lead on mental wellbeing.

I work very closely with our two progress leaders on driving the House system and all the associated activities and events.

The close knit community of Chapeltown Academy makes for a great place to work and study. Our students are central to that community and their personal and academic success is what drives all of us each day. I look forward to meeting you.

Tim Montgomery – Assistant Headteacher

Progress of students is my focus. Support and opportunities are in place to help students become resilient, independent learners. At Chapeltown Academy there is an effective and well-delivered curriculum, and also programmes of intervention, life skills and pastoral support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals. Together with the pastoral team of Progress Leaders and Pastoral Support we’ll ensure good levels of attendance and the right attitude to learning that will result in academic progress.

Hayley Kay– PA to Dayle Coe and Finance/HR/SEND Administrator

Natalie Johnson, Progress Leader- Attendance & Behaviour

A Level studies are probably the hardest students will ever face as the transition from GCSE to A Level is huge. Nobody says it will be easy but we believe that everyone is capable of significant progress and achievement. We see excellent pastoral support as a vital aspect of the student experience at the Academy.

As a Progress Leader, I am here to support students, offer feedback and reassurance if needed and help them to become more resilient and independent, so that when they leave here they have all the skills they need to succeed in life.

I have every confidence that every student can achieve their targets, goals and aspirations if we all work together, because that’s what Chapeltown is all about!!


Doug Neal- UCAS and work related learning coordinator

I am responsible for helping you with selecting and applying for your next steps after Chapeltown Academy. Hopefully sending many to Russel group universities and working in higher level apprenticeships. I shall help provide access to employers and universities with both internal and external events.

I shall be helping implement and delivering a full programme for ‘Preparing for the Future’ session, covering a wide range of topics.

Zoe Maw- Business Support Manager

Zoe is also our Exams Officer and in her role deals with student bursary.

Jessica Humphreys- Pastoral Support

Jess is also a DDSL and the Online Safety Coordinator


Sarah Hendry

Sarah is our front of house and handles all public enquiries. She is often the first person you will see when you arrive at Chapeltown and will be able to help you with many of your questions.

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