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Our Leadership Team

Dayle Coe 200Dayle Coe - Headteacher

As the new 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. 


Amanda SouthworthAmanda Southworth - Assistant Head Teacher, SENCo, Admissions, Destinations, Safeguarding & Higher Education, Teacher of Maths, Teacher of Drama

I am the SENCo and the member of staff responsible for Admissions, Destinations, Safeguarding and Higher Education. I am also the member of staff responsible for Open Days, Access Arrangements and Curriculum Bonus Time.

I have an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool and I am currently studying for a Masters.

I have been a maths teacher for 12 years. Prior to this I worked as a Project administrator/engineer for several companies including McLaren Cars. 


Lesley Starkes

Lesley Starkes - Finance & Business Manager

I am responsible for the Academy finance, including the school bursary fund.  Part of the finance remit includes administering the laptop scheme, free school meals, school travel, book orders and collecting trip monies.

I manage the Academy HR, Health & Safety and the Administration Team.

My role also involves overseeing the Premises, including the Catering Service onsite. 

I am the Academy Exams Officer, and I am responsible for making entries and running the exams in school. 



 Helen Deighton- Assistant Head TeacherHelen

"I am the member of staff responsible for attendance, behaviour and pastoral responsibilities. I drive the Preparing for the Future program including: Off Timetable Days, PHSCE, form activities, assemblies and the House Competition.

I have an Honours Degree in Business Management from the University of Aston. I have been a teacher for 8 years with my specialism being Economics and Business.

Prior to becoming a teacher, I held management positions for both Boots the Chemist and L'Oreal within the luxury cosmetics market.

The close knit community of Chapeltown Academy makes for a great place to work and study.