Academy Achievers started as a not-for-profit organization, and our principal aim is to offer children access to quality education. Step by step, with the help of our specialists in the educational, social, emotional and recreational domains, we are trying to improve the quality of life for the local youngsters in and around Newham. Leading in STEM-related activities, Academy Achievers is the place where young people from diverse backgrounds come to enjoy, socialize, learn and have access to great educational programs. Our work is based on a continuous partnership with the local community, voluntary agencies, public and private sectors. In the end, our children and young people will get training, mentoring and informal advice for a future career, along with a great wealth of knowledge and experience.
About Academy Achievers
Meet our Directors
My name is Samantha Thompson. I am passionate about the development of young people in education and in their personal lives. I have dedicated the majority of my working life to the education sector and am currently a Deputy Headteacher in South London. I am responsible for curriculum development, timetables, and operations, as well as staffing including budgets. I am also a leader at Baptist Church in South London. The ambition to Believe, Achieve and Succeed demonstrates the biblical principles of Love and Hope. I have been a Director at Academy Achievers for the last few years and consider a privilege to be leading in an organization that is genuinely children centered and intends to promote the wellbeing of our young people in areas where it is the most needed in London.
Has been teaching and involved in youth work for 17 years. Previously worked as a senior leader for Oasis Academy Trust, Academies Enterprise Trust, and GLF schools Experience of working in schools in London, Hampshire, Surrey, and Suffolk. Achieved the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2012 and was selected for the National Talented Leaders Programme in 2014. Appointed Principal of Felixstowe Academy in September 2015.
As a Business Support advisor, Orleans has over 25 years experience in business management and running a multi-million-pound business too. Orleans came from a corporate background within the senior management team for Cable and Wireless before starting a successful group of companies internationally within the education and real estate sector. Now Orleans imparts his expertise on behalf of the Federation of small businesses who are the largest business support group in the UK to drive them towards success.
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