I started my career working in mainstream secondary schools in the South East and London where I spent some 10 years as a Head of PE, Head of Year and Head of House. I moved to Exeter and continued working in mainstream settings until the opportunity to work at what was then CDPLS as a Deputy Head Teacher was offered to me in June 2014. I had been Acting Principal since March 2015 until December 2015 when I was appointed as Principal.
I have worked in Education for 18 years since leaving the Royal Navy. I teach Maths, Design and Technology and ICT. This has given me a depth of experience in working with students who struggle to access education or who have low self esteem or aspirations. I believe that education is a moral imperative and everyone should have access to a high quality provision, personalised to meet their aspirations and needs. With this in mind my teams will work to identify needs, celebrate good work and further develop an inclusive community.
I have been working in schools for 27 years, most of which was spent in mainstream primary schools. My main interest while in mainstream was working with the children who had additional needs, particularly those with emotional and behavioural difficulties. After a period as a class teacher, I then worked as a SENCo for about 15 years before making the decision to move to CDPLS in 'January 2012.
School Business Manager
I am Julia Jordan, the School Business Manager and I manage the non-curriculum areas: finance, personnel, administration, site issues and health & safety. I've been working here since 2003 - at that time we were a small centre for 12 students. There's been lots of changes since then, but our conversion to a sponsored academy is by far the most exciting.