Senior Leadership Team

 
Mr S Paddock

Headteacher

My career has been varied to date, with a period of time within the banking recruitment sector in London and New York, before eleven years at a comprehensive school in Croydon and four years as Deputy Headteacher at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy before joining The Wellington Academy.   I look at the world as a sports person, life to me is about setting and chasing goals/dreams, my current adventure is to prepare for the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race in April 2021.   I am married with two children and have a Springer Spaniel puppy.  My spare time is spent competing/training and preparing for the sports I do which include, running, cycling, kayaking and triathlon.  The latter sport is close to my heart as I have competed for GBR in the recent past.  I am a leader within Wellington as I believe wholeheartedly that education gives young people control and ultimately power over their futures and I want to embed this within each and every pupil at The Wellington Academy as we move forward together.

Mr R Wood

Senior Deputy Head

I have been with The Wellington Academy right from the start in 2009, I previously taught at a secondary school just outside of Bath and teach Mathematics. I am married with four children between 14 and 7 years old and we have a mad spaniel called Elsie. I enjoy cycling and running as well as most outdoor activities and if I didn’t teach my ideal job would be something outdoors, not sure what though! I wanted to become a teacher because having a good education and being able to achieve good qualifications is the best possible start in life for a young person and the key to future success as an adult. As a teacher and a senior leader I am privileged to be able to provide these opportunities for the pupils at The Wellington Academy.

 
Mr J Hill

Deputy Headteacher

I joined The Wellington Academy in September 2019 as Deputy Head for Teaching and Learning.  I started my career in 2006 as a History teacher and have worked at two other schools previously.  In my role I will be working to ensure that we have the highest standards of teaching at the Academy and that every student has the opportunity to thrive in our classrooms.  I’m originally from Worcester and went to university in Swansea but I now  live locally with my family and have come to know the area well.  In my spare time you can find me running (sometimes to school and back!), playing a bit of village cricket or the occasional round of golf, doing the odd bit of fishing or simply walking the dog.  I’ve really enjoyed my time at the Academy so far and feel proud to work here.
Mr M Baker

Assistant Headteacher - Assessment & Intervention

Mr Baker joined The Wellington Academy in 2014 as a Geography teacher, he is also a tutor for Year 8, Raglan House and became Assistant Headteacher in June 2019.

 
Ms S Hawkins

Assistant Headteacher

I joined the Wellington Academy in January 2020 as an Assistant Headteacher. In my role of raising standards, I have the responsibility for ensuring that students can and do succeed; enabling them to confidently take the next steps when they leave the academy. In addition, I also oversee the training and development of teachers who are embarking on their careers, supporting them to support and stretch our students. I have been in teaching for 15 years and in that time have worked in Kent, London and Southampton taking on a variety of leadership roles.