Senior Leadership Team
Mr J Morris - Executive Headteacher
Jonathan entered the teaching profession after successful careers in Business and Social Work. He was appointed to his first Headship in January 2007 at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School, Crawley, having worked in leadership roles in two of the most successful schools in the country. During his 7 years at St. Wilfrid’s, the school was transformed from being ‘at risk’ of a poor OFSTED judgement to being in the top 5% of schools nationally for value added and was the highest performing school in West Sussex for exceeding student progress against FFTD targets. OFSTED judged the school’s leadership as “outstanding” as was student behaviour and safety. Since coming to post at Warden Park Secondary Academy (WPSA) as both Headteacher and CEO, standards at GCSE have improved from their already strong position by 14%. OFSTED judged leadership at WPSA as ‘outstanding’. In April 2016, Jonathan was selected as a National Leader of Education and, in this role, he works alongside academy staff to support schools in challenging circumstances. He has a track record of working collegiately with other leaders to add significant value to their own school improvement initiatives. Jonathan was appointed Independent Chair to East Sussex's Primary Improvement Board in 2020.
Mr M Laker - Joint Head of School
After finishing my secondary education locally in the area I completed a Sports Science and Education Studies BA (Hons) degree at the University College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. Teaching PE had always been my goal and straight after my degree I completed my secondary PGCE at Chichester University before beginning my first post in a large 11-18 mixed secondary comprehensive. While in my first teaching post I became a Deputy Head of Year within the school pastoral system and then moved to supporting the Behaviour Management team. Following my move to St Andrew’s in 2013 I was promoted to the schools Leadership Team where I currently lead on the academic side of school life.
Outside of school I am still a keen rugby player in the local area as well as a South East Federation Referee covering Sussex and Kent.
Mr P Guyan - Joint Head of School
After completion of my GCSE’s I had the chance to study abroad at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, an amazing opportunity which allowed me to experience different cultures studying in a diverse school.
On returning to the UK I studied Sport, Health and Leisure with Business Management BA (Hons) at Trinity and All Saints, Leeds University. After working in a number of different jobs including Marketing and Outdoor education I completed my PGCE in Physical Education at the University of Brighton, joining St Andrews in 2003 as a NQT.
Following promotion to the school's Senior Leadership Team I completed my NPQSL in 2014 with a school based project focusing on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students.
Mrs M Stewart - Assistant Headteacher
In my role as Assistant Headteacher for Raising Standards Leaders and Post 16 Transition, I work alongside my colleagues to support and develop the learning experience for students in every classroom. I am fortunate to have visited schools across the world, including Kenya, Finland and Panama, to enhance my view of education. I continue in my role as the Head of Maths Faculty and Specialist Leader in Education (Mathematics).
Previous to my SLE role I carried out the role of Advanced Skills Teacher for 8 years and have also spent time as West Sussex County Mathematics Consultant. I hold a First Class Mathematics degree and an MA in Mathematics Education and have been accredited with the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership, alongside further professional qualifications.
I love to swim, cycle, travel but most of all I love to spend time with my lovely Dad, daughters and grandson.
Ms H Goss - ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER
I was appointed to the senior leadership team in 2019. My areas of responsibility are Teaching and Learning, Continued Professional Development and Primary Transition.
Since 2005, I have worked in West Sussex secondary schools after graduating from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) Physical Education with QTS. I spent a year working in Brighton and Hove, where I trained teachers and mentors as well as presenting at conferences for teacher training.
Professional achievements include completing the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership and prior to this, completing my Masters in Education specialising in teacher training.
Throughout my career, I have placed a high value on enrichment opportunities for students. Most excitingly, this has resulted in leading expeditions to Ghana and countless residential, outdoor and adventurous activities in England.
My personal goal at St Andrew’s is to work strategically with staff, students and parents to ensure our young men are aspirational in their dreams and leave us with as many future choices as possible. I deeply believe we can achieve this by fully embracing our Christian values.
Mr M Goble - ASSOCIATE ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER
Mr J Mackay - ASSOCIATE ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER
I joined St Andrew’s in September 2019 and as the Head of Faculty for Technology, overseeing Design & Technology, Food Technology, Business Studies, IT and Computer Science. I firmly believe that a good understanding of technology (and all that it encompasses) is key to helping our students go on to lead safe and successful lives.
I have joined the Senior Leadership Team as part of the Raising Standards Team. In this role I help to evaluate how we can help elevate students to do their very best across the school. I have been privileged to hold a variety of different responsibilities for both department, transition work and different year groups. This offers me a unique insight into how the school can offer the very best of support to our students through our talented team.
I hold a BSc (Hons) in Cybercrime and Security, along with a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Chichester, where my dissertation focussed on the use of incentives to encourage engagement in reading. I have also previously worked with the University of Sussex in helping to deliver specialist sessions for trainee Computer Science teachers.
I love to read (sci-fi/fantasy), travel and learn to cook new recipes.
Mrs C Foot - Business Manager
I have worked in the education and training sector for many years but have been a School Business Manager working in primary, secondary and a special school setting in both Surrey and West Sussex for the past 10 years. I have completed CIPD, AAT and ADSBM qualifications which have underpinned and extended my knowledge of financial management and strategic leadership.
I joined St Andrew’s in September 2017 and in my role as Business Manager I work within the Senior Leadership Team. My areas of responsibility include strategic and operational management of finances and HR, as well as leading and managing business services, premises and catering teams to deliver effective, efficient and compliant use of school resources and facilities. I feel that I am given plenty of scope within my role to make a difference to the education, wellbeing and improvement of the life chances available to the students.