Secondary Education

We recognise that every child is capable of outstanding achievement. All of our schools provide safe, happy learning environments which celebrate and promote the production of beautiful work.

High aspirations, hard work and quality first teaching ensure that achievement remains at the very core of our provision for each and every school. Our students are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire learners and change lives as a result of our exceptional educational provision.

Our secondary schools combine traditional values and strong discipline with the very best modern teaching and technology. We follow a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of extracurricular activities and experiences.

Key features across our secondary education provision include:

  • Well-trained, highly resourced teachers who are ambitious for every student

  • Close tracking and monitoring of individual student progress

  • Focus on core subjects; English, mathematics and science

  • Targeted intervention and support, either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis for students who need it

  • Pastoral care of the highest order, engaging parents fully with their child’s education

  • Regular communication with parents supported with termly reporting 


Secondary Improvement Team

The Secondary Improvement Team's key focus is to work with all Trust and Partner Secondary Schools - developing and supporting leaders through challenging conversations to ensure rapid progress, innovative teaching and learning and shared good practice. The team comprises Executive Headteachers, Headteachers, Educational Advisors and Partner Schools. 

Suzanne Dickinson
Director of Secondary

The headteacher and senior leaders lead the school with passion and determination. Staff strongly support leaders’ vision.

Westlands School, Ofsted report February 2019

Executive Team


Liza Leung
Executive Headteacher

Nicki Hodges
Executive Headteacher


Simon Cox

Simon Cox
Executive Headteacher

Rachel Gough
School Improvement Lead


Swale Academies Trust has provided well-considered strategic and operational support. This has helped school leaders at all levels to develop well. These leaders now support colleagues at other trust schools.

Meopham School, Ofsted report February 2019