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Dave Moran

Dave Moran, Executive Principal

BA (Hons) QTS Physical Education and Education


Dave began his teaching career in 2003 as a teacher of Physical Education. He worked as Head of Department and faculty for foundation subjects at Oak Farm Community School and was previously Assistant Headteacher (gifted and talented coordinator) and department line manager at Brighton Hill Community School.




Siany Evans, Headteacher

BA Degree (major in English and Psychology) Hons in English Language and Literature, PGCE, Diploma in Performance Coach, Diploma in Mindfulness, currently completing NPQH


Siany has taught English in a range of schools including mainstream Secondary and Primary       before joining Ashwood as an English Teacher and Performance Coach. As well as completing     her coaching qualification at Ashwood Siany has also completed Ambition School Leadership         programmes.




Tom Laugharne

Tom Laugharne, Deputy Headteacher (SENCO & DSL)
MA Education, BSc Environmental Science, PGCE Geography

National award for special educational needs

Tom began his teaching career in 1994 as a teacher of Geography. He has worked in several schools as Head of Year and Assistant Headteacher.





Charlotte Coley, Assistant Headteacher (SENCO, Curriculum and Provision Lead)

BA (Hons)  Journalism, QTS English , National Award for special education needs


Charlotte began her teaching career abroad, teaching English as a foreign language. She has over 8 years’ experience as a teacher, the majority of which are in special educational settings.

The Ashwood Academy Staff