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Who’s Who

Foxfields Academy

Meet the Foxfields team…

Ashley Caress


Ashley joined Foxfields in August 2022. Prior to this, Ashley held multiple different senior leadership positions in a large special school in Lincolnshire. At Foxfields, Ashley is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and working alongside the Senior Leadership Team in regards to their roles. Ashley holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead for Leicestershire. 

Toby Ellis

Deputy Headteacher

Toby joined Foxfields in November 2020. Prior to this, Toby worked as a Teacher in multiple special schools, ran his own sports coaching company and worked in professional football. At Foxfields, Toby is responsible for curriculum, assessment, pupil premium, sport premium and is the Designated LAC Teacher. Toby holds the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) and is currently undertaking the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Toby is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead for Leicestershire. 

Louise Lewis

Assistant Headteacher/SENCO

Louise joined Foxfields in August 2022. Prior to this, Louise was the SENCO in a Leicestershire Primary School. At Foxfields, Louise is responsible for leading the EHCP Review Process and managing transitions. Louise also supports the staff team in ensuring that pupils needs are being met in accordance with their plans and leads LAC interventions across the school. Louise holds the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (NASENCo) and is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead for Leicestershire.

Scott Hamilton

Assistant Headteacher

Scott joined Foxfields in August 2020. Prior to this, Scott worked in a large mainstream secondary school in Warwickshire. At Foxfields, Scott is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the school. Scott leads on behaviour and has designed and implemented a bespoke tracking system which asseses pupil progress in regards to their SEMH needs. Scott also leads on careers, personal development and oversees the school therapy provision. Scott is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead for Leicestershire.

Charlotte Measures

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Charlotte joined Foxfields in May 2023. Prior to this, Charlotte has worked in two mainstream secondary schools in Leicestershire. At Foxfields, Charlotte is responsible for safeguarding and child protection. Charlotte leads on staff training and works closely with other leaders and all staff to ensure that safeguarding and pastoral care is at the forefront of every day life at Foxfields. Charlotte is a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead for Leicestershire.   

Ali Williams

Assistant Headteacher

Bio pending…

Lizzie Papworth

Assistant Headteacher*

*Lizzie is currently seconded to a school in the Trust for the 23/24 academic year. 


Bethany Simpson
Charlotte Dickinson
James Henson
Annalise Hirons
Natalie Thompson
Sarah Aspley
Ryan Bray
Lauren Peake
Rosie Holmes
Dean Hopewell
Kat Rose
Shannon Cave
David Robertson – Outdoor Education Lead
Rebecca Rice – HLTA
Miles Marr – HLTA

Teaching Assistants

Annette Bloxham
Megan Johnson
Annie-Rose Goodenough
Rebecca Pridmore
Kyle Gibson
Eden Francis
Abby Ferguson
Amber Clarke-Smith
Harry Caldwell
Lilly Staniforth-Walker
Alicia Waite
Nicola Smith
Max Thomas
Margaret Gibbons
Sue King
Jayk Dressler
Angus Gladstone
Alex Needham
Millie Smith
Hannah Malbon
Niamh Langridge


Scott Forty – Site Manager
Abigail Hodson – Animal Care Lead
Kimberely Millett – Cook
Sarah Turlington – MDS

Ruth Lloyd – Home School Liaison Officer

Philippa Godley – Senior Administrator
Eloise Danson – Administrator

Kimberley Cassidy – Senior Behaviour Mentor

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