Part of the Forward Education Trust

The Senior Team

Meet the senior team below

Patrick Jones


Hayley Dyer

Deputy Headteacher

I have been deputy headteacher at Leycroft Academy for the past year, previously working here as Assistant Head. I have experience of working with children with Autism for 14 years and love seeing our learners develop at Leycroft Academy!

Julie Neil

Assistant Headteacher

Julie Neil has over 20 years special education experience working with Autism, SLD and PMLD pupils. Julie is a National Science Consultant and was awarded Teacher of the Year. She works with PSTT, ASE and STEM. She has many published articles and has written educational resources for the Primary Science Teacher’s Trust and Children’s University. She enjoys working with all the children at Leycroft Academy.

Teresa Jones

Interim Assistant Headteacher

I have recently been appointed as Interim Assistant Head Teacher. I have worked at Leycroft Academy for 6 years as a Class Teacher working with children with a range of needs. I enjoy seeing our pupils grow in confidence and gain the ability to communicate with adults and their peers.