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Where excellence and enjoyment go hand in hand

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Chelsea Sandbrook, Headteacher

Responsibility for Curriculum, Teacher Professional Development & Performance Management, ECT/ITT Induction and Designated Safeguarding Lead


Chelsea was born in Los Angeles, California and studied English at San Diego State University. She moved to London after an internship at The Writer’s Guild and fell into working in schools. Chelsea taught within a large federation of primary schools in East London, where she trained to be a teacher, before becoming Assistant Head, Deputising Head and Acting Headteacher at Manor Leas. In that time she has taught across the full primary age range before specialising in Key Stage 2.


She has led and developed the curriculum and has led the school to recieve an Area of Excellence for curriculum from Challenge Partners. No stranger to speaking, she has been part of various panels at national events and has spoken at Cambridge University. She has also been the recipient of several awards which have recognised not only her, but equally the impact she has had in school. She supports other schools and leaders through Consultancy, work with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Hub as a curriculum specialist and as a reviewer for national Peer Review and has been the Challenge Partners Hub Manager for Lincolnshire. Chelsea has worked as an Associate Presenter for Renaissance Learning and is currently an inspector of schools in the East Midlands.


Chelsea has a little girl who loves books (almost as much as she does!) and a husband who works in the Independent School sector.

Mr Greg Scott, Assistant Headteacher

Responsibility for Pupil Premium, Maths and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Nicky Hodgson, School Business Manager

Responsibility for school finance, HR, Wraparound Care and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Nicky is the School Business Manager at Manor Leas Junior Academy. Originally from South Wales, she moved to Lincolnshire in 2006. She has worked in administration since leaving school, 14 years of which was in the Ministry of Defence, 8 years in Entertainment management and the last 8 years within schools. Nicky has a degree in Health and Social care which she studied with the Open university when her two boys were growing up. Since then, she has undertaken a Diploma in School Business Management, a Certificate in Strategic Leadership in Education and Certificate in Financial reporting for academies. Nicky has previously been a governor for two schools, helping immensely in her education career.

Outside of work, she is married with two grown up sons. Her eldest son Jack is a 2x Paralympian in the sport of Judo, and her youngest Dylan is in the Military. Her ‘baby’ now is a 9 year old German Shepherd called 'Django'. She enjoys researching holidays and planning lots of trips, walking Django and catching up with friends back home in Wales.