Our Team

Teaching Staff


Mr Glover, Executive Headteacher
Mr Glover has worked in primary schools for the last sixteen years driving rapid school improvement. He has taught and held leadership roles in the West Midlands and several boroughs across London. Mr Glover has worked as a Governor for the last eight years, including the role as Chair of Auriol Junior School in Epsom.  Mr Glover has been a STEP Headteacher since 2011 and Executive Headteacher since September 2013. He has been successfully using a “Leadership Plus” model of support whereby he works as Executive Headteacher supporting the Headteacher to develop and rapidly transform a school. In December 2011, Mr Glover was employed as Headteacher of Applegarth Junior School which had been in Special Measures for fifteen months. Following a rapid transformation, in June 2012, the school was graded as Good by Ofsted in all areas.  Mr Glover recently completed the Leadership Plus model at Angel Oak Academy in Southwark and in 2015 was appointed as Deputy CEO of STEP and designated a National Leader of Education.

Mrs Atkinson, Head Teacher
Mrs Atkinson is an experienced school leader who has been teaching for the last 18 years. Mrs Atkinson started her teaching career in Hertfordshire but has been in Croydon since 2004, and was Deputy Headteacher at Wolsey Junior Academy before taking up the role of Joint Headteacher. She completed her NPQH in 2007. Prior to this, Mrs Atkinson was Deputy Headteacher at Gonville Academy, and was involved in the development of STEP Academy Trust. She has a track record of raising standards and is passionate about ensuring all children are given an opportunity to achieve their full potential. Mrs Atkinson is excited by the opportunity to lead Heathfield Academy and is committed to ensuring that all of the children will have access to an outstanding education.

Miss Mackay, EYFS Leader, Assistant Headteacher
Miss Mackay is an outstanding Early Years teacher and has worked at schools in Croydon and Surrey. Miss Mackay studied Sociology at The University of Birmingham focusing on family and education. After her undergraduate degree, Miss Mackay went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Goldsmiths University in London, gaining qualified teacher status in 2013. Miss Mackay is extremely passionate about Early Years and is thrilled to be leading the team, working together to give children the best possible start to a successful and enjoyable education.

Miss Stewart, SENDCo
With the aim of becoming a Primary School Teacher, Miss Stewart obtained a BA in Education/History at the University of Roehampton and continued her studies to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
After teaching for over a decade of teaching in a large mainstream primary school, with a significantly high percentage of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Miss Stewart developed a real interest in the area of SEND. Teaching in this environment nurtured a total commitment to pursue her career in this field.
Miss Stewart’s subsequent placements have all been in the area of SEND and have included Specialist Teacher, Intervention Teacher and Advisory Teacher roles in both mainstream and SEND settings, for the London Boroughs of Croydon and Sutton.
At Heathfield Academy, Miss Stewart will ensure that all children, including those with SEND, receive the right support at the right time, in order to become enthusiastic and confident learners. She recognises the importance of the role of parents and places a high value on developing strong partnerships with families. Miss Stewart is looking forward to being part of this exciting new school.

Mrs Edwards, Business Manager
Mrs Edwards started her career as a Learning Support Assistant at Gonville Academy, part of STEP Academy Trust eleven years ago. Mrs Edwards became part of the Gonville office team in 2012. She is extremely excited to be the Business Manager for Heathfield Academy. Mrs Edwards is passionate about making sure Heathfield Academy is a happy, inviting school, where every child matters.

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Mrs Austin, Administrative Officer
Mrs Austin’s background is mainly in customer services and Housing, however she also spent eleven years working as a Sessional Youth Worker around London. After having her youngest child, she decided that she wanted to work with children in a school. Before joining Heathfield Academy, Mrs Austin spent 3 years working as an Exams and Cover Assistant at a school in Marylebone. She is looking forward to developing her role and assisting in the growth and development of Heathfield Academy.