Meet the Team
Our team is focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for all and supporting to ensure that at all times, our school delivers the best learning experiences possible.
Principal Kirsty Grundy draws on over two decades of teaching and leadership experience across the Primary and Secondary phases. As Primary Education Lead for the Trust, she believes that harnessing technology for learning can enable, engage and enthuse students and raise school standards. She leads the Primary Trust team and together they make sure that the Technology Primary delivers the Trust’s high expectations of providing the best technology-enabled opportunities for staff and pupils.
Sir Mark Grundy
As CEO of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, Sir Mark Grundy is passionate about ensuring that all pupils are given access to an exceptional education. Sir Mark was knighted in 2006 for his services to education and technology in the UK; his emphasis on excellence is something that he drives through all schools within the Trust to create exceptional outcomes for all.
Senior Vice Principal Claire Keeler has enjoyed teaching Early Years & Primary phases in a range of settings across the authority. She has supported both pupils and staff through her leadership in schools and role as a Specialist Leader in Education for Early Years and phonics.
Claire believes in teaching and learning opportunities that challenge, inspire and adapt to meet the needs of all learners; innovations in technology are essential in facilitating these.
She is an advocate for Early Years education and strives to create the best possible provision for pupils from the very start of their journey.
Andy Collins is Vice Principal at Shireland Technology Primary and is focused on furthering the educational progress across schools. Working closely with all the schools within the Trust, he is able to support the development of the schools, heightening performance across all aspects within the institution.
As Office Manager for Shireland Technology Primary, Ekey brings a breadth of knowledge and managerial experience to our school. Before joining us, she worked within the Leisure Industry for over 20 years managing lottery funding for grass roots sports development. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and moved into the education sector in 2018.
Emma is our Senior Safeguarding Officer at STP. Emma started here with us in 2020 and has a BA (Hons) in Working with Children, Families and Young People. She has worked in Safeguarding for over a decade and has a vast knowledge base in relation to many safeguarding issues. Prior to her role here at STP, she worked in a wide range of safeguarding services including Sandwell Children’s Trust. She is also an accredited NSPCC trainer and provides safeguarding training for the staff across Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. Emma is passionate about ensuring the safety and welfare of all the children at STP.
As Deputy Primary Director for the Trust, Jen Devaney helps oversee the successful running of all the Primary school. She is passionate about achieving the very best for all children and is an NCETM Professional Development Lead and Specialist Leader of Education for Mathematics. Her expertise in assessment supports teachers to provide the best learning opportunities so that all learners can excel across the curriculum.