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.
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.
Lisa Smith is the Office Manager at Shireland Technology Primary. Her main role is to ensure the efficient and effective running of all aspects of the school office. Her previous administration management experience is in tertiary education and law. She has also worked in Secondary education and health and social care. She joined the school at inception in September 2019 and is honored and privileged to be a part of this new technology primary school, looking forward to seeing it grow year on year.
Katie is the Receptionist and Administrator at STP. Before joining STP, she worked mostly in Retail and Customer Service but has been excited to join the education sector. She has a BA Combined Honours Degree in English Literature and Language with Communication and Media Studies. She feels very lucky to be working at STP and is excited to see the children and the school grow.
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.
Andy Collins is the School Improvement Officer for the Trust 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.