On this page you can find information about the leadership team at the Academy. Feel free to contact them directly by email should you have any concerns.

Senior Leadership Team


Mrs E Baker - ebaker@maltingsacademy.org

"Throughout my career so far, I have worked hard to ensure that I and those around me put the students at the very heart of our thinking. My educational philosophy has always been rooted in the firm belief that every child matters and in providing learning contexts which are stretching, tailor made, inspiring and enjoyable. I joined Maltings Academy in 2011 and feel very privileged to work with outstanding students and staff.

Two days a week I work as a “System Leader” for the AET supporting other academies in the trust.

Head of Academy

Mr J Forbes - jforbes@maltingsacademy.org

I have been working at the Academy since September 2013 as part of the Senior Leadership Team and Art Department. I currently lead the Academy on Teaching & Learning. During my time in teaching I have been a Head of Department, Head of Year and Director of KS3. Although I now teach a range of subjects across the Academy I am a specialist Art teacher with a First Class degree in Fine Art from Northampton University.

Vice Principal

Mr S Richardson - srichardson@maltingsacademy.org

I graduated from the University of Brighton as a teacher in 2001 having studied for my degree at Chelsea College of Physical Education. I spent a large part of my teaching career at an Academy in South-East Essex and I've worked as a part of the Trust since it's inception in 2008. With strong family ties to Witham, I joined Maltings Academy in September 2018. During my teaching career I have been a Head of Department, Head of Year and a Director of Key Stage. I have always been passionate about delivering high quality pastoral care and my philosophy as a teacher is firmly rooted in adopting the practice of Discipline with Dignity. I want the students at Maltings Academy to be safe, happy and aspirational whilst taking pride in themselves, their school and their community.

Assistant Vice Principal

Mr M Slatter - mslatter@maltingsacademy.org

I have been teaching since 1999, and my specialist subject area is Physical Education. I studied for a BA Honours degree at Brighton University, and I particularly enjoy football, athletics and tennis. Maltings Academy is the second school that I have worked in, and I find the role very rewarding as I have the opportunity to work with, and support a range of young people who need specific guidance at various stages in their school career.