The school is under the leadership of Jen Weeks, Principal of School, and supported by Sarah Sherwood, Director of SEN for LVS Hassocks and our sister school, LVS Oxford.
A graduate from Kent University and a PGCE awarded from York University, Jen started her career in an inner city school before becoming the Teaching and Learning Consultant for the National Secondary Strategy (West Sussex).
After nearly a decade in senior leadership positions in large secondary schools, overseeing areas such as SEN, safeguarding, transitions and partnership working, Jen joined LVS Hassocks as Deputy Head in April 2017, with responsibility for safeguarding, curriculum and assessment. Jen was appointed Head of School in 2019 and promoted to school Principal in 2021.
Jen currently also acts as a Team Leader for the Extended Project Qualification and a NEA Advisor for the exam board AQA.
As Director of Special Educational Needs, Sarah works at both LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford, where, with the Leadership Teams, she ensures that the schools are meeting the many and diverse needs of our pupils.
Our vision of academic achievement, employability and independent living necessitates a thorough assessment for new pupils, ensuring that the transition into LVS Hassocks is as stress free for the individual as possible, and the necessary support is available from day one.
Responsibility for the provision of education at the Schools owned by the Licensed Trade Charity is vested in the Trustee Body who will direct the Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive in the formulation of education policy.
The Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive’s delegated task is to manage the policy efficiently, to maintain oversight of the Schools and to provide a variety of support services. The Licensed Trade Charity Chief Executive will carry out his/her management responsibilities in partnership with the Executive Director of Education and the Governing Body.
The Chairman of the LVS Hassocks Governing Body is Mr Mike Hill.
The LVS Hassocks Governing Body is made up of:
|Name||Position / Area of Responsibility|
|Nikki Annable||Director of Human Resources|
|Tracy Bird||Trustee – Health & Safety|
|Mike Hill||Trustee – Chairman of Governing Body, Leadership & Management|
|Ian Mullins||Executive Director of Education & Operations|
|Sarah Sherwood||Executive Head / Director of Special Educational Needs|
|Jen Weeks||School Principal, LVS Hassocks|
|Frances Boulter||Co-Opted Governor – Personal/ Social & Safeguarding|
|Debbie Tuck||Co-Opted Governor – Teaching & Learning and Outcomes|
|Natasha Boult||Co-Opted Governor – Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare|
If you would like to contact any of the trustees or governing body, please email Clare Clark, Clerk to the Trustees: Clare.Clark@ltcharity.org.uk