About US

Welcome to our school

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to the Victoria Park Primary Academy website. I hope it provides you with a window into life within our school.

We are a large primary school located in Smethwick and part of Victoria Academies Trust. A multi-academy trust based in the West Midlands, with the aim of creating a family of outstanding schools.

We believe that learning should be active and creative. We encourage children to embrace challenge and celebrate success and are very proud of our unique curriculum which is purposeful and diverse.  We have clear values and aim to develop well rounded, independent children, preparing them for future careers by giving them the learning experiences they need to make a positive contribution to the wider world.

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of any aspects of the information on our school website, we will be happy to provide this free of charge. Please speak to a member of our office staff.

I hope you will take a good look around our website to see what we do . . .

Hayley Mapp

Academy Council

Our Academy Council is made up of members from the local community, including parents and staff. Unlike some other Academies, we do not have a sponsor and remain entirely independent. The Academy Council is responsible for overseeing the educational direction of the school to ensure all our children achieve as well as they can.

Councilors meet once per half term. All Councilors are expected to make a formal visit to the school each year to monitor the impact of their decisions and the progress the Headteacher  is making towards securing school improvement.

In addition to the Academy Council, the Academy Trust has appointed 6 Councilors to serve as Company Directors (or trustees). The Board of Directors meet at least once per year for an Annual General Meeting.

Mr Roland Roberts is the Company Secretary (previously known as the Clerk to the Governors) and can be contacted via the school.

The Academy Council Chair is Mr Herman Stuart. If you would like to contact him please do so via the school.

Copies of all meetings of the Academy Council are available on request. Please contact the school.

From time to time we have vacancies for a Parent Academy Council member. If you would like to know more about being a Parent Academy Councilor or would like to be considered as a Parent Councilor when the next vacancy arises please contact the school to let us know.

Academy Council Responsibilities:

Child Protection/Safeguarding
Herman Stewart – Chair

Challenged Based Learning
Wayne Dawkins – Community Academy Councilor


Health & Safety
Wayne Dawkins 

Amber Marshall – Parent Academy Councilor

Pupil Premium
Herman Stewart

Sports Premium
Herman Stewart

Arts Mark
Amber Marshall


Senior Leadership Team

Executive Headteacher: Mrs Hayley Mapp

Deputy Headteacher: Mr Rob Reed

Assistant Headteacher – SENCO/Inclusion: Mrs Kiran Kainth

Assistant Headteacher – EYFS/KS1 & Curriculum: Mr Tom Hull

Assistant Headteacher – KS2 & Maths: Mr Simon Waldron

Designated Safeguarding Officer/Lead: Mrs Kiran Kainth and Mrs Shindy Mahal

Business Manager: Mrs Susan Rackham

Teaching Staff

Phase Leaders:

Lower – Miss K Lelli
Middle – Miss K Butler
Higher – Mr M Atkinson

Class Teachers:

Nursery AM  Mrs T Herbert
Nursery PM Mrs T Herbert

RL Miss K Lelli
RS Miss J Sahota
RG Miss F Ghasemi

1CU Mrs Upton
1CH Miss C Neveu
1KK Miss K Kaur

2TH Mr T Hull
2JD Mr J Daniels
2AP Miss A Pleaden

3JB Mr Batham
3TB Miss Blackstock
3AP Mrs A Pahal

4KB Miss K Butler
4MC Mr M Cavell
4SU Miss S Uppal

5SW Mr S Waldron
5RG Mrs R Grice

6MA Mr M Atkinson
6PA Mr P Atkinson

Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) Cover Teachers: 

Miss P Forbes
Mrs S Bentley
Mrs P Malhi
Mrs E Abdelaziz