School contacts

Steve Wilks

Steve has recently set up his own consultancy, advising head teachers across the country. Previously he was the head teacher at Oaks Park High School in Ilford.

Kelly Sims

Chief Executive
Kelly has been with the organisation since 1992. He has been our Chief Executive since 2002 and is the Executive Headteacher of BEP Academy.

Jo Green

Jo joined the organisation in 2002 as a mentor for young people, and quickly becoming the manager for our inclusions programme, known as VIP. Jo was instrumental in opening our first training centre in 2007.

Board of Trustees

Alongside Steve, our Trustees are:

  • Mr Keith Byford (BT, retired)
  • Cllr Robin Turbefield (LGF)
  • Mrs Denise Lagdon (Teacher)


  • Adrian Filek (Adrian Press, retired)

Contact details

Contact key staff:

  • by email at
  • by phone on 01708 436440
  • or by writing to
    BEP Academy
    62-64 Western Road
    Romford.  RM1 3LP