Leeds East Academy


Lauren Bean

Assistant Principal

Lauren graduated from Edge Hill University with a First-Class Honors Degree in Secondary Design Technology Education with QTS. Lauren secured her first teaching job at Leeds East Academy in 2014 and has worked at the academy since this date, undertaking a range of different roles and responsibilities within the Academy. This has included Key Stage 3 Pastoral Leader and Director of Ethos and Values. Over the past 3 years Lauren have been responsible for ‘Year 11 Destinations’, ensuring that students maintain their Post 16 destination for 2 years after leaving the academy. Through rigorous tracking and monitoring systems Lauren has reduced NEET to below the national average of 6% (to 4.1%).

Lauren was diagnosed with Dyslexia in primary school and fully understands the barriers that students face on a day-to-day basis. Her aim is to remove these barriers to ensure all students access education everyday so that they get the best possible start in life. Lauren feels passionately about giving all students opportunities and experiences which they may not readily be exposed to. Lauren firmly believes it is important to raise student aspirations beyond the parameters of their locality, so they are aware of a vast range of opportunities available regionally and nationally.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places on long walks with her dog called Johnny.