Cornerstone – Shropshire

Cornerstone Academy Shrewsbury

Cornerstone Academy
c/o Keystone Academy
Squinter Pip Way
Bowbrook
Shrewsbury
SY5 8PX


Damien Sweeney
Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead
Mobile:  07849 083839
Email:  head@cornerstoneap.org

Anne Williams
Office Manager & Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Admin mobile:   07761 510974
Email:   admin@cornerstoneap.org

Chloe Thomas
Outreach Teacher & Safeguarding Lead
Mobile:  07842 438302
Email:  c.thomas@cornerstoneap.org

Demi Burns
Outreach Teacher
Mobile:  07842 438301
Email:  d.burns@cornerstoneap.org

From January 2024, we are offering our Outreach Services in Shropshire.
If you would like to speak to us, we will be taking requests for Outreach
from 15th January 2024.

Meet the Outreach Team at Cornerstone Shropshire

Damien Sweeney
Headteacher
Safeguarding Lead

My name is Damien Sweeney and I am the headteacher of Cornerstone Academy.
I grew up in Lancashire before moving to Manchester to study Biology and then gain a PGCE in primary education.
I have taught in mainstream and alternative provision for over twenty years with varied roles including class teacher, assistant headteacher, deputy headteacher and headteacher.  Five years ago I started The Crescent Pupil Reintegration Unit in Cheshire East and, in January 2019, I started Cornerstone Academy with the YES trust.
I believe that every child needs the opportunity to develop and thrive in school.  Sometimes a mainstream setting isn’t appropriate and an alternative is needed.  This is why I love working at Cornerstone Academy, we give children a second chance to thrive, develop and succeed.
When I’m not working I spend time with my family, travelling and enjoy playing tennis.  I have a mean forehand!

Anne Williams
Office Manager
Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Hi, my name is Anne Williams.  I have worked as a support member of staff in schools since 2001.  I worked in nursery and out of school care in Scotland and  primary & secondary here in Cheshire & Shropshire.
It’s nice to be working in  such a privileged position, helping to support and re-engage our children as they are our future!
I live locally with my family and my black Labrador called Bracken.
I love to garden, bake, walk the dog and read – I love reading!

Chloe Thomas
Outreach Teacher
Safeguarding Lead
Shropshire

My name is Chloe Thomas and I am a teacher at Cornerstone Academy. I have been a teacher since 2018 and have worked in a number of schools across Shropshire.
I am really excited to join the team at Cornerstone Academy and support children to thrive and succeed in their journey through school and into their future.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading, staycations and walking my sausage dog, Otis.

Demi Burns
Outreach Teacher
Shropshire

My name is Demi Burns. I am a teacher at Cornerstone Academy working over multiple sites.
I been teaching since 2018 and I taught in Kuwait for 4 months before returning to the UK due to Covid.   I then worked in a Nursery as a deputy manager before coming to Cornerstone Academy.  I love working at Cornerstone as the children are a privilege to teach.  I feel that teaching has always been the job for me as I thrive to ensure children are given the opportunity to learn.
Outside of school, I enjoy getting out for walks with the dog and I love working with reindeers in the winter.