Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The Academy Leadership Team consists of the Principal, two Deputy Principals, three Assistant Principals and a Director of Finance.  Members of the Team are linked to both a year group and one or more faculties.  We also have four Associate Principals.

Everyone shares in the corporate responsibility of promoting high quality teaching and learning and raising pupil attainment.

Jane EnglishPRINCIPAL: Jane English, B.Ed, MBA, NPQH (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Strategic Direction

Faculty Link: Creative, Technology and Expressive Arts



Mark SmithDEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Mark Smith, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Head of Borough Road Centre; Curriculum; Timetable Production; Educational Events Co-ordinator.

Faculty Link: Mathematics, Numeracy and Financial Studies

Year Link: Years 10 and 11


Jason TrevarthenDEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Jason Trevarthen, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH (Both Centres)

Main Responsibilities: 

Teaching and Learning, Professional Tutor – ITTs and NQTs, Professional Development and CPD; Sports College and Community Provision.

Faculty Links: All Heads of Faculty and Physical Education and Sport.

Year Link: Year 9


Andrew ThomasASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Andrew Thomas, B.Ed (Hons), M.Phil, NPQH (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities:  Director of 6th Form; Pupil Attendance; Staff Absence; E-safety; Development of ICT; VLE; Behaviour Centres; Performance Management and Professional Development; Staff Cover and Supply.

Faculty Link: ICT, Business Studies and Law

Year Link: Year 8


Mark WilliamsASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Mark Williams, B.Sc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities:  Safeguarding; Newly Qualified Teachers; Pupil Rewards; Personalised Mentoring; Exams; Enrichment Week; Careers; Enterprise Education; Raising Aspirations.

Faculty Links: Humanities; Science and Social Sciences

Year Link: 6th Form


Victoria RogersASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Victoria Rogers, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, MeD Leadership and Management (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Head of Waterleat Road Centre. Further development of Literacy across the Academy, working with Primary Schools; Effective use of the Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up money.

Faculty Link: English, Media Studies, Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages

Year Link: Year 7

Gill GribbinsDIRECTOR OF FINANCE: Gill Gribbins, AAT (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Finance; School Catering; Personnel; Sites and Buildings; Health and Safety.





Dave Carpenter 2ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL: David Carpenter, B.Ed (Hons) (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Director of Sport; Pupil and Student Transition at KS3 and KS5; Media and Academy Publicity.




Freeman AnneASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL: Anne Freeman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Director of English, Media Studies, Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages; Achieving above the DfE KS4 Floor Targets; KS3 to KS4 Transition.




Wilkinson HelenASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, Helen Wilkinson, B.A. (Hons), PGCE (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Key Stage 3 Manager; Self-Evaluation processes across the Academy; Parental Engagement; Quality Assurance and Provision of Cover.



Tim WillcocksASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL Tim Willcocks, B.Ed (Hons) (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Key Stage 4/5 Manager; Pupil and Student Progress at KS4 and KS5, Value Added across the Academy, Yalberton Project.