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.
PRINCIPAL: Jane English, B.Ed, MBA, NPQH (Waterleat Road Centre)
Main Responsibilities: Strategic Direction
Faculty Link: Creative, Technology and Expressive Arts
DEPUTY 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
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Jason Trevarthen, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH (Both Centres)
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.
ASSISTANT 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
ASSISTANT 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
ASSISTANT 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
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: Gill Gribbins, AAT (Waterleat Road Centre)
Main Responsibilities: Finance; School Catering; Personnel; Sites and Buildings; Health and Safety.
Main Responsibilities: Director of Sport; Pupil and Student Transition at KS3 and KS5; Media and Academy Publicity.
Main Responsibilities: Director of English, Media Studies, Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages; Achieving above the DfE KS4 Floor Targets; KS3 to KS4 Transition.
Main Responsibilities: Key Stage 3 Manager; Self-Evaluation processes across the Academy; Parental Engagement; Quality Assurance and Provision of Cover.
Main Responsibilities: Key Stage 4/5 Manager; Pupil and Student Progress at KS4 and KS5, Value Added across the Academy, Yalberton Project.