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

Main Responsibilities: Strategic Direction.

Faculty Link: Creative and Expressive Arts, Learning Support.



Mark Smith resizedDEPUTY 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; English, Media, Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages.

Year Link: Year 11.


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

Main Responsibilities:  Teaching and Learning across the Academy; Professional Tutor; Staff Development; NQTs; Student Teachers.

Faculty Links: HOF Lead – All Faculties; Humanities;  Physical Education and Sport.

Year Link: Year 8.

Andrew Thomas resizedASSISTANT 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; Staff Appraisal and Professional Development.

Faculty Link: IT and Computing; Business Studies; Technology.

Year Link: 6th Form.


Mark Williams resizedASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Mark Williams, B.Sc (Hons), PGCE, NPQH (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities:  Head of Waterleat Road; Safeguarding;  Pupil Rewards; Careers; Enterprise Education; Raising Aspirations.

Faculty Links:  Science.

Year Link: Year 8


Victoria Rogers resizedASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Victoria Rogers, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, M.Ed  (Waterleat Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Development of Literacy/Numeracy across the Academy, Primary Liaison; Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Pupils; Gifted and Talented Programme.

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

Year Link: Year 7


Anne Freeman resized ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Anne Freeman, B.A. (Hons), PGCE,  NPQSL  (Borough Road Centre)

Main Responsibilities: Attainment and Progress across the Academy.

Faculty Link: English, Media Studies, Literacy, Modern Foreign Languages; Science.

Year Link: Year 10



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

Main Responsibilities: Finance;  Personnel; Safeguarding; Sites and Buildings; Oversight of Support Staff.




Dave Carpenter resizedASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL: David Carpenter, B.Ed (Hons), NPQSL (Borough Road Centre)

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

Faculty Link: Creative and Expressive Arts; PE and Sport.



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

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

Faculty Link: Learning Support.

Year Link: Year 9


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

Main Responsibilities: Key Stage 4/5 Manager; Academy Data Systems; Pupil Progress; Alternative Provisions.

Faculty Link: IT and Computing; Business Studies; Technology; Mathematics, Numeracy and Financial Studies.

Year Link: Year 10