Senior Leadership Group
Senior Vice Principal
I believe passionately that education is the key that unlocks all opportunities.
I am honoured and privileged to be Vice Principal at Trinity Academy Cathedral and I strive to ensure that all staff and students live by our vision statement that ‘Everything is possible’. I believe passionately that education is the key that unlocks all opportunities and at Trinity Academy Cathedral we offer a world-class, knowledge rich education, which ensures no doors are closed for our students.
My role as Vice Principal, is to strive for excellence for ‘every student, in every lesson, every day’. This means continuously monitoring our provision to identify any areas where we can be even more effective; implementing the latest research on impactful teaching and learning strategies; leading training for staff to continue developing our craft in the classroom; and supporting students to remove any barriers to learning so that every student can achieve their potential. I work alongside Mr Marsh to ensure Trinity Academy Cathedral is a place where all staff and students feel a deep sense of belonging to our community, as this is when learning happens, creativity flourishes and success can thrive.
I passionately believe that every child regardless of ability, background and status has the right to a world class education and to not only achieve, but exceed their potential.
I passionately believe that every child regardless of ability, background and status has the right to a world class education and to not only achieve, but exceed their potential. Trinity Academy Cathedral is committed to ensuring all students have the platform and support to gain the necessary attitudes, attributes, opportunities and success for lifelong learning. My role as Acting Vice Principal is to oversee the Pastoral, Attendance and Safeguarding teams to ensure support and guidance is available to maximise student’s potential and experience. Ensuring the Behaviour for Learning policy is applied consistently in and out of lessons is crucial to my role, along with ensuring students are punctual, have the correct attitude to succeed, ensuring any barriers to learning are removed and more importantly rewarding students for their successes and achievements. Having high expectations of students and providing the very best level of care, guidance and support is the key to academic and future success for all students at Trinity Academy Cathedral.
My role at Trinity Academy Cathedral is to ensure that students have access to a dynamic curriculum with aspirational targets to help them accomplish this.
One of the most important aspects of any school is the curriculum design and subjects and opportunities available to students as they progress from Year 7 to 11. It needs enable each student to achieve to their individual potential and also so they have the skills to succeed in further education and the changing workplace.
My role at Trinity Academy Cathedral is to ensure that students have access to a dynamic curriculum with aspirational targets to help them accomplish this. I am also responsible for assessment across academy, ensuring that the assessment of students is fundamentally linked to the teaching and learning in the classroom. This also links to ensuring the accuracy of data so every student knows exactly where they are and what they need to do to improve, which is vitally important when used for tracking and reporting students’ progress to parents across the year.
I am a fervent believer that a child’s education should involve equipping them with the skills and knowledge to make appropriate and informed choices after leaving school.
“Inspirational opportunities for aspirational futures” is the vision for our Careers program at Trinity Academy Cathedral for which I am responsible as the designated Careers Leader. I am a fervent believer that a child’s education should involve equipping them with the skills and knowledge to make appropriate and informed choices after leaving school. I am keen to expose our students to a range of inspiring experiences with employers, workplaces, colleges & universities which will raise their aspirations and allow them to lead fulfilled and happy lives.
I lead on transition, Cathedral Bootcamp, Masters of Recall, Cathedral Odyssey and the Key Stage 3 Graduation Programme with the aim of giving our students a wide variety of opportunities.
The outcomes of any student are not solely based around the teaching and learning that occurs during Year 11 and it is my role to ensure that we have continuity in the high expectations and aspirations developed by primary schools, and that progress and achievement surpasses the expected during Year 7 and Year 8. I lead on transition, Masters of Recall and the Key Stage 3 Graduation Programme with the aim of giving our students a wide variety of opportunities to develop a holistic skill set to benefit them in their studies and beyond.
Ensuring all students experience a range of character and resilience building out of classroom activities, that promote students’ cultural capital, is central to my role at Cathedral.
Ensuring all students experience a range of character and resilience building out of classroom activities, that promote students’ cultural capital, is central to my role at Cathedral. Through the INVOLVE programme at Cathedral, students take part in activities that stretch and challenge them whilst building life skills that will stay with them forever. Achieving a curriculum that has both breadth of content and depth in learning, is crucial in helping our students achieve their goals, develop their readiness for life after Cathedral and to having high aspirations for their futures. As part of our 'Vision for Excellence', we ensure every student has the opportunity to take part in 'Defining Experiences' that build their understanding of the world around them, culture and heritage. Students will have the chance to go on UK and International trips, listen to inspirational speakers, visit workplaces, take part in charity fundraising and much, much more.
A second part of my role is to monitor the implementation of core Literacy strategies in every subject across the Academy which develop students’ technical skill in writing, fluency in reading and accuracy when speaking. Literacy is a fundamental part of learning at Cathedral as it equips our students with the knowledge they need for their future and the skills to communicate effectively.
My role as Assistant Principal at Trinity Academy Cathedral is to empower teachers to be the best they can be.
My role as Assistant Principal at Trinity Academy Cathedral is to empower teachers to be the best they can be. My own journey through education was a difficult one, and I know from personal experience that great teachers change lives. The teachers at Cathedral are incredible professionals who constantly strive to learn and improve. It is my job to help them to access and engage with cutting edge research and development opportunities so that we can provide a world-class experience for our young people.
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