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Leadership

 

Andrew Whitaker
Chief Executive Officer - The White Rose Academies Trust

Andrew joined the White Rose Academies Trust in September 2016 as Executive Principal, securing the role of Chief Executive Officer in December 2019. From the outset, his ambitions have been made clear to his staff: ensure that our academies provide high quality education throughout the incredible communities they serve. Andrew is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Luminate Education Group, a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, and acts as a Trustee for the community charity Hamara. In 2018, he was awarded with a Churchill Fellowship which he will use to fund a fact-finding mission and research Charter Schools in America.

 

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 Senior Leadership Team

 

Richard Chattoe

Principal

 

Prior to commencing his role as Principal at Leeds City Academy in March 2019, Richard worked as Vice Principal at Leeds West Academy, with responsibility for the improvement in the quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment across the school...

 

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Marcia Gunson
Acting Vice Principal

Marcia left sixth form and went straight into employment, working with unemployed adults delivering employability skills training. Following this, she started volunteering in a youth centre where she developed her passion for working with disadvantaged, young people. She then went onto study...

 

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Kelly Allchin
Assistant Principal


Ke
lly gained a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and Education Studies at Worcester University before moving to Bristol to complete her PGCE specialising in citizenship education. She began her career working for the local council within the Children Services department with the remit of supporting all primary, secondary and special schools within Telford & Wrekin with their Citizenship & PSHE provision...



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Alicia Manners

Assistant Principal

 

Alicia has worked in education for over 15 years! She originally was employed by Parklands Girls High School which transitioned  to a coeducational school and then evolved into the White Rose Academies Trust...

 

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Alicia Roberts

Assistant Principal

 

Alicia studied BA (hons) degree in Performance at Bretton Hall and then went on to

complete a PGCE in Performing Arts...

 

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Trevor Lester 

Assistant Principal

 

Trevor has been teaching Mathematics to students in West Yorkshire for over 20 years and prior to joining Leeds City Academy he has taught at four inclusive comprehensive schools in the Halifax and Leeds areas...

 

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David Hillary
Business Manager

 

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