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...

 

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Sarah Carrie

Executive Principal - The White Rose Academies Trust 

 

Sarah Carrie’s ambition from a young age was to become a professional dancer. She achieved this ambition after training at the highly acclaimed Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree in Dance...

 

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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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Matt Barratt 

Senior Vice Principal 

Matt gained a BSc Honours Degree in Sports Science from the University of Chester before moving to Newcastle to complete a PGCE in Physical Education. He began his career as PE teacher in Kirklees, becoming the schools enrichment co-ordinator where he...

 

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Rachel Hassall

Vice Principal 

 

Rachel graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) in Geography before then completing her PGCE in Secondary Geography Teaching. Once qualified, Rachel began her teaching career....

 

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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...

 

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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...


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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

 

David joined the White Rose Academies Trust in January 2019 as Operations Manager across Leeds West Academy and Leeds East Academy, working closely with the Academy Business Manager and Senior Leadership Teams...

 

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Catherine Byfield 

Assistant Principal

 

Catherine has always been passionate about the Arts. She gained a BA (hons)degree in Fine Art at Sunderland University before engaging in the development of community arts projects...

 

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