Senior Leadership Team
Our vision has always been to create a school that relentlessly focuses on helping every student meet their potential in order to open up a lifetime of opportunities.
Our vision has always been to create a school that relentlessly focuses on helping every student meet their potential in order to open up a lifetime of opportunities. Since opening in 2010, Trinity Academy’s staff and students have risen to this challenge and turned our vision into reality.
Today, Trinity Academy Halifax is one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. Our focus on outstanding teaching, meaningful pastoral care and a creative curriculum means that every student thrives.
We work hard to develop curiosity, a love of learning, resilience and kindness in our students. Trinity Academy’s success has been recognised with an outstanding judgement from Ofsted and this year we were proud to be accredited with the World Class Schools Quality Mark. We are also helping lead the education system through our work as the lead school of the Trinity Institute of Education.
We are proud of our academic record and our results in Year 11 are outstanding. However, we are about so much more than just academic success. Day to day the academy is filled with students participating in vibrant music, arts and drama, as well as engaging lessons in science, maths and the humanities among others. As a school we offer an extensive range of sports, charity events, educational visits and residential trips, all of which combine to create a caring and highly successful academy.
Trinity Academy Halifax has a simple vision, Every Individual: Every Opportunity.
Trinity Academy Halifax has a simple vision, Every Individual: Every Opportunity. This stems from the academy's relentless focus on helping every student meet their potential both academically and in character driven learning. We constantly strive to develop a love of learning, resilience, curiosity, kindness and ambition in all our students.
Since the academy opened in 2010 the students and staff have risen to this challenge and today Trinity Academy Halifax is one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. This success has been recognised with an outstanding judgement from Ofsted and the World Class Schools Quality Mark.
These accomplishments are underpinned by outstanding quality teaching, meaningful pastoral care and a rich curriculum offer that creates an environment where students can thrive and achieve outstanding outcomes at Year 11 regardless of their starting points. However, this is just one facet of what it means to be a Trinity Halifax student. Every day the academy is filled with students participating in vibrant music, arts and drama. Sporting opportunities range from the Netball and Rugby Academies to taekwondo and yoga. There is an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs; musical productions and showcases; careers support; charity events; leadership opportunities; educational visits and residential trips – all of which help to develop the whole child into a thriving adult.
I am also fortunate enough to strategically lead the Literacy team in their work to ensure that all students have the skills to access the curriculum and be successful in their lives outside the academy. We have developed and implemented a structured programme of support for students of all reading abilities. We also ensure that the key skills of written and oral communication are central to the practices of all teachers regardless of their subject.
Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning
Securing excellence in teaching, learning and achievement should lie at the heart of every school’s priorities.
Securing excellence in teaching, learning and achievement should lie at the heart of every school’s priorities. Here at Trinity, we don’t stand still. We continue to focus on how we can hone and develop our craft for the benefit of our students, supporting the academy’s ethos of ongoing professional development and reflection, immersing ourselves in the fast-paced, dynamic nature of education.
My role involves strategically leading a team of outstanding practitioners to ensure that staff are supported in their delivery of ‘Quality First’ teaching, providing varied opportunities for continual professional development for staff at all levels. This includes bespoke, enhanced workshops for trainee teachers and those who are in their early stages of the profession.
I am proud to work with a team of dedicated practitioners who strive to ensure that all students have access to 'world-class' provision, day-in, day-out. Through this drive and passion, we ensure that all lessons are consistently delivered to the highest standard possible, fostering and developing a positive climate for learning which ultimately leads to strong outcomes for our students, opening doors to bright futures.
Vice Principal, Curriculum
I am responsible for ensuring that students have access to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum.
Enabling students to access a broad, balanced and rich curriculum, which opens doors to further opportunities, is a key part of my role as Vice Principal. I am proud to work with our talented middle leadership team to shape the content and sequencing of the experience of students in the classroom. I ensure that the progress of students is monitored closely and work with a wider team to facilitate appropriate interventions.
Another of my key responsibilities is Curriculum for Life – an initiative ensuring that students have firm knowledge of topics beyond the National Curriculum, such as online safety and relationships, sex and health education. This encourages students to develop wider skills, so that they are prepared for life outside Trinity Academy when they complete their education.
Vice Principal, Inclusion and Intervention, Lead SENCO
As intervention and inclusion lead, my role is to have the strategic overview of PP and SEND student provision..
As Vice Principal for intervention and inclusion, my role is to have the strategic overview of PP and SEND student provision and to ensure that the day-to-day care of students in these key groups is world class. A quote that sums up the fantastic work we are doing in this area is; “Trinity wants to find every possible way to help pupils overcome the barriers to learning that they bring with them” (SSAT curriculum design award, 2019). The impact of student and staff hard work can be felt around the school building. 42% of our student cohort is pupil premium, we have the largest number of looked after children in Calderdale and our SEN K and E numbers are higher than national average. What makes me proud is that when any student walks through our school doors, they succeed, no matter what. Everyone is equal and everyone is known, valued, and understood in the Trinity family. When it comes to supporting our SEND and PP students, no stone is left unturned. “Students have the space and the opportunity at Trinity, at every point of the day, to be their best selves” (World Class Schools, 2019).
I also strategically lead our personal development offer. Students at Trinity Halifax access an outstanding programme of character development opportunities, careers guidance, SMSC and RSHE in class and out of class learning. Our students leave us as confident and resilient young adults thanks to our rich and diverse personal development offer. Here is just a taste of what we offer: over 50 extra-curricular clubs, a year 7 and 8 graduation programme, the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award for all of year 9, we meet and go beyond the Gatsby Benchmarks, we hold the Quality in Careers Standard award, and we have an extensive student wellbeing and therapy team who recently won the SSAT transforming in wellbeing award. A recent reviewer stated that, "the academy's work to support students’ personal development and welfare is exemplary".
At Trinity Academy Halifax we ensure that the needs of all students are met; both inside and outside of the classroom
At Trinity Academy Halifax we ensure that the needs of all students are met, both inside and outside of the classroom, providing a variety of opportunities to expand on their cultural capital. We have the highest of standards for students academically and this, coupled with the emphasis placed on developing our young people to be confident, resilient, work ready and culturally aware, ensures that students leave us with many opportunities open to them.
Part of my role is to support our students to develop both inside and outside the classroom through the extra-curricular opportunities we offer at Trinity, the Trinity Challenge and student leadership opportunities.
Another of my key responsibilities is to support the enhanced CPD provision we offer to our staff through the ‘Coaching for excellence programme’ and ‘10 minute mentors’. Both enable our staff to further develop their teaching craft to ensure that the provision we offer our students is of the highest standard.
Assistant Principal, Data
My role at the academy is to work as a member of a much wider team to ensure our ethos pervades
My role at the academy is to work as a member of a much wider team to ensure our ethos pervades and that is to enable every student to achieve success and become a high achiever.
I am delighted to work alongside all stakeholders students, parents, Governors, and staff to ensure the academy upholds a supportive yet challenging culture that establishes high performance for all.
Pivotal to my role is ensuring excellent outcomes for learners through close monitoring of student performance via target-setting and review, student tracking, and individualised support plans, to ensure that every student achieves to their fullest potential;
I am responsible for making sure our academic reporting to parent/carers is accurate, clear, informative and develops a culture of teamwork with the common goal being the best interest of the student.
Assistant Principal, Student Support
It is essential that every child feels safe and supported when attending school in order to achieve their full potential.
It is essential that every child feels safe and supported when attending school in order to achieve their full potential. At Trinity Academy Halifax, it is our priority to ensure that our students fully participate and benefit from our successful learning environment. As such, we expect all students to display outstanding behaviour and a positive attitude towards all staff, students and the wider community.
My role as Assistant Principal is to work with the academy’s extensive pastoral team to ensure all students are effectively monitored through BFL, safeguarding and child protection systems. We endeavour to maintain high levels of student attendance by consistently rewarding students who meet or exceed our expectations and promote the school's core values. It is the role of my team to challenge student’s expectations of themselves and to take the necessary actions to ensure positive changes learnt by students become a habit.
We will ensure that our systems remain inclusive and focus on the personal development of all our students to achieve the maximum possible, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, special educational need or social challenges.
Here at Trinity, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible.
Here at Trinity, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible. My role is to lead on several aspects of Teaching and Learning across the academy to ensure that this commitment is fulfilled. It is vital that we create a culture of continuous improvement for all. Through our internal processes, we are constantly reflecting on our practice to develop our staff and equip them with the skills they need to facilitate the highest standard of learning. This involves working with our Teaching and Learning team to implement the latest strategies, working with Curriculum Leaders to support the implementation of the curriculum and developing new practitioners to be the best teachers that they can be.
Developing students in their spiritual, moral, social and cultural journey is key to their life success.
Developing students in their spiritual, moral, social and cultural journey is key to their life success.
I enjoy working alongside our Curriculum Leaders to ensure that students have access to world class social and emotional support, as well as to provide them with the best quality of education through accessing a broad and balanced curriculum.
At Trinity Academy, we teach world class curriculums with the aim of supporting students to become confident, resilient, life-ready learners. It is my job to support students in choosing the right path for them, so they are able to develop and be successful in their futures.