Senior Leadership Team 2017-11-30T13:21:13+00:00

Senior Leadership Team

Trinity Academy’s Senior Leadership Team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the academy and ensuring that it is led in a way that enables it to make a difference to students.

Mr Charlie Johnson

Acting Principal

Charlie Johnson is Acting Principal. He works alongside Executive Principal James Franklin-Smith and is responsible for all aspects of the academy, and oversees the management of the senior leadership team to ensure that the processes and systems that have led to Trinity Academy Halifax’s successes are embedded at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge. Charlie has worked in senior roles at a number of high performing academies, including a local secondary school which was the top school in the area for student progress. As a father to two young boys, he is passionate about ensuring that all young people access the best possible quality of education and is driving improvements across all aspects of provision at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge.

Read his welcome message here.

Caroline Middleton

Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning

The quality of teaching and learning is paramount to the success of any school.  My role, at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge, is to ensure that students always receive the highest quality of teaching and that their learning enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes.  I lead a team of outstanding practitioners who support me in designing and delivering a CPD programme informed by the latest action research whilst continually focusing on improving teaching methods.  We also provide regular opportunities for staff to reflect on their practice and debate the way they teach through regular peer observations and feedback, thus creating a culture of continual self-improvement.  Another strand of my role is to support the quality assurance processes which involve work sampling, lesson observations and student voice to measure the quality and impact of teaching and learning on student achievement.

Rob McGinty

Vice Principal, Standards

As Vice Principal I work really closely with the Acting Principal to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in all areas of the academy. I have overall responsibility for student progress including attainment, achievement and curriculum development. Setting aspirational targets for students and ensuring that the academy uses accurate data effectively is crucial to ensuring students can maximise their potential. In addition, my role as Vice Principal is to ensure that the academy’s curriculum meets the needs of all our students during each phase of their education; preparing students for life beyond their time at the academy and enabling access to learning that is imaginative, enjoyable and challenging, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Rebecca Stothers

Associate Senior Leader

My role, as Associate Senior Leader at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge, is to work with the students to ensure they receive a well-rounded educational experience. I lead the Curriculum for Life programme, which equips students with the skills and knowledge they need for the outside world. This includes careers education, health and relationships education, exploration of social and moral issues and the promotion of British Values. Another aspect of my role is to work with the new students at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge and ensure that their transition from Primary School to Secondary School is smooth and successful. This work involves collaboration with the Primary Schools in the local area as well as the community as a whole.