Mrs C. Kitson CEO/Exectuive Principal Strategic leadership, management and development of Abbey Multi Academy Trust and Abbey Grange C of E Academy, including the development of partnerships and the securing of accountability
Mr T. Rothwell Principal/Head of School Day to day leadership and management of Lightcliffe Academy.
Mr D. Stucke Vice Principal, Standards Mr Stucke joined Lightcliffe Academy in September 2015. He is a Maths teacher and has held teaching and leadership positions in schools across central Manchester before moving to Lightcliffe. Mr Stucke has a particular interest in curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and leadership. He has worked extensively in assessment and data, curriculum design and IT provision in the past. Before becoming a teacher Mr Stucke completed a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering and had a career as a management consultant with PwC, he enjoys cycling and swears he will commute on his bike from his home in Saddleworth when the weather is better.
Mr J. P. Craig Assistant Principal, Director of Post 16 Mr Craig joined Lightcliffe Academy as Assistant Principal from Abbey Grange Academy in Leeds in September 2015. His main responsibility is managing and developing the sixth form at Lighcliffe, ensuring our students are well equipped for their next step in life and can make the most of their skills, be it in further studies or in the workplace. As well as his Assistant Principal role he loves teaching Sociology and will be Subject Leader for the subject too. Before entering the teaching profession Mr Craig worked as a statistician at the West Yorkshire Police headquarters in Wakefield.
Mr A. Bemrose Assistant Principal, Student Voice, Community and Partnerships
Mr G. Simpson Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning, Professional Development
Mr M. Harwood Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Progress Mr Harwood joined Lightcliffe Academy in July 2015 after 4 years at Calder High School. He started as a Mathematics Teacher before quickly progressing to Head of Department. Mr Harwood has a passion for Mathematics and was a member of the UK Maths Trust for several years. He is also a GCSE and A Level examiner for Edexcel and AQA respectively. Before becoming a teacher Mr Harwood was a trained Accountant and has worked at ITV and Network Rail as a Financial Accountant.
Mr N. Collins Assistant Principal, Student Development Mr Collins joined Lightcliffe Academy in January 2016 after 5 years at Abbey Grange. He started out as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher before becoming Head of Abbey, then later Achievement Director for Student Development and member of ELT. Mr Collins has a particular interest in Behaviour and has provided relevant training across the MAT. Before becoming a teacher, Mr Collins was a Senior Environmental Consultant for a large multinational technical consultancy.
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