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 P. Cooper Principal/Head of School Day to day leadership and management of Bishop Young Academy.
Miss R. Cole Vice Principal Miss Cole came into the teaching profession in 1999 with a desire to make a positive impact on children’s learning, increase their desire to learn and enable them to become independent life-long learners. Nothing gives her more pleasure than seeing young people develop into confident, articulate and positive young adults who become role models for younger students and the wider community. She started her career teaching PE and Sociology in Kent, and over the years has held several roles of responsibility. These include: Assistant Head of Year, Subject Leader for PE and Assistant Principal for Post 16 and Curriculum. Outside of school, Miss Cole enjoys playing and watching sport, still playing netball regularly in the West Yorkshire and Regional League and also enjoying running. Miss Cole is a competitive person and thrives on challenges. She spent 16 years at Abbey Grange and loved every minute of it and one of her proudest achievements was leading the transformation of the 6th Form into being one of the best in Leeds. She is now excited to start a new role at BYA as Vice Principal and hopes to use the skills she has acquired over the years to ensure BYA becomes one of the best schools in Leeds. Mrs A. Ladbrook Assistant Principal - Student Progress Mr D. Kilkenny Assistant Principal Mr Kilkenny joins the Academy this year as Assistant Principal with responsibility for Care and Conduct. Prior to joining Bishop Young Academy he was an Achievement Director at Abbey Grange Academy and he has always held roles within the Pastoral team. Mr Kilkenny started his career as a Physical Education teacher 20 years ago and is looking forward to being involved with the PE department at Bishop Young. Miss M. Carlin Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning I am incredibly proud of my working-class roots and I am passionate about ensuring that young people deserve the highest quality of educational provision, no matter what their postcode. I graduated from the University of Sheffield to take up my first teaching post as a History teacher at St. Mary's, Menston; one of the highest performing comprehensive schools in the country. Quickly, I was given the opportunity to become the History Lead Practitioner for Leeds Learning Partnership in 2010 and qualified as a History Advanced Skills Teacher in 2012. Through this post, I was responsible for the delivery of city-wide training for subject leaders. Alongside this, I offered successful outreach work in several inner-city schools, helping to drive up standards and outcomes in History teaching. In 2013, I was appointed as History subject leader and Achievement Director for Humanities during which time the school and faculty was recognised as Ofsted Outstanding. My passion for teaching and learning led me to take up the post of Lead Practitioner for Ebacc as part of the Abbey MAT in 2016, before being promoted to Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Bishop Young Academy in 2017. I am incredibly excited to contribute to Bishop Young’s exciting journey to ensure that our school becomes a beacon of excellence in the city. Miss. E. Kempthorne Assistant Principal
Bishop Young Academy Bishops Way Seacroft Leeds LS14 6NU Tel: 0113 273 9100 Fax: 0113 273 4216 info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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