Senior Leadership Team

Tom Taylor


Our vision is to create a school that relentlessly focuses on helping every student meet their potential in order to open up a lifetime of opportunities.

At Trinity Academy Bradford our vision is simple, yet clear—to provide our students with an outstanding education and experiences that will give them the platform to go on to achieve their potential and beyond. Our core values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility run through everything that we do. Our staff are committed to getting the basics right and as a consequence students benefit from an educational environment focused on meeting the needs of everyone. Our goal is to help to develop well rounded individuals who understand that personal development is just as important as academic achievement.

Central to achieving our vision is a drive to deliver outstanding teaching, highly effective pastoral support and a balanced and rich curriculum. Creating a learning environment that students can thrive in regardless of their starting point is essential to us achieving our goals. We have the highest of expectations of our students and also set the highest of standards regarding student conduct and behaviour. When students understand the value of high expectations and personal standards, they will succeed both in their academic and personal development.

As well as creating an environment that is conducive to outstanding learning, we are committed to offering a wide range of experiences that broaden students’ horizons. There is an extensive range of co-curricular activities on offer to students and our intention is that these will grow further so that there is something every student can be involved in.

At the heart of our academy are our ‘Culture Pillars’ – Accepting Excellence; Highly Professional Environment; Positive Student Awareness; Reflective Practice and Safeguarding. Staff work hard to ensure that they meet these on a daily basis with the purpose of delivering the very best educational experience for our students.

Since opening in February 2021, Trinity Academy Bradford’s staff and students have risen to the challenges they have been set and are already turning our vision into a reality.

Tom Taylor

Clare McQueen

Vice Principal

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.

Nic Underhill

Assistant Principal

At Trinity Academy Bradford, we believe that education should continue outside of the walls of the classroom.

My role is to lead Personal Development, meaning I get to look at all the different ways that we can provide our students with a rich range of opportunities to expand their experiences outside the classroom, involving extra-curricular opportunities, Phase One Graduation, and much more. We also believe that all students should have an equal and fair access to education. I am responsible for ensuring that we use our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that all students, including our disadvantaged students, make rapid progress and that any barriers to learning are removed to them. Finally, I work with our Data and Exams team to ensure we are providing all the support that exams classes need to succeed, and that we’re reacting to what the data tells us about where students need to improve.

Esther Waters

Assistant Principal

Here at Trinity, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible. My role is to lead 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.

Chris Langley

Assistant Principal

It is essential that every child feels safe and supported when attending school in order to achieve their full potential. At Trinity Academy Bradford, 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 Behaviour for Learning, 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.

Graham Waters

Assistant Principal

Enabling students to access a broad, balanced and rich curriculum, which opens doors to further opportunities, is a key part of my role as Assistant Principal. I work closely with staff at Trinity Academy Halifax, to ensure our Curriculum is aligned with theirs, and that all students are able to access a knowledge rich curriculum that prepares them for life after the academy.

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.

We are also committed to providing all of our students with a high standard of Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, and through leading on careers at Trinity Academy Bradford, I am committed to expanding the opportunities that our students have to experience work place information and experiences.

Liam Dyson

Assistant Principal

All Trinity schools place a high value on the importance of outstanding pastoral support, and I am proud to lead the team at Trinity Academy Bradford.

I am resolute in my belief that education beyond the classroom can transform student’s life chances and, in turn, allow them to progress and flourish in society. By working closely with our safeguarding, wellbeing and therapeutic teams, I can ensure that all students are best supported and provided with the right tools to fully engage with academy life. Together, our teams work to remove all barriers to learning that a student might experience, and place a strong emphasis on building, developing, and maintaining positive relationships with all young people, so that they can thrive in our academy environment.

It is also my pleasure to lead our Year 11 students through their final year of education ensuring that they receive the highest level of challenge, support and guidance so they are able to achieve their goals, develop their readiness for life after Trinity Academy Bradford and to having high aspirations for their futures.

James Hunter

Associate Senior Leader

Here at Trinity Academy Bradford, we offer our students a broad curriculum which opens doors for them. It is very rewarding to know that the work I do gives our students the competitive edge when taking next steps towards their future.

My role is to support the Assistant Principals and Curriculum Leaders in delivering a broad and aspirational curriculum and ensure that all of our students make excellent progress. As a Maths teacher at heart, I have a love of numbers and patterns. Therefore, I also I get to work with and perform analysis of all different types of data to identify potential areas we can improve on. I am incredibly proud to be part of such a fantastic academy and feel privileged to work with a team of staff who put the student's best interests at the heart of everything we do.

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