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Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Kate Kell

Head of School

Email: kkell@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM Responsibilities

  • Ethos and Strategic Vision
  • Timetable & Staffing
  • SEF & Improvement Plan
  • Governance
  • OFSTED
  • Student Admissions
  • KS5
  • Overview of Safeguarding, Child Protection & Pastoral Systems
  • School Improvement Accountability
  • Risk Management
  • SLT

Qualifications

  • BA Honours Degree in English, History and Contemporary Asian Studies
  • PGCE History
  • NPQH

Experience

  • 7 years teaching History prior to starting at Nunthorpe Academy
  • 20 years of varying roles at Nunthorpe Academy including:
  • History teacher – GCSE and A level specialising in India and the Arab Israeli Conflict
  • Head of Year
  • Head of House – Valiant
  • Secondment to the Senior Leadership team responsible for Reporting and Assessment
  • Assistant Vice Principal and Collaborative Director of the collaborative Sixth Form (TSFE)
  • Vice Principal – Operations; Student Engagement; Pastoral
  • Head of School


Mr Tim Duffill

Vice Principal – Teaching & Learning and Curriculum

Email: tduffill@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM responsibilities

  • English & Maths
  • Curriculum and Academic
  • Performance Management
  • Quality of Education
  • Quality Assurance and Deep Dives
  • Calendar and Academy Operations
  • Teaching & Learning and CPD
  • School Improvement and Accountability
  • Risk Assessment

Qualifications

  • B.ED (Hons)
  • MA Education (Management)

Experience

  • 16 Years Teaching in Nottinghamshire, on the Isle of Man & in North Yorkshire.
  • Prior to starting work at Nunthorpe Academy in 2005 as Head of Technology.
  • Subsequently, held various positions at Assistant Vice Principal level including Data, line management of core subjects, SLT link to the Sixth Form, etc.
  • Currently, Vice Principal Teaching & Learning and Curriculum.

Mr Alistair Armstrong

Assistant Vice Principal – Achievement (Open) and Character 11-19

Email: aarmstrong@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM Responsibilities

  • Open Group
  • Progress of Disadvantaged Students
  • Student Opportunities
  • CEIAG
  • PSHE
  • KS4—5 Transition

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Geography
  • PGCE Geography
  • MSc IT

Experience

  • 25 years teaching in the Teesside area
  • Humanities Teacher
  • Assistant Head of Year
  • Deputy Head of Faculty
  • Head of Geography
  • Head of Year
  • Assistant Head
  • Assistant Vice Principal.
  • Currently teaches Computing, Life and Business.

Miss Siobhan Brosnan

Assistant Vice Principal – Inclusion 11-19

Email: sbrosnan@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM Responsibilities

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • SEN/D Provision and Progress
  • LAC Provision and Progress
  • Provision Maps
  • Access Arrangements
  • Alternative Provision

Qualifications

  • BA Honours Degree Information Technology with QTS
  • NASENCO

Experience

  • 1 year teaching Computer Science in Co Durham
  • 12 years of varying roles in North Yorkshire including:
    • Computer Science/ICT teacher – KS3, GCSE and A level 
    • Head of Year
    • Head of House
    • Secondment to the Senior Leadership team responsible for SEND and Inclusion 
    • Inclusion and SEND Leader

Mrs Kate Cruickshank

Assistant Vice Principal – Behaviour & Attitudes 11-16

Email: kcruickshank@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM Responsibilities

  • Rewards & Sanctions
  • Behaviour Policy & Process
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Pastoral Lead (Standards)
  • Pastoral Curriculum

Qualifications

  • BA Honours Degree in Sport, Health and Exercise
  • PGCE in Physical Education
  • NPQSL

Experience

  • 16 years teaching experience at Nunthorpe Academy
  • 11 years as Head of Physical Education at Nunthorpe Academy
  • Senior Leadership secondment for Enrichment
  • Senior Leadership secondment for Behaviour for Learning

Mr James Skelton

Assistant Vice Principal – Achievement (EBacc) 11-19

Email: jskelton@nunthorpe.co.uk

LMM Responsibilities

  • Responsible for EBacc subjects: Science, MFL, History, Geography, and Computing
  • KS4 Options
  • Data Capture and Analysis
  • Parent Review Evenings
  • Head of Department Group
  • Exams

Qualifications

  • BSci Honours Degree in Chemistry
  • PGCE – Science and Chemistry

Experience

  • 19 years of teaching science (across all disciplines)
  • 2 years Deputy Director of Studies (Science and ICT) at a London LA School
  • 7 years Head of Science at an Outstanding North Yorkshire School
  • 2 years Assistant Head teacher at Newcastle LA School
  • 5 years Assistant Vice Principal at Nunthorpe Academy

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