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Dixons Cottingley Academy

Senior and Middle Leadership Team

Our Principals are empowered to lead their academies, and they do so primarily in the best interests of their students and their school. They also work in partnership with other Principals for the good of the Group as a whole. They articulate their own culture, values and vision for learning around our shared core principles. We empower our people in every area and at every level of the organisation, and hold them accountable for their outcomes. We develop a strong culture of student leadership in all our academies.

Jason Patterson

Principal

Katie Knighton

Vice Principal - Student Outcomes and Assessment

Iain Duggan

Vice Principal - Quality of Education and Talent

Jess Crolla

Vice Principal - Student Experience

Hamzah Khan

Vice Principal - Behaviour and Culture

Paul Murray

Assistant Principal - Assessment

John Heads

Assistant Principal - Attendance

Katie Radford

Assistant Principal - Inclusion / DSL

Tom Lascelles

Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning (Coaching)

Shamila Iqbal

Assistant Principal - Early Career Framework

Lisa White

Operations & Business Manager

Karen Laughlin

PA to the Principal

Jo Seng

Head of Maths

Maahjabeen Khalil

Principal Teacher - Maths

Aisha Ali

Head of English

Scott Rawson

Assistant Head of English

Laura Clements

Principal Teacher - English

Mehnaz Kauser

Head of Science

James Raven

Principal Teacher - Science

Andy Brankin

Head of Humanities

Jess Elliot

Head of History

Jo Allard

Head of Geography (Maternity Leave)

Nageen Aslam

Head of MFL (Maternity Leave)

Nicola Kimachia

Acting Head of MFL

Andrew Sutcliffe

Head of PE

Brinley Thomas

Head of Art and DT

Yasar Hussain

Head of Vocational

Nasir Mahmood

Head of IT

Gemma O'Meara

SENDCO

Julia Bettison

Assistant SENDCO

Shara Hasan Arshad

Director of Curriculum Phase Year 10 and 11

Donna Hassan

Assistant Director of Curriculum Phase Year 10 and Year 11

Shamaz Kauser

Assistant Director of Curriculum Phase Year 10 and 11

Louisa Burrows

Director of Curriculum Phase Year 8 and 9

Charlotte Heptinstall

Assistant Director of Curriculum Phase Year 8 and 9

Zak Sidat

Assistant Director of Curriculum Phase Year 8 and 9

Dawn Kirton

Director of Curriculum Phase Year 7 and Transition

Eesa Iqbal

Assistant Director of Curriculum Phase Year 6 and 7