Leadership

The Leadership team at Bradford Academy is structured to meet the specific needs of Primary and Secondary with some “All Through” responsibilities of key leaders.  This ensures that the mission, vision and values are embedded within and across the schools.

The Executive Principal has overall accountability and responsibility for the organisation.



Tehmina Hashmi

Executive Principal

I was born in 1966 in Nairobi, Kenya and came to England in 1972 when my parents were forced to leave a country that was becoming politically unstable.  Having...

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Jenny Tierney

Principal - Secondary

I qualified originally as an English and Drama teacher after spending time studying Irish literature in Dublin and performing as part of a theatre group. After experiencing middle leadership,...

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Mel Saville

Primary Principal

I completed a BA (Hons) Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University in 2007.  After this I moved to Yorkshire and have worked in the BD4 area for my whole...

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Jules Millar

Vice Principal Support and Guidance

I qualified as a Biomedical Scientist and came into the profession after completing teacher training at Leeds University. I have taught for 21 years, in five large Secondary Schools...

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Sukhraj Gill

Teacher of Maths Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning

After completing a Mathematics degree at the University of Warwick I decided to become a teacher and completed my PGCE at the University of Cambridge.  Since then I have...

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Jess Sutcliffe

Teacher of Science and Vice Principal for Curriculum and Progress

I was born and grew up in Bradford. I came into teaching in 2005 after qualifying in Biology and Psychology at University of St Andrews followed by a PGCE...

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Jen Jakes

Senior Vice Principal (Primary)

I moved to Bradford from Northumberland to study and qualified as a Primary Teacher in 2001. I have worked in Bradford schools throughout my career. I became interested in...

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Steph Griffiths

Vice Principal

I qualified as a primary teacher in 2008 and have taught in BD4 for 11 years. During this time, I have taught across all key stages and led the...

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Philippa Darbandi

Director of Operations & Educational Visits

I started out studying a Degree in Events Management in Leeds. I then went to work in recruitment for a large PLC running offices in Leeds and York. After...

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Kabir Hameed

Lead for Behaviour and Culture

I initially worked for Yorkshire Building Society as a Sales/Mortgage Advisor.  In 2004, my first child was born and I had the passion to start working with young people...

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Jenny Raine

Early Years Foundation Stage Lead

I have been teaching for 12 years and have spent all of this time teaching in Bradford. I have been at Bradford Academy since September 2016 and Early Years...

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Steve Walker

Lead Practitioner for Humanities and Assistant Vice Principal for Teaching & Learning

I qualified as a History Teacher from York University in 1994 and as a result of having no ties and a friend having an available couch began my teaching...

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Brad Moxon

Teacher of Humanities and Assistant Vice Principal - Support & Guidance

After gaining my History and Politics degree I decided very quickly that teaching was my calling.  I began my teaching career at the inner-city Cathedral High School in Wakefield...

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David Haworth

Teacher of SLR and Assistant Vice Principal for Curriculum and Progress

I graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2002 with a degree in Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status. I have worked in two schools across the Bradford district and...

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Holly Jowett

Senior Assistant Vice Principal

I graduated from Bradford College in July 2012 and secured a teaching role at Bradford Academy as an NQT. I have taught in all Key Stages (including EYFS) but...

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Aimee Bedford

Senior Assistant Vice Principal

I graduated from Leeds Beckett University in July 2007 and worked as a support worker in a South Leeds SILC for 4 years, predominantly supporting children with Autism. Following...

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Tim Astin

Assistant Vice Principal

Following ten years in the housing profession and starting a family of three children, I went back to education and completed a Primary Education degree with Theology in 2010. ...

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Raja Ali

Teacher of Maths and Assistant Principal for Behaviour and Culture

I joined Bradford Academy as a middle leader in 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Principal Behaviour for Learning in July 2018. Previous to this, I had worked in...

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Katie Matthews

Head of SLR and Assistant Principal for KS3

Being a sport enthusiast it was obvious from a young age that I would study sport and Physical education pedagogy. Representing at various levels for Football and Hockey, I...

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Mary Fenton

Teacher of English and Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning

Having traversed a variety of career paths, I realised that I enjoyed teaching and working with young people. With a background in special educational needs, I re-trained as an...

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Mudassir Mir

Assistant Principal for Key Stage 4 & Head of Department for Computing & Technology

I graduated with a BSC in Computing and have been teaching for 15 years.  Before I arrived at Bradford Academy I worked in two contrasting schools in Leeds for...

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Ann Wilkinson-Cox

Assistant Principal – Key Stage 5

After completing a BA (Hons) in Business Administration at the University of Huddersfield, I was not sure what career path I wanted to take. I secured a job as...

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