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Eiron Bailey


Eiron has held the post of Director of Music Specialism and Assistant Principal at BCCS since 2009 and is Senior Education Adviser to Bristol Plays Music.  He chairs the Heads of Music forum for Bristol and has been a keynote speaker at a number of conferences and training events. He has worked in five very different schools across the UK and is also a very busy music conductor and performer.  Eiron was appointed as Musical Director of the Bristol Youth Orchestra in 2013.

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Wade Nottingham

Deputy Headteacher

Wade is currently Deputy Headteacher of the West London Free School – a high-profile and popular secondary school in central London. Over his six years there, he has worked as Head of biology and also developed the school’s academic, pastoral and sixth form provision. Wade has also been involved in the opening of other free schools – acting as Education Lead for successful bids and consulting on other proposals backed by the New Schools Network. Before entering teaching, Wade enjoyed a career in scientific research at the University of Oxford – focusing on stem cell and developmental genetics. He also created textbook content and teaching resources for Pearson Publishing.

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Joseph Thurston

Deputy Headteacher

Joseph gained a 1st Class degree in history.  Assistant Principal at Oasis John Williams and National Lead for Learning Innovation across the Oasis Trust.  In the post of Lead for Learning Innovation across Oasis Community Learning, Jo contributed to the creation of the Trust Learning and Behaviour Policies, presented to national and regional Conferences and worked to support principals and academies across the Trust in improving learning and leadership – both in primary and secondary phase. Over the last five years, he has worked at Oasis Academy John Williams as Assistant Vice Principal holding a range of responsibilities, including for teaching and learning, curriculum development and character. His first school experience was leading an outstanding department as Head of history at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School. Jo was a participant in Future Leaders [cohort 2014] and prior to education spent five years working in investment banking for Goldman Sachs in London.

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Katie Hughes

Headteacher's PA and Office Manager

Katie is an experienced Secondary School PA and Administrator with extensive experience working within a thriving performing arts environment.  She is passionate about the value of music in education and the positive impact that the arts, and the associated skills learned, can have on the development of young people.  Katie is very much looking forward to being part of the founding team of staff who will build the CST Trinity Academy from its foundations and make a major contribution to the school's success.

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Sara Penellum

Acting SENCO

Sara is currently the Head of Early Years and SENCO at Stoke Park Primary School and will be assisting us with transition in Year one.

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Rosie Lunt

Head of English

Rosie Lunt has worked at several very different city centre schools as an English teacher and Head of English. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol, she returned to the city in 2018 after several years in inner London. She is enthusiastic about the role of literature and language in education. In 2014 she completed her masters degree in English teaching at the Institute of Education, UCL, and she continues to engage in education research alongside her teaching. Prior to joining Trinity Academy, she led the provision of KS3, GCSE and A Level English in schools in both London and Bristol.

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Catherine Potter

Head of Maths

Cat graduated from the University of Warwick in 2012. Since then she has taught mathematics at schools in London, Devon and Bristol. She has presented at several conferences and Teach Meets regarding maths education (particularly assessment and feedback). She is passionate about ensuring that all students are successful at mathematics and that they always know exactly what they need to do to improve further. Her favourite areas of maths are probability, graphs and simultaneous equations. Prior to working at Trinity she worked as a KS4 maths co-ordinator at Colston's Girls' School.

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Harriet Garrad

Teacher of MFL/Head of Year 7

Harriet is a modern foreign languages teacher specialising in Spanish. There are often cultural references to South America and Seville in her lessons as she spent a year studying the history of art in Seville and a year volunteering in Ecuador before travelling through Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. She is a believer in the CST Trinity Academy’s ‘whole child’ ethos and the idea that school is for an education both in and outside the classroom. Harriet is looking forward to developing and supporting a wide variety of extra-curricular activities as well as an established and stimulating languages’ department. She is currently the head of Sixth Form and associated leader at Holland Park School (a high profile and outstanding school in inner London) as well as teaching GCSE and A Level Spanish classes where she has been working for six years. 

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Hamish Young

Teacher of Art

Hamish is a an experienced art teacher and educational leader who is also qualified to teach mathematics. He holds a masters degree from the Royal College of Art and is a practising artist with his work held in the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as private collections. Hamish is passionate about arts education as creativity is an essential skill that is sought after by employers and enables young people to enjoy and achieve. Hamish is looking forward to working with all the children and adults at Trinity Academy to ensure the very best outcomes for the children.

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Jack Harty

Teacher of Geography

Jack is an experienced outdoors activities instructor and geography tutor; growing up in North Devon it was hard to avoid either. After deciding he wanted to focus more on geography he trained in London, spending time in inner city London schools applying his experience to a different setting before moving to Bristol. He is passionate about the importance of geography and how it can unlock the world around us preparing the current generation for future challenges they may face. Jack is very excited to be a part of the team opening up the CST Trinity Academy and cannot wait to get stuck in, making it a leading school in Bristol.