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Sir Christopher Hatton


Senior Leadership Team

If contact with the Form Tutor and/or Director of Year or Head of Faculty has not been resolved through the appropriate process, please contact the relevant member of the Senior Leadership Team. Their roles and responsibilities are as follows, please use the scroll icon for full information. 

Updated for September 2019.

Mr Rob Hardcastle - Chief Executive Officer


Overall accountability for Hatton Academies Trust Academies

 Mr N Salisbury - Co-Principal

  • OFSTED preparation
  • SEFs – whole school and topic SEFs
  • Exclusions overview
  • Liaison with governing board/trust
  • Improvement planning
  • With VP for Pastoral oversee vulnerable pupils
  • Performance management of secondary academy teaching staff
  • Evaluation of student progress for PM purposes
  • Staff consistency, performance and issues at Secondary Academies (with CEO)
  • SSAT Lead
  • PIXL lead
  • Challenge Partners Hub Manager
  • Secondary Academy complaints investigation
  • Target setting across Academy for subjects and year groups
  • PLASC/external data
  • Calendar
  • Academies performance data senior lead
  • Setting targets for staff, subjects, pupil groups
  • Class profiles
  • Parent tutor day
  • Parent evenings
  • Access arrangements/disability
  • Parent surveys and development programme
  • Literacy overview
  • Internal examinations
  • External examinations leader
  • Data management system
  • Line manager to data team
  • Baseline testing (GL)

 Mr A Mitchell - Co-Principal

  • OFSTED preparation
  • SEFs – whole school and topic SEFs
  • Academies curriculum structure
  • Academic and wider quality assurance
  • Schemes of work leader and quality assurance
  • Sixth Form senior leader- monitor and develop provision and outcomes
  • Oversee monitoring and quality of teaching and learning
  • Digital learning overview/ oversee IT vision and values
  • Secondary Academy complaints investigation
  • Numeracy Overview
  • Ensure statutory curriculum requirements
  • Extra-curricular provision/Enrichment senior overview
  • BAP meetings
  • Leadership and management of Cover Supervisors
  • Academy Lead for admissions and managed moves
  • Aptitude & admissions tests where applicable
  • Fair Access protocol
  • Teaching and Support staffing needs identification
  • Lead for Academy Teaching Staff requirement & recruitment
  • Lead Bids etc. for Academy and HTSA with CEO
  • World related learning overview
  • Transitions KS3-4 and KS4-5
  • Timetable
  • Staff absence and cover
  • Line manage Cover Supervisors
  • Staff duties
  • Leadership development overview
  • Staff communication overview including staff briefings/staff bulletin and staff meetings

Mr Colin Hinds - HAT Director of Finance & Operations

  • Company Secretary/legal
  • Support staff lead
  • Quality of learning environment
  • Health and Safety & Security
  • Accommodation/buildings
  • Lettings
  • Equal opportunities/Equality duty
  • Financial management within the academy trust
  • Resources management
  • Marketing

Mrs B Davé - Vice Principal

  • Child protection/safeguarding and welfare overview
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Organise detentions and sanctions systems including on call and ISE
  • ISE management overview
  • Line Manage Directors of Key Stage
  • Links with parents regarding pastoral matters overview
  • Uniform
  • Assemblies programme co-ordination
  • Pastoral reviews
  • Lead with AP on behaviour watch, monitoring and interventions
  • Exclusion monitoring by pupil groups etc.
  • Praise, rewards.
  • Oversee pupil celebration events with director of Key Stages
  • Oversee form time and tutors
  • Oversee registers and staff compliance.
  • Overview RE Worship and TOTD/W with Co-Principal
  • HBACC overview
  • Well-being Award overview
  • Student leadership and house system overview
  • HBACC Leader for management and delivery
  • Oversee Year 6 Transition and induction
  • Equalities and diversity senior lead
  • External exclusion with Co-Principal
  • Oversee voluntary charity work

Mrs T Williams - Vice Principal

  • Oversee monitoring and quality of teaching and learning
  • Monitoring and quality of teaching and learning
  • CPD development and delivery of programme at SCHA
  • Teaching & Learning needs analysis and development
  • SEND overview
  • Teaching and Support staffing needs identification
  • Teaching Assistants - quality, development and performance.
  • Medical needs overview
  • Inclusion provision overview
  • EAL provision
  • Curriculum area TAs
  • Curriculum leaders leader
  • Lead Practitioner lead and deployment
  • Development of effective and innovative teaching approaches based upon research and evidence
  • Developmental lesson leader and evaluation
  • Monitoring and develop marking
  • Homework school overview, monitoring and development.
  • Study skills development
  • Contact with parents/parents voice/HSA/parent tutor day with Co-Principal
  • Ensure high quality teaching to drive learning and progress
  • Subject Intervention timetables


assistant principal: student welfare & safeguarding 

MrS K Gunn
Director of teaching school 


miss j coe
assistant principal: director of vi form careers & wow 


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