Mrs Bernie Addison, Principal
Mrs Addison graduated from Manchester University with a History degree and subsequently gained a Masters Distinction qualification in Educational Leadership from Leeds Metropolitan University. She has been a Vice Principal at both Bradford Academy and University Academy Keighley, specialising in all aspects of school leadership including standards of achievement, attendance, behaviour and teaching and learning. Mrs Addison is also a Specialist Leader in Education, with a specific focus on inspiring and training school leaders. As Principal Mrs Addison will mark a new phase in the Academy’s development as she works closely with the Senior Leadership Team, governors and the community to achieve the very best for University Academy Keighley students.
Mr Allen initially joined the Academy as a Behaviour Consultant in 2013, with a proven track record of working successfully in Leeds and Bradford schools. Mr Allen has a passion for driving high standards and developing belief and self awareness among students. He truly believes that positive motivation and a positive mental attitude drives him in his approach to working with young people and the families that he serves.
Mr Harvey-Hill joined the Academy in November 2016, having spent a period of time as a Regional Facilities Manager for Carillion/Centrica Energy. Prior to joining Carillion, he completed a full 23 year career in HM Armed Forces as a Royal Military Policeman, deploying on several Operations around the world and also served as a recruit instructor at the Royal Military Police Training Centre and the Defence Police College.
Mr Salter studied physics at Leeds University and has been a Mathematics teacher for twenty four years and Head of Mathematics in three different schools in West Yorkshire. Mr Salter is a specialist in preparing students for their mathematics GCSE especially those who are working towards gaining a grade C (now grade 5) or above. At University Academy Keighley he’s also responsible for the professional development and support of teachers who are new to the profession.
Mr Simpson’s work within the Academy has a real focus upon the achievement and the outcomes of the students, as well as the breadth and quality of the curriculum. Throughout the last sixteen years he has worked in a very diverse group of schools, but from each context has taken the most outstanding features and tried to apply them to his current position as Vice Principal. Mr Simpson has a particular passion in ensuring that each child realises their full potential, and that they leave full time education with the skills and the qualifications to access the best careers and fulfill their dreams.
Mr Turvey has worked at the Academy for four years. Initially appointed to oversee effective tracking of pupil progress, achievement, and manage pupil data, as well as overseeing the examination process. He has since taken on responsibility for e-Learning and how the Academy utilises technology to impact on the learner experience and outcomes, including rolling out 1:1 with Chromebooks and developing the Academy as a Google Reference site. Mr Turvey is passionate about having the opportunity to make a tangible difference to the lives of the young people. And being part of the Academy’s journey towards becoming an outstanding provider of education for the young people in the community.
Mrs Williams has been an English teacher for twenty eight years and a Head of English in three different schools in the Bradford area. At University Academy Keighley, she also has responsibility for working with Communities, Student Voice and Literacy across the Curriculum. Mrs Williams is passionate about young people leaving school being able to express themselves as fluently as they can through the written and spoken word, as successful communication is such a crucial part of our daily lives.