Meet the Trinity Team
Senior Leadership Team
Eiron previously held the post of Director of Music Specialism and Assistant Principal at BCCS and was a 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.
Dr Wade Nottingham
Wade was previously Deputy Headteacher of the West London Free School – a high-profile and popular secondary school in central London. Over his six years there, he 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.
Tamsin graduated from the University of Oxford with a MA in Modern History before converting to law. She subsequently qualified as a Barrister, specialising in Police Law. Whilst training, she spent 3 months working with prisoners on death row in the Caribbean. Following qualification, she spent 10 years working a police lawyer both in London and then for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. In 2015, she transferred from law to business management in the education sector. She was part of a senior leadership team responsible for overseeing the change her primary school's Ofsted rating from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Tamsin is passionate about bringing legal rigor to school finances and resources to ensure every penny is spent to enhance every child's learning experience.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Amy graduated from the University of Sussex in Geography and following this worked in a variety of roles from TV researcher to developing educational content for charities. Amy then spent 2 years teaching English in rural Rwanda with Voluntary Services Overseas, to classes of over 70 students whilst also developing educational content for primary school teachers. This led to Amy training to become a qualified Geography teacher at the Institute of Education, leading to her being appointed as Head of Geography within 2 years of qualifying. Amy then went on to set up and establish the Humanities department at ARK Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, before finally moving to City Academy Hackney. There, she was appointed as an Assistant Head teacher, leading on pastoral support in this large, successful Academy. Amy is passionate about ensuring that all students, no matter what their starting place, leave with the choices and chances that enable to them lead a happy and successful life.
Joel was previously the Head of Humanities at The Cherwell School, a large and highly successful comprehensive school in Oxford, leading the faculty to some of the strongest GCSE results in the country. He completed his PGCE at Oxford University in 2010 and has been involved in the history teaching community since then, contributing to the Schools History Project conference and the Teaching History journal. As well as a strong background in teaching, Joel brings experience of musical performance, having played in a number of jazz, pop and rock groups at festivals and venues across the country.
Teacher of Science
Martha graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2013 with a degree in Biomedical Science and went on to complete her Masters in Education at Chichester University. She is passionate about training and supporting newly qualified teachers and often presents at Universities, conferences and Teach Meets. Her favourite areas of science are genetics and biological molecules. Prior to teaching at Trinity she held posts as Learning Strategy Leader and PSHE Coordinator in schools in Sussex.
Head of Music and Performing Arts
Naomi studied Music at the University of Oxford, with additional study in piano at the Royal Academy of Music. After graduating, she spent two years teaching in Japan on the JET Programme, before completing her PGCE at the UCL Institute of Education. She joins Trinity from an outstanding school in North London, where she was Head of Music. Naomi was also chosen as of the secondary music teachers on Oak National Academy, where she planned and recorded over 30 lessons on a range of musical topics. Naomi is an active musician, and when not in school can be found singing with the Bristol choir 'Exultate Singers', playing the clarinet in orchestras and the accordion in various settings.
Head of Phase One, History and REP Teacher, Deputy DSL
Hollie is an experienced history teacher and pastoral leader. She is passionate about providing excellent pastoral care and developing an outstanding pastoral curriculum that reflects the world in which our young people are growing up in. Hollie has previously held positions as a head of year at Key Stage 3 and 4, GCSE Lead for History and whole school Literacy Lead in an outstanding inner-London school. Hollie has also held a position as Team Leader for the AQA A Level and has presented at the Historical Association's annual conference. Hollie gained a 1st class degree from the University of Exeter and a distinction in her Master's degree from the University of Bristol.
Deputy SENDCO and Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
An enthusiastic linguist, Hannah is as committed to creating exciting opportunities for language learning as she is about securing the best outcomes for all students in and out of the classroom. Hannah has lived, studied, and worked in France, Russia, Canada, and Spain. Hannah was previously Deputy SENCO at a secondary school in the Forest of Dean where she oversaw provision in the school’s onsite Communication and Interaction Centre. Hannah is looking forward to playing an active role in supporting all students at Trinity Academy to be confident, ambitious and successful individuals.
Head of Phase 1, Teacher of MFL and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
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 was previously 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.
Teacher of English
Tim is a newly qualified, enthusiastic teacher of English. He has a passion for poetry and total student engagement. He is a strong believer that every student should enjoy English Literature at an emotional level, as well as have the confidence to create their own writing. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018 with a degree in English Literature. He has previously run his own tutoring company during his time at university - offering affordable 1 to 1 support from KS2 to A-Level. Tim has run a range of co-curricular clubs at Trinity, from football to filmmaking to debating and is excited to continue providing all students a holistic educational experience.
Teacher of Geography
Jack is an experienced outdoors activities instructor and geography tutor; growing up in North Devon it was hard to avoid either. Following a degree in Geology and Physical Geography at Southampton University in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre, Jack completed his teacher training in London; in which time he was awarded a scholarship by the Royal Geographic Society and received a letter of commendation from the Institute of Education for his teaching. Spending time in inner city London schools allowed Jack to apply his experience to a different educational 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. This passion motivated him to become a National Geographic Certified Educator and a United Nations Accredited teacher of Climate Change.
Jack was excited to be a part of the team who opened up the CST Trinity Academy and cannot wait to see it become a leading school in Bristol.
Teacher of English
Rosie studied English Literature at the University of Bristol and has taught in a range of schools in Birmingham, London and Bristol. 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.
Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Katie joins Trinity Academy from a large, comprehensive secondary school in Gloucestershire where she was also Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), in charge of French, Spanish and German. During her three years there, she has led a complete overhaul of the MFL curriculum and pedagogy, which greatly increased outcomes and uptake in MFL at GCSE and A Level. Katie is a keen linguist and avid traveler. She has knowledge of French, Spanish, Russian and Latin and she has lived and worked in France, Canada and China. Katie grew up in, and still lives in, the area local to Trinity. She is delighted to be able to work within her own local community. Katie is committed to an excellent co-curricular provision, having previously held the role of Co-Curricular Co-Ordinator in two schools in London and China. Katie has a Masters in Education and her thesis specifically researched the positive links between good co-curricular programmes and strong academic attainment in schools. Katie enjoys the outdoors and hopes to be a part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at Trinity in the future.
Teacher of Science and Science Technician
Sammy recently graduated with a 1st class degree in Virology and Immunology from the University of Bristol and is looking forward to adapting her practical research laboratory experience to a school setting. Alongside supporting science at Trinity, she continues to study at the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Bristol, with a keen interest in the role of educational intervention in creating a lifelong love for movement and promotion of healthy eating habits. As a scientist and experienced dance teacher, Sammy is excited to be joining the team at Trinity and to share her passion for creating a rounded student experience with value on both academic and co-curricular learning.
Teacher of Maths
Imogen is an experienced teacher of maths, training through Teach First after a career in the financial services industry. She has taught in schools across the UK, in roles including Head of House, Numeracy Coordinator and Lead Teacher for Underperforming Groups. Imogen fervently believes that every child, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to be successful, and she is thrilled to be leading the school's provision for ensuring the success of disadvantaged students. Imogen has run award-winning Equality and Diversity initiatives, and is continuing this work as a Cathedral Schools Trust Equalities lead.
Head of Science
Ben graduated from University of Leeds with a Masters degree in 1995. After a career working as a professional engineer in Air Traffic Control and MOD projects, he trained at the University of Bristol as a science teacher. Ben has been Head of Science at Yate Academy for the last four years, a high profile, successful school in South Gloucestershire that has been listed in the top 1% of schools for GCSE outcomes. Ben has worked as a teacher and middle leader at several schools and colleges in the south-west and is currently participating in the Expert Middle Leaders program with the Ambitions Institute. Ben loves all things related to science and you will often find him animated in his explanations during lessons and he joins Trinity Academy in September 2021.
Teacher of Maths
Shona graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2019 and worked as an SEN learning support assistant before commencing teacher training at Bath Spa University. Her favourite area of maths is algebra and she is looking forward to encouraging students to unpick mathematical thinking and develop a love of problem solving. Shona is also an avid netballer, currently competing in the Vitality Netball Superleague and is part of the Wales senior squad. She is keen to contribute her passion for sport to the co-curricular provision at Trinity.
Head of History/REP
Having grown up in Gloucestershire, Ashley completed a BA in History at the University of York and an MA in Russian History at University College London. He worked for the NHS for two years before training as a teacher at the Institute of Education. Since qualifying, Ashley has taught History, Politics and Religious Education in London; he has also served as a Head of Year, as Deputy Head of Sixth Form with responsibility for university admissions and as Head of History and Politics. Outside of school, he has worked as a moderator for the OCR exam board. Ashley is dedicated to helping young people understand History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and sees these as vital tools for making sense of the present and preparing for the future. He is also keenly interested in engaging young people in politics, helping them to make their voices heard and to influence the decisions which are made at every level of society.
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.
Teacher of Maths
Erin studied mathematics at the University of Exeter and then went on to work in finance and data science before undertaking her PGCE at the University of Bristol in 2020. She is enthusiastic about the science of teaching mathematics and is currently undertaking a masters in Mathematics Education at the University of Bristol alongside teaching at Trinity Academy.
Head of English
Robin joined Trinity Academy in September 2021, having moved to Bristol from London. Prior to that, she spent eight years working for ARK Isaac Newton Academy, which she joined as it was going into its second year. As a result, she has considerable experience of designing and delivering a curriculum that’s seen students making progress well beyond the national average whilst developing a life-long love of reading, writing, thinking, listening, speaking, and performing. Robin’s own passion for these things led to her receiving a first-class degree from the University of Cambridge, but she is just as passionate about the young people she teaches and the communities she serves, both of whom have made her feel very welcome!
Teacher of Art
Robin is a passionate teacher of art, committed to fostering the creativity, critical thinking and artistic skills of students at Trinity. He brings his experience as a practicing artist and illustrator specialising in drawing and painting, having completed an MFA with Distinction from the Manchester School of Art and published a collection of his reportage illustrations, ‘Drawing Democracy’, in 2018. Robin also holds a first class degree in History and Philosophy from the University of York, and has a background working for various arts and charitable organisations, including coordinating projects focusing on equality and human rights in Edinburgh and directing an artist-led gallery he co-founded in Manchester. After two years working with students with Special Educational Needs in the primary sector, Robin undertook his teacher training in secondary Art and Design at the University of Cambridge, where he published research on students’ experiences of GCSE art assessment. He is excited to contribute his passion and experience towards building a creative, inclusive and world-class school community at Trinity.
Teacher of Dance
Rachel took her first Dance lesson at just 3 years old and has been dancing ever since! She enjoys dancing in a variety of styles including Contemporary, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
After gaining a successful degree in Dance Theatre from the dance conservatoire Laban Centre, Rachel worked as a Dance Educator and Performer in London and Devon before focusing solely on dance in education. She has been working as the Head of Dance in a Bristol school for the past 12 years.
Rachel fully believes that Dance lessons can provide young people with a space for excitement, joy, physical & creative expression and is thrilled to be part of the team developing Performing Arts at Trinity Academy.
Teacher of Art
Hamish is a an experienced art teacher and educational leader who is also qualified to teach mathematics and computer science. 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 regularly exhibits his artwork and was elected as an Academician to the Royal West of England Academy of Art in 2021.
Pastoral Support Lead (Year 8) and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Jordan is an experienced Pastoral lead with a specialism in behaviour. He has over six years experience working in Alternative Learning Provisions. He began his career in Nottingham where he also gained an undergraduate degree in Criminology. Since moving to Bristol he has worked with and supported young people from a wide range of different backgrounds helping remove barriers to learning. He is looking forward to being an integral part of the Trinity journey to becoming an outstanding school and is keen to run sporting co-curricular activities.
Pastoral Support Leader (Year 7)
Kerri is our Pastoral Support Leader for Year 7 and has joined us from another pastoral role in the Somerset area. As well as being a part of our Safeguarding team, she comes from a sporting background whereby she has coached and taught a variety of sports from local to regional level in the South West. Kerri is also currently studying a part time degree in Childhood and Youth studies at the Open University. Kerri's main expertees include relationship building with students as well as being well trained in supporting students with mental health and wellbeing difficulties. Kerri has a passion for ensuring a proactive response for all things pastoral, and has good experience of working with additional services that are available to the young people she works with.
Pastoral Support Leader (Year 7)
Sam has been working with young people in a variety of different settings for nearly 10 years. This has been spent working in alternative education provisions, mainstream secondaries, sports teams and other youth work settings. This has provided a wealth of experience in helping young people succeed in education, regardless of background or situation. Alongside this, Sam recently completed a First Class degree in Education Studies from Bristol University, which involved studying child development, psychology and social justice issues. Sam believes in the importance of building strong and positive relationships between students and staff and loves to see young people thriving in their education. Outside of school Sam manages and plays with a football team.
Rachael completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of Leeds before working in merchandising and marketing at a large retailer. In 2016 she left to spend almost two years travelling and working abroad including teaching English as a foreign language in Vietnam. Having discovered her passion for education she returned to the UK and obtained a distinction in MSc Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol. Rachael joined Trinity as a Learning Support Assistant before progressing to Senior LSA and then Deputy SENDCo.
Learning Support Assistant
Beth graduated from the University of Winchester with a BA Hons in Theology, Religion and Ethics. Beth has been heavily involved in music from an early age and was a Trailblazer at Bristol Cathedral Choir School. Whilst at university, Beth’s passion for music, both performing and teaching only grew and this inspired her to mentor GCSE music students and provide support within a classroom setting. Beth is looking forward to evolving her passion for education and providing support to students as part of our developing SEND department. Beth will continue to develop her music skills through being part of our ever-growing performing arts department and is looking forward to working with all the students at Trinity Academy.
learning Support Assistant
Megan graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a PG Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance and has a BA Hons in Theatre Arts from Middlesex University. After graduating Megan has produced shows and performed in the fringe theatres of London and worked with the Brick Lane Music Hall taking drama workshops into primary schools across the city. Most recently Megan spent 2 years working with the London Ambulance Service as an Emergency Call Coordinator and Freedom to Speak Up Advocate. Megan truly believes that the arts provide young people a space to be brave, creative and express themselves and is so excited to be a part of the Trinity team.
Learning Support Assistant
Kelsie recently graduated with a 1st class degree in Education from the University of Gloucestershire. Her degree allowed her to explore a variety of topics within the field of Education and confirmed her passion for supporting young people to become the best versions of themselves. Kelsie is excited to put theory into practice in her role as a Learning Support Assistant and looks forward to starting her career in Education at Trinity Academy.
Anne Mowbray (she/her)
Anne has been an avid reader and library user since childhood. She studied Education and Drama at the University of Cambridge and spent many years as a Drama educator and facilitator in a wide range of settings prior to becoming Trinity's Librarian. Anne is passionate about community and the power of the Arts to transform lives, and is keen to bring this passion to her work at the school. She has volunteered in the community in a huge range of roles including as Chair of Governors at her local primary school, as Chair of the PTA, with Caring at Christmas working with people experiencing homelessness in Bristol, and as a women's advocate for Bristol Women's Voice. As part of her current studies for a Masters Degree in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Anne is researching empathy and ways in which the Arts and literature can help to harness this to promote change. Anne is the Director of Suspension Theatre, a Community Interest Company which works in Bristol to help give marginalised people a voice.