Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team photograph 2017-2018

Jay Trivedy


“My role, as Principal, is to ensure that the quality of everything that our College offers is outstanding: teaching and learning; pastoral care; the support that we offer outside of lessons and the resources to help you succeed. I am able to do this through the leadership of the Senior Team, the managers and staff at our College. Through the team of staff at our College, our focus is on enabling you to settle in, be inspired by your learning experience and to achieve exceptional success for the next stage in your development.

I write a regular blog and from that, you will see that I am passionate about Leeds United, world music, cycling and, in my younger days, played hockey, cricket at a good level and practised Shorinji Kempo for many years.”

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Mark Rothery

Vice Principal

“My role, as Vice Principal, covers a range of activities. I oversee our curriculum, entry criteria, the timetabling of subjects, groups and rooms. In addition I take a lead on introducing enrichment activities and curriculum innovations such as our fast track AS courses and our ‘flyers’ programme. Four of our Heads of Faculty work with me to ensure the courses we offer in those faculties help students to achieve exceptional outcomes and enjoy their time studying with us. I have also had the honour and privilege of taking four teams of Wyke students to undertake volunteer work in a South African township.

Along with my wife, I lead a Church group in Withernsea and enjoy cooking and Motown music. I am racing my daughter (aged 9) to the gold badge in figure skating – we are currently both on level 8, but I like to think I’m slightly ahead!”

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Julie Peaks

Vice Principal

“My role as Vice Principal, sees me line manage two of the four faculty heads, as well as overseeing  the college’s quality improvement plan. In March 2016 I became the Ofsted nominee for the college.  In addition I oversee the Marketing and Liaison and I am responsible for recruiting our students and ensuring their journey from application to enrolment is enjoyable, informative and right for them.

Outside of work, I have a busy and active family life, which revolves heavily around sport.”

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Jamie Davies

Assistant Principal

“My role, as Assistant Principal, includes ensuring the quality of our provision through monitoring the learning, teaching and assessments that are part of daily life at Wyke. A key element of this is developing our teaching, learning and assessment strategies, working with our staff to ensure that every lesson is an outstanding lesson for our students. I lead several teams of student support staff, including: our enrolment team, exams and central services. These areas work tirelessly to support our students, from pre-enrolment to collecting their results. For the last four years, I have been responsible for our Flyers programme supporting our top performing students who aspire to Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities.

Outside of Wyke I enjoy writing about education and psychology, attempting to refine my woodworking skills, and spending lots of time with my wife, our baby son, and our Labrador.”

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Chris Herring

Assistant Principal

“My role, as Assistant Principal (Quality and Student Support), includes maintaining the provision and quality of the pastoral and support functions within the college. I lead several teams of student support staff, including: learning support, student careers and work experience guidance, safeguarding and our team of specialist progress tutors. I also manage our careers and UCAS coordinator and oversee the UCAS application process and I am responsible for ensuring that our library remains an outstanding resource.  All of these areas work tirelessly to support our students, specifically focusing on student transition from year eleven to twelve, academic support and guidance, and progression into University or employment. We are proud of the level of support available here at Wyke and we endeavour to ensure that all students have the appropriate care required for them to achieve their potential.

Most of my free time is spent with my family, visiting play farms and soft play centres with my young daughter. I have a keen interest in sport, particularly football and athletics (as a spectator these days). I also enjoy music, performing in a local band.”

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Jenny Anderson

Personnel Manager

“My role as Personnel Manager is to ensure we have the right members of staff, in the right place, at the right time. This involves recruiting new members of staff, arranging their working hours, contracts and the necessary safeguarding checks, ensuring they have regular reviews and dealing with any other staffing issues such as absence. When things change within the college, I am involved in the staffing implications of this. Staff development is also an area I am responsible for, working alongside the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and the Head of Faculty who leads on Teaching and Learning.

My interests outside of college include meeting up with friends, horse-riding, and attending a range of gym classes.”

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