Senior Management Team

Paul Britton

Paul Britton

Principal

“I am extremely excited to be relocating to Yorkshire to help lead Wyke Sixth Form College to continue to offer exceptional sixth form education for the young people of Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The College already offers a true ‘sixth form’ experience with high quality specialist teaching, a university style campus and a culture that fosters independence and encourages students to be themselves, which we will endeavour to continue with going forward. This is highly successful at supporting students to great destinations with very high numbers progressing to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, including our unprecedented 8 students securing their Oxbridge offer this year.

I hope to help even more students make exceptional progress while studying at Wyke Sixth Form College, along with developing the wider personal qualities that ensures they truly stand out.  Jay and the team have done a fantastic job; our next target will be to confirm our place as the highest performing provider of sixth form education in the country.”

Email Paul Britton paul.britton@wyke.ac.uk

 

Julie Peaks

Vice Principal

“My role as Vice Principal (Curriculum), includes ensuring the study programme we offer our students is exceptional. I lead a team of staff, which include; Curriculum Directors and Heads of Faculty who all work tirelessly to ensure our students receive the very best of educational experience, in and out of the classroom.  In addition I oversee the college calendar and I am also responsible for coordinating our extensive offering of trips and visits.

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

Email Julie Peaks Julie.peaks@wyke.ac.uk

Jamie Davies

Assistant Principal

“My role, as Assistant Principal (Quality & Systems) covers a range of activities but fundamentally includes ensuring the quality of our provision through monitoring the learning, teaching and assessments that are part of daily life at Wyke. Student success starts with getting our learners on the right courses and giving them the best learning environment to work in. I oversee our enrolment, entry criteria, the timetabling of subjects, groups and rooms. I take a lead on introducing enrichment activities providing opportunities for our students to develop academically, personally and creatively. I work closely with our curriculum teams to ensure the courses we offer in those faculties help students to achieve exceptional outcomes and enjoy their time studying with us.

I am also responsible for some of our support areas such as central services, IT services and our MIS/Exams teams. All of these areas work tirelessly to support our students, both in and out of the classroom.

Outside of Wyke I enjoy writing about education and psychology, exploring the joys of soft play with my young son, and walking with our Labrador.”

Email Jamie Davies jamie.davies@wyke.ac.uk

 

Chris Herring

Assistant Principal

“My role, as Assistant Principal (Student Experience), includes maintaining the provision and quality of the pastoral support, careers, UCAS, school liaison/marketing and our highly successful “Flyers” programme. 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.”

Email Chris Herring chris.herring@wyke.ac.uk

Jenny Anderson

H.R. Manager

“My role as H.R. Manager is to ensure we have the right members of staff, in the right place, at the right time and appropriate employment policies and practices. 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 Quality and the Head of Faculty who leads on Teaching and Learning.”

Email Jenny Anderson jenny.anderson@wyke.ac.uk