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Andrew Hutchinson has been Executive Principal of Parkside Federation Academies since August 2005.
Andrew started his teaching career in Liverpool before working for a number of years as Head of Classics and Head of Year in schools in London. He then moved to Doncaster as Deputy Head before taking up his first Headship at Parkside Community College in 1999.
Parkside Community College was one of the first schools to establish a Federation when it took over the nearby failing Community College in 2005. Since then, the Parkside Federation has grown to include a primary school and open a sixth form in 2011. Parkside Federation Academies will also be opening a third new secondary school in 2015. Parkside Federation Academies is an International Baccalaureate World School and is focused on developing a new international curriculum for all its learners.
Andrew was awarded the OBE for Services to Education in 2008.
Originally trained as a drama teacher, Beverly spent 24 years working in schools, culminating as Principal of Chesterton Community College in Cambridge. While at Chesterton, Beverly co-led a Research Network with the University of Cambridge looking at Pupil Voice and the use of ICT as part of teaching and learning.
In 2004, The National College appointed Beverly as adviser for workforce reform in the East Region. In 2008, she joined the Government Office in the East as Children’s Services Adviser on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Since then she has worked for the National College for School Leadership and the Department for Education.
Beverly brings to the Federation her experience as an independent consultant to Local Authorities, Schools and the Voluntary, Community and Private sector.
Don studied textile technology in Galashiels and worked in the textile industry in Scotland. This was followed by a significant period working for major high street retail chains including British Home Stores, Woolworths and the Burton Group, working as part of a team responsible for setting up the Principles chain. In 1993 a significant change in career saw him working for a company manufacturing products for the building sector. From here he moved to a start-up company developing outsourced support services to the education sector.
His association with Parkside began when he became the consultant Facilities Manager in 1998, moving on to full time employment in 2006. Having been responsible for the recent expansion / improvement of our spaces he is now heavily involved in the project to build and run our new school at Trumpington.
Graduating from Bristol in Theology and Education in 1976, Norma completed her NQT year in Northampton before taking up a post at Parkside in 1977, at a time when year 11 was still part of the old Girl’s Grammar School.
Norma has responsibility for the day to day running of the Parkside campus, and works with the school’s Directors of Studies to meet both the academic and pastoral needs of every student at Parkside. Norma is Child Protection Lead at Parkside.
John studied Economic History at the University of Manchester and gained his PGCE from Avery Hill College in South East London. His first post was as teacher of History and Politics at Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral in Cheshire. He has subsequently worked in three schools in London as Head of Humanities and Economics and spent a year working at an inner city school in Vancouver, Canada under the Commonwealth teacher exchange scheme.
John has worked at Coleridge since 2003 and, as Head of School, is now responsible for the day to day running of the Coleridge campus. John is Child Protection Lead at Coleridge.
Jodh Dhesi’s academic background is one of languages, with a keen interest in both literature and linguistics.
In 2002 he graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge, with a first class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian).
One of his teacher training placements was at Parkside Community College and, after a brief interlude teaching in Essex, he returned to Parkside to lead the Modern Foreign Languages department, becoming Director of IEC across both campuses with the advent of the Parkside Federation.
As Head of Sixth, his role is to develop and support sixth formers pastorally, to help them make progress in their chosen courses and to prepare them for Higher Education and other future routes.
Anna came to Parkside from Hills Road, where she was Head of the Tutorial Programme. She is a keen and passionate historian with wide experience of Sixth Form teaching. Whilst at Hills Road she taught History, Archaeology and Classics. She has led national and international training courses, and has been awarded a national teaching award for sixth form teaching.
Jen Griffiths is Deputy Principal at Parkside Federation Academies with responsibility for Scrutiny and Self-Evaluation.
She has worked in Cambridgeshire schools throughout her career – starting at Ernulf Community College as a teacher of French and then moving on to Witchford Village College as a Head of Languages in 1985.
Jen joined Parkside Community College in 2001 as Head of Languages and then became an Advanced Skills Teacher leading our Primary Schools Languages initiative.
In 2010 Jen joined the leadership team, developing our National Support School work through the leadership of the team of Advanced Skills Teachers
Her current role is focused on ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning is outstanding and that the federation has a clear picture of what it does well and how it can improve further. Jen is also training to become an Ofsted inspector.
Darren Coxon studied for his first degree in English Literature at Cardiff and gained his PGCE from Homerton College Cambridge. After a spell as Head of Media Studies at Parkside he spent several years working at Aiglon College, one of Europe’s most prestigious independent schools, where he ran a boarding house with his wife as well as being Head of English. He is currently Deputy Principal at Parkside Federation Academies, where he has responsibility for Teaching and Learning as well as Professional Development and ICT.
Sian Foreman has responsibility for Achievement, Equality and Intervention.
She began her teaching career in London before moving to Cambridge to teach Geography at a local sixth form college. However, realising that she missed the 11-16 age group, she took up a post at Swavesey Village College in 1990.
After completing a further teaching qualification in 2001 she changed direction in her career and worked locally to extend her experience of teaching students with learning difficulties. Three years later she was appointed SENCO at Coleridge Community College and when the school federated she became Director of Inclusion.
In 2006 she was appointed as an Assistant Principal with responsibility for Personalised Learning and three years later she widened her leadership experience by spending a year supporting another local secondary school. .
Sian’s current role is focused on student performance and on securing additional learning to maximise achievement. Fundamental to her role is the advancement of opportunity for all. Sian has completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship and is a Specialist Leader in Education.
Ernest Heatley studied Classics at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and completed his postgraduate teaching certificate there in 1972. He taught in the North East for two years before coming to Parkside in 1974 – and was so impressed that he has stayed here since! He has played a number of roles including Head of Year, Head of Humanities, co-ordinator for ICT, and co-ordinator of Records of Achievement – following which he was appointed vice principal at Parkside and then for the Federation. He has a keen interest in curriculum development, collaboration with other institutions, and the use of data to support learning. In his current role he is project lead for the educational aspects of the new secondary school in Trumpington, is responsible for the timetable across the federation, and works with the principal and other members of the leadership team to plan future staffing requirements.