Principal – Mr K Uppal

Mr Uppal is responsible for the strategic direction of the academy, focused on ensuring that all students reach their full potential both academically and personally. Mr Uppal is also an outstanding teacher of English.

Vice Principal – Miss L Pritchard

Miss Pritchard focuses on sustained improvement across the academy to ensure that all of our students make fantastic progress and development. She is also an outstanding teacher of English.

Assistant Principal – Mr I Jones

Behaviour and Attitudes

Mr Jones oversees behaviour and attitudes in the academy and has overseen the significant improvements made in these areas in recent years. He is also responsible for the promotion outstanding attendance, which has also seen continuing improvements each year. Mr Jones is an outstanding teacher of PE and Mathematics.

Assistant Principal – Mr J Grainger

Quality of Education

Mr Grainger is responsible for securing excellent Outcomes for all students at Bristnall Hall Academy. He oversees the interventions and support that have led to so many students making outstanding levels of progress, as well as our Options programme.  He is also responsible for assessment recording and reporting at the academy. Mr Grainger is an outstanding teacher of Science.

Assistant Principal / Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs A Jackson

Mrs Jackson is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and lead of our Student Personal Development Programme (including Wellbeing and Mental Health). Her team gives students an outstanding level of care and support as well as leading pour PSHE and Careers Education programmes. Mrs Jackson is an outstanding welfare practitioner.

SENCO – Mr G Whall

Mr Whall is our outstanding SEND Coordinator (SENCO). The support team he leads provide our young people with a level of support and guidance in and out of lessons that is second to none. Mr Whall works with colleagues, parents, carers and outside agencies.

National Education Director – Mr D Trimmer

Derek joined us in December 2020 as Regional Education Director for Secondary West, bringing to the Trust a wealth of experience in school improvement. Most recently he was Director of Secondary for Swale Academies Trust in Kent and East Sussex where he oversaw the expansion of the Trust and supporting a number of academies out of category and into good or outstanding judgments. Before this Derek was Headteacher of Hove Park secondary school in Brighton and Hove, where he transformed the school into being one of the top 1% most improved schools nationally and was spotlighted for a highly successful one-to-one deployment of iPads across the school. Derek’s first headship was at Mayfield school in Portsmouth, where he led a large secondary school out of special measures. This was also something he did as a deputy in Croydon. Derek’s route through into school leadership was as a highly passionate head of English and Drama. He is still known to launch into iambic pentameter, at every available opportunity, as he walks the corridors of our academies at ATT!

Director of ATT Institute / People Development Lead – Miss A Bayford

Miss Bayford oversees the people development of our outstanding team of teaching and support staff within the academy. Miss Bayford is an outstanding teacher of English who also leads on people development across the Academy Transformation Trust as Director of the ATT Institute.

Academy Transformation Trust Chairman of the Board of Trustees – Mrs P Beanland

Pat is a retired head teacher with nearly 40 years’ experience in education. Pat has also worked as an educational consultant with a particular focus on providing support to new head teachers. As part of her role on The Trust board, Pat is the link for curriculum whist also being a member of the ATT audit committee. Pat was attracted to ATT through her passion for school improvement and The Trust transformational ethos.