Kate Parker-Randall has been a school leader for over 20 years in range of local authority schools. Kate started her career as a PE teacher in the Midlands before becoming a Director of Learning responsible for the pastoral care of students. Early in her career she had her eyes set on School Leadership achieving a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management in 2004.
Kate relocated to the East Riding in 2008 and joined Bridlington School journeying with the school community as an Assistant Head responsible for teaching and learning, then as a Curriculum Deputy and now as Headteacher. Kate is unrelenting in her ambition for students and staff to be the very best they can be. She knows the school and community well and has an infectious, ambitious drive for the school to be a bright shining light within the East Riding as our TORCH values burn bright.
Kate is very proud to lead the Bridlington School family and support all its members to fan into flames their hopes, ambitions and dreams for a bright future as we work together to hand on the torch of life.
Jonathan Butler has recently joined Bridlington School following 8 years in the sixth form sector as a college leader responsible for teaching and learning and digital strategy. Jonathan began his education career in a school in Doncaster in 2006 as a biology teacher and quickly progressed on to leading KS3 science. In 2011 Jonathan moved to Hull to take a role as deputy head of science before moving to The sixth form sector as head of science, curriculum director and most recently Assistant Principal of Wilberforce college.
Jonathan has experience working for the DfE to assist schools up and down the country to provide the best education possible throughout the pandemic. More recently his role led Jonathan to help local school leaders to develop their digital strategy with the aim to combat big issues such as digital poverty, accessibility and inclusion.
Jonathan is passionate about equity and firmly believes in the power of education to improve life chances for young people.
Although Jonathan is new to our Bridlington School family he has lived locally for the last 12 years raising his young family. Jonathan is really excited to be joining us and is committed to securing a positive future for our community.
Teaching and Learning Assistant Head
Lisa Hackney has always taught at coastal schools in this area and started her teaching career at Hornsea School before moving to Bridlington School. An English teacher, she was Deputy Head of English then Lead Practitioner before her present role of Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning. Lisa is passionate about promoting, supporting and developing the power of consistently great teaching to transform lives by inspiring a lifelong love of learning in every student and teacher at Bridlington School.
Finance and Operations Manager
Helen has worked at Bridlington School for 20 years and started her career as an accountants assistant in a local manufacturing firm. After moving between a number of accounting jobs, she was appointed Senior Finance Officer at Bridlington School in 2002, with her responsibilities growing to include health and safety, premises and site and data protection. Helen takes pride in helping students to achieve their full potential by providing the correct resources and environment for them to flourish.
Culture and Climate Assistant Head
Richard Grice is local to the area and has been teaching since 2002. Initially starting his teaching career in Hull, Richard moved to start teaching PE at Bridlington School in 2003. Richard has worked his way through the pastoral system in school, initially as a Head of Year, then moving to the Head of Key Stage 3, and now taking up his current role as Assistant Headteacher for Culture and Climate. He is committed to providing a positive school environment where students feel safe and have the best opportunity to be succeed.
Aspirations and Careers Assistant Head
Simon Pick grew up in East Yorkshire. After a brief career in project management, he started teaching in Scarbrough in 2003. Simon moved to Bridlington School in 2006 and has held numerous roles including Head of Science and Head of Sixth Form. Externally he has been director of science for a teacher training provider, consultant science teacher for the BBC and currently sits on the UCAS national policy group. Simon is passionate about nurturing ambitions and exposing students to meaningful career encounters and has developing partnerships with a wide range of employers, further and higher education establishments and training providers.
Curriculum Assistant Head
Tom Ullyott grew up in East Yorkshire and has been teaching Geography at Bridlington School since 2015. His previous roles have included Head of Geography, Assistant Headteacher EBACC and Assistant Headteacher – Personal Development. Currently, Tom is the Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum. He is passionate about providing an enriching curriculum experience that supports student development beyond their academic studies and enables all students to gain cultural capital.
Assessment and Data Assistant Head
Andrew Tiernan is local to the area and has been teaching Mathematics at Bridlington School since 2002. Over the years, Andrew has successfully worked his way up through different departmental roles and responsibilities including becoming Head of Maths and then Assistant Headteacher of Maths and Numeracy. Now as Assistant Headteacher responsible for Assessment, Data and Timetabling he supports subjects in enabling students to become the best they can be.
Andrew is driven to further develop teaching and learning at Bridlington within an effective, student focused curriculum and timetable which enables all to succeed.
Inclusion Assistant Head
Julia Barber has been teaching since 2006. Her career started as an English teacher in the Scarborough area. She moved to Bridlington School in 2013 and became Head of English. Now as Assistant Headteacher responsible for Inclusion across the school, she ensures students attend school, aim high and become the best they can be. From the town and as a former Bridlington School student, Julia is passionate about creating exciting opportunities for all students to succeed. She is a firm believer that all students can achieve and will support and challenge our young people to ensure they do.