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Transition Team

Mr P Anderson – Deputy Principal

Paul AndersonMr Anderson has been at the school for 24 years, and spent 16 years as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He has undertaken a variety of roles across the school during that time, including a long period of time as Head of Sixth Form. Currently in school, Mr Anderson oversees the transition team, ensures the smooth day to day operation of the school and oversees the staff in school.

Outside of school Mr Anderson is a keen supporter of Newcastle United, having a season ticket with his son and daughter. He enjoys cycling to try to keep fit and healthy.

Mr J Smith - Head of Year 7

James SmithMr Smith has been teaching science, in a variety of schools across Newcastle and Gateshead, for the last 20 years. As a result he has gained a vast amount of experience in dealing with young people. For the past few years he has been working alongside colleagues at Jesmond Park Academy on the Primary to Secondary transition process.  

The majority of his time outside of school is spent with his 3 children. In any spare time, Mr Smith, is a keen triathlete and has completed several events around the country including an ironman.