Senior leadership team

“I am extremely excited to be in 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.”

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Paul Britton

"One of my main roles as Deputy Principal is ensuring the study programmes we offer our students are 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 responsible for coordinating our extensive offering of trips and visits. I am exceptionally proud of Wyke and the provision, experience, and opportunities we offer our students which leads them to fantastic destinations and careers.

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

Julie Peaks
Deputy Principal

“My role, as Vice Principal (Student Experience), includes maintaining the provision and quality of the safeguarding, pastoral support, careers and UCAS provision. 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 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.”

Chris Herring
Vice Principal

"As part of the Senior Leadership Team, I work to co-ordinate the Colleges Finance, Resources and Systems functions which include a wide range of areas focused on ensuring the college is financially secure and has the right facilities and systems in place to deliver exceptional education for all our students.

Whilst being the newest member of the college leadership team, I bring a large amount of financial and leadership experience from across Public Sector organisations and truly value the work we do at Wyke Sixth Form College.

The best part of my role is working with the amazing teams across the college to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our students, something I am very passionate about."

Tracy Parker
Vice Principal

"My role as Assistant Principal is to ensure that our teaching and learning is of the highest quality, that Wyke students experience amazing enrichment, and that our communication and liaison with schools keeps our future students informed about the fantastic opportunities at Wyke.

I love to celebrate student success. There’s nothing better than seeing students achieve their potential, whether that’s gaining a place at Oxbridge or that prized Advanced Apprenticeship.

Through my role, I encourage our staff and students to push the boundaries. The result – our outstanding dance shows, brilliant College drama productions, national and international trips, national award-winning teaching, the legendary sports presentation evening, and engaging online exhibitions from our visually creative students. These examples of student experience, combined with outstanding progress, meant Wyke was recognised as a top 2% provider of post-16 education by The Sunday Times in their 2021 Parent Power Survey.

Before my current role, I was a Head of Faculty for PE, Sport, Dance, Performing Art, Media and Film having previously successfully led the Sports and PE department. That same passion, commitment, and teamwork skills that I gained from teaching sport, I use today to drive for even higher standards."

Mark Lucid
Assistant Principal

“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 passionate about, working alongside the Assistant Principal for Quality and the Head of Faculty who leads on Teaching and Learning.”

Jenny Anderson
Human Resources Manager