Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Routines
After studying Classics at Wadham College, University of Oxford, and three years spent working for the World Health Organization and Procter and Gamble, Lucy trained to teach Citizenship at the Institute of Education in London. She began her teaching career at Nower Hill High School in the London Borough of Harrow, teaching Citizenship, Classical Civilisation, Latin, Ancient Greek and RE. She enjoyed a range of opportunities there, including teacher in charge of Citizenship GCSE, Joint Head of Classics, and Head of Year 11. After moving to Haydon School in Hillingdon as Head of Humanities, she returned to her home city of Bradford to work for Dixons Trinity Academy as an RE teacher in 2015. She was appointed as Head of RE at Dixons Trinity in April 2016 and took on the role of Research and Development Lead for Bradford Research School and Teaching Institute in 2018, supporting staff development in the areas of memory and metacognition and training for early career teachers.
Lucy was delighted to be appointed as Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Progress at DCA and took up this post in August 2019. Her role is currently primarily focused on the planning and delivery of CPD. She remains passionate about ensuring every student has a strong education in the Humanities, and is continuing her role with the Research School and Teaching Institute to ensure that teaching and learning practices across the Trust are based on robust evidence and research, so that every child, particularly those facing disadvantage, can achieve their true potential.