Erica has responsibility for providing strategic leadership for the safeguarding, behaviour, and attitudes structures across the Richard Barnes Academy to ensure that all learners have the best opportunity to achieve their potential. Erica is the Designated Safeguarding, Prevent, and Domestic Abuse Lead for the academy, taking responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school.

Erica joined the Pupil Referral Unit in 2013 as a teacher of English and the Secondary SENCo. She was promoted to Deputy Head of Service in 2016. When the PRU became part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust as the Richard Barnes Academy in 2020, Erica took on her current position as Assistant Principal for safeguarding, behaviour, and attitudes, and remains committed to safeguarding our learners so that they have the best possible opportunity to learn whilst at RBA.