As Principal, Nick delivers the vision and values of the Trust to ensure that Richard Barnes Academy is a beacon of best practice in the education and care of pupils who have experienced considerable difficulty in a mainstream school setting.

Nick joined the Richard Barnes Academy in 2020 when the academy became part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust. Prior to working at the Richard Barnes Academy, Nick headed up the East Hub of a multi-academy trust, supporting learners who were experiencing difficulty with, or had been excluded from, mainstream schools.

Nick is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all the learners at the Richard Barnes Academy, through high-quality teaching, a caring and nurturing environment, and instilling the academy’s core values of Respect, Belief, and Achievement.