Leeds East Academy


Leadership at Leeds East Academy



Andrew Whitaker - Chief Executive Officer- The White Rose Academies Trust

Andrew joined the White Rose Academies Trust in September 2016 as Executive Principal, securing the role of Chief Executive Officer in December 2019. From the outset, his ambitions have been made clear to his staff: ensure that our academies provide high quality education throughout the incredible communities they serve. Andrew is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Luminate Education Group, a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leadership, and acts as a Trustee for the community charity Hamara. In 2018, he was awarded with a Churchill Fellowship which he will use to fund a fact-finding mission and research Charter Schools in America.


Senior Leadership Team


Sarah Carrie - Principal  

Sarah Carrie’s ambition from a young age was to become a professional dancer. She achieved this ambition after training at the highly acclaimed Northern School of Contemporary dance in Leeds, graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree in Dance...


Lisa Clark - Vice Principal

Mrs Clark graduated from York St John University in 2005 with a degree in Communication Arts, followed by a PGCE in Drama in 2008. Prior to embarking on her studies Mrs Clark had pursued her passion for acting and was fortunate to play the role of Jenny Kirby in Heartbeat...


Danny Bullock - Vice Principal

In 2013 Danny joined the White Rose Academies Trust at Leeds West Academy through the Teach First programme as an Computer Science Teacher. During his training with a Teach First Danny was selected to give the closing speech...


Shery Milner - Assistant Principal 

At age 4 Shery had decided that becoming a Mathematics teacher was her ambition.  Upon completion of her A levels she moved from Kidderminster to attend Leeds University to study Mathematics with Business Management.



James Rawson - Assistant Principal 

James  graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University, now Beckett, with a 2:1 in Physical Education in 2010 and in 2012 completed his PGCE in Secondary Physical Education again at Leeds Metropolitan University...



Becca Capstick- Assistant Principal 

Rebecca graduated from Leeds Trinity and All Saints College in 2010 with a degree in English. Throughout her studies, Rebecca worked at Intake High School/Leeds West Academy tutoring Year 11 students in Maths and English...


Anna Simons - Associate Assistant Principal 

Anna graduated from Leeds University with a BA Hons degree in History. Following this, she worked for a year as a residential Social Worker with autistic adults before returning to education to study for a Diploma in Career Guidance...

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Louise Wisson - Acting Associate Assistant Principal 

Louise graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a 2.1 BSc Hons Degree in Psychology. Currently, Louise is also completing a Masters in Education with Leeds City College...


Emma Lennon - Acting Associate Assistant Principal 

Emma graduated with a BA (HONS) in Contemporary Dance in 2009. Following a successful dance career, Emma found her love for teaching after completing a voluntary placement...

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Sam Bradley - Academy Business Manager 

Sam Bradley graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, with a First Class BA Hons degree in History and Sociology, and completed further post-graduate study at the University of East Anglia...

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Rachel Le Borgne - Data and Systems Leader 

Rachel graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA (Hons) in French and German. Rachel then lived in Brittany, France for 12 years where she worked in the tourism industry...


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A partnership for progress

The White Rose Academies Trust is proudly sponsored by The Leeds City College Group, who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Our relationships enable our Academy and the wider Trust to determine its priorities for continuous and sustained improvement. Offering specialised support, in addition to subject specific advice and a range of CPD opportunities to all of our staff, we're working together to ensure our school is rated as Outstanding by 2020.

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