Welcome to our Careers team

This year we have introduced a new careers programme and leadership structure. Our dedicated team have a fantastic wealth of experience, expertise and skills.

Joe Ryan – Assistant Headteacher, student experience

Lee Grant – Head of Careers and Academy Director of Enterprise Academy

Ruby Bhatti OBE – Governor (CEIAG responsibility)


Mr Joe.Ryan (Assistant Headteacher – Student Experience)

My role as Assistant Headteacher for Student Experience has Careers and Enterprise as one of my most important roles. We are ambitious for the outcomes of every single student and are working hard to ensure they achieve their chosen pathway into education, employment and training.


My background in STEM has always been closely linked with careers – I was one of the founding members of the Centre of Excellence for Science, Environment and Technology (CE:SET) and also started our highly successful Designing the Built Environment course; both these provisions integrated with well-known businesses such as NG Bailey, AWM Waste Management, Yorkshire Water, British Gas and now Gleeds. To date, I have led two trips to CERN in Geneva to visit the home of particle physics and explore careers there at the cutting edge of science.


Personally, I am also thoughtful about our disadvantaged groups and have driven the STEM agenda to recruit and encourage girls into these sectors, being especially proud of my own daughter now studying Physics at Manchester University. Aspirations have also been a huge driver behind our academies as they offer our talented students experiences well beyond the classroom. I believe that all students require a unique range of skills and qualities, both to prepare them for the future and to embrace technology, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in all aspects of our lives; my knowledge of this sector being enhanced by having gained a Master’s Degree in Education, Multimedia and Technology. There are many careers out there waiting to be invented and discovered!