New Principal to join Trinity Academy in June


Trinity Academy has today announced that Mrs Wendy Adeniji (pictured) has been appointed Principal and will take up her new role from June.

Mrs Adeniji, who is currently the Principal at Bradford Forster Academy, a Church of England school of more than 1,000 students, brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked in education for 25 years and led her current school to a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement. Before joining Bradford Forster Academy four years ago, Mrs Adeniji was the deputy head of two other schools. Her appointment will release Executive Principal Jonathan Winch to resume his wider leadership role within the Trust, whilst maintaining a special affection for Trinity Academy.

Speaking of her appointment, Mrs Adeniji said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Principal of Trinity Academy. I’m excited about the huge potential of Trinity and really looking forward to working with the wonderful students and staff. I hope to be able to meet as many of you as possible during the coming months, as we hopefully get back towards normal life in school. In the meantime, I hope that you and your families stay safe during this difficult time.”

Mr Winch commented: “Trinity Academy is a remarkable school, and it deserves a remarkable leader. I believe that Wendy Adeniji is that person. She has a passion for excellence and a deep commitment to our Christian ethos. Under her leadership, our young people will flourish.”

The Chairman of the Local Board of Governors, Mr Martin Oldknow, said: “The Governors wish to thank Mr Winch for his leadership of Trinity, but this was always an interim arrangement until the Governors and Trustees were in a position to make a permanent appointment.

“After many months of a careful and rigorous selection process, we are delighted to welcome Wendy to Trinity Academy. She comes with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in school improvement. She was the outstanding candidate for the post and we are confident that she is the right person to take the school forward. In many ways this is the beginning of a new and exciting phase for the academy once we can return to some normality.”