Mr J Clarke

Mr Clarke has been working within Abbey MAT for twelve years since graduating from the University of Sheffield with a law degree. He worked within the pastoral team at Abbey Grange C of E Academy and is now Assistant Principal at Lightcliffe Academy with responsibility for safeguarding, wellbeing and inclusion. He has a wealth of experience in supporting students pastorally, helping them overcome barriers to learning and is passionate about ensuring that every pupil is able to achieve their potential.

Mr Clarke also enjoys opportunities to work strategically across the trust, collaborating with colleagues in each of our schools to ensure effective systems are in place to support excellent rates of attendance for all pupils. Additionally, he leads the Abbey MAT safeguarding collaborative, bringing together Designated Safeguarding Leads from across the trust on a regular basis to constantly drive the highest standards of safeguarding for our pupils through sharing good practice and policy development.

In his spare time, Mr Clarke is a big Leeds United supporter and can be found following them all over the country. He also enjoys running and playing golf.

Mr J Clarke
Assistant Principal