Mrs Fairbrother joined the Academy at the end of last year as Assistant Principal with responsibility for Care and Conduct. Prior to joining Lightcliffe Academy she was an Achievement Director at Abbey Grange CofE Academy with responsibilities for KS3 and Transition. Mrs Fairbrother started her career as a Physical Education teacher and has held the role of subject leader for PE and Director of Performing Arts. Mrs Fairbrother has always wanted to be a PE teacher and loves to see the smiles on students faces when they are successful on and off the sports field. Her aim at Lightcliffe Academy is to be able to provide an environment that all young people can thrive in.