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​ Joanne Broadbent

Assistant Vice Principal

After completing GCSEs and A levels at Heckmondwike Grammar School, Jo went on to begin a Degree in Psychology at Leeds University before realising her heart would always belong to the study of English. As a result, she switched to a degree in English Literature and was fortunate enough to study at the beautiful Bretton Hall campus in Wakefield - now known as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Jo began her working Career at First Direct in their customer relations team and after 7 years, took a career break to train as a teacher. Jo has taught English since 2006 and joined Dixons Allerton Academy in 2012 as Director of Learning for English. In 2015, she joined the senior leadership team and has led Teaching & Learning and CPD.