Meet the Principal and SLT

As Principal, my role is to ensure that all aspects at John Leggott College are outstanding. I am lucky to be the custodian of one of the oldest and most successful Sixth Form Colleges in the country. I am committed to ensuring that the learners who come to John Leggott College are equipped with the keys to their future success, from strong academic results to providing them with opportunities to develop themselves as individuals.

My staff are focused on making the time students spend at John Leggott College memorable and rewarding. I have always worked in sixth form education and started my teaching career at John Leggott in 1995. I have held a number of senior management roles and was the college Ofsted nominee at a previous college when it was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. Whilst I’ve worked out of the region, I have been a North Lincolnshire resident since starting my teaching career.

My family live near Brigg and I enjoy being a part of this community. I have come back to this college because I am passionate about the college and the community it serves, ensuring that it is an inclusive environment for all its learners. Outside of college I enjoy spending time with my family, and being from Liverpool also gives me the passion for Liverpool Football Club. You will see regular updates from me on my Twitter page – I look forward to welcoming you to John Leggott College.

Leon Riley
Principal of John Leggott College

I would like to introduce you to the Senior Leadership Team:

Claire Holmes
Deputy Principal

As the Deputy Principal, my role is to ensure all aspects of the college function in an outstanding manner. I operate an open door policy for staff, students and parents. Student success is of the utmost importance to us and we have made it our mission to ensure all students progress onto positive destinations after college. John Leggott College is an inclusive college and we tailor support to suit individual needs. Within my role I am also the Child Protection Lead and I oversee the safety and well being of all students.

Howard Darwin
Assistant Principal

As the Assistant Principal for Quality and Assessment, my role is to oversee the quality, processes and teaching and learning aspect of the college. This includes overseeing assessments, IT and the MIS team along with Careers and Progression. We have recently obtained our Quality in Standards for our provision. This alongside our A*spire programme is paramount in students achieving support for their progression destination.

Kelly Rinaldi
Assistant Principal

As the Assistant Principal for Success I am dedicated in ensuring that students have full access to support systems in order for them to be successful throughout their journey at John Leggott College, whether that be pastoral or academic. My approach is adaptable to suit individual needs as are my teams, to create the best possible experience for our students. I am the direct lead for the Safeguarding team.

If you would like to see regular updates from me, follow my Twitter page.