Mrs J Bridges O.B.E.

CEO

Mrs J Bridges O.B.E.

I have taught now for over 30 years starting my career as a geography teacher in 1982, becoming Head of Geography in 1984, followed by Head of Humanities in 1989 in two schools in Northumberland. During this time I also gained experience in work related learning, school industry links, enterprise education and vocational training.

My first senior position was a Deputy Headship at Easington from 1995-2002.  During this time I gained considerable experience in running schools often facing challenging circumstances. I was responsible for assessment, curriculum, teaching and learning and the professional development of staff.   I took up my first headship in September 2002 in Durham.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time in senior positions and in April 2008 I became Principal designate of Castle View Enterprise Academy.  This has been my most exciting position yet and in 2009 we opened our school gates to the local community of Castletown, Townend, Hylton Castle and surrounding areas.  The Academy has been a fantastic success for all of the staff here and I am proud to lead such an amazing group of staff and students.  In January 2013 I was awarded the OBE for my services to education locally in our area.  It was a great honour but one which I share with all of the team here at CVEA.