Our school community: staff
The school is run by an experienced and dedicated team of staff led by the Headteacher, Joanne Bickerton. Staff at New Life Christian Academy are committed to providing the best possible education for every student.
The team work together to support the pupils’ learning and use praise and encouragement to motivate and build confidence. All staff will take seriously the responsibility for education that has been entrusted to them by the parents. Consequently, the children and young people will receive all the attention needed to grow in both mind and spirit.
Joanne Bickerton (Head Teacher) BA and QTS
Joanne Bickerton is NLCA’s Head Teacher and came to pioneer and build the school with glowing references, a high quality CV and years of experience in school management and mainstream education. She has successfully used these skills to establish a school rated good or outstanding in all areas by Ofsted (May 2011). She continues this work now pioneering into the Secondary phase of education. She is supported by a team which include a former Head Teacher, those who have pioneered Christian schools before and other educationalists.
Nichola Seager (Class Teacher) BA
Nichola works 4 days a week and has a wide range of experience in different settings and with vast leadership experience. She is a music specialist and also a Pastor in Revive church, as well as a member of the worship team. Nichola moved to Hull to follow God’s calling and is passionate about Christian Education. Her own children have also joined the school.
Elisha Roberts (Class Teacher) BA and QTS
Elisha works 2 days a week with us, and 3 days a week in a mainstream school. She is a Maths specialist and has had experience in a range of schools, including primary schools and independent schools. Elisha has been part of Revive church, and supportive of the school for many years and is excited to now be able to be a part of our work here.
Naomi Correra (Level 3 Teaching Assistant)
Naomi has worked as a volunteer in our school for the last 2 years and has now joined paid staff team. Naomi provides fantastic support in class and also cover for other staff. She is passionate about helping all pupils to achieve their full potential and feels it is a privilege to be part of all that is happening at NLCA.