Meet The Senior Leadership Team

David Herbert  Headteacher

I am proud to be the Headteacher at Colfox.  This is my eleventh year working at the school and it really is a place you never want to leave!  I have been privileged to work, visit and now inspect, many different schools, but it is always great to come back home to Colfox. Click here to read more  

Paul Middleton  Deputy Head

For many I may well be a familiar face having been teaching in the school for 22 years – my plan was to stay for two! This I hope is an indication of my commitment to the school and how I feel about working with our young people in Bridport. Click here to read more

Mike Hoffmann  Deputy Head

My role as Deputy Head includes staff development, training and timetabling. I lead on Teaching and Learning which I aim to take to Outstanding over the next two years, as we continue to share and develop our best practice through training,  research, observations and workshops led by experts and innovators amongst our staff. Click here to read more

Bryan Glover  Assistant Head

I joined, what was then, Colfox School in 1989 and feel privileged to have spent the majority of my career in this caring and stimulating environment.  When I first started, as Head of Business Studies, there was talk of a new technology block, this then turned into a complete re-build and the first private-public-partnership for a secondary school in England.  Click here to read more

Carol Duffy  Assistant Head

I joined the Sir John Colfox Academy in 1999 as a teacher of French and German. At this time the school had opened the new buildings and we had just become a designated Language College. This brought many opportunities for the whole school but particularly in the development of languages within our curriculum. Click here to read more

Adam Teasdale  Assistant Head

‘I am in my eighth year of teaching, having retrained following a career in museums and archives, publishing and work for the BBC. I have not looked back! I started teaching English in 2009 and became Head of Department shortly after...' Click here to read more

Thomas Neill  Assistant Head

'I joined Sir John Colfox Academy in September 2016, having spent the last five years at Marine Academy Plymouth. I have also taught in the USA (Florida) and at Kingsbridge Community College in South Devon. Whilst studying English at Newcastle University I became interested in teaching, following participation in an outreach programme in the local area. ...'  Click here to read more