Senior Leadership Team

Michael Muldoon


Mr Muldoon studied at the University of Liverpool where he gained an honours degree in Geography. He spent time working in deaf-blind education before completing his Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Birmingham University in 1997. His first teaching post was as Head of Geography at Sir Charles Lucas, Colchester. He went on to lead a very successful Humanities faculty which consistently achieved outstanding results.

His first leadership post was as Assistant Principal when he joined Tendring Technology College in 2008. He became Vice Principal of the College in 2013 and one of his first achievements was to help lead the College to Ofsted Outstanding within that year. Mr Muldoon is committed to system leadership and is a peer Principal for Felixstowe and Greensward academies.

Mr Muldoon is in the final stages of completing his MBA in Educational Leadership (International) with the Institute of Education. He was appointed as Principal of TTC in September 2016.

Gavin Byford

Vice Principal

Gavin is based at Frinton Campus. His main responsibility is whole college pupil outcomes and working with Michael Muldoon on college finances. He also works with Tim Paternoster in developing the whole college curriculum and leading the ICT innovations at TTC and the college website.

Other elements of his role include leading and managing the data & examinations support team.

Christopher Collins

Assistant Vice Principal

Christopher is Assistant Vice Principal and is responsible for standards at KS4.

He is also responsible for the Learning Teams and works closely with the Directors of Learning and Faculty Leaders to improve student learning and outcomes.

Christopher also has responsibility for the provision of the more able students. He works closely with April Ablett to provide a challenging education for students in Year 7 through to Year 13.

Tim Paternoster

Assistant Principal

Tim is based at Frinton Campus and is responsible for the curriculum offering within the college for all students and subjects. He also has the responsibility for the college timetable and assisting the Principal with the creation and implementation of the College Development Plan.

Matthew Bibby

Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning, CPD and Partnerships / Networks

Matthew has been teaching at TTC for nearly 20 years and during that time has adopted a range of roles to develop his pedagogy, from Assistant Director of Learning, Faculty Leader of PE to ITT Co-ordinator. His main responsibilities within the Senior Leadership Team now all lie with the development of teaching and learning within the college.

The three strands Matthew is responsible for is the continued improvement of teaching and learning throughout the College through the use of cooperative learning and the OLEVI framework as a transformational tool for use throughout the College environment. Secondly the organisation and implementation of high quality CPD and lastly to develop partnerships and networks across different educational establishments.

Matthew Batten

Assistant Principal: Attendance, Behaviour and GDPR

Catherine Muldoon

Assistant Principal

Catherine is the Director for whole college Literacy strategies, with responsibility for developing the quality of teaching and learning.

Richard Rodd

Assistant Vice Principal

Richard is based at Thorpe Campus. He has the responsibility for standards of behaviour at Thorpe Campus. Working closely with Christopher Collins, Richard ensures that the day-to-day running of all aspects of Thorpe Campus are effective. Richard also has the oversight of the provision that we provide our vulnerable groups at Thorpe and Frinton Campus. He works closely with the Challenge the Gap Team, Learning Teams and Curriculum Leaders, to ensure that all students respond positively to interventions and as a result make rapid and sustained progress. He also works closely with the Attendance Team and the Assistant Directors of Learning to monitor and raise the importance of attendance.

His other duties include leading community engagement and has the oversight of Student Voice, ensuring that every student has a say in the running of the College. Richard is an Educational Visits Advisor for AET, working closely with Derek Griffiths in ensuring that AET Academies or Schools within the Teaching School Alliance are meeting government requirements when running educational visits and events. Richard is also a member of the Humanities Curriculum Area and teaches History at Thorpe Campus.

Alison Johns

Director of Mathematics

Ali is Director of Mathematics with responsibility for the strategic development of the curriculum and whole-college teaching and learning in mathematics at TTC.

Ali is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) and as such supports both primary and secondary schools within TTSA. She is Co-Lead of the Matrix Herts and Essex Maths Hub and also works closely with the Norfolk and Suffolk Maths Hub.

Ali holds an MA. Ed. Mathematics from The University of Exeter.

Simon Harding

Associate Assistant Principal

Curriculum Leader Science 11-18 / Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).

Simon is based at Frinton Campus. He has responsibility for leading teaching and learning in the Science department across Thorpe and Frinton Campus. He is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the department. As an SLE Simon has worked with a number of other primary and secondary schools, supporting them in leadership and delivering the Science National Curriculum.

Kate Martin

Associate Assistant Principal: SEND