Mr Mallinson has overall responsibility for The Ruth Gorse Academy. He became the Principal in September 2020. Prior to this he was appointed as the Principal of The Stephen Longfellow Academy in October 2017 which is deemed as one of the best Alternative Provision schools in the city region. Mr Mallinson was previously the Vice Principal of The Ruth Gorse Academy in 2016 and 2017 and so it is a pleasure to welcome him back as the newly appointed Principal. Prior to joining The Gorse Academies Trust, Mr Mallinson was a PE teacher and Senior Leader responsible for Behaviour Standards in Kirklees for 11 years.