Erin Braithwaite is Director of Performing Arts, supporting the delivery of Drama and Dance across the Trust, as well as working closely with the Senior Director of Arts to ensure students within the Trust have access to outstanding opportunities across all art forms. Erin has a BA in Dramatic Arts from Bretton Hall as well as an MA in Drama Practice from the University of Chester. Following a number of years within the theatre industry, she completed her GTP at an Arts College in Leeds where she led a successful faculty for 10 years. Erin is a standards verifier for Pearson and has contributed to the writing of BTEC specifications. She is a strong advocate for ensuring that the arts continue to play a key role within the curriculum.