We are an alliance of schools and institutions working collaboratively for the benefit of local communities. We provide support for schools across the region (East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull and Lincolnshire) and are helping to train the next generation of outstanding teachers.


We cover primary, secondary and further education, with schools in our partnership having a proven track record of raising standards in all Key Stages.

  • We are committed to raising standards through collaborative partnerships

  • We are committed to innovation and excellence

  • We believe in equality and shared responsibility

  • We believe in sustainability

  • We will endeavour to embrace and drive change

Chris Fletcher

Head of Alliance

Chris entered teaching after a successful career in process engineering.  A trained secondary science teacher, he teaches all disciplines to Key Stage 4. and Physics to A-level. He has held whole school responsibility for various areas and was appointed Head of Alliance in 2015.  He delivers training for the partnership and other organisations nationally, particularly focusing on curriculum development, subject knowledge and leadership training.

In his spare time, Chris has a smallholding of poultry, pigs and too many sheep.

Kirstin Hilgenfeldt

Alliance Administrator

Jo Kavanagh

Assistant Adminstrator

Jo started as a 17-year-old apprentice at Hull College, completing her NVQ in Business Administration.  She then took on a variety of roles in industries such as consumer liaison and the steel industry.  It was employment at a Hairdressing College which allowed Jo to enter the world of education, first working with apprentices, then in mainstream with Sirius Academy North.

Jo started with the Appliance in 2016.

Outside of work, Jo is a keen walker, accompanying her little dog, Mojo.  She also is a fan of high end cooking.