Meet the Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Andrew Cooper

Chair of Governors

Mr Nicholas Ford

Principal

Mr Martin Knowles

Ms J. Sidebottom

Vice Principal

Assistant Principal

Mr C. Airey

Assistant Principal

Ms A. Rock

Assistant Principal

Ms J. Taylor

Assistant Principal

Mr G. Whiting

Assistant Principal

Ms O'Connor

Faculty Leaders

English Faculty

Ms. S Murray  & Ms L Hayes

Maths Faculty

Ms. S Perry

Science Faculty

Ms. N Ghuffar

The Bridge

Faculty

Ms. K Giermaniuk

Arts Faculty

Music Subject Leader

Mr. C Duffy

Arts Faculty

Art Subject Leader

Ms. S Macdonald

Computing & Business Faculty

Ms. L Hancock

Health Faculty

Ms. S Lowis

Humanities Faculty

Ms. R Koller

PSHEE Lead

Ms. L Gallagher

Languages Faculty

Ms. O Ashworth

Pastoral Team

Assistant Principal

Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing Leader

Mr. C Airey

Associate Assistant Principal

Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing Leader

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms. S O'Connor

Careers Officer

Ms. J Milburn 

Attendance Officer

Ms. S Sinker

Head of Year 7

Mr. M Wood 

Head of Year 8

Ms. E Collier

Deputy Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing Leader

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pastoral Support Manager KS3

Years 7 and 8

Mr D Carney

Head of Year 9

Ms R Anderson

Head of Year 10

Ms G Blackburn

Pastoral Support Manager KS4

Ms S Yates

Years 9 and 10

Ms I Bhikha 

Head of Year 11

Pastoral Support Manager YR11

Ms D McGahan

Counsellor

Mr. I Khaliq

Ivy Cottage Manager

Ms. N Squire

Deputy Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing Leader

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Central Services

Trust EAL Co-Ordinator

Ms. K Giermaniuk

Trust SEND Co-Ordinator

Mr. G Whiting

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