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

Ms. L Yeomans

Faculty Leaders

English Faculty

Ms. F Pugh

Additional Needs Faculty

Ms. K Giermaniuk

Computing & Business Faculty

Ms. L Hancock

Maths Faculty

Ms. S Perry

Arts Faculty

Music Subject Leader

Mr. C Duffy

Health Faculty

Ms. S Lowis

Science Faculty

Ms. N Ghuffar

Arts Faculty

Art Subject Leader

Ms. S Nicholson

Humanities & Languages Faculty

Ms. R Koller

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. R Anderson 

Head of Year 8

Mr. M Wilkinson

Progress

Head of Year 9

Ms. G Blackburn

Head of Year 10

Mr. I Bhika

Head of Year 11

Ms. E Collier

Deputy Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing Leader

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Head of Year 11

Progress

Ms. N Ellis

Pastoral Support Manager KS3

Years 7 and 8

Ms. S Yates

Pastoral Support Manager KS4

Ms. D McGahan

Years 9 and 10

Pastoral Support Manager YR11

Mr. D Carney

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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