North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

Our teachers

Key staff in Junior School

Leadership team

Gabrielle Solti – Vice Principal and Head of Primary School
Emma Cox  Assistant Head
Tom Weaver – Assistant Head/Designated Child Protection Officer

Year 3

Amanda Gifford – Teacher/Year Group Leader/Joint English Coordinator
Elizabeth King – Teacher/Charity Coordinator
Sally Lumsden – Teacher/Eco Coordinator
Harry Pickup  – Teacher/Art Coordinator

Year 4

Claire Hele – Teacher/Year Group Leader/Joint English Coordinator
Sam Critchley – Teacher/Joint DT Coordinator
Sarah Keinhorst – Teacher
Heather Pawley – Teacher/Student Placement Coordinator/Acting Head of Smeaton House
Chris Wainwright – Teacher
Nina Willis –  Teacher/Geography Coordinator

Year 5

Becky Dunn – Teacher/Year Group Leader
Rachel Bush – Teacher/Computing Coordinator
Gareth Coleman – Teacher/Head of Marshall House
Ann Rennoldson – Teacher/Maths Coordinator
Helen Tuxford – Teacher/Gifted & Talented Coordinator/Head of Kennedy House

Year 6

James Shepherd – Teacher/Year Group Leader/Assessment & Reporting Coordinator
Victoria Bindloss – Teacher/Joint PSHE Coordinator
Nathan Brook – Teacher/Joint DT Coordinator
Katrina Clark – Teacher/Joint RS Coordinator
Claire Edson – Teacher/History Coordinator
Rebecca Heap – Teacher
Sian Jones – Teacher/Joint PSHE Coordinator

Specialist teachers

Philippe Bourgeois – Teacher of French
Hayley Darby-Brown – Teacher of Science/Science Coordinator/Head of Nicholson House
Jane Davis – Teacher of Religious Studies/Joint Religious Studies Coordinator
Jan Hemsley – Teacher of PE/Girl’s PE Coordinator/Operations Coordinator
Sarah Needham – Teacher of Music/Music Coordinator
Craig Whish – Teacher of PE/Boy’s PE Coordinator

Individual Needs

We have a well-qualified and experienced Individual Needs department which works throughout the whole school. Mrs Sally Cooke is the Head of the Individual Needs Department. The team consists of three individual needs teachers and seven individual needs teaching assistants. Staff in the department hold a wide range of SEND qualifications, including specialist assessment qualifications.



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