North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

Our teachers

Key staff in Primary School

Leadership team

Gabrielle Solti – Vice Principal and Head of Primary School
Emma Cox  Deputy Head Academic
Andrea Evans  – Deputy Head Pastoral and Staff Development
Steph Munro – Assistant Head (Phase 2)
Tom Weaver – Assistant Head (Phase 3)

Nursery

Gemma Crilley – Teacher/Nursery Lead
Tina O’Dwyer – Teacher
Kathy Owen – Teacher

Reception

Emma Alderson – Teacher/Head of Reception
Eleanor Henry – Teacher/Aspiring Leader, Maths
Katie Herridge – Teacher/Charity Leader
Steve McKinley – Teacher/Computing Leader

Year 1

Geraldine Riley – Teacher/Head of Year 1
Marie Gibbs – Teacher/Aspiring Leader Science and Outdoor
Harry Pickup – Teacher
Roz Wallen/ Fiona Winser– Teachers

Year 2

Lynne Sagar – Teacher/Head of Year 2
Jo Gordon – Teacher
Claire Hele – Teacher/English Leader
Fiona Shaw – Teacher

Year 3

James Shepherd – Teacher/Head of Year 3
Sarah Huddleston – Teacher/Aspiring Leader, English
Liz King – Teacher/Maths Leader
Amy Morrison – Teacher

Year 4

Rachel Bush – Teacher/Head of Year 4
Sam Critchley – Teacher/Head of Smeaton House
Hayley Darby-Brown/ Nina Willis – Teachers
Heather Pawley – Teacher

Year 5

Ben Thurnhill – Teacher/Head of Year 5
Gareth Coleman – Teacher/Head of Marshall House
Sally Lumsden – Teacher/Head of Kennedy House
Ann Rennoldson – Teacher
Helen Tuxford – Teacher/Aspiring Leader, Computing and technology across the curriculum

Year 6

Nathan Brook – Teacher/Head of Year 6
Victoria Bindloss – Teacher
Becky Dunn – Teacher/Aspiring Leader, Art
Sian Jones – Teacher/Head of Nicholson House
Emily Wright (Katrina Clark maternity cover) – Teacher

Specialist teachers

Philippe Bourgeois – MFL Teacher
Jane Davis – Teacher of Religious Studies
Jan Hemsley – Teacher/ Director of PE and Sport
Caitlin Mayall – Teacher of Music
Anna Rusbatch – Teacher/Director of Music
Craig Whish – Teacher of PE and Extracurricular PE Lead

Individual needs

We have a well-qualified and experienced individual needs team 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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