Teaching staff

Key staff in Senior School

Senior Staff

  • Sue Woodroofe – Principal
  • Neal Parker – Vice Principal and Head of Senior School
  • Helen Stansfield – Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral)
  • Dr Debbie Danks – Senior Deputy Head (Academic)
  • Paul Rushworth – Director of Sixth Form
  • Paul Lunn – Deputy Head (Staff Evaluation)
  • Chris Freeman – Deputy Head (Pastoral and Co-Curricular)
  • Dr Mark Cramoysan – Deputy Head (Data and Systems)

Heads of Year

  • Stephen Gibbin – Head of Year 7
  • Rachel Hayward – Head of Year 8
  • Carol Heatley – Head of Year 9
  • James Veitch – Head of Year 10
  • Maria Collins – Head of Year 11
  • Sean Corcoran – Head of Lower Sixth
  • Pat Brotherton – Head of Upper Sixth

Directors of Faculty & Heads of Department

  • Tom Rogerson – Director of Assessment
  • Jane Pratt – Director of English, Creative and Physical Studies
  • Niall Doherty – Director of Music
  • Stewart Kelly – Head of Art
  • John Bagshaw – Head of Design Technology
  • Roz Bendelow – Head of Drama
  • Laurel Rees – Head of English
  • Yvonne Wilson – Head of Food Technology
  • Philippa Sidwell – Head of Music
  • Orla Fitzsimons – Director of Mathematical & Geographical Studies
  • Rob Stevenson – Head of Economic Studies
  • Simon D Knowles – Head of Geography
  • Tim Street – Head of ICT & Computing
  • Jon Tyndall – Head of Mathematics
  • Dr Michael Dearden – Director of Scientific Studies
  • Dr Lynne Gilbert – Head of Biology
  • Mr Geoff Huband – Head of Chemistry
  • David Dee – Head of Physics
  • Alison Wilson – Head of Psychology
  • Paul Morris – Director of Sport
  • Emma Whittaker – Director of Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Martin Gibson – Head of Classics
  • Nick Hele – Head of French
  • Frank Hill – Head of German
  • Keith Milne – Head of History
  • Andrew M Stodolny – Head of Politics
  • Fiona Fishburn – Head of Religious Studies
  • Rowan Reed-Purvis – Head of Spanish

Individual Needs

We have a well-qualified and experienced Individual Needs department which works throughout the whole school. It is headed up Mrs Sally Cooke (N-Y4) with Mrs Carolyn Etchells overseeing Y5-Y8 and Mrs Christina Simpson Y9-Y13. The team also includes six Individual Needs teaching assistants who hold a wide range of TA and SEND qualifications.

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