Key Staff

When sending an email to a teaching member of staff, please be aware that there may be a delay in a response to your enquiry because of daytime teaching commitments but they will normally respond to you within 24 hours.

If you wish to speak to a member of staff then please contact the school’s Reception. Most staff teach for the majority of the day so they may not be available to take a call but Reception staff can pass a message on. Teaching staff will return calls as soon as is possible, although in some cases that may not be until the following day. We would encourage all parents/carers to contact us as soon as you have any concerns or questions. For subject queries, the point of contact is the class teacher or Head of Department, and for more general queries it is the Form Tutor or Head of Year.

Because of daily commitments, we cannot promise to see parents/carers who arrive at school unexpectedly without an appointment. 

If you have any concerns about how a matter has been dealt with please do contact Ms Jackson, Mrs Atkinson or Mr Hammond directly and they will make every effort to address your concerns.

Staff Member Position
Ms Vicki JacksonHeadteacher
Mrs C Atkinson Deputy Headteacher (Teaching, Learning and Assessment)
Mr P HammondDeputy Headteacher (Student and Staff Development and Guidance)
Mr M GauntAssistant Headteacher (Post 16)
Miss Y NordonAssistant Headteacher (Achievement)

Pastoral Staff
Miss J AtkinsonHead of Year 7
Mrs L Graham & Mrs S TaylorPastoral Manager Year 7
Mr B McArdleHead of Year 9
Mrs S TaylorPastoral Manager Year 8
Mrs L FraserHead of Year 8
Mrs L Graham & Mrs S TaylorPastoral Manager Year 9
Mrs C WallaceHead of Year 10
Mr B KealPastoral Manager Year 10 (Acting)
Miss H HowsonHead of Year 11
Mr B kealPastoral Manager Year 11 (Acting)

Learning Mentor's
Mr B KealLearning Mentor
Miss J Rooney Learning Mentor

Miss H HowsonDesignated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J RhodesHead of Department
Mrs S Stevenson

Design & Technology
Miss A StringerHead of Department
Mr P Greenwood
Mr P Hammond
Miss K Jacques
Miss R Dockery
Miss J Sanders

Mrs H Openshaw
Mr J Ward

Miss V ArcherHead of Department
Mrs D HodgkisonAssistant Head of Department
Miss K Armstrong
Mrs R Bainbridge
Mrs C McGuiness
Miss Y Nordon
Mrs S Cross
Miss L Morrison

Mr R GriffithsHead of Department
Miss C HamerAssistant Head of Department
Mr S Atkinson
Mrs E Vaudrey
Mrs J Sanders
Mr A James
Mr M Marston

Health & Social Care
Mrs C Wallace

Mr S BeedieHead of Department
Mr J Chambers
Miss A Stowers

Ms K Hopley

Learning for Life / Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
Mrs L Fraser
Mr N Thompson
Mrs C Atkinson

Mr M MoodyHead of Department
Mr P SharpeSecond in Department
Mrs S Brown
Mrs H Fraser
Mr P Thomas
Mr D Tucker
Mrs F Cruickshank
Mr M Gaunt

Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs J MoodyHead of Department
Mrs J Riddick
Miss A Wright

Performing Arts / Music
Ms E BrownleeHead of Department
Mrs H Openshaw
Mrs D Forrest
Mr J Ward

Physical Education
Mr M ButlerHead of Department
Miss J Atkinson
Mr J Bulman
Mr B Murphy
Miss H Howson
Mrs J Flintoft
Mrs J Etheridge

Mr L Clarke
Miss K Densley

Mr P BrownHead of Department
Mr M BrownAssistant Head of Department
Mr B McArdle
Mr S Glover
Ms V Jackson
Mr R Looker
Miss J Waite
Mrs S Robertson
Miss S Turpin
Miss K Densley

Mrs Fiona Cruickshank-Hunter

Support Staff
Mrs Lisa HollywoodBusiness Manager
Miss C FranklinAdministration Supervisor
Miss H VasilicHeadteacher's PA
Mrs R BellLibrary/Learning Resources Manager
Miss C EastburnCareers Lead and Marketing
Mr P HarrisonSenior Site Manager
Mrs B MasonCatering Manager
Mrs K WallaceEducation Attendance Officer
Mrs K CavanaghExams Officer
Ms N StokesSEND Administrator

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022

There is a strong culture of safeguarding in place, with clear systems to record any concerns. Leaders keep safeguarding relevant to all members of the school community through regular updates, training, alerts and reminders.

Ofsted 2022

Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022