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 A JamesAssistant Headteacher (Post 16)
Miss Y NordonAssistant Headteacher (Achievement)
Mr M MoodyAssociate Assistant Headteacher (Maths Hub)
Mrs C McGuinessHead of Year 7
Mr B McArdleHead of Year 8
Miss J AtkinsonHead of Year 9
Miss H HowsonHead of Year 10
Mr C ClarkeHead of Year 11

Intervention
Miss H HowsonIntervention Co-ordinator/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Art
Mrs J RhodesHead of Department
Mrs S Stevenson

Business Studies
Miss C McVeyHead of Department

Design & Technology
Miss A StringerHead of Department
Mr P GreenwoodActing Head of Department
Mr P Hammond
Miss K Jacques

Drama
Mrs H OpenshawSubject Co-ordinator

English
Miss V ArcherHead of Department
Mrs D HodgkisonAssistant Head of Department
Miss K Armstrong
Mrs R Bainbridge
Miss J Hayton
Mrs C McGuiness
Mr A Bell
Miss Y Nordon

Geography
Mr S AtkinsonSubject Team Leader
Mrs E Vaudrey
Miss M Morfett-Murdock

Health & Social Care
Mrs C Wallace

History
Mr J RhodesHead of Department
Mr A James
Mr J Johnston
Mr M Martson

ICT
Mr S BeedieHead of Department
Mr F Callow

Law
Ms K Hopley

Maths
Mr M MoodyHead of Department
Mr P SharpeSecond in Department
Miss S Howbridge
Mrs A Bradshaw (nee Jones)
Mr P Thomas
Mr D Tucker
Mrs A TodhunterHigher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs F Cruickshank
Mr M Worthington

Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs J MoodyHead of Department
Mrs J Riddick
Miss H Gillies

Performing Arts / Music
Ms E BrownleeHead of Department
Mrs H Openshaw
Miss G Baronello
Mr D Verry

Physical Education
Mr M ButlerHead of Department
Miss J Atkinson
Mr J Bulman
Mr O Burns
Miss H Howson
Mrs A Nicholson

Psychology
Ms E May

Science
Mr P BrownHead of Department
Mr B McArdle
Mr S Glover
Ms V Jackson
Mr R Looker
Mrs S Robinson
Mr P Senior
Mr R ParkHigher Level Teaching Assistant

SENCo
Mrs Fiona Cruickshank-Hunter

Skills for Life/Spiritual and Moral Development
Mr C Clarke
Miss E Morrison
Mr N Thompson
Mrs C Atkinson

Support Staff
Mrs L BensonSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs M KirkpatrickSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs S TaylorSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs J ThomlinsonSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs K WallaceHigher Level Teaching Assistant: Autism
Mr D FoulkesBusiness Manager
Ms A PenningtonIT Network Manager
Miss H VasilicHeadteacher's PA
Mrs R BellLibrary/Learning Resources Manager
Miss C EastburnEnterprise and Marketing Manager
Mr P HarrisonSenior Site Manager
Mrs B MasonCatering Manager
Mrs T RichardsonEducation Attendance Officer
Ms L MacCollExams Officer
Ms N StokesSEN Administrator

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018