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)
Miss J AtkinsonHead of Year 7
Mr B McArdleHead of Year 8
Mrs L FraserHead 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

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

Drama
Mrs H Openshaw

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

Geography
Mr S AtkinsonHead of Department
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

Law
Ms K Hopley

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

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 - Numeracy Specialism
Mrs F Cruickshank
Mr M Gaunt

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
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

Science
Mr P BrownHead of Department
Mr B McArdle
Mr S Glover
Ms V Jackson
Mr R Looker
Miss J Waite
Mr P Senior
Mr R ParkHigher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Robertson
Miss S Turpin

SENCo
Mrs Fiona Cruickshank-Hunter

Support Staff
Mrs L BensonSenior Teaching Assistant - Literacy & Dyslexia Specialism
Mrs M KirkpatrickSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs S TaylorSenior Teaching Assistant
Mrs J ThomlinsonSenior Teaching Assistant
Mr D FoulkesBusiness 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 K WallaceEducation Attendance Officer
Mrs K CavanaghExams Officer
Ms N StokesSEND Administrator

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 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

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

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

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