Our staff

Senior Leadership Team

Shirley Watson (Ms)

Executive Principal

Michael Feely (Mr)


Joanne Orton (Mrs)

Senior Vice Principal, Student Progress and Engagement

Matthew Sanderson (Mr)

Vice Principal, Ethos and Aspiration

Lucy Hall (Mrs)

Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Routines

Tamsin Rafnsson (Mrs)

Assistant Principal, Group Director of Music

Krystine McAvan (Ms)

Associate Assistant Principal Data Assessments and Planning

Jess Watson (Miss)

Assistant Principal, Behaviour and Routines

Ben Karlin (Mr)

Assistant Principal, Teaching and Learning

Teaching Staff

Steven Ablett (Mr)

Head of Faculty (Humanities), Head of History, Teacher of History

Kalim Afzal (Mr)

Assistant Head DT, Teacher of DT

Janaid Ahmed (Mr)

2 i/c Science,Teacher of Science

Zarina Ahmed (Miss)

Head of RE, Teacher of RE

Eva Akesson (Miss)

Teacher of Art and Design

Tamera Akhtar (Mrs)

2 i/c Maths, Teacher of Mathematics

Usman Amjad (Mr)

HoY 9, Teacher of Science

William Barnett (Mr)

Teacher of Geography

Helen Bates (Mrs)

2 i/c Maths, Teacher of Mathematics

Martin Bendall (Mr)

Head of Data, Teacher of Science

Emma Blyth (Miss)

2i/c English, Teacher of English

Oliver Bull (Mr)

Teacher of Maths

Jessica Burness (Miss)

Teacher of English

Azhar Butt (Mr)

Teacher of Mathematics

Susan Campbell (Mrs)

Teacher of History*PT

Hollie Chisholm (Miss)

Teacher of English

Jessica Clasper (Mrs)


Nicola Clay (Mrs)

Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Science

Samantha Clegg (Miss)

2 i/c Maths, Teacher of Maths

Adrianna Cooke (Miss)

Teacher of English

Ashlie Costello (Miss)

Teacher of Spanish

Ramender Crompton (Mrs)

Head of English, Teacher of English

Hannah Curzon (Miss)

Teacher of English

Rob Day (Mr)

HoY 11, Teacher of PE

Jonathan Dean (Mr)

Teacher of Health & Social Care, Drugs Peer Co-ordinator

Jayne Everiss (Miss)

Head of Art, Teacher of Art & Design

Craig Fawell (Mr)

Teacher of DT

Rachel Garvey (Miss)

Teacher of Spanish

Amy Higgins (Mrs)

Head of Design Technology

Vincent Holdsworth (Mr)

Head of Science, Teacher of Science

Misba Hussain (Miss)

Teacher of ICT

Christopher Ignatowski (Mr)

Second in PE, Teacher of PE

Polly Johnston (Miss)

Teacher of Drama

Stephanie Jordon (Mrs)

Teacher of DT

Manjit Kaur (Mrs)

Progress Leader in Science

Kyran Khan (Mrs)

Teacher of RE

Judith Kidd (Ms)

(Group Vice Principal) Teacher of History

Asma Laher (Miss)

Assistant Head of FBI Faculty, Teacher of Business and Finance

Heather Langton (Miss)

Teacher of PE

Thomas Lorryman (Mr)

Head of Careers, Teacher of Science

Dawn Lowther (Dr)

Head of Music, Teacher of Music

Aneela Mahmood (Mrs)

Teacher of English

Samera Naaz Mason (Mrs)

Assistant Head of FBI Faculty, Teacher of Business and Finance

Sanam Mir (Miss)

Assistant Head of Science, Teacher of Science

Sairah Omar (Mrs)

Teacher of Science*PT

Sophie Parrish (Miss)

Teacher of PE

Natasha Raheem (Ms)

(Group Assistant Principal), Teacher of English

James Riach (Mr)

Teacher of English

Rameesha Riasat (Miss)

Teacher of Science

Luke Sandland (Mr)

Head of Department MFL

Kevin Simpson (Mr)

Teacher of Mathematics

Deborah Smith (Miss)

Teacher of Mathematics

Jacob Sparks (Mr)

HoY 10, Assistant Head of MFL, Teacher of Spanish

Emma Spafford (Miss)

Head of Mathematics

Victoria Speed (Mrs)

Assistant SENDCo, Head of Geography, Teacher of Geography

Christopher Thacker (Mr)

Teacher of Maths, HoY 7

Rosemary Tooke (Miss)

Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of History RCT

Aileen Whiteley (Mrs)

Teacher of English *PT

Ashleigh Willetts (Mrs)

Teacher of Law/Geog, HoY 8, Senior Tutor Y11

Jonathan Yale (Mr)

Head of PE, Teacher of PE

Peripatetic Music Teachers

Stephen Bradnum (Mr)

Peri Music Teacher

Dave Brons (Mr)

Peri Music Teacher

Jane Bryan (Mrs)

Peri Music Teacher

Anna Hamilton (Mrs)

Peri Music Teacher

Mark Lewalski (Mr)

Peri Music Teacher

Aaron Newland-Bentley

Peri Music Teacher

Alison Rignall (Mrs)

Peri Music Teacher

Richard Quarmby (Mr)

Peri Music Teacher

Eleanor TebaY

Peri Dance Tutor

Support Staff

Clare McCarthy

Operations & Business Manager

Michael Abbott (Mr)

Behaviour Support Worker/Learning Support Assistant

Waqas Arshad (Mr)

Cover Supervisor

Helen Bakes (Mrs)

Senior Administrator* PT

Wendy Beaumont (Mrs)

Senior Administrator

Sophie Blackburn (Miss)

Learning Support Assistant

Nicola Botka (Miss)

Home Link Officer

Shabnam Butt (Mrs)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Andy Cairns (Mr)

Multimedia Manager (Group)

Michael Callen (Mr)

Exams Officer and Planning Manger

Sarah Cowley (Mrs)

Library Services Lead

Lauren Dawson (Mrs)

Senior Data Administrator

Sharon Fleming (Ms)


Laura Fletcher (Miss)

PA to the Principal & HR Administrator

Joshua Freeman (Mr)

Performing Arts Technician

Vanessa Hunt (Ms)

Administration Services Manager

Adam Hurst (Mr)

Site Assistant (Group)

Sabrina Hussain (Miss)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Eesa Iqbal (Mr)

Behaviour Support Worker

Shanaz Iqbal (Mrs)

Learning Support Assistant

Raadhiyah Khan (Miss)

Pastoral & Admin Support Apprentice

Christopher Lamming (Mr)

Science Technician

Martyn Liddle (Mr)

Campus Manager (Group)

Carla Mallett (Miss)

Senior Pastoral Manager/ Beh & Attendance

Jenny Markland (Mrs)

Academy Nurse

Bhavika Mistry (Mrs)

Senior Science Technician

Charlie Miller (Mr)

Learning Support Assistant

Elizabeth Milner (Mrs)

Art Technician

Debbie Moore (Mrs)

Science Technician*PT/ Receptionist (pm)

Kimberley Morley

Academy Counsellor

Mubasher Naeem (Mr)

Cover Supervisor

Lynda Overend (Miss)

Reprographics Supervisor*PT

Mohammed Qasim

Learning support assistant

Rosey Sharp (Mrs)

DT Technician

Graeme Turpin (Mr)

Senior DT Technician

Evangolos Tsakitis (Mr)

Learning Support Assistant

Fakra Wahid (Miss)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Behaviour Support

Katarzyna Wysocka (Mrs)

Reprographics Assistant

Halima Zaman (Miss)

Learning Support Assistant

Cleaning Team

Donna Clark (Mrs)

Cleaning Manager

Shaista Azhar (Ms)


Zahida Begum (Mrs)


Janet Broadbent (Ms)


Clare Brunt (Miss)


Brenda Dyke (Mrs)


Kath Greetham ( Miss)


Adam Jesionowski (Mr)


Juraj Koncek (Mr)


Anita Midgley (Ms)


Ian Midgley (Mr)


Melissa Oakley (Miss)


Brenda Pinder (Ms)


Sharon Pinder (Miss)


Isma Raja (Mrs)


Lavdije Shala (Ms)


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