Meet Our Staff

Our academy consists of friendly and professional staff.


Please click the link below to find out all about our Trustees.


Senior Leadership Team


Executive Headteacher Rachel Ireland
Acting Head of Academy Patrick Tully
Academy Improvement Lead Dean Robertson
Assistant Headteacher Pastoral Daniel McArthur
Seconded Leader Michael Harriott

Role of our Executive Head’s

To provide strategic direction for the Academies within the Trust. To be the lead representative in the relationships with educational partners, the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees. To monitor, quality assure and review key improvements within the Trust Academies. To be responsible for upholding the Trust’s philosophy and core values.

Role of our Head’s of Academy

To provide dynamic and strategic direction, leadership and accountability at the Academy in respect of all aspects of standards and the day to day management of the academy. Maintain a commitment and partnership among pupils, staff and parents to the academy’s mission in partnership with Executive Head Teacher and the Board of Trustees. To support the development and the delivery of the Academy Improvement Plan and to lead the staff in reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of the Academy Development Plan and Self Evaluation.

 Teaching Staff

Maria Agnew English
Dom Agnew Maths
Sheila Baker Food Technology
Beth Chadwick Basic Skills Co-ordinator
Jill Charlton Classroom Support
Michelle Davies Outreach Worker
Paulina Dumuje Science
Sara Dunn Music
Dave Foley PSHE / Construction
Terry Fraser Art
Michael Johnson Design Technology / Engage Lead
Mark Jones Physical Education
Gordon Langley Classroom Support / Vocational Tutor
Johnny Laverick Maths
Dan MacArthur Design Technology
Alex Mitchell Music
Wendy O’Brien SENDCO
Andrew O’Connor Humanities
Paul Ramsay Outdoor Activities / Mechanics
Lynsey Shillaw Classroom Support / Alternative Provision
Barry Simpson Forest School
Rob Skelton Classroom Support / Vocational Tutor
Angela Thompson Prospects
Gary Thompson PE
Dan Walmsley Maths / ICT
Richie Whitmore ICT / Behaviour & Attendance Lead
Mark Woodhouse Outdoor Education / External Visit Coordinator / Health & Safety Rep.

Business Support Team

Corporate Business Support

Mick Little Director of Corporate Services
Karen Raine Corporate Business Manager
Julie Walker Governance Support & Development
Niki Bird IT Manager
James Donkin Network Manager
Louise Johnson HR Manager
Andy Hall Facilities Manager
Camille Burdon Business Support (Finance)
Adam Raine Business Support (HR)
Paula Dodds Business Support Training and Corporate Admin

Academy Based Business Support

Amanda Sayers Business Support
Carly Ward Business Support

Other Support Staff

David Willcock ICT Support
Ash Curle Site Manager
Janine McGough School Cook
Lyndsey Donkin Kitchen Assistant
Susan Ramsay Head Cleaner
Lesley Foster Cleaner
Andrea Fisher Cleaner
Deborah Graham Cleaner