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


Rachel Ireland
Executive Head


Dave Rylance
Head of Academy


Allan Douglas
Assistant Head Teacher & Data Manager


Daniel MacArthur
Lead for Years 7/8 at the Lower Site


Dean Robertson

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
Steve Christie Outdoor Activities / Forest School
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
Peter Stenhouse Maths
Angela Thompson Prospects
Gary Thompson PE
Dan Walmsley Maths / ICT
Marcus Waugh Music Support
Lisa Wharton Prospects
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
Kevin Enright Finance 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
Stephen Gordon Business Support

Other Support Staff

Michael Kitchen Staff Support
David Willcock ICT Support
Dave Bage Site Manager (Lower)
Ash Curle Site Manager (Upper)
Lynn Blakemore School Cook (Lower)
Janine McGough School Cook (Upper)
Lyndsey Donkin Kitchen Assistant (Upper)
Angela Nelson Head Cleaner (Lower)
Tanya Barrass Cleaner (Lower)
Susan Ramsay Head Cleaner (Upper)
Lesley Foster Cleaner (Upper)
Andrea Fisher Cleaner (Upper)
Deborah Graham Cleaner (Upper)