(update pending, Summer 2017)

Senior Leadership Team

Miss C Huddleston

Mrs K Coomber
Senior Vice Principal

Mrs S Stamford
Vice Principal

Mrs J Canning
Vice Principal

Mr C E Smith
Senior Assistant Principal

Mr JP Fagan
Assistant Principal

Mrs A Crompton
Assistant Principal

Mr M Trohear
Assistant Principal
Head of Sixth Form

Mrs R Sharples
Assistant Principal

Mr C Atkinson
Assistant Principal

POD Staff

PODs are pastoral hubs of the Academy and are the central point of contact for any issues regarding student welfare. There is a separate POD for each Key Stage, within which work the Assistant Principal, Heads of Year, Student Support/Child Protection Officers and Admin Managers. Pastoral care for Years 7-8 is overseen by the KS3 POD, for Years 9, 10 and 11 it is the KS4 POD, and for sixth form (Years 12-13) it is the KS5 POD.

A vital part of the pastoral team are the form tutors and they are encouraged to be the first point of contact for parents for day to day issues concerning their child. For more urgent requests or for issues that require help from the Year Manager or Assistant Principal then it is possible to contact each POD directly via our telephone switchboard or via email.

Key Stage 3

(Located next to the LRC)


Mr John-Paul Fagan Assistant Principal KS3 Behaviour

Mr Jonathan Hands Year 7 Manager

Mr Chris Smith Year 8 Manager

Miss S Hart (Acting) Year 7/8 Student Support & Child Protection Manager

Mrs Anne Marsden POD Administrator

Key Stage 4

(Located next to the NCR)


Mrs Alison Crompton Assistant Principal KS4 Student Engagement & Behaviour

Mr Mark Reeve Year 9 Manager

Miss N Pyper-Mann Year 10 Manager

Miss Victoria Smith Year 11 Manager

Miss Vikki Eastwood KS4 Student Support & Child Protection Manager

Mrs Janet Foster KS4 Student Support / LSA

Mrs Christine Friend KS4 Administration Support

Key Stage 5

(Located in the Sixth Form Centre)


Mr Trohear Assistant Principal KS5

Mrs Merga Second in Sixth Form and Year 13 Manager

Mr Bellusci Year 12 Manager

Mrs Hargreaves KS5 Administration Support

Miss Bartlett Sixth Form Study Supervisor

Learning Area Coordinators

Miss N Goad

Mrs A Duffy

Design Technology
Mrs C Tipton

Ms S Patchett

Miss J Holman

Ms R Wylde

Health and Social Care
Mrs H Brennand

Mr M Bolton


Mr K Alpin

Ms S Pankhurst

Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs D Shakeshaft

Mr R Keeling

Mr M Pallas / Mr J Stamford

Religious Education
Mrs J Kellow

Mr I Irving

Social Sciences
Mrs J Woodruff