Our Staff

Key Contacts



Academy Leadership Group:

Executive Principal - Ms J M Nolan

Head of Academy - Miss K Wright

Vice Principal - Mr M Wood

Vice Principal - Mr H Zaheer


Care and Support contacts in the Academy:

Pastoral lead for Years 7 & 8 - Mr G Shaw

Pastoral lead for Years 9 & 10 - Mr T Howard

Pastoral lead for Year 11 - Mr C Wood


Student Support:

Director of Progress - Miss F McGregor

Director of Inclusion & Additional Needs - Mrs M Butler

If you require any help or information phone the Academy on 0191 4204555 or email [email protected]


Full staff list


Mrs D Arkley - Attendance Leader

Mrs E Arrowsmith - Humanities

Mr T Bilham - Faculty Leader: Humanities

Mr G Bowman - Music

Miss L Broadway - Literacy Leader / English

Mrs A Bullock - Reprographics Technician / Reception

Mrs M Butler - Director of Inclusion & Additional Needs

Miss L Carmichael - PE

Mr J Castling - Faculty Leader: Science

Mrs H Collinson - Attendance Leader

Mr M Coy - Assistant Director of Maths

Miss Y Crompton - Finance

Mr D Frew - PE

Miss E Gladwin - English

Miss G Goundry - Admin Assistant: Attendance

Miss A Harrison - Student Support

Mr T Howard - Pastoral lead

Miss K Jackson - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr A Lawerence - Maths

Mrs C Laws - Admin Assistant: Curriculum

Mrs J Leonard - Expressive Performing Arts

Mrs A Lydon - Learning Mentor

Miss F McGregor - Science / Director of Progress

Mrs L Minnikin - Child Development

Mr S Minnikin - Computer Studies

Mrs R Ng - Design & Technology

Ms J M Nolan - Executive Principal

Mr A O'Connor - History Lead

Miss F Parry - English

Mrs N Readman - Director of Teaching and Learning / Science

Mr K Reilly - Technician

Mrs S Reilly - Admin Assistant: SEN

Mr D Scott - Premises Manager

Mr C Sexton - Assistant Faculty Lead: Science

Mr G Shaw - Pastoral lead

Mrs S Shaw - MFL / Humanities

Mrs M Sowerby - Director of Teaching and Learning / Science

Miss J Taplin - Learning Mentor

Mrs E Telford - Data Manager

Mrs G Toner - Office Manager / Operations Manager

Mrs R Walker - Design Technology

Mrs N Webber - Computing

Mr M Williams - Faculty Leader: Maths

Ms K Wilson - Principal & Vice Principal Personal Assistant

Miss H Whyman - Assistant Director of English

Mr C Wood - Pastoral lead

Mr M Wood - Vice Principal

Miss K Wright - Head of Academy

Mr H Zaheer - Vice Principal