Senior School Staff

Dr Rebecca Ashcroft

Head

PhD BA (Hons) PGCE York & Huddersfield
Miss Claire Thompson

Deputy Head and Head of the Senior School

BSc MA PGCE Manchester & Durham
Mr Daniel B Kitching

Assistant Head (Pastoral), Teacher of English & Physical Education

BEd (Hons) Carnegie
Ms Lara Roberts

Assistant Head (Academic) & Head of Religious Studies

BA (Hons) PGCE Exeter & Newcastle
Ms Andrea Tomlinson

Head of Finance & Compliance

BSc Accounting, CIMA Adv Dip MA, Cert Ed Robert Gordon & Sunderland
Mrs Eileen N Auty

SENCO

BA PGCE Leeds
Mr Graeme Butterfield

Head of ICT

BA PGCE Salford & Durham
Mrs Rebecca Coverdale

Teacher of Year 6

BA Hull
Mrs Faye Foster

Head of Geography

BSc PGCE Durham
Mrs Clare Fraser

Head of Art

BA (Hons) MA, PGCE Sunderland, Teesside , Northumbria
Mrs Colette Fryer

Head of English

BA (Hons) MA PGCE York & Durham
Mrs Heidi J Garrett

Head of German

BA PGCE London & York
Mrs Celia Gaunt Head of French BA PGCE Tours & Durham
Mrs Julie Gresswell

Head of Science & Physics

BSc (Hons) PGCE Edinburgh, Newcastle & Durham
Mr Paul Heaton

Teacher of Year 6

BSc PGCE Hull
Mr Stephen Heron Head of Spanish BBA (Hons) PGCE Lancaster & Warwick
Ms Karin van der Heyden Teacher of English BA PGCE Zimbabwe & London
Mr Steven Kears

Teacher of Geography

BSc PGCE Open University
Mrs Rachel Jones

Head of History

BSc MA PGCE Liverpool, London & Durham
Ms Sally Kitching Teacher of English BA (Hons) PGCE London & Cambridge
Mrs Sally Lees

Specialist Training

BA MBA PGCE PG Dip SpLD CCET
Mrs Samantha Lindsay-Symington

Head of Biology, Team Leader (Years 9-11)

BSc PGCE Durham & Sunderland
Mrs Marie Lithgo

Teacher of PE/Games

Mrs Victoria McGuire

Teacher of Mathematics

BSc (QTS) Sunderland
Mr Gordon McReddie

Head of Music

MA BMus PGCE Leeds Hull & Durham
Mr Ian Palmer

Head of Mathematics

BA PGCE Sheffield & Leicester
Ms Claire Reily Teacher of Art BA PGCE Leeds & Northumbria
Ms Janet Smart

Teacher of Spanish & French

BA (Hons) PGCE Manchester & Lancaster
Mrs Lynzey Spencer-Crabb Head of Chemistry BSc PGCE Wales Institute Cardiff
Mrs Marie Sweeney

Head of Physical Education

BEd (Hons) Leeds, Carnegie
Mrs Tracey Taylor Teacher of Maths BA (Hons) PGCE Liverpool & Northumbria
Mr Tom Thorogood

Teacher of PE/Games

BA (Hons) PGCE Leeds Beckett & Northumbria
Mr Steven Wilkinson

Head of Design & Technology

BA (Ed) Sunderland
Mrs Susan Burniston

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Flute

Cert Ed, NVQ3
Mr Gary Hadfield Peripatetic Music Teacher – Percussion
Mrs Linda Hewlett

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Singing

BA, Cert Ed
Mr Paul McArthur

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Guitar

MSc
Mrs Geraldine Murray

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Violin

LTCL, ALCM
Mrs Rachel Robinson

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Cello

LGSM, CLCM, DRSAM, PGCE
Mr Stephen Sild

Peripatetic Music Teacher – Piano

GRSM, LRAM
Mrs Claire Bellerby Head of Admissions
Mr Chris Boardman Caretaker
Miss Emily Harrison Business Admin Apprentice
Mrs Ann Morton Facilities Manager & Uniform Shop
Mrs Emma Pailor Science Technician
Mr Tony Plunkett Caretaker
Mrs Jane Stohrer Wrap Around Care & Finance Assistant
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson Head of Marketing BA (Hons) DipCIM Liverpool John Moores
Miss Linda Ward Secretary of Senior School
Mrs Sophie Williamson Librarian & DofE Coordinator and Teaching Assistant BSc (Hons) Northumbria, Level 2 & 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning