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 PGCE Sunderland & 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
Miss 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
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
Mrs Vanessa Hill Marketing Assistant
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