Senior School staff

All details are correct as of August 2017. 

Senior Management Team

Mr Andrew Chicken, BA (University of London), MEd (Manchester), FRSA Headmaster
Mrs Donna Harris, BSc (Nottingham) Senior Deputy Head (Academic)
Mrs Jo White, MA (Oxford) Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Mr Ben Bowles, MEng (Oxford) Deputy Head (Staffing and Co-Curriculum)
Mr David Stone, BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham) Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Jackie Smith, BA (Queen’s Belfast) Head of Middle School
Mrs Helen Lawson, MA (Cambridge) Head of Lower School
Mr Chris Watson, MA (Edinburgh) Bursar
Mr Chris Wright, BA (Liverpool)
Admissions Coordinator
Mrs Rachel Horsford, MA (Cambridge), MSc (Manchester Metropolitan), MCIM Director of External Relations

Heads of Year

Mr David Stone, BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham) Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Heather Ashton, BA (UWE Bristol) Head of Upper Sixth
Mrs Katrina Britton, BSc (Salford) Head of Lower Sixth
Mrs Jackie Smith, BA (Queen’s Belfast)
Head of Middle School
Mrs Rachel Hindley, MChem (Oxford) Head of Fifth Year
Mr Niall Clarke, BA (Queen’s Belfast), MA (Leeds)  Head of Fourth Year
Mrs Helen Lawson, MA (Cambridge) Head of Lower School
Miss Sharon Withington, BEd (Sheffield) Head of Third Year
Dr Emanuela Zanda, BA, PhD (Manchester) Head of Second Year
Mr Dominic Breffit, BA (Manchester) Assistant Head of Second Year
Mrs Esther Suttle, BA (Warwick) Head of First Year

Heads of House

Dr Wally Krywonos and Mrs Heather Ashton Heads of Arden House
Mr Alex Ehegartner and Mr Michael Sallabank Heads of Nicholson House
Mr Dominic Breffit and Miss Jessica Berry Heads of Vernon House
Mr Anton Hanson and Mrs Katrina Wilkinson Heads of Warren House

Form Tutors

Miss Jessica Berry 1P
Miss Heather Morgan
1Q
Mr Chris Wright 1R
Miss Jessica Perkins
1S
Mr Ollie Johnson
1T
Mr Michael Sallabank 1U
Mrs Anne Larkin 1W
Mr Rob Bowden
2P
Mr Alex Ehegartner 2Q
Mr Craig Shaw
2R
Mr James Wilson
2S
Mrs Elizabeth Niven
2T
Miss Eilidh MacDonald
2U
Mrs Laura Goddard 2W
Mrs Annabel Cole
2Y
Mr Robert Jones 3P
Mr Matthew Eeckelaers
3Q
Mrs Ruth Groves 3R
Mr Hugo Corbett 3S
Mrs Ann Mulholland 3T
Mr David Lorentz 3U
Miss Laura Chandler
3W
Mrs Hayley Crowley 4H
Mr Anton Hanson 4K
Mrs Katherine Psaila 4M
Mrs Becky Reevell 4P
Mr Kieran Prudham 4S
Miss Hannah Barton 4T
Mr Pete Urwin 4U
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson 4W
Mr Neil Young 4Y
Mr Mick Flaherty 5C
Mr Greig Frankland 5F
Mr Stuart Moore 5H
Dr Wally Krywonos 5K
Mrs Linda Morgan 5M
Mrs Zoe Vernon 5S
Mr Graeme Mckinna-Whitby 5T
Miss Becci Upton
5U
Mrs Michelle Whitton 5W
Mr Tom Buxton-Cope L1
Miss Clare Sutton
L2
Mrs Carol Marshall L3
Mrs Georgina Cope
L4
Mr Richard Davies
L5
Mr Richard Heyes L6
Mr Alastair Thorley L7
Mrs Heather Fenton
L8
Dr Martin Hamilton
L9
Mr Jamie Swann
U1
Dr Stephen Smith
U2
Mrs Lucy Lammas 
U3
Miss Carrie Stevenson
U4
Mr Alex Cooke U5
Dr Anne-Louise Glarvey
U6
Mr Peter Grant U7
Miss Leanne Curl U8
Miss Sylvia Gibson
U9
Miss Ruth Moore U10

Teaching Staff

Art, Design and Technology

Mr Richard Davies (Head of Department) BA (Lancs), MA (York), MSc (MMU)
Mrs Ruth Groves BA (Liverpool)
Miss Sarah Hodkinson BSc (Sheffield Hallam)
Dr Thekla Kampelmann MA (Dortmund), PhD (Dortmund)
Mr Graeme McKinna-Whitby BSc (Open University)
Mrs Helen Tadman BEng (Birmingham)
Miss Becci Upton BA (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Zoe Vernon BEd (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mr Neil Young
BA (Manchester), MA (Open University)

Classics

Miss Lauren McAlister BA (Birmingham)
Mr Philip Pratt BA (Warwick), MA, PhD (Harvard)
Mr Alastair Thorley (Head of Department) MA (Oxford)
Mr Pete Urwin BA (Southampton)
Dr Emanuela Zanda BA, PhD (Manchester)

Drama

Mrs Alison Moffatt (Head of Department) BA (Leeds)

Economics and Business Studies

Miss Leanne Curl (Head of Department) BA (Leeds Metropolitan)
Mr Alex Phillips BA (Manchester)

English

Mrs Georgina Cope (Head of Department) BA (Kent)
Mrs Rachael Cross BA (Manchester)
Mr Ollie Johnson  BA (Oxford)
Mr Robert Jones BA (Oxford)
Mrs Helen Lawson MA (Cambridge)
Miss Eilidh MacDonald BA (Warwick), MA (Leeds)
Mrs Siobhan Moore BA (Leeds)
Mrs Ann Mulholland BA (Lancaster)
Mr Mike Sallabank BA (Loughborough), MA (Manchester)
Mrs Esther Suttle BA (Warwick)

Geography

Mr Alex Cooke (Head of Department) BSc (MMU)
Mrs Hayley Crowley BSc (Durham)
Mrs Gita Miles BA (Leeds)
Miss Kirsten Owen Dipl Higher Education (Heriot-Watt), BSc (Edinburgh), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)
Miss Jessica Perkins BSc (Liverpool)
Mrs Jackie Smith BA (Queen’s Belfast)

History

Mrs Heather Ashton BA (UWE Bristol)
Mrs Katie Chesterton BA, MA (Manchester)
Mr Andrew Chicken BA (University of London), MEd (Manchester), FRSA
Miss Catherine Griffiths BA (Manchester), MA (Manchester)
Miss Gill Gunn BA (The College of St Paul & St Mary, Cheltenham), MA (Salford)
Mr Stuart Moore BA (Warwick)
Dr Stephen Smith (Head of Department) BA, PhD (Swansea)
Mr David Stone BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham)

ICT

Mr Niall Clarke BA (Queen’s Belfast), MA (Leeds)
Mr Mick Flaherty (Head of Department) BSc (Staffordshire)

Languages

Mrs Suzanne Belshaw, French and German BA (Leeds)
Mrs Kerstin Christmann, German Dip (Leipzig)
Mrs Annabel Cole, Spanish and French BA (Leeds)
Miss Sylvia Gibson, French and German (Head of Department) BA (Queen’s Belfast)
Dr Thekla Kampelmann, German MA (Dortmund), PhD (Dortmund)
Miss Dominique Le Blanc, French Assistant  
Mr David Lorentz, French MPhil (Nancy)
Miss Alba Mateos, Spanish Assistant  
Mrs Linda Morgan, French and German BA (Nottingham), PGCE (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Katherine Psaila, Spanish and French BA (Nottingham Trent)
Mr Jan-Erik Rohl, German Assistant  
Miss Carrie Stevenson, French and German BA (Oxford)
Mr James Wilson, French and German BA (Hull)

Learning Support

Mrs Sarah Boardman BA (Salford)
Mrs Claire Claymore, Teaching Assistant BSc (Open University)
Mrs Katy Harmer, Teaching Assistant BA (Sheffield)
Mrs Helen Kelly, Teaching Assistant BEd (Leeds)
Ms Dawn Meers BA (Hull), MEd (Birmingham), Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association

Life Studies

Mr Alex Ehegartner (Head of Department) BA (Lasel, USA)
Miss Heather Morgan BA (Newcastle)

Mathematics

Mr Ben Bowles  MEng (Oxford)
Mr Tony Cheslett BSc (Durham), MSc (Manchester)
Mrs Molly Evans BA (Manchester)
Mr Greig Frankland (Head of Department) BSc (Manchester)
Dr Martin Hamilton MSc (Queen’s Belfast), PhD (Glasgow)
Mrs Donna Harris BSc (Nottingham)
Miss Maggie Higgins BSc (Manchester)
Mrs Lucy Lammas BA (York)
Mrs Anne Larkin BSc (Manchester)
Rev Liz Leaver MA, Bth (Cambridge)
Mrs Carol Marshall BSc (Hull), MSc (Manchester)
Miss Charlie Mills BSc (Newcastle)
Mr Kieran Prudham BSc (Newcastle)
Mrs Becky Reevell BSc (Durham)
Mrs Rhian Taylor BSc (Manchester)

Music

Mr Michael Dow (Head of Department) MA (Cambridge)
Mr Philip Kennedy BMus (Manchester), MEd (Edge Hill), NPQML
Mrs Joanne Matthews BA (Hons) (RSAMD)
Mrs Elena Short MA (Cambridge)

PE

Mr Rob Bowden BA (Leeds)
Mr Hugo Corbett BA (Staffordshire)
Mrs Abigail Downing MA (Cambridge)
Mrs Laura Goddard BSc (Leeds)
Mr Anton Hanson BEd (Sheffield)
Mr Paul Harper  
Mrs Angie Jones BEd (Leeds Metropolitan), MEd (Leeds Metropolitan)
Mrs Jo Maskery BEd (Cheltenham)
Mr Jimmy Ormond  
Miss Amanda Partington BA (Leeds), MSc (Liverpool)
Mr Michael Pinder  
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson BA (Liverpool)
Miss Sharon Withington  BEd (Sheffield) 
Mr Chris Wright (Head of Department) BA (Liverpool)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Mr Dominic Breffit BA (Manchester)
Mr Jamie Swann (Head of Department) BA (Durham), MA (Sheffield)
Rev Liz Leaver MA, Bth (Cambridge)

Psychology

Miss Hannah Barton (Head of Department) BSc (Cardiff)
Mr Tom Buxton-Cope BSc (Manchester), Diploma in Education (MMU)

Sciences

Miss Jessica Berry, Chemistry BSc (Manchester)
Mrs Katrina Britton, Chemistry BSc (Salford)
Miss Laura Chandler, Biology/Physics  BSc (Edinburgh)
Miss Abigail Curtis, Physics  MEng (Oxford)
Mrs Zoe Dawson, Physics  MSci (Durham)
Mr Matthew Eeckelaers, Chemistry  BSc (Durham), MA (London)
Mrs Heather Fenton, Physics (Head of Department) BSc (Durham)
Dr Anne-Louise Glarvey, Chemistry (Head of Department) MChem, PhD (Sheffield)
Mr Peter Grant, Biology (Head of Department) BSc (Stirling)
Mr Richard Heyes, Chemistry  BSc (Sheffield)
Mrs Rachel Hindley, Chemistry  MChem (Oxford)
Mrs Claire Hird, Physics   BSc (Manchester)
Mr Ian Killey, Physics  BEng, BSc (Sheffield)
Dr Wally Krywonos, Chemistry  MSc, PhD (Manchester)
Miss Ruth Moore, Physics MSci (Queen’s Belfast)
Mrs Elizabeth Niven, Biology  BSc (Birmingham)
Mrs Angela Reid, Biology  BSc (Manchester)
Mr Craig Shaw, Physics  MPhys (Durham)
Miss Clare Sutton, Biology  MSc (Oxford)
Mrs Jo White, Biology  MA (Oxford)
Mrs Michelle Whitton, Biology  BSc (Leeds)
Mrs Lindsey Withers, Biology  BA (Cambridge)

Key Non-teaching Staff

Mr Chris Watson, MA Bursar
Mrs Rachel Horsford, MA, MSc, MCIM Director of External Relations
Mrs Judy Baker Headmaster’s Secretary
Mrs Margaret Connor  Admissions Officer
Mrs Sandra Gaffney School Administrator
Mrs Pam Ward, RGN Dip HE Com/Health School Nurse
Mrs Christine Kenny School Nurse
Mrs Sarah Robinson Examinations Officer
Mr Simon Brandt Network Manager
Ms Josephine Pazos Librarian
Mr Steve Markham Maintenance Foreman
Mr Paul Croft Site Services Manager
Mr Phil Chatwood Head Groundsman
Mrs Julie Holt Bookshop
Mrs Sarah Johnson Music Administrator
Mr Steve Pownall Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator
Miss Laura Turner Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator
Mrs Kathy Gosling Catering Manager
Mrs Sarah Gulson School Support Secretary (pastoral) 
Mrs Angela Horne School Support Secretary (academic)
Mr Adam Hughes Outdoor Education Co-ordinator