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Senior School Staff


Here at Stockport Grammar School our staff are passionate, highly qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic about helping our pupils reach their full potential. With class sizes at a minimum, our teachers can truly get to know each child, and help them with their individual needs.

The teaching doesn’t stop outside of the classroom either, with many of our teachers running clubs, competitions and co-curricular events that help pupils become their very best in academia, sports and music.

All details are correct as of September 2018.

Senior Management Team

Name Job Title
Dr Paul Owen, MA (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge) Headmaster
Mrs Donna Harris, BSc (Nottingham) Senior Deputy Head (Academic)
Mrs Jo White, BA, 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
Mrs Rachel Horsford, MA (Cambridge),
MSc (Manchester Metropolitan), MCIM
Director of External Relations

Heads of Year

Name Job Title
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 Grey, Mchem 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
Mrs Esther Suttle, BA (Warwick) Head of First Year

Heads of House

Name Job Title
Mrs Heather Ashton and Dr Wally Krywonos Heads of Arden House
Mr Alex Ehegartner and Mr Michael Sallabank Heads of Nicholson House
Miss Jessica Berry and Mr Ollie Johnson Heads of Vernon House
Mr Anton Hanson and Mrs Katrina Wilkinson Heads of Warren House

Form Tutors

Name Form
Miss Jessica Berry 1P
Miss Sarah Hodkinson 1Q
Mr Chris Wright 1R
Mr Kieran Prudham 1S
Mr Ollie Johnson 1T
Mr Michael Sallabank 1U
Miss Heather Morgan 1W
Mrs Annabel Cole 2P
Mr Hugo Corbett 2Q
Mr Danny Thomson 2R
Miss Charlie Mills 2S
Mr Matthew King-Sayce 2T
Mrs Jessica Pass 2U
Mr Rob Bowden 2W
Mr Matthew Eeckelaers 3P
Miss Laura Chandler 3Q
Mr Paul Allen 3R
Mrs Hilary Oddy 3S
Mr Alex Ehegartner 3T
Miss Catherine Griffiths 3U
Mr David Lorentz 3W
Mr Stuart Moore 4H
Mr Anton Hanson 4K
Mrs Katherine Psaila 4M
Mrs Rebecca Reevell 4P
Mrs Alexia Marsden 4S
Miss Hannah Barton 4T
Mr Rob Jones 4U
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson 4W
Mr Neil Young 4Y
Mrs Anna Neale 4Z
Mrs Kerstin Christmann 5C
Mr Greig Frankland 5F
Mr Alex Phillips 5H
Dr Wally Krywonos 5K
Miss Eilidh MacDonald 5M
Mrs Zoe Vernon 5S
Mr Graeme McKinna-Whitby 5T
Mrs Rebecca Upton 5U
Mrs Michelle Whitton 5W
Mr Tom Buxton-Cope L1
Mrs Laura Goddard L2
Mrs Carol Marshall L3
Mrs George Cope L4
Mr Richard Davies L5
Mr Richard Heyes L6
Mr Alistair Thorley L7
Mrs Heather Fenton L8
Dr Martin Hamilton L9
Mr Craig Shaw L10
Mr Jamie Swann U1
Dr Stephen Smith U2
Mrs Lucy Lammas U3
Mr James Wilson 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

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Richard Davies (Head of Department) BA (Lancs), MA (York), MSc (Manchester Metropolitan)
Miss Sarah Hodkinson BSc (Sheffield Hallam)
Mr Graeme McKinna-Whitby BSc (Open University)
Mrs Helen Tadman BEng (Birmingham)
Mrs Rebecca Upton BA (Manchester Metropolitan), MA (Manchester Metropolitan)
Dr Thekla Kampelmann MA (Dortmund), PhD (Dortmund)
Mrs Zoe Vernon BEd (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mr Neil Young (Assistant Head of Department) BA (Manchester), MA (Open University)
Mrs Hilary Oddy BA (Salford)

Classics

Name Qualification(s)
Miss Lauren McAlister BA (Birmingham)
Mr Alastair Thorley (Head of Department) MA (Oxford)
Mr Pete Urwin BA (Southampton)
Dr Emanuela Zanda BA, PhD (Manchester)

Computer Science

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

Drama

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Matt King-Sayce (Head of Department) BA (Loughborough), MSc (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Alison Moffatt BA (Leeds)

Economics and Business Studies

Name Qualification(s)
Miss Leanne Curl (Head of Department) BA (Leeds Metropolitan)
Mr Alex Phillips BA (Manchester)
Mrs Ann-Marie Thomson BA (Leeds)

English

Name Qualification(s)
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

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

History

Name Qualification(s)
Mrs Heather Ashton BA (UWE Bristol)
Mrs Katie Chesterton BA, MA (Manchester)
Miss Catherine Griffiths BA (Manchester), MA (Manchester)
Mr Stuart Moore BA (Warwick)
Dr Stephen Smith (Head of Department) BA, PhD (Swansea)
Mr David Stone BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham)

Learning Support

Name Qualification(s)
Mrs Sarah Boardman BA (Salford)
Mrs Claire Claymore, Teaching Assistant MA (St Andrews), BSc (Open University)
Mrs Katy Harmer, Teaching Assistant BA (Sheffield)
Ms Dawn Meers BA (Hull), MEd (Birmingham),
Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association

Life Studies

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Alex Ehegartner (Head of Department) BA (Lasel, USA)
Rev Liz Leaver BA, (Cambridge)
Miss Heather Morgan BA (Newcastle)

Mathematics

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Ben Bowles MEng (Oxford)
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 Alexia Marsden  BSc (Edinburgh)
Mrs Carol Marshall BSc (Hull), MSc (Manchester)
Miss Charlie Mills BSc (Newcastle)
Mr Kieran Prudham BSc (Newcastle)
Mrs Rebecca Reevell BSc (Durham), MEd (Manchester)
Mrs Rhian Taylor BSc (Manchester)

Modern Foreign Languages

Name Qualification(s)
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)
Mrs Judith Griffith (Supply Teacher) BA (Bangor)
Mr David Lorentz, French MPhil (Nancy)
Mrs Linda Morgan, French and German BA (Nottingham), PGCE (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Katherine Psaila-Harris, Spanish and French BA (Nottingham Trent)
Miss Carrie Stevenson, French and German BA (Oxford)
Mr James Wilson, French and German BA (Hull)

Music

Name Qualification(s)
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)

Physical Education and Sport

Name Qualification(s)
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)
Mrs Angie Jones BEd (Leeds Metropolitan), MEd (Leeds Metropolitan)
Mrs Jo Maskery BEd (Cheltenham)
Miss Amanda Partington BA (Leeds), MSc (Liverpool)
Mr Danny Thomson (Head of Department) BA (Liverpool)
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson BA (Liverpool)
Miss Sharon Withington BEd (Sheffield)
Mr Chris Wright BA (Liverpool)

Psychology

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

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Name Qualification(s)
Rev Liz Leaver MA, Bth (Cambridge)
Mrs Anna Neale BA (University College London)
Mr Jamie Swann (Head of Department) BA (Durham), MA (Sheffield)

Sciences

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Paul Allen, Biology BSc (Leicester)
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)
Mrs Rachel Grey, Chemistry MChem (Oxford)
Mr Richard Heyes, Chemistry BSc (Sheffield)
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)
Dr Paul Owen, Physics MA (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)
Mrs Angela Reid, Biology BSc (Manchester)
Mr Craig Shaw, Physics MPhys (Durham)
Mrs Jo White, Biology MA (Oxford)
Mrs Michelle Whitton, Biology BSc (Leeds)
Mrs Lindsey Withers, Biology BA (Cambridge)

Key Non-teaching Staff

Name Job Title
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
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