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Senior School Staff

Chemistry teacher with Lower School pupils

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 February 2024.

Senior Management Team

Name Job Title
Mrs Sarah Capewell, MA (Edinburgh) Head
Mr Ian Kendrick, BA, MA (Leeds) Deputy Head (Academic)
Mrs Jo White, BA, MA (Oxford) Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Mrs Jackie Smith, BA (Queen’s Belfast) Deputy Head (Staffing and Co-Curriculum)
Mr David Stone, BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham) Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Jude Fitzgerald, BSc (Glasgow) Head of Middle School
Mrs Helen Lawson, MA (Cambridge) Head of Lower School
Miss Joanne Clague, FCA, CTA (Hull) Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
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 Jude Fitzgerald, BSc (Glasgow) Head of Middle School
Mrs Rebecca Reevell, BSc (Durham), MEd (Manchester) 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
Mr Anton Hanson, BEd (Sheffield) Head of Third Year
Dr Emanuela Zanda, BA, PhD (Manchester) Head of Second Year
Mr Alex Ehegartner, BA (Lasell, USA) Head of First Year

Heads of House

Name Job Title
Mrs Heather Ashton and Miss Claire Hockaday Heads of Arden House
Miss Sharon Withington and Mr Alex Phillips Heads of Nicholson House
Mrs Jessica Plowright and Mr Tom Quinn Heads of Vernon House
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson and Mr Anton Hanson Heads of Warren House

Form Tutors

Name Form
Mrs Alison Smith/Mrs Hayley Crowley 1P
Ms Rachel Jones/Mrs Katy Gate 1Q
Mr Chris Wright/Mrs Angela Reid 1R
Mr Joshua Talbot/Mrs Rhian Taylor 1S
Mr Patrick Clear/Mrs Zoe Dawson 1T
Miss Claire Hockaday/Mrs Natasha Caldwell 1U
Miss Heather Morgan/Mrs Catherine Harvey 1W
Mr Matt Sturgess/Miss Sarah Hodkinson 1Y
Mr Hugo Corbett 2P
Mr David Shingler  2Q
Miss Sarah Nichols 2R
Mrs Sarah O’Brien  2S
Ms Rebecca Walsh 2T
Miss Joanne Mitchell/Mrs Rachael Cross 2U
Mr Michael Schofield 2W
Mr Daniel Cere 2Y
Mr Thomas Leng 3P
Miss Laura Chandler 3Q
Mr Paul Allen 3R
Miss Sharon Withington 3S
Mr Andy Kershaw 3T
Mrs Hilary Oddy 3U
Mr David Lorentz 3W
Mr Matthew Dixon 3Y
Miss Charlotte Mills 4A
Mrs Katie Chesterton 4C
Mrs Katherine Jenner/Mrs Abigail Downing 4J
Ms Sandy Wilson-Knight 4K
Mrs Hannah Larkin/Mr Nicholas Serifin 4L
Mrs Alexia Marsden 4M
Mrs Anna Neale 4N
Mrs Kerstin Owen 4O
Mrs Katherine Psaila 4P
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson 4W
Mrs Kerstin Christmann 5C
Miss Eilidh MacDonald 5D
Mr Matthew Eeckelaers 5E
Miss Hayley Reynolds 5F
Mr Ian McGeough 5G
Mr Stuart Moore 5M
Mrs Eleanor Lomas 5P
Mr Tom Quinn 5Q
Mrs Rebecca Upton 5U
Mrs Michelle Whitton 5W
Mr Tom Buxton-Cope
Mr Mark Goddard L2
Mrs Carol Marshall
Mrs George Cope L4
Mr Richard Davies
Mrs Annabel Cole
Mr Alistair Thorley
Mrs Heather Fenton L8
Dr Martin Hamilton
Miss Carrie Stevenson L10
Mr Jamie Swann U1
Mrs Laura Goddard/Mr Adam Swift U2
Miss Lauren McAllister U3
Mr James Wilson U4
Mr Alex Cooke U5
Dr Anne-Louise Glarvey U6
Mr Peter Grant U7
Miss Leanne Curl/Mr Adam Swift U8
Miss Sylvia Gibson U9
Mr Craig Shaw U10

Teaching Staff


Name Qualification(s)
Mr Richard Davies (Head of Department) BA (Lancs), MA (York), MSc (Manchester Metropolitan)
Dr Thekla Kampelmann MA (Dortmund), PhD (Dortmund)
Mrs Rebecca Upton BA (Manchester Metropolitan), MA (Manchester Metropolitan)


Name Qualification(s)
Ms Rachel Jones (Head of Department) BA (Nottingham)
Miss Lauren McAllister BA (Birmingham)
Mr Alistair Thorley MA (Oxford)
Dr Emanuela Zanda BA, PhD (Manchester)

Computer Science

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Niall Clarke BA (Queen’s Belfast), MA (Leeds)
Mrs Sarah O’Brien (Head of Department) BSc (Edge Hill)

Design Technology

Name Qualification(s)
Mrs Katy Gate BA (Manchester Metropolitan)
Miss Sarah Hodkinson BSc (Sheffield Hallam)
Mr Andy Kershaw
BSc (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Hilary Oddy BA (Salford)
Miss Hayley Reynolds (Head of Department) BA (Sheffield Hallam)
Mr Michael Schofield BEng (Sheffield Hallam)
Mrs Helen Tadman BEng (Birmingham)


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

Economics and Business Studies

Name Qualification(s)
Miss Leanne Curl (Head of Department) BA (Leeds Metropolitan)
Mr Brendan Durkan
BA (Queens Belfast), MBA (Ulster)
Mr Alex Phillips  BA (Manchester)
Mr Tom Quinn
BA (Liverpool)
Mrs Annabel Walker BA (Sheffield)


Name Qualification(s)
Miss Elizabeth Cartwright
BA (Lancaster)
Mr Daniel Cere BA (York)
Mrs Georgina Cope (Head of Department) BA (Kent)
Mrs Rachael Cross BA (Manchester)
Mrs Helen Lawson MA (Cambridge)
Miss Eilidh MacDonald BA (Warwick), MA (Leeds)
Mrs Siobhan Moore BA (Leeds)
Miss Sarah Nichols BA (Manchester)
Mrs Helen Roberts
BA (Birmingham), MA (Manchester)
Ms Rebecca Walsh BA, ME (Dublin)
Ms Sandy Wilson-Knight
BA (Manchester Metropolitan)


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


Name Qualification(s)
Mrs Heather Ashton BA (UWE Bristol)
Mrs Katie Chesterton BA, MA (Manchester)
Mr Tom Leng (Head of Department)  BA (Leeds)
Mrs Eleanor Lomas
BA (Newcastle)
Mr Stuart Moore BA (Warwick)
Mr David Stone BA (Southampton), MEd (Buckingham)

Learning Support

Name Qualification(s)
Mrs Claire Claymore
MA (St Andrews), BSc (Open University)
Mrs Catherine Harvey BSc (Sheffield)
Ms Dawn Meers BA (Hull), MEd (Birmingham),
Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association
Mr John Ross (Head of Department) BA (Sheffield)

Life Studies

Name Qualification(s)
Mr Alex Ehegartner (Head of Department) BA (Lasell, USA)
Miss Heather Morgan BA (Newcastle)


Name Qualification(s)
Mr Greig Frankland-Wilkinson (Head of Department) BSc (Manchester)
Mr Mark Goddard BA (Manchester Metropolitan)
Dr Martin Hamilton MSc (Queen’s Belfast), PhD (Glasgow)
Mrs Rebecca Hughes BSC (Newcastle)
Rev Liz Leaver MA, Bth (Cambridge)
Mrs Alexia Marsden  BSc (Edinburgh)
Mrs Carol Marshall BSc (Hull), MSc (Manchester)
Miss Charlie Mills BSc (Newcastle)
Mrs Rebecca Reevell BSc (Durham), MEd (Manchester)
Mr David Shingler
BSc (Manchester)
Mr Joshua Talbot
BSc (Manchester)
Mrs Rhian Taylor BSc (Manchester)
Mr Chris Wright
BA (Liverpool)

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), MA (Nottingham)
Mr Ian Kendrick, French and Spanish
BA, MA (Leeds)
Mr David Lorentz, French MPhil (Nancy)
Mrs Katherine Psaila, Spanish and French BA (Nottingham Trent)
Miss Carrie Stevenson, French and German BA (Oxford)
Mr James Wilson, French and German BA (Hull)


Name Qualification(s)
Mr Michael Dow (Head of Department) MA (Cambridge)
Mrs Joanne Matthews BA (Hons) (RSAMD)
Mr Stephen Newlove BA (Hons) (Huddersfield), M Mus (Hull)


Name Qualification(s)
Mr Tom Buxton-Cope (Head of Department) BSc (Manchester), MA (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mrs Hannah Larkin BSc (Cardiff)
Mr Nick Serifin BSc (Staffordshire)

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)


Name Qualification(s)
Mr Paul Allen, Biology BSc (Leicester)
Mrs Katrina Britton, Chemistry BSc (Salford)
Mrs Natasha Caldwell, Chemistry BSc (Dalhousie University)
Miss Laura Chandler, Biology/Double Science BSc (Edinburgh)
Mr Patrick Clear, Chemistry MChem (York), MSc (Strasbourg)
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 MChem, PhD (Sheffield)
Mr Peter Grant, Biology (Head of Department) BSc (Stirling)
Mr Richard Heyes, Chemistry (Head of Department) BSc (Sheffield)
Mrs Claire Hird, Physics BSc (Manchester)
Miss Claire Hockaday, Chemistry
BSc (Lancaster)
Mrs Kate Jenner, Biology
BSc (London)
Mr Ian Killey, Physics BEng, BSc (Sheffield)
Mr Ian McGeough, Chemistry BSc (Liverpool), MSc (Bristol), MA (London)
Mrs Jessica Plowright, Chemistry BSc (Manchester)
Mrs Angela Reid, Biology BSc (Manchester)
Mr Craig Shaw, Physics MPhys (Durham)
Mr Adam Swift, Physics MSc (Nottingham)
Mrs Jo White, Biology MA (Oxford)
Mrs Michelle Whitton, Biology BSc (Leeds)

Sport, PE, Health and Fitness

Name Qualification(s)
Miss Lauren Alford BA (Edge Hill)
Mr Matt Anderson-Delahoy BSc (Bangor)
Mr Rob Bowden BA (Leeds)
Mr Hugo Corbett BA (Staffordshire)
Mrs Ashleigh Coster
Coaching Netball Level 1 and 2
Mr Matthew Dixon BA (Loughborough)
Mrs Abigail Downing MA (Cambridge)
Mr Mike Elstone
BSc (Manchester Metropolitan)
Mr Kenny Gardiner Hockey Level 2 (England Hockey)
Mrs Laura Goddard BSc (Leeds)
Mr Anton Hanson BEd (Sheffield)
Mr David Jones ASA Level 2
Mr Andrew Marsh (Head of Department)
BA, M.Ed (Edge Hill), NPQSL
Mrs Jo Maskery BEd (Cheltenham)
Miss Jo Pepper BA (Lancaster), ASA Level 2
Mr Mike Pinder BA (Birmingham)
Mr Matt Sturgess
Level 2 (Rugby Football Union)
Miss Rachel Towell
BA and MSc (Manchester Metro)
Mrs Katrina Wilkinson BA (Liverpool)
Miss Sharon Withington BEd (Sheffield)
Mr Chris Wright
BA (Liverpool)
Mr Francis Yates
Multi-skills Development in Sport Level 2, Coaching Children’s Cricket Level 2

Key Non-teaching Staff

Name Job Title
Miss Joanne Clague, FCA, CTA Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
Mrs Rachel Horsford, MA, MSc, MCIM Director of External Relations
Mrs Vanessa Deans Head’s Secretary
Mr Chris Wright
Admissions Co-ordinator
Mrs Margaret Connor Admissions Officer
Mrs Sandra Gaffney School Administration Manager
Mrs Pam Ward, RGN Dip HE Com/Health School Nurse
Mrs Christine Kenny, RGN/RSCN School Nurse
Mrs Val Anderton Examinations Officer
Mr Jonathon Quinn Head of Digital Services
Ms Josephine Pazos Librarian
Mr Robert Coups 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