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Our Staff

Senior Leadership Team


Name Role
Mr Marc Comb Acting Head of School
Mr Richard Candlin Assistant Headteacher
Mr Sulemana Iddrisu Assistant Headteacher and SENCo
Mrs Davina Large Assistant Headteacher
Mr Gavin Ward Assistant Headteacher
Mr Chris Wragg Assistant Headteacher - Aspen Centre
Mrs Kiaran Coakley Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Gemma Buckingham Assistant Headteacher
Mr Sebastian Sagnia Assistant Headteacher
Mrs Hannah Cox-Fuggles Associate Assistant Headteacher
Ms Santash Freebourne Associate Assistant Headteacher

 Heads of Year


Name Role
Miss Aysha Ajaz Head of Year - Sixth Form
Miss Sarah Fuller Head of Year (10)
Mr Matthew Guest Head of Year (9)
Mr Dylan King Head of Year (11)
Mr Saraj Riaz Head of Year (8)
Mrs Shona Swift  Head of Year (7)


 Teaching Staff


 Name  Role
Mr Charles Abban Head of Department and Specialist Leader in Education - Maths
Miss Zena Adams Teacher - Aspen Centre
Mr Daniel Allerton Subject Leader - History
Mrs Saran Andrews Teacher - Food
Mrs Kim Ashman Teacher - Science
Ms Fatou Benga Teacher - Science
Mr Steven Bernard Teacher - Aspen Centre
Mr Carl Brotherston Head of Business/IT
Mrs Elizabeth Brown Specialist Leader in Education -English
Mr Andrew Buck Specialist Leader in Education - Design and Technology
Mr Chukwudi Chikwendu Teacher - Maths
Mr Georg Coakley Teacher - Business, IT, Finance
Mrs Josiane Cullis Head of Modern Languages
Miss Laura Fivet Teacher - Modern Languages
Mr Gavin Fordham Head of Physical Education
Miss Helen Gray Teacher - English
Mrs Esther Gregory Head of Science
Mrs Kiran Haire KS3 Lead - Science
Ms Nicole Holyoake Teacher - English and Reading Lead
Mrs Ruby Judge Specialist Leader in Education - Mathematics
Mrs Rubina Kanzaria KSE Lead - Mathematics
Miss Louise Lambert Subject Leader - Art
Mrs Jacqueline Lord Teacher - Aspen Centre
Mrs Sally Murray Head of English
Mr Abdillah Nassor Teacher - Mathematics
Miss Gabriela Petronzi Teacher - History
Miss Reanne Presland Head of Media Studies
Mr Belayeth Rashid Teacher - English
Ms Clare Ross Teacher - Computer Science
Mr Naresh Roula Teacher - Mathematics
Mr Matthew Saunders Teacher of Physical Education
Miss Danielle Smart Head of Design and Technology
Mr Rajesh Suberwal Ram Teacher of Music 
Miss Jorie Walls Head of Performing Arts

 Education Support Staff

Name Role
Miss Lipi Begum Teaching Assistant
Miss Katie Blackman Safeguarding Officer
Miss Ildiko Bokor Teaching Assistant
Miss Rhona Burgess Pastoral Support Assistant
Miss Steffany Burraway Teaching Assistant
Miss Sian Byrne-O'Gorman Teaching Assistant
Miss Molly Chadd Assistant Head of Learning for KS3
Miss Laura Challands Safeguarding Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Daniela Coman Pastoral Support Assistant
Mr Harry Dynes Apprentice - Physical Education
Mr Robert Earl ICT Technician
Miss Lauren Fitzgerald Pastoral Support Assistant
Mrs Lynni Gingell Safeguarding and Inclusion Officer
Mrs Toni Gore Behaviour Support Worker - Aspen Centre
Mrs Chantelle King Behaviour Support Worker - Aspen Centre
Miss Natalie Lawrence Teaching Assistant
Mrs Penelope Loveridge Teaching Assistant
Miss Christina Louise Mariani General Assistant: Art and Design
Miss Elleana Martin Teaching Assistant
Mr Samuil Mastrafchiev Cover Supervisor
Mrs Tina Matvei Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Aspen Centre
Mr Kenneth Molyneux Senior Design and Technology Technician
Mrs Natalie Nunn Pastoral and Welfare Officer
Mrs Ronnie Smiljanic Science Technician
Mrs Kulwinder Sohal Teaching Assistant  (Language Support)
Miss Karishma Tailor Pastoral Support Assistant
Mr Mark Thomas-O'Keefe School Counsellor 
Mr Milan Williamson Teaching Assistant
Miss Rachael Wilson Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bethanie Wragg Safeguarding Officer
Miss Zoe Wyatt Teaching Assistant

Subject Teams 

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Administration and Site Support Teams


Name  Role
Mrs Victoria Clayton School Manager
Mrs Gail Arnaouti Examinations Administrator
Miss Laura Bailey  General Assistant: Resources/Reprographics
Mrs Mackenzie Ball  Administrator and First Aid Coordinator
Mrs Marcela Bell Examinations Officer
Mrs Lynda Collins Careers Lead
Mrs Deborah Hawking Receptionist
Mrs Katy Mason Administrative Assistant
Mrs Patricia Pickering Librarian
Mrs Stefanie Wisson Attendance and Welfare Officer
Mr Ashley Yeates Facilities Manager
Mr Daniel Preston Site Agent