All members of the teaching staff are subject specialists and are assisted in their work by a dedicated team of professional support staff.

School Leadership Team


Mr Nick Dyer, M.A. (Hons) (Nottingham)

Headmaster (Government & Politics, Games)

Mr Phil Stanlake B.Ed. (Hons) (St. Paul and St. Mary)

Deputy Head – (Sports Studies, Games)

Mr Rob Biggs, B.Sc (Hons) (Wolverhampton)

Assistant Head – Director of Sixth Form (Geography)

Ms Susan Glock, MSc (Hull)

Assistant Head – Assessment, Curriculum, Staffing, Data (Biology)

Mrs Paulina Kirkpatrick, BSc (Hons), MEd, University
of Extremadura, Lancashire, Gloucs.     

Assistant Head - Primary and Co-Education Project Leader, Economics, Business and Director of Teaching School Alliance

Mr Richard Salt, B.A. (Hons) (Sheffield)

Assistant Head – Pupil Welfare (History, Citizenship) Designated Child Protection Officer

Mrs Charlotte Sturge, B.Sc. (Hons) (London) 

Assistant Head -Director of Studies, Teacher of Biology


Teaching Staff


Ms Elisabeth Afseth, B.Sc. (Hons) (LSE), M.Phil. (Oxon)


Mr Gilbert Antony, B.A. (Hons) (Portsmouth)


Mrs Andrea Barnett, BA (Hons) (Wales), M.A. (Oxford Brookes)

English, Citizenship Co-ordinator

Miss Jessica Barnett, B.Sc (Hons) (Cardiff)

Geography, Head of Year 9

Mr Ashley Bawden, B.Sc (Hons) (Hartpury)

Director of Sports/PE, Head of Y10, Sports Studies, Games

Mrs Penelope Bennett, B.Sc (Hons) (Plymouth)


Mr Matthew Bevan, B.Eng. (Hons) (Birmingham)

Chemistry, Science

Mr Julian Boon, B.A. (Hons) (Oxon)

Physics, Science, Games

Mrs N Bowes, B.Sc. (Hons) (Bristol)


Dr James Bridges, M.A. PhD, (Gloucs)


Mrs Catherine Brooks, B.Sc (Hons) (B’ham)

Head of Humanities, Geography

Mr Mike Carolan, B.Ed (St. Paul and St. Mary)

Design Technology, Games

Mrs Clare Chad Daniels MBa (Gloucs)

Head of Food Technology, AWE, Citizenship, Enrichment

Mr Christopher Cobb, B.A. (Hons) (Cardiff)

English, Enrichment

Mr Ashley Croft, B.Sc. (Hons) (Warwick)

Physics, Science

Mr Joshua Dixon, B.Eng (Hons) (Newcastle)

Mathematics, Games

Mr Kevin Downes, B.Sc. (Hons) (Lancaster)

Engineering, Teaching School

Mrs Susan Faraday, B.Sc (Hons) (Manchester)


Mr Daniel Foster, B.Sc. (Hons) (Bath)

2nd in Mathematics

Miss Michelle Gardner, B.A. (Hons) (Staffordshire)

Head of Business Studies, Economics, Accounting, Government & Politics, Enrichment, Citizenship

Mrs Eleanor Gasan, B.A. (Hons) (Gloucs)

2nd in English, AQA Bacc Co-ordinator, Head of Year 12

Mrs Claire Gee, B.Sc. (Hons) (Warwick)

Head of Chemistry

Miss Alice Green, BA (Hons) Theatre and Drama (Cardiff)

Drama, Citizenship

Mrs Susan Green, B.A. (Hons) (Sussex)

Science, Teaching School

Mr James Hargreaves B.Sc. (Hons) (Manchester)

Biology, Science, Head of Citizenship

Mr Andy Hart, B.Ed (Hons) (Gloucs)

Head of Y7, PE, Sports Studies, Games, Citizenship, Head of Enrichment

Ms Georgie Herbert, B.A. (Hons) (Reading)


Miss Anna-Marie Higgins, B.A. (Hons) (OU) BSc. (Hons) (OU)


Mr James Higgs, B.A. (Hons) (Newcastle) M.A. (Hons) (Bristol)


Mrs Claire Irwin, B. A. (Hons) (Notts)


Mrs Juliette Jacob-Reilly, B.A. (Hons) (Chelt)


Mrs Sarah John, BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (Bath)

Head of Physics, Science

Mr Andrew Kaighin, B.A. (Hons) (Liverpool), M.A. (Hons) (Birmingham),

Cover Supervisor

Mr Barry Lambert, B.Sc. Cert. Ed (Hons) (Brunel)

Design Technology

Mr Stephen Lunt, M.A. (Oxon)


Mr John Mcmahon Geography

Mrs Dionne Meade, B.A. (Hons) (London)


Mrs Clare Medcroft, B.A. (Hons) (CGCHE)

Head of DART (Art/DT Faculty)

Mr Patrick Newman B.A. (Hons) (Bradford)

Teacher i/c Psychology, Citizenship, Games

Miss Holly Okell, B.A. (Hons) (Manchester)

Head of Upper School, Business Studies, Citizenship, Games

Miss Claire O’Neill B.A. (Hons) (Durham)

Head of RE, Citizenship, Oxbridge, Games

Mrs A Peake B.Sc (Hons) (Bath)


Mr David Quinlan, B. A. (Hons) (Birmingham)

Head of MFL

Mrs Karen Reynolds, B.A. (Hons) (Winchester)

Head of RE/ Philosophy & Ethics and Careers

Mr James Rice, BSc Computing (Hons) (UWCN)

Head of Computing, Games

Mrs Daniela Rodriguez B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Loughborough)

Head of English

Mr. Richard Sayers, B.Sc. (Hons) (Leeds)

Head of Mathematics

Mr Andrew Somerton, BSc (Hons) (Gloucs)

Head of Year 8, Sports Science, PE, Geography

Mr Tim Sperring, MPhys (Hons) (Swansea)

Science, Physics

Mrs. Joanne Thompson, B.A. (Hons) (Oxford Brookes)


Ms Bernadette Warner English

Mr Julian Whittaker, MA, BA (Hons), BEd, ALCM, LTCL

Director of Music


Professional Support Staff  




Mrs. Jo Hitchings, MA (Hons) (Cantab) 


Mrs. Hazel Baldwin, AAT, CSBM

Estate & Payroll Manager

Mrs. Sue Wales

Head’s PA, Admissions Officer

Mrs. Julie James

Data Administrator

Mrs. Hazel Wasley

Examinations Officer

Mrs. Eileen Price

Administrator – 6th Form

Miss Louise Price


Mrs. Lynn Green

Receptionist / Administrator

Mrs. Stephanie Williams

Receptionist / Administrator

Mrs. Toni Bayliss

Finance Assistant

Mrs Janette Hicks

Mrs Nicola Donlon

Mrs Sharon Bailey

Mr Andrew Lloyd

Finance Assistant

Clerk to The Governors, Compliance Officer

Teaching School Administrator

Careers Advisor


Technical Support


Mr Gordon Taylor, B.Sc. (Hons) (Nott Trent) 

Systems Manager

Mr Nigel Ledeux, BSc, MBCS CITP (GlosCat)

Mr Michael Brewis

Technician (IT)

IT Apprentice

Mrs Sarah Ball

Lead Technician (Science)

Mrs Anna Berry

Technician (Science)

Mrs Debra Smith

Technician (Science)

Mr Julien Loewenthal

Technician (DT)

Mrs Natasha Workman

Technician (DT – Food)

Mrs Hannah Attwood


Learning Support


Mrs Jane McGillivray

Lead Learning Support Worker, Assistant SENCO

Mrs Georgina Feasey

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lynn Page

Teaching Assistant

Ms Sandra Stonyte

Mrs Lisa Dutton

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant




Mr. Julian Burchett

Resident Caretaker

Mr. Peter Cresswell (City and Guilds)

Assistant Caretaker


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