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 – Teaching School & Co-ed Leader (Social Studies).

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

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

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

Assistant Head -Director of Studies, (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, RS, Drama, Literacy lead

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

Geography, Head of Year 10

Mr Alexander Barrett,

PE apprentice

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

Director of Sports, Sports Studies, PE

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, Citizenship

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

Chemistry, Science

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


Mr. Frederick Burrage, B.A. (Hons) (Plymouth)


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

Head of Humanities, Geography

Miss Rebecca Cantin, B.A, (Hons) (Bath)

Head of Girls’ PE, Citizenship, AWE

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

Design Technology, Games, Citizenship

Mrs Clare Chad Daniels MBa (Gloucs)

Head of Food Technology, AWE, Citizenship

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


Mrs Samantha Copcutt, B.Sc (Hons) Glamorgan

Chemistry,  Science

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

Physics, Science, Citizenship

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


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 Social Sciences, Business Studies, Gov/t & Politics

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

2nd in English, Head of Year 12

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

Head of Chemistry

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

Head of Drama

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

Teaching School

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

Head of Biology

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

Head of Y7, PE, Citizenship

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

Art, Head of Year 8, Citizenship

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


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

History, Gov’t & Politics

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

German, French

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

Head of Physics

Mrs Jane Joynson, B.A. (Hons) (Leeds)

French, Spanish

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

History, Cover Supervisor

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

Design Technology, Computing

Mrs Alison Longhurst, B.Sc (Hons) (Sheffield), M.A. (Durham)


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


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

Head of DART (Art/DT Faculty)  & Citizenship

Miss Charlotte Miles, BSc (Hons) (Bournemouth)

Biology, Science, Citizenship

Miss Jessica Neale, BSc (Hons) (Plymouth)


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

Head of Psychology, Citizenship, Games

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

Head of Upper School, Business Studies

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

Head of RS, Oxbridge Lead

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


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

Head of MFL

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

Training Manager, RE, Philosophy & Ethics

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

Head of Computing

Mrs Daniela Rodrigues 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 9, PE, Technology Lead

Miss Hannah Swain, B.A. (Hons) ( Bristol)

French, Spanish, Music

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


Mrs. Bernadette Warner


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

Director of Music

Miss Martha Williams, B.A. (Hons) Cardiff



Professional Support Staff  




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


Mrs. Hazel Baldwin, AAT, CSBM

Estate & Payroll Manager

Mrs Sharon Bailey

Teaching School Administrator

Mrs. Toni Bayliss

Finance Assistant

Mrs Nicola Donlon

Clerk to The Governors, Compliance Officer

Mrs. Lynn Green

Receptionist / Administrator

Mrs Janette Hicks

Finance Assistant

Mrs. Julie James

Data Administrator

Mr Andrew Lloyd

Careers Advisor

Mrs Shalene Pearce

Examinations Assistant

Mrs. Eileen Price

Administrator – 6th Form

Miss Louise Price

Receptionist / Administration

Mrs. Sue Wales

Head’s PA, Admissions Officer

Mrs. Hazel Wasley

Examinations Officer

Mrs. Stephanie Williams

Receptionist / Administrator



Technical Support


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

Systems Manager


Mrs Hannah Attwood


Mrs Paulina Baguley

Technician (Science)

Mrs Sarah Ball

Lead Technician (Science)

Mrs Anna Berry

Technician (Science)

Mr Michael Brewis

Technician (IT)

Mr Nigel Ledeux, BSc, MBCS CITP (GlosCat)

Technician (IT)

Mr Julien Loewenthal

Technician (DT)

Mrs Debra Smith

Technician (Science)

Mrs Natasha Workman

Technician (DT – Food)


SEN Support


Mrs Jane McGillivray

Lead Learning Support Worker, Assistant SENCO

Mrs Lisa Dutton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Georgina Feasey

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rosie Mason

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Lynn Page

Teaching Assistant

Ms Sandra Stonyte

Teaching Assistant




Mr. Julian Burchett

Resident Caretaker

Mr. Peter Cresswell (City and Guilds)

Assistant Caretaker



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