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Chris Brown


Alison Underwood 

Vice Principal

Kelly Harris (0.8fte)

Vice Principal 

Elaine Anglin

Vice Principal 

Samuel Alner

Vice Principal 

Sophie Poole

Assistant Vice Principal

Sarah Bennett (0.8fte)

Assistant Vice Principal (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) 

Colin Samuels

Assistant Vice Principal

Warren Gourley 

Assistant Vice Principal (Head of Sixth Form)

David Hickson (0.8fte)

Assistant Vice Principal

Evelyn Peck

Assistant Vice Principal & SENDCo

Ken Robb

Finance & Resources Director

Clare Stokes

Inclusion Manager
(Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Sophie Braithwaite

Art Subject Leader 

Rhiannon Jones

Teacher of Art (Maternity Leave)

Nadya Waisome

Design Technology Subject Leader 

Ursula Davies

Teacher of Design Technology (Lead for Hospitality & Catering)

Holly Holland (0.8fte)

Teacher of Design Technology (Maternity Leave)

Shah Rahman

Teacher of Design Technology (Maternity Cover)

Seevana Raghubeer

Teacher of Design Technology (Lead for Resistant Materials)

Kimberley Chatterley

Drama Subject Leader

Charlotte Horton

Teacher of Drama

Clare Tingay (0.6fte)

Teacher of Drama

Jennifer Lindsey

Head of Learning Area for English

Rachel Rock (0.8fte)

Head of Learning Area for Inclusion

Hannah Ellison-Dunn

English Second in Department (KS3 Co-ordinator)

Charlie Smith

English Second in Department (KS4 Co-ordinator)

Jude Offord

English Second in Department (KS5 Co-ordinator) (2ic - Maternity Cover)

Helena Goodrich

Teacher of English

Harriet Walsh

Teacher of English (Literacy Co-ordinator)

Reanna Teape

Teacher of English (EPQ Lead)

Tracy Foster

Teacher of English, Lead Teacher for ASDAN & Lead Learning Support Assistant  

Harriet Thomas

Trainee Teacher of English 

Leo Deliss

Economics Subject Leader

Daniella Oliver

Geography Subject Leader

Tara Mallon Doyle

Teacher of Geography & PSHE Second in Department

Marshall Tisdale

Trainee Teacher of Geography 

Adam Subkow

History Subject Leader

Rahma Mohamed

History Second in Department

Haneen Al Kathiri

Teacher of History

Naul Mullen

Teacher of Humanities (KS3 Co-ordinator: Politics)

Marcus King 

Teacher of Humanities

Faisal Bakht

ICT / Computing Subject Leader

Joshua Devan

Teacher of ICT / Computing & E-Safety Co-ordinator

Kofi Karikari

Teacher of ICT / Computing & E-Safety Co-ordinator

Lauren O'Connor-Simpson

Head of Learning Area for Mathematics

Safae Benmouh

Maths Second In Department (KS3 Co-ordinator)

Tayo Akinrinlade

Maths Second In Department (KS4 Co-ordinator)

Pauline Byles

Maths Second In Department (KS5 Co-ordinator)

Bertie Simpson

Teacher of Maths & Further Maths Subject Leader & Enrichment Co-ordinator

Ahmed Mohamed

Teacher of Maths 

Sarah Hind

Teacher of Maths

Ben Grant

Teacher of Maths 

Rushna Begum Teacher of Maths

Adam Jobling

Trainee Teacher of Maths

Edward Jackson

Head of Media 

Aida Escudero Galocha

Modern Foreign Languages Subject Leader

Alice Worthington

Modern Foreign Languages Second In Department

Laura Pilbeam Lobo

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish 

Elizabeth Acedo Pozo

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish (Fixed Term)

Emiley Bendle

Head of Learning Area for Ebacc

Kathryn Judd

Director of Music

Richard Lloyd

Music Second In Department

Uzo Nwanaga

Music Second In Department

Tamsin Sandford-Smith

Teacher of Music

Dan Skipper

PE Subject Leader (Fixed Term) & Duke of Edinburgh Assistant

Julie Nworgu

Trainee Teacher of PE

Kate Rooney 

Head of Learning Area for English

Emma Daly

Head of Learning Area for Social Science

Samed Karadal

Teacher of Politics

Neha Chandarana

Psychology Subject Leader

Katherine Murphy (0.8fte)

Extended Leadership Team member Responsible For Science & Other Areas

Amy Thurgood

Religious Studies Subject Leader

Shahzada Atif Niwaz

Head of Science

Simone Sherwood

Deputy Head of Science (BTEC Quality Nominee)

Alia Shaikh (0.6fte)

Teacher of Science (Science Nurture Co-ordinator)

Fahima Haque (0.6fte)

Teacher of Science (KS3 Lead) (Maternity Leave)

Hok Man Tang

Teacher of Physics (Subject Knowledge Lead)

Laura Seabright (0.6fte)

Teacher of Science

Jonathan Parris

Teacher of Science (Key Stage Co-ordinator & EPQ Mentor)

Kristina Stagg Teacher of Science (KS3 Lead Maternity Cover)
Hibaq Abdule

Teacher of Science 

Matthew Woodhouse

Teacher of Science

Zareenah Khan

Trainee Teacher of Science

Farzana Khan

Sociology Subject Leader

Ijeoma Nwankwo (0.6fte)

Health & Social Care Subject Leader

Duygu Tasler Aslan

Turkish Tutor (Part Time)

Nadine Stuart

Primary Transition Teacher 


Elliott Naylor

Year 7 Director of Learning

Canan Ozcelik

Year 7 Deputy Director of Learning

Doyin Akinyemi

Year 8 Director of Learning & English Teacher

Gabriel Momodu

Year 8 Deputy Director of Learning & PE Teacher

Ali Aiba-Reynolds

Year 9 Director of Learning  (Mental Health Lead) 

Clement Owusu

Year 9 Deputy Director of Learning & Geography Teacher
Gouman Omar Year 10 Director of Learning & English Teacher

Shifa Begum

Year 10 Deputy Director of Learning & Lead Learning Support Assistant

Ariane Oyejobi

Year 11 Director of Learning

Liam Spencer Year 11 Deputy Director of Learning & Science Teacher 
Cecilia Wilson Year 12 Director of Learning & Maths Teacher
Hugh Fox Year 13 Director of Learning 


Melanie Robinson

ARC Manager

Rebecca Antwi

ARC Learning Support Assistant

Ruby Small (0.6fte)

Art & Design Technician

Sabrina Gannon

Attendance Manager

Anika Rahman

Academic Mentor - Maths (Fixed Term)

Kate Clark (0.6fte)


Charlotta Mason (0.4fte)


Ricardo Da Costa

Counsellor (0.2fte) 

Patrick Joseph

Cover Supervisor

Azariah Lindo

Cover Supervisor 

Lana Joinson

Cover Supervisor

Susan Byrne (0.4fte)

Communications Manager

Sharon McDonald

Data & Exams Manager 

Shamimur Rahman

Data & Exams Officer

Rebecca Day

Lead Examinations Invigilator

Alex Tuckwood (0.8fte)

Design Technology Technician

Richard Bennett

Music Technician

Diana Mensah

Higher Education & Careers Manager & PSHE Second in Department 

Grace Olasehinde

Progression Administrator

Leah Callaghan

Inclusion Administrator

Davide Spadola

Inclusion Administrator (Fixed Term)

Lara Abbiss-Stubbs 

Deputy SENDCo

Nadia Islam

Lead Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Leave)

Khadeejah Khatun

Lead Learning Support Assistant

Ryan Pluck

Lead Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Thomas Bedding

Lead Learning Support Assistant & PE Trainee Teacher

Zainab Patel Lead Learning Support Assistant

Mubashera Pathan

Learning Support Assistant 

Ella Brocklebank

Learning Support Assistant 

Aziza-Zawadi Pownall

Learning Support Assistant 

Rizwan Anwar

Learning Support Assistant

Saskia-Rene Elia

Learning Support Assistant

Glenda Xavier

Learning Support Assistant

Nicholas Williams

Learning Support Assistant

Eric Huynh

Learning Support Assistant

Leah Smith

Learning Support Assistant

Macarena Herrera Bravo 

Learning Support Assistant

Wai Yen (Lisa) Man

Lead Science Technician

Marlene Attard (0.6fte)

Science Technician

Gerald Howgate

Science Technician

Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Infante

Modern Foreign Languages Assistant
(Spanish) (Part Time)

Montserrat Bonillo-Gimenez

Modern Foreign Languages Assistant

Bianca Thomas

Student Support Administrator

(Part Time) 


Tracey Bannister (0.6fte)

PA to the Principal

Maureen McCann

Office Manager

Rossana Da Cunha

Administrator with Reception Responsibility (Part Time)

Sachelle Brooks Administrator with Reception Responsibility (Part Time)
Jasmine Chin Administrator - Responsible for Reprographics & Reception Cover
Salem Asrat Administrator 0.6fte (Responsible for Reprographics and Reception Cover) - Part Time

Martina McLachlan


Harriet Luwum

Finance Manager

Priscilla Agyare

Human Resources Manager

Erica Serebour

Human Resources Administrator

Mahboob Abdul Kadir

IT Manager

Neville Simpson

Senior ICT Technician

Christopher Dipple

ICT Technician


Ian Dust

Facilities Manager

Mark Porter
Assistant Facilities Manager

Robert Milne

Facilities Technician


Kamel Ouahchia

Catering Manager

M’hamed Oukid

Breakfast Chef 

Kim Nguyen

Dining Assistant/Food & Design Technology Support Assistant

Lois Maskell

Dining Assistant (Part Time)

Wenta Arbha

Kitchen Assistant (Part Time)

Kouaho (Dominique) Aman

Kitchen Porter

Mamy Kabala

Commis Chef (Part Time)

Fithawit Tshaye

Kitchen Porter (Part Time)


Suzanne Morrow

Senior Lunch Time Supervisor & Reprographics Support (Part Time)

Rezina Talukdar

Lunch Time Supervisor (Part Time)

Silpi Begum

Lunch Time Supervisor (Part Time)

Suraiya Khatun 

Administration Assistant/Lunch Time Supervisor

Other Long and Short Term Workers

Brian O’Callaghan Art Teacher 
Sean Bickers PE Teacher 
Luke Andrews  Sixth Form Administrator 
Florence Charalambous (0.4fte) Art & Design Technician 
Shantelle Fernandes HR Administrator 
Abdullah Sagaf IT Technician 
Kubra Himmet (0.8fte) Learning Support Assistant 
Oksana Kozachok Tymoshenko Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Tutor (Part time)
Janet Pearce  Place2Be Transition Manager (Part Time)
Sara Duah Place2Be Counsellor on Placement (Part Time)
Clare Ford Place2Be Mental Health Practitioner (Part Time )
Nykola Garrigan Place2Be Counsellor on Placement (Part Time)
Anna Harrison  Occupational Therapist (Part Time))
Emma McAuliffe Speech & Language Therapist (On an adhoc basis)
Catherine Steinmann Speech & Language Therapist (Part Time)
A'Lyiah Boynes-Cafarrier Schools Plus Team Leader (Part Time Via External Organisation)
Patricia Goncalves Schools Plus Team Leader (Part Time Via External Organisation)
Alicia Boynes-Cafarrier Schools Plus Interim Manager (Part Time)
Keith Stewart Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Somuj Miah  Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Phoncia Kanundowe  Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Hussain Miah Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Majedul Islam Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Ali Chowdhury Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
O’Tisha Boynes-Cofarrier Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Lia Da Silva Mota Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Nasrul Mobin Schools Plus Supervisor  (Part Time)
Musah Zakari Daytime Janitor
Abigail Kyerra Daytime Cleaning Assistant

Mr Chris Brown

Vice Principals:
Kelly Harris
Elaine Anglin
Samuel Alner
Sophie Poole

Finance &
Resources Director:

Ken Robb