Our Staff

We are committed to achieving excellence and our approach to management, which is distributed and provides genuine opportunities for staff to develop, helps ensure that all staff feel included and valued within our community. Staff opinions are actively sought and welcomed and considered very carefully in the context of the management and functioning of the school.

Our staff team is friendly, welcoming, supportive and motivated and our Leadership Team ensures a clear vision, awareness and the ability to make difficult decisions when needed with a real sense of optimism and fairness.

The school has an excellent record of developing its own teachers, almost all of whom have gone on to become ‘outstanding’ practitioners. For the last year or so we have continued to do this as a Strategic Partner of Fairfields Teaching School Alliance within which we lead on School to School support and the deployment of Specialist Leaders of Education.


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Mr Conor Renihan

Head Teacher

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Mr Mark Thornton

Assistant Head

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Caroline Harper

School Business Manager

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Mrs Tracy McKay

Deputy Head/SENCO


  • Mr Naveen Maharaj
  • Mr Dan Finch
  • Mr Peter Georgou
  • Mrs Nas Aslam
  • Mr Damien Mills
  • Ms Katie Newberry (HLTA, UQT)
  • Mrs Hayley Gray
  • Mr Ian Bowers
  • Mr Leigh Watts
  • Miss Molly Ogden (UQT)
  • Mrs Sara Wilks


School Business

Administrative Staff: Rachael Hayward, Karen Warren, Sheryl Wallens

Facilities Manager: Mark Kelly

Caretaking Assistants: Ronald Pound, James Humphrey

Drivers: Richard McConnell, Colin Haddon

Classroom Support

  • Alex Hawkins
  • Caron Scott
  • Grant Reynolds
  • Julie Lodge
  • Kara Lewis
  • Kelly Clarke-Smith
  • Laura Farrow
  • Maureen Moon
  • Rebecca Lamb
  • Rita Matteo
  • Samantha McFarlane
  • Sue Jones

Cover Supervisor – Denise Gallagher

Outreach Support – Rebecca Smith, Jules Wynn, Faye Murray

Vocational Placement Co-ordinator – Diane Hughes

Pupil Support Co-ordinator: Mark Tew

Home/School Co-ordinator Partnership: Debbie Tew