The leadership and management of the Headteacher, leaders across the school and the governing body, are outstanding. 

"Teaching is highly effective in meeting the needs of learners and promoting rapid and sustained progress. Teachers use their expertise and excellent subject knowledge to plan lessons which engage students. Students demonstrate great enthusiasm for learning and show a high degree of ownership of their learning. The quality of teaching is outstanding." Ofsted July 2012

Staff List:

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Leadership Group

HeadteacherMrs Sharon Cromie
Deputy HeadteacherMrs Sally Jarrett
Director of Finance and ResourcesDr David Palmer
Assistant Headteacher​Miss Ailis Drysdale
Assistant HeadteacherMrs Elizabeth Mansir
Assistant HeadteacherMr Richard Nowak-Scase     
Assistant HeadteacherMrs Abha Miller

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Student Support Team

Austen, Nightingale and Parks

Mrs Karen Higley

Bronte, Curie and PankhurstMiss Leianne Redworth

Student Support Team Leader

Sixth Form Student Manager

Mrs Jo Winser

Subject Leaders

ArtMrs Vikki Jonsmyth-Clarke
BiologyMrs Valerie Çatalağaç
Business & EconomicsMiss Abigail Jones
Chemistry Mrs Anna Roberts
DramaMrs Vikki Jonsmyth-Clarke
EnglishMs Debra Jewell
GeographyMiss Kathryn Egerton
History & Politics Mr Jack Rushton
LanguagesMrs Camilla Tea
Latin & ClassicsMr Robert Walpole
MathematicsMiss Sophie Cole
Director of MusicMr Arthur Bell
PE & SportsMiss Vicki Williams
PhysicsMs Emma Swift
PSHEEMrs Lesley Woodward
Psychology & SociologyMiss Abigail Jones
Religious StudiesMr Patrick Mackerras
Technology / DLCMr Craig Nevard 

Heads of House

AustenMrs Penny Robinson
BrontëMrs Lyn Butterfield
CurieMiss Elizabeth Morgan
NightingaleMrs Vikki Jonsmyth-Clarke
PankhurstMiss Benytta Doman
ParksMiss Hannah Paice 

Heads of Year

Head of Year 7Mrs Lyn Butterfield 
Head of Year 8Miss Elizabeth Morgan
Head of Year 9Mrs Penny Robinson
Head of Year 10Miss Hannah Paice 
Head of Year 11Mrs Vikki Jonsmyth-Clarke
Head of Year 12Miss Benytta Doman
Head of Sixth Form  Mrs Sarah Ellis


Other Key Members of Staff

EA to Headteacher Mrs Kate Killinger
Examinations OfficerMrs Antonia Ashwin
Site ManagerMrs Diane Leahy
ICT Services ManagerMr Steven Woodward
Innovate Catering ManagerMr Hassan Saker
Individual Needs LeaderMrs Satpal Sunner
Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-Ordinator (SENDCo)Mrs Hannah Tipper
Higher Education & Careers AdvisorMrs Penny Chidgey
Development DirectorMrs Dana Morgan
Student Charity FundraisingMrs Victoria Plunket-Checkemian

This is an outstanding school. Students make outstanding progress across all key stages and attainment is well above national average

Ofsted, June 2012