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

ArtMs Nina Gadd
BiologyMrs Valerie Çatalağaç
Business & EconomicsMr Grant Sheehan
Chemistry Mrs Ruth Green (Maternity Cover)
DramaMr Simon Bellars
EnglishMs Debra Jewell
GeographyMiss Kathryn Egerton
History & Politics Mr Grant Sheehan
LanguagesMrs Camilla Tea
Latin & ClassicsMr Robert Walpole
MathematicsMiss Sophie Cole
Director of MusicMr Arthur Bell
PE & SportsMiss Tasha Saint-Smith (Maternity Cover)
PhysicsMr Jeremy Crocker
PSHEEMrs Lesley Woodward
Psychology & SociologyMr Grant Sheehan
Religious StudiesMr Patrick Mackerras
Technology / DLCMr Craig Nevard 

Heads of House

AustenMrs Penny Robinson
BrontëMiss Hannah Paice 
CurieMiss Elizabeth Morgan
NightingaleMrs Lyn Butterfield 
PankhurstMr Paul Garrett-Chapman
ParksMrs Lisa-Marie Urquhart

Heads of Year

Head of Year 7Mrs Lisa-Marie Urquhart
Head of Year 8Miss Elizabeth Morgan
Head of Year 9Miss Hannah Paice
Head of Year 10Mrs Lyn Butterfield 
Head of Year 11Mr Paul Garrett-Chapman
Head of Year 12Mr Paul Garrett-Chapman
Head of Year 13Mrs Penny Robinson
Head of Sixth Form  Mrs Sarah Ellis


Other Key Members of Staff

EA to Headteacher Mrs Kate Killinger
Examinations OfficerMrs Antonia Ashwin
Facilities ManagerMrs Diane Leahy
ICT Services ManagerMr Steven Woodward
Innovate Catering ManagerMr Paul Adams
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