Staff List

Academy Leadership

Chair of GovernorsSimon Prior
Executive HeadteacherRolf Purvis
Head of SchoolMark Eastwood
Deputy Headteacher (SENDCO)Natalie Paine
Assistant Headteacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead)Sue Campbell
Assistant HeadteacherJulie Cowan
Assistant HeadteacherEsther Hyde
Assistant HeadteacherMatthew Rogers
Assistant HeadteacherLewis Swatman
Assistant HeadteacherShaun Rippon
Assistant HeadteacherDiana Turnbull
Assistant HeadteacherSarah Ward
Director of Athena Sixth Form CollegeGeorge Pettitt
Pastoral Director for Staff WellbeingJo Geary
Office ManagerNatasha Gill-Price

Year Heads

Head of Year 7Annie Locke
Head of Year 8Rachael Hopley
Head of Year 9David Masdin
Head of Year 10Lewis Swatman
Head of Year 11Shaun Rippon
Head of Year 12 & 13Sue Hudson


Art and DesignKate Andrews
CriminologyChris Dobson
DramaAmy Chapman
EnglishLouise O’Keeffe
GeographyMatthew Rogers
History & REEsther Hyde
LatinRachael Hopley
MathematicsSarah Ward
Modern Foreign LanguagesJulie Cowan
MusicRhiannon Harris
Performing ArtsRachael Harris
PHSE, RSE & CareersKaren Lonsdale
Physical EducationBen Smith
PsychologySue Hudson
ScienceGeorgia Chinnery
TechnologyElaine Wells

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Telephone Lines

Unfortunately, after extensive investigation over the last few weeks, a significant fault has been found that requires us to have a completely new telephone system. This has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.