Staff Information

Please scroll down to find out who is on the Senior Leadership Team, who the Head of Years and Course Leaders are and a list of curriculum staff.

To see the school middle leaders who's who - click here

Senior Leadership Team (SLT) 2022-2023



Mr A Powell


Mr A Saunders

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs A Adams

Assistant Headteacher (Head of Key Stage 3)

Mr N Blount

Assistant Headteacher (Head of Key Stage 4)

Mrs K Tottey

Assistant Headteacher

Mr J Wood

Assistant Headteacher (Raising achievement leader)

Mr T Ramsbottom

Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and learning)

Miss T Douglas

Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo)

Mr J Hardy

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs V Lygo-Baker

School Business Manager

Heads of Year

Parents will be aware that we take pride in the caring nature of the St Bede’s ethos. The first port of call for any problem is your child’s tutor, but we have a senior team of staff who oversee the pastoral work of the school. The first three years, key stage 3 (KS3) of the school are overseen by Assistant Headteacher Mrs Adams with Mr Mason as Head of Year 7, Miss Ramsdale, (Acting) Head of Year 8 and Mrs Wood, Head of Year 9 in charge of the individual year groups.

At key stage 4 (KS4), Assistant Headteacher, Mr Blount is in charge overall, with Miss Kuipers, (Acting) Head of Year 10 and Ms Sharp, Head of Year 11. 

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In Years 12 and 13, Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Woodroofe is assisted by Miss Fleming-Wall, Head of Year 12 and Miss Corry, Head of Year 13.

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Information about our Sixth Form

Deputy Heads of Year

Year group


Deputy Head of Year 7

Miss H Mitchell

Deputy Head of Year 8

Ms V Anderson

Deputy Head of Year 9

Miss C Stubbs

Deputy Head of Year 10

Mr J Purkiss

Deputy Head of Year 11

Mr C Robson-Close

Curriculum Staff

To email one of your child's teachers, please use their staff code from your child's timetable - ?? from your personal email account. Students must email staff from their school Google account.

Messages sent home via Insight email can also be found in your child's Insight account. Please check that your Insight emails are not going into your junk/spam.

All parents/carers of current students should register to use Insight as this is a significant means of communication between school and home. If you have not already set up your account, use the Contact form to send a registration request to the SIMS office.

Information about parents' evenings, pupil reports, attendance and behaviour records are available through Insight.

Insight can be accessed here or via the link under 'Parents' at the top of this web page. 

Curriculum staff

If you would like to make contact, please put a note in the student's diary or to contact the form tutor, please 'contact the school' (choose 'Main Reception' from the drop-down) outlining who to direct the message to.

Department Head of department (HOD) Department staff


Mrs F Stainthorpe 

Mrs L Borgia, Ms H Button, Mr C Elsmore

Department technician: Mrs K King

Business and Economics

Mr D Wilkinson

Mr W Glover, Mrs S Hudson, Mr R Johnson, Mr T Ramsbottom, Mr A Saunders


Mrs T Moore



Mr J Lea

Mr D Rochester, Dr M Sacramento, Mr M Underwood


Mrs L Downes

Ms A Gillie, Mrs L Perello, Mrs E Tattershall

Design and Technology 

Ms R Haines Gilbertson (KS3/4)

Mrs R Benjamin-Hoppie, Mrs N Carloss, Mr R Downer, Mr C Rainger, Mrs J Tyrrell-Baldwin


Mrs H Batchelor

Mrs S Cox, Mrs E Davis, Miss V Dibartolo, Mrs D Hayward, Mrs S Ironside (KS3 Coordinator - Y9), Mrs N Isaacson, Mrs C Jackson, Miss H Johnson (KS4 Coordinator - maternity leave), Mr J Lawes, Mrs C McNab, Miss K Meechan, Miss A Rollason, Miss L Ruck (KS3 Coordination - Y7 and Y8 - maternity leave), Miss S Suleman, Ms A Sweetlove, Miss C Whyte, Mrs S Yusuf

Food and Health

Miss R Coventry

Ms V Anderson, Mrs R Benjamin-Hoppie, Mrs R Horswill, Ms J Lyons

Department technician: Mrs K King


Miss H Jones

Ms F Carr, Ms A Hill, Miss A Maile, Miss S Ramsdale


Mrs E Crouch

Miss G Chaudhry (KS3 Coordinator), Miss J Corry, Miss K Frost, Mr D Marshall, Mr J Purkiss, Ms S Sharp


Mr C Noakes

Mrs A Awais, Ms E Ball (KS4 Coordinator), Mrs M Boughton, Mrs A Chadwick, Mr P Edo-Okaeben, Mr R Kreuchen, Mr A Lacey, Miss E Lush, Mrs A Maazouz, Mrs K Miles, Ms H Needler (KS3 Coordinator), Mr O Plank, Mrs T Powell, Mrs S Richardson, Ms R Sturt

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Mrs M Kelly

Mr G Gomez Romero, Miss A Kuipers, Mr D Mason, Miss A Mid-Makosso, Mr H Montero, Mrs A Ospina Valencia, Mrs G White, Mrs N Wood

Media Studies

Mr J Lawes

Mrs H Batchelor, Miss V Dibartolo


Miss H Mitchell

Mr A Fowles, Mr A McNamara, Mr J Wood, Mrs A Woodroofe

Photography and Textiles

Mr C Elsmore

Miss V Anderson, Ms H Button, Mrs R Horswill

Department technician: Mrs K King

Physical Education

Mrs S Saunders

Mr L Adams, Mr N Blount, Mrs S Collins, Mr R David, Miss L Devlin, Mrs M Edy (KS5 Coordinator), Mr C Robson-Close


Mr J Purkiss

Ms J Fleming-Wall


Mr A Frith


Religious Studies, and Philosophy and Ethics

Mr C Gangemi

Dr D Beadle, Miss E Cobbin, Miss P Dashwood, Mr T Finch, Ms F Kavoko, Mr B Lofthouse, Mrs T Moore, Mrs H Persaud


Mrs D Read

Mrs A Adams, Dr V Dargue, Mrs E Failes, Miss S George, Mrs S Hannah, Mrs S Harwood, Dr S Ives, Mrs S Jackson, Mrs N Kalam, Mr A Mander, Miss S Phillips, Mr P Rolaston, Miss C Stubbs, Mrs K Tottey, Ms K Usher, Mrs R Warner, Mrs M Yerrell


Mr D Marshall

Ms J Fleming-Wall

SENDCo/ Learning Support

SENDCo - Miss T Douglas

Assistant SENDCo - Miss A Rollason 

Mrs G Atkins, Ms A Brailsford, Mr D Brooks, Ms K Burman, Mrs T Gear, Ms M Harbutt, Mrs T Horne, Mrs A Krishnamurthy, Mrs J Kumari, Mrs L Kyte, Miss M Moore, Ms J Nawalany, Miss C Puplett, Miss R Stevenson, Mrs L Stoker, Mrs M Taylor

Learning support assistant: Mrs A Leach


Behaviour and Student Support (BaSS) Team and support staff



BaSS team

Miss A Eland (BaSS Team Manager) 
Mrs S Arthur (Lead Intervention Support Officer)

Mrs B Graham and Mrs P Nicholson (Student Support Officers)

Cover Supervisors

Mr A England, Ms Z Johnson, Ms J Maynard and Mrs H Ward


Mrs G Twigg

SIMS office

Mrs P Potter (SIMS Office Manager); Mrs P Finnigan and Mrs J Gosling, Mrs Reed (front of house); Mrs J Lukacova (attendance officer); Mrs L White (sixth form attendance officer)

Library staff

Mrs K Hill, Mrs L Savage and Mr A England

Communications and Marketing

Mrs C Burden