Senior Leadership Team

Mr J D Allen


Mr Colin Richards

Director of Studies
BA (Hons)

Mrs G Yandell

Deputy Headmistress
BA(Hons) PGCE, L2 Elklan

Mrs S Fern

Director of Inclusion

Mrs V Parkes

Director of Finance & Operations
BA (Hons), MSc. PGCE
Middle Leadership Team

Miss J Lord

Registrar & Marketing

Mr B Coulbeck

Head of English, Work Experience, Careers & Post-16

Mrs K Griffin

Head of Scientific Learning

Miss H Fitzgerald

Head of Practical Learning & Extra Curricular

Mr R Walker

Head of Sport, Education Visits Coordinator

Mr D Campbell

Head of Science

Miss V Bradley

Nursery Manager & EYFS
Teaching Staff

Pre-SchoolMrs M Love
InfantsMrs A Bostock BA(Hons) PGCE, L3 Elklan
Lower IMrs G Morrell BA(Hons) PGCE, L3 Elklan
Lower IIMrs A Gordon BSc (Hons) PGCE
Upper IIMrs G Yandell BA (Hons) PGCE

Specialist Teachers

Food Technology, Upper IV Form TeacherMrs H Partridge NVQ
Head of English, Upper V Form Teacher Mr B Coulbeck
Head of Science, MLT, Lower IV Form TeacherMr D Campbell
Drama & MusicMrs S Hayes BA (Hons) PGCE, L2 Elklan
PE & Behavioural Lead, MLT, Upper IV Form Teacher Mr R Walker MA, BSc (Hons) PGCE
Art, MLT, AQA G.C.S.E. ExaminerMiss H Fitzgerald BA (Hons) PGCE
Languages, Form III TeacherMrs M Struthers
Design & TechnologyMr C Richards BSc (Hons) Cert Ed
Humanities, Upper V Form TeacherMrs A Rhodes
Maths, Upper IV Form TeacherMrs K Griffin BSc (Hons) MBA, PGCE
MathsMr K Hopley BSc (Hons), PGCE
English, PSHE, Media StudiesMrs U Young BA (Hons) Cert Ed
Computer ScienceMrs C Tyldesley
Forest SchoolMrs A Gordon BSc (Hons) PGCE
ScienceMrs J Stewart BA (Hons) Cert Ed
Maths Intervention SpecialistMrs V Dowie NVQ Level 3 Childcare
English Intervention SpecialistMiss P Marsh HLTA, Level 3 in Childcare 
Science Intervention SpecialistMrs R Jackson, BSc

Enhanced Learning Department

Director of Inclusion, SLT, SENDCo,Mrs S Fern, MA in Special Education, PGDip Special Education, NASENCO, CPT3A, NPQML
Assistant SENDCo & Assistant SaLTMiss T Litherland BSc (Hons) in Psychology & Counselling, MSc in Applied Research, MBPsS
Dyslexia Intervention SpecialistMrs E Cookson, BA (Hons), MA, Level 5 Focal Points for Literacy (Dyslexia Action).
Specialist Assessor in Assessing for Access ArrangementsMrs S Fern NPQML, NASENCO, M.Ed
Psychotherapist & Senior Mental Health LeadMrs C Peacock MBACP, PGCert, PGDip
Autism & Inclusion Intervention SpecialistMrs K Sivewright CACHE Level 3 Cert in Childcare & Education
Learning Support AssistantsMrs J Robbins, BA(Hons) Education
 Mrs H Hicks Cache Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare Pathway
 Mr H Kirkham
 Mrs H Smith 
 Mrs E Cookson Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning
 Mrs N Moore 
 Mrs R Livesey Diploma in Childhood Studies
 Miss K Richardson NVQ Level 3 in Childcare 
 Ms J Tildsley
 Miss H Ramage BA (Hons) Religious Studies & Music, Cache Level 3 supporting Teaching and Learning
 Mrs F Culley
 Mr M Goddard
 Miss C O’Donovan CACHE Level 3 in Support Teaching & Learning. Breakfast Club Coordinator
 Mrs L Naylor Breakfast Club Coordinator
 Mrs E Hayek BA (Hons), PGCE, CACHE Level 3
 Mrs S Needham
 Miss C Howson MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

Nursery Staff

Nursery Manager & Head of EYFSMiss V Bradley NVQ3 Childcare 
Deputy Manager / Room SupervisorMrs H Bennet-Squires NNEB, NVQ Level 3 Childcare 
Room SupervisorsMiss M Foulkes NVQ Level 3 Childcare 
Mrs M Bagueley NNEB, NVQ Level 3 Childcare 
Mrs L Newsome NVQ Level 3 Childcare 
Nursery PractitionersMiss K Cooper NVQ Level 3 Childcare
Miss I Jennings NVQ Level 2 Childcare
Mrs J Ramage NVQ Level 2 Childcare 
Mrs G Sullivan
Miss L Lovett

Catering Staff

Catering ManagerMr S Hicks
Catering AssistantMrs L Mottershead
Catering AssistantMiss C Mottershead
Catering AssistantMs K Taylor

Site Services

Grounds StaffMr S Houghton
Grounds StaffMrs Z Shephard
School CleanerMr M Vare
Site Manager Mr Colin Johnston
Health, Safety & Leisure LeadMr Tony Allsop

School Administrative Support

Admissions Registrar & MarketingMiss J Lord
Secretary & PA to the HeadmasterMrs H Goodwin
Finance & Administration AssistantMrs C Quigley
Old Griffinians Alumni RelationsMrs T Palmes
ICT Support TechnicianMr G Coope 


Overseas GAP StudentMr P Scholes
Overseas GAP StudentMiss A Hill

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“Excellent school, excellent staff. Brilliant Headmaster and Deputy Head. Very dynamic school which caters for every child’s individual needs.”

Beech Hall School Parent – Summer ’23