Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Meet the Staff

Academy Leadership Team

Thomas Raymond, Principal


Greg Shaw, Deputy Principal



Natalie French, Assistant Principal for Inclusion



Abigail Taylor, Assistant Principal



Teaching Staff

Heads of Departments

Leana Anthony-Spence, Head of Science

Natalie Dodd, Head of English

Tashi Phuntsok, Head of Maths and National Lead Practitioner in Mathematics

Christine Polyviou, Head of Humanities

Antanelle Regis, Head of Creative Arts

Reggie Stober, Head of French


Natasha Aldonza, PE Teacher and Head of Year 9

Justina Bilson, Maths Teacher

Sabiha Bismillah, Maths Teacher

Jorges Borges, Lead Teacher – Enhanced Learning Provision (The Matrix)

Stephane Carnoy, French Teacher and Head of Year 10

Jon Channon, Geography Teacher

Benjamin Coates, History Teacher

Marcia DaCosta, Food Studies Teacher

Angela Evans, Science Teacher and Head of Year 8

Gloria Fisher, SEN Teacher

Jack Gallagher, English Teacher

Tiya Gilbert, Science Teacher

Sam Hargreaves, History Teacher

Stanley James, Science Teacher

Helen Karelis, Music Teacher

Leighton Ledister, Maths Teacher

Kat Maguire, Maths Teacher and Career Lead

Stella Matsouka, English Teacher

Nicoletta Nweze, Lead Practitioner in Science

Nathan Rothwell, PE Teacher


Luke Rutherford, PE Teacher

Thomas Sutherland, English Teacher

Zhaida Vaghela, English Teacher

Louise Vincent, English Teacher

Oliver Wardman, English Teacher

Deshawn Wilson, Business Teacher

Learning and Academic Support Staff

Jenny Aarons, Assistant SENCO

Eugenia Adjei, Teaching Assistant

Susan Coker, Teaching Assistant

Jane Dewhurst, Attendance and Safeguarding

Victor Frankson, Facilities Manager

Zehra Hassan, SEN Administrator

Joshua Hillary, Teaching Assistant

Laila Kamariza, Teaching Assistant

Zack Kurt, Temp Site Manager

Matthew Lawrence, Pastoral Mentor and Head of Year 11

Yen Le, School Librarian

Andrew Litchmore, Director of Behaviour

Nikki Maher, Medical Assistant

Beverley Manderson, HLTA

Terry Montaque, PD Administrator


Pooja Monykuttan, Science Technician

Lynn Nunn, Executive Assistant

Afia Obeng, SEND Learning Support

Sonia Patricio, IT Technician

Garry Pearson, Apprentice Site

Gary Pearson, Assistant Facilities Manager

Pat Pearson, Cleaner

Shonali Ray, Teaching Assistant

Yvonne Robinson, Receptionist

Beverley Salmon, Pastoral Mentor and Head of Year 7

Israelle Thompson, Teaching Assistant