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



Liz Grimes, Assistant Principal/SENCO



Abigail Taylor, Assistant Principal



Teaching Staff

Heads of Departments

Leana Anthony-Spence, Head of Science

Nicoletta Nweze, Head of Science

Tashi Phuntsok, Head of Maths

Christine Polyviou, Head of Humanities

Antanelle Regis, Head of Creative Arts

Sophie Thomas, Head of English


Natasha Aldonza, PE Teacher

Yousuf Amejee, French Teacher

Laura Ampofo, English Teacher

Justina Bilson, Maths Teacher

Sabiha Bismillah, Maths Teacher

Stephane Carnoy, French Teacher and Head of Year 9

Jon Channon, Geography Teacher

Karen Clark, English Teacher

Benjamin Coates, History Teacher

Marcia DaCosta, Food Studies Teacher

Natalie Dodd, English Teacher

Angela Evans, Science Teacher and Head of Year

Gloria Fisher, SEN Teacher

Jack Gallagher, English Teacher

Tiya Gilbert, Science Teacher

Sam Hargreaves, History Teacher

Adam Hughes, Drama Teacher

Stanley James, Science Teacher

Leighton Ledister, Maths Teacher

Kat Maguire, Maths Teacher and Career Lead

Stella Matsouka, English Teacher

Paula Ogun, Lead Teacher – Enhanced Learning Provision (The Matrix)

Nathan Rothwell, PE Teacher


Luke Rutherford, PE Teacher

Thomas Sutherland, English Teacher

Raphael Tettey, Music Teacher

Sophie Thomas, English

Zhaida Vaghela, English Teacher and Head of Year

Louise Vincent, English Teacher

Deshawn Wilson, Maths Teacher

Learning and Academic Support Staff

Jenny Aarons, Assistant SENCO

Eugenia Adjei, Teaching Assistant

James Clayton, Teaching Assistant

Susan Coker, Teaching Assistant

Jane Dewhurst, Attendance and Safeguarding

Victor Frankson, Facilities Manager

Barbara Fratini, Cleaner

Andrew Hill, IT Technician

Laila Kamariza, Teaching Assistant

Sam Kimbi, Pastoral Support

Zack Kurt, Temp Site Manager

Matthew Lawrence, Pastoral Mentor and Head of Year 10

Yen Le, School Librarian

Nikki Maher, Medical Assistant

Beverley Manderson, HLTA

Patrick Marshall, Director of Behaviour

Terry Montaque, PD Administrator


Pooja Monykuttan, Science Technician

Lynn Nunn, Executive Assistant

Afia Obeng, SEND Learning Support

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 and 8

Jill Scarlett, Admin SEND

Israelle Thompson, Teaching Assistant