Senior Leadership Team

John Pout      Executive Principal
Josie Thorogood Senior Deputy Headteacher - Raising Standards
Tony Cunningham Deputy Headteacher - Director of Studies
Linsay Munro Deputy Headteacher - Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare
Jerry Lamb Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour / EC
Wendy Segal  Assistant Headteacher - Raising Standards
Richard Edge Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form
Rob Owens  Director of Finance & Operations 

Senior Staff

Louise Aylward Associate Assistant Head
Erin Bakstad Associate Assistant Head
John Buxton  Senior Lead Practitioner 
Pete Roberts  Head of Mathematics 

Curriculum Teams


Peter Roberts  Head of Faculty
James Rimmer  Head of KS3, G&T (Gifted) Coordinator
Jenny Caton  Head of KS5
WLR Sharon Walker Lead Practitioner for Maths, ITT/NQT Professional Mentor
ALE Michelle Alexander  Lead Teacher – developing teaching and learning
CAP Peter Capewell Excellent Teacher
EDG Richard Edge Director of Sixth Form
BRE Sam Brenan  
CHE Sze Cheung  
HUN Paul Hunt  Part-time 0.8
Miss Susan Fletcher     LFC Link teacher 
PSN David Patterson  
RBK Rachel Banks   
BRE Rebecca Carson   
GAJ Joshua Gates   
       Joanne Hill EN&MA Clerical Assistant


CRS Andrew Crossley Head of Faculty
SEG Wendy Segal Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards
MBA Maria Ball Head of KS3 
DIN Claire Dickman Head of KS5
BUX John Buxton Excellent Teacher, Senior Lead Practitioner
LJO Lauren Jones Excellent Teacher, Lead Practitioner
ERI Nicola Ericson LFC Lead Link Teacher
BLA Lauren Blanchard  
GCR Grace Crossan  
LUT Stephanie Lunt     
CFL Claire Flaherty  Part-time 0.6
MCA Ciaran McAloran   
MEL Laura Melia  
SMT Jennifer Smethurst  
        Joanne Hill  EN&MA Clerical Assistant


LOY Elisabeth Lockyer Head of Faculty
PGH Gareth Pugh Head of Biology
BES Mike Beswick  Head of Chemistry, Data and Timetabling
JMC Jennifer McClure Head of Physics
HEK Nicola Hesketh Head of KS3 Science
DAV  Jennifer Davanzo  
BAR Debbie Barker  
HAM  Devon Hamon   
FAI Neil Fairhurst   Part-time 0.6
GOR Lyndsey Gordon  
HUR Paul Hurst  
POW Christopher Pownell  
TRE Wendy Trelfa Part-time 0.6
WMS Beth Williams LFC Link Teacher
          Jonathan White  Senior Science Technician

         Lynette Scattergood

AYK Ayesha Khan

Science Technician

Supply Teacher 1 term 



Mrs Joanne Parkinson Head of Faculty, Head of Geography
Mrs Caroline A’Bear Head of History & Politics
Ms  Jennifer Draper Head of RE
Mrs Jacquie Ayre Head of Life Skills
Ms Gill Booth RE, Key Stage 3 Progress Leader
Miss  Orla Coyne GG
Ms Lesley Anne Flemming HI
Mrs Susan Jones GG
Miss   Jane Marshall  HI
Mr Daniel Proctor HI
Miss Joanne West  HI, Year Progress Leader
Miss Helen Wood   GG


Mrs Sarah Jenner  Head of Faculty and Head of Computing
Mrs Nicola Looker CP
Mr Marc Khanna  ICT Network Manager

Mr Howard Jones 

Jack Muscroft 

Senior ICT Technician

ICT Technician

Modern Languages

Mr Robert Herd Head of Faculty, Head of French
Ms Erica D'Anna  Head of Spanish 
Mrs Carmel Grace  Head of German
Ms Natalie Murphy  French
Mrs Carmen Gomez  Spanish with French

Social Sciences

Mr Paul Jarvis Head of Social Sciences
Mr Tony Cunningham Law and Business
Miss Rachel Evans  Sociology
Miss Prunella Goss Law and Business
Miss Faye Mitchell Psychology
Mr Tom Reilly Business, Year Progress Leader
Miss Hannah Mann Health and Social Care

Art and Design Technology

Mr Anthony Bennett  Head of Faculty and Visual Art
Miss Laura GoodwinSecond in Faculty
Mrs Sharon Bolland Head of Food
Mrs Kelly Cook DT TX
Miss Stephanie Corless AR TX, Year Progress Leader
Mr James Coulson CDT
Mr Karl Monti CDT
Miss Megan Brooks Food DT Teacher
Miss Laura Simms AR
Mrs Josie Thorogood  HE
Mr Nicholas Keogh Art Technician
Mr Dave Southward CDT Technician

Performing Arts

Mrs Louise Aylward Head of Performing Arts
Mrs Sophie Renison    Head of Drama
Miss Sarah Critchley Head of Media
Mr Roy SmithMedia Teacher (Maternity Cover)
Mr Ged Fleming Head of Music
Mrs Claire Haselden  DA
Mrs Michelle Speers  DR

Physical Education

Miss Erin Bakstad Head of Faculty
Mr Yacine Rachi Head of KS3 and Vocational, Second in Faculty,
G&T (Elite Performer) Coordinator, Community Use Manager
Miss Nicky Fryer  Key Stage 4 Progress Leader
Miss Emily Garner  
Mr  Jerry Lamb  
Mrs Linsay Munro  
Mr Michael Wood  
Miss Natalie Gordon Cover Supervisor – PE/ Year Student Manager

Life Skills

Mrs Jacquie Ayre  Head of Faculty

LFC Rainhill Staff

Miss Nicola Ericson Lead Tutor, English
Miss Susan Fletcher Maths
Miss Beth Williams Science
Miss Nicky Fryer  PE

Lead Practitioners

Mr  John Buxton  Senior Lead Practitioner
Mrs Michelle Alexander  
Mrs Rachel Fitzsimon  
Miss Emily Garner  
Mrs Lauren Jones  
Miss Sharon Walker  

Additional Needs

Mrs Liz Bradshaw  SEN & Lead Safeguarding Manager
Mr Steven Tilley KS3 RAC Manager
Mrs Tracey McCabe  Learning Support Assistant, Reading Recovery and English intervention
Mrs Nikki Hughes  Learning Assistant + SEN
Ms Julia Jones-Murray Learning Assistant + SEN
Miss Amanda Mawson Learning Assistant + SEN
Mr Paul Robson Learning Assistant + SEN
Miss Victoria Tyrer Learning Assistant + SEN (Maternity Leave)
Mrs Eileen Williams  Learning Assistant + SEN
Miss Jenna Pilkington Learning Assistant + SEN
Mrs Sue Whatham Learning Assistant + SEN
Mrs Carol Llewelyn   Learning Assistant + SEN
Mr Michael Irwin Learning Assistant + SEN
Ms Slavena Nikolova Learning Assistant + SEN

Cover Supervisor

Miss Natalie Gordon  (Exams & Data Assistant Maternity Cover)

Pastoral Team Leaders

Year Progress Leaders

Miss Nicky Fryer Key Stage 4
Ms Gill Booth Key Stage 3

Year Progress Leaders

Miss Nicky Fryer Year 11
Miss Stephanie Corless Year 10
Miss  Jo West Year 9
Mr Tom Reilly Year 8
Mrs Gill Booth Year 7

Year Student Manager

Mrs Lily Martin Year 11 Student Manager
Miss Fiona Seddon Year 10 Student Manager
Mrs Helen Foster Year 9 Student Manager
Mrs Vicki Quirk Year 8 Student Manager
Mr Paul Lankertis  Year 7 Student Manager


Mrs Michelle Speers Year 11
Miss Beth Williams Year 8

Sixth Form

Mr Richard Edge  Director of Sixth Form
Mrs Alison Anders Sixth Form Year Student Manager
Miss Joanne Morrell Sixth Form Learning Mentor
Mrs Linda Siebert Admin Assistant - Sixth Form
Miss Orla Coyne Head of PSHE
Mr Daniel Procter Head of EPQ

Heads of House

Mr Mike Wood Perseverance
Miss Pru Goss Rocket   
Mrs Nicola Looker  Sans Pereil
Mr Rob Herd Stephenson

Support Staff

Senior Support Staff Team

Mr Rob Owens Director of Finance and Operations
Mrs Michaela Peers-Zilkova Finance Manager
Mrs Alison Mawdsley HR Manager, Clerk to Governors
Mrs Loraine Potter Office Manager, PA to SLT
Miss Max Willis  Marketing Manager
Mr Marc Khanna ICT Network Manager
Mrs Pam King Data and Assessment Analyst
Mr Andy Lownsbrough Site Manager

Finance, Site and Community

Mrs Michaela Peers-Zilkova Finance Manager
Mrs Janice McDermott Finance Assistant
Mr Michael Tallent Community Development Officer
Mr Andy Lownsbrough Site Manager
Mr Thomas Crehan Caretaker
Mr Paul Warrener Caretaker
Mr Chris Griffiths  Weekend Caretaker - part time 


Mrs Alison Mawdsley HR Manager, Clerk to Governors


Max Willis  Marketing Manager

Network Support

Mr Marc Khanna ICT Network Manager
Mr Howard Jones Senior ICT Technician
Mr  Joel Egan ICT & Audio Visual Technician
Mr  Jack Muscroft ICT Technician


Mrs Loraine Potter Office Manager/PA to SLT
Mrs Pam King Data and Assessment Analyst
Miss Louise Morris Examinations and Data Assistant (Maternity Leave)
Mrs  Joanne Fossard Admin Assistant - Receptionist 
Miss Deborah McGowan Admin Assistant - Attendance Officer
Mrs Jeanette Rigby Senior Admin Assistant
Mrs Linda Siebert Sixth Form Admin Assistant
Miss Emily Fox Admin Assistant
Mr Rob Leyland Admin Assistant
Vacancy Reprographics Officer
Miss Joanne Hill EN&MA Admin Assistant
Linda Hilditch  
Joyce McElroy  
Barbara Whittaker  
Anne-Marie Knowles  
Elisa Cunliffe  
Louise Rowley