Key School Staff

Key members of staff at Rainhill High School. A document containing details of every member of staff at the school is also available to download on this page.

Senior Leadership Team & Senior Staff

  • Josie Thorogood, Headteacher
  • Rob Owens, Chief Operating Officer
  • Tony Cunningham, Deputy Headteacher
  • Linsay Munro, Deputy Headteacher
  • Wendy Segal, Deputy Headteacher
  • Peter Roberts, Assistant Headteacher
  • Louise Aylward, Assistant Headteacher
  • David Hemsley, Director of Sixth Form

Senior Staff

  • James Rimmer Head of Mathematics
  • Kate Robinson Head of Science

Heads of Faculties & Departments

Curriculum Teams


  • Peter Roberts, Executive Head of Mathematics
  • James Rimmer, Head of Faculty


  • Vacancy, Head of Faculty
  • Claire Dickman, Head of KS5


  • Kate Robinson, Head of Faculty
  • Lyndsey Gordon, Head of Biology
  • Mike Beswick, Head of Chemistry
  • Paul Hurst, Head of Physics
  • Nicola Hesketh, Head of KS3 Science


  • Joanne Parkinson, Head of Faculty, Head of Geography
  • Caroline A’Bear, Head of History & Politics


  • Cherry Whitehead, Head of Citizenship


  • Peter Capewell, Acting Head of Faculty

Modern Languages

  • Rob Herd, Head of Faculty, Head of French
  • Erica D’Anna, Head of Spanish
  • Carmel Grace, Head of German

Social Sciences

  • Paul Jarvis, Head of Social Sciences Faculty
  • Rachel Evans, Head of Philosophy and Ethics

Art and Design Technology

  • Anthony Bennett, Head of Faculty and Visual Art
  • Sharon Bolland, Head of Food

Performing Arts

  • Sophie Renison, Head of Performing Arts and Drama
  • Sarah Critchley, Head of Media

Physical Education

  • Yacine Rachi, Head of Faculty

LFC Rainhill Staff

  • Nicola Ericson, Lead Tutor

Lead Practitioners

  • Faye Mitchell, Senior Lead Practitioner

Additional Needs

  • Danielle Parry, SENCO
  • Jenna Pilkington, Learning Support Co-ordinator

Pastoral Staff

Personalised Learning Centre Co-ordinator

  • Rupert Shoebridge

Key Stage Progress Leaders

  • Nicky Fryer, Key Stage Leader
  • Michael Wood, Key Stage Leader

Year Progress Leaders

  • Claire Haselden, Year 7
  • Beth Williams, Year 8
  • Michael Wood, Year 9
  • Jo West, Year 10
  • Nicky Fryer, Year 11

Year Student Managers

  • Fiona Seddon, Year 7 Student Manager
  • Lily Martin, Year 8 Student Manager
  • Natalie Gordon, Year 9 Student Manager
  • Vikki Quirk, Year 10 Student Manager
  • Helen Foster, Year 11 Student Manager
  • Angela Healey, Safeguarding Officer

Support Staff

Senior Support Staff

  • Rob Owens, Chief Operating Officer
  • Karen Kearns, Finance & Payroll Manager
  • Ben Simpson, Marketing Manager
  • Loraine Potter, Office Manager, PA to SLT
  • Alison Mawdsley, HR Manager, Clerk to Trustees
  • Marc Khanna, ICT Network Manager
  • Pam King, Data and Assessment Analyst
  • Andy Lownsbrough, Site Manager

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