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Our Staff

The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) operates with our Headteacher (Executive Headteacher for GUMAT), 3 Deputy Headteachers (DHT), 3 Assistant Headteachers (AHT) and 2 Associate AHT. SLT responsibilities are reviewed annually to facilitate, where appropriate, broader professional experience and preparation for Headship.

Each year group is overseen by a Head of Year and a Deputy Head of Year. A member of the SLT is attached to each year group. Learning Mentors and Teaching Assistants are also allocated to a particular year. Heads of Year form part of the Pupil Progress Team and work closely with Lead Teachers to ensure that students are well supported and make good progress.

Senior Leadership Team

Our well-established and experienced Senior Leadership Team is committed to making the school the best it can be. By providing clear direction and setting an example that engages, inspires and motivates, they have created an environment where students and staff are happy, feel valued and are focused on achieving their potential.

Name Role

Nathan Walters

Overall strategy and direction of the school

Kamal Thacker
Deputy Headteacher (Senior)

Director of Curriculum & Standards

Lewis Adams
Deputy Headteacher

Director of Pastoral Care
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Behaviour and Inclusion KS4

Holly Thomas
Deputy Headteacher

Director of Teaching and Learning and CPD

Mark Thorley
Assistant Headteacher

Director of Sixth Form
Behaviour and Inclusion KS5

Alka Patel
Assistant Headteacher


Rachael Stribling
Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Director of Pastoral Care
Behaviour and Inclusion KS3

Amrita Ahluwalia
Acting Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Director Curriculum, Standards & Assessment (KS3)

Elena Sanz
Associate Assistant Headteacher

Associate Director of Teaching and Learning

Bianca Williams
Associate Assistant Headteacher

Associate Director of Sixth Form (Curriculum, Standards & Assessment, Post 16)

Leon Kahn


Director of Finance and Operations

Harjinder Johal

Head of Human Resources

Heads of Year

Heads of Year for Pupil Progress:

Pupil Progress Team

To monitor progress and raise academic standards across the Year teams including – safeguarding, attendance and punctuality, rewards and sanctions, intervention strategies and evaluating data to tackle under-achievement and remove barriers to learning. To review strategies used in Year Teams, share best practice and develop common approaches to mentoring and supporting students with the completion of Home Learning and monitoring the effective use of the student planner.

Teacher Development Team

The Teacher Developer Team supports all departments across the school in raising the quality of Teaching and Learning. The team consists of middle leaders and senior leaders who support Lead Teachers to ensure that the school’s Teaching and Learning policy (FHS 5) is being implemented. The Teacher Developer team also support teachers through the school’s coaching programme and identify best practice for sharing with colleagues, whole school issues emerging from observations and training needs.

Curriculum Development Team

To ensure a rich, challenging and personalised curriculum is in place. To report back on lesson observations, curriculum mapping including SMSC and identify curriculum related issues causing concern e.g. pitch/challenge etc. To ensure consistency, through audit, in the setting of homework and approaches to marking/feedback. To oversee preparation for Curriculum Weeks.