Senior Leadership Team

St Michael’s Church of England High School Leadership Team is responsible for the local leadership and management of the school on behalf of the Governing Board, within the strategic framework. The Leadership Team has responsibility and accountability for:

  • the School Improvement Plan
  • educational standards, delivery of teaching & learning, curriculum and timetable
  • staffing including management, recruitment, training and PMR
  • student assessment and results
  • attendance & behaviour
  • safeguarding & wellbeing
  • parent & community liaison


Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Gray, Headteacher: Strategy and Finance

Mrs Handy-Rivett, Senior Deputy Headteacher: Staff and Student Wellbeing

Ms Jeffreys, Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum, Teaching & Learning

Mr Brooks, Deputy Headteacher: Whole School Progress & Assessment

Mrs Beardsmore, Assistant Headteacher: Student Welfare & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Bending, Assistant Headteacher: KS3 Progress & Director of Pupil Premium

Mr Hill, Assistant Headteacher: Facilities & Resources & Vocational Education

Mr Mackinney, Assistant Headteacher: Timetable & Curriculum & Standards Verifier for Vocational Qualifications

Associates to the Leadership Team

Mrs Hill: Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour

Mr Smith: Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Numeracy

Mr Graham: Associate Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral

Ms Loucas: Associate Assistant Headteacher for CTLA (students)

Mr Sargent: Associate Assistant Headteacher for CTLA (staff)

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Mrs Graham: Senior SENCO (Years 7, 10 & 11), Year 6 SEND transition Lead and Focus Provision Lead

Ms Caan: SENCO (Years 8 & 9)

Mrs Stockton: Senior Administrative Officer (Inclusion)

Pastoral Team

Head of Year 7 Mr D Howden
Headd of Year 8 Miss C Gardner
Head of Year 9 Mr L Mole
Head of Year 10 Miss K Mycock
Head of Year 11 Mr S Dix


Assistant Head of Year 7 Miss Fellows
Assistant Head of Year 8 Miss Preston
Assistant Head of Year 9 Mr Turner
Assistant Head of Year 10 Miss Thompson
Assistant Head of Year 11 Miss Treasure


Mrs Mills: Vulnerable Students Coordinator/Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mr Lloyd: Learning Mentor