Back Row: Mr Smith, Mr Mackinney, Mr Hill, Mr Bending, Mr Graham. Front Row: Ms Loucas, Mrs Beardsmore, Mr Brooks, Mrs Handy-Rivett, Ms Jeffreys, Mrs Hill, Mr Sargent.

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 and learning, curriculum, and timetable
  • staffing including management, recruitment, training, and PMR
  • student assessment and results
  • attendance and behaviour
  • safeguarding and wellbeing
  • parent and community liaison


Mrs Handy-Rivett Headteacher: Finance, Strategy, Staff & Student Wellbeing
Mr Brooks Deputy Headteacher: Whole School Progress & Assessment
Ms Jeffreys Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum, CPDL,Teaching & Learning
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 Hospitality Teacher & Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour
Mr Smith Deputy Assistant Headteacher for Numeracy
Mr Graham Geography Teacher & Associate Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral
Ms Loucas Maths Teacher & Aim Higher/HPA Lead & Associate Assistant Headteacher for CTLA (students)
Mr Sargent Head of KS4 History & Associate Assistant Headteacher for CTLA (staff), CPDL and Appraisal

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Mrs Graham Senior SENCO (Years 7,10, and 11), & Focus Provision Lead
Ms Billingham Assistant SENCO – Year 8
Mrs Hughes Assistant SENCO – Year 9
Mrs Stockton Senior Administrative Officer (Inclusion and Pastoral)


Pastoral Team

Mrs Faulkner Head of Year 7
Mrs Gunn Head of Year 8
Mr Howden Head of Year 9
Miss Usefnia Head of Year 10
Mr Mole Head of Year 11
Miss Preston Assistant Head of Year 7
Mr Turner Assistant Head of Year 8
Mrs Westwood Assistant Head of Year 9
Mrs Fellows Assistant Head of Year 10
Miss Thompson Assistant Head of Year 11
Mrs Mills Vulnerable Students Coordinator/Deputy Safeguarding Officer