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 Body, 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 Development

Mrs Hill: Senior Deputy Headteacher: Behaviour and Welfare + Designated Safeguarding Lead (part-time)

Mr Brooks: Deputy Headteacher: Whole School Progress

Ms Jeffreys: Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Mrs Beardsmore: Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour and Welfare + Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Hill: Assistant Headteacher: School Operations and Vocational Subjects

Mr Mackinney: Assistant Headteacher: Timetable & Curriculum

Associates to the Leadership Team

Mr Bending: Associate Assistant Headteacher: Pupil Premium & KS3 Progress

Mrs Hill: Associate Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour + Head of Year Manager

Ms Mitchell-Barnes: Director of English and Literacy

Mr Smith: Director of Mathematics and Numeracy

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

Mrs Graham: Senior SENCO (Years 9, 10 & 11) and Focus Provision Lead

Ms Caan: SENCO (Years 7 & 8) & Year 6 SEND transition Lead

Mrs Stockton: Senior Administrative Officer (Inclusion)

Pastoral Team

Miss C Gardner: Head of Year 7

Mr L Mole: Head of Year 8

Miss K Mycock: Head of Year 9

Mr S Dix: Head of Year 10

Mr J Graham: Head of Year 11

Mrs Mills: Vulnerable Students Coordinator/Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Miss Preston: Assistant Head of Year 7

Mr Turner: Assistant Head of Year 8

Miss Thompson: Assistant Head of Year 9

Mrs Fellows: Assistant Head of Year 10/11