OFSTED April 2017 Key Comments: 

  • ‘Pupils shine at this school because they benefit enormously from being part of the ‘St James family’, a supportive and caring community. They are happy and safe in school.
  • ‘The conduct of pupils in this school, the way they interact with each other and adults, is impeccable – in fact, it is the best I have ever seen(Feedback from HMI to School Governors, Local Authority and Diocesan representatives)
  • Pupils readily respond to leaders’ high expectations evident in the ‘SHINE’ ethos. As a result, they ‘Speak politely, Have respect, follow Instructions, Never say never and Engage positively’ in all that they do
  • ‘Pupils work exceptionally well together’
  • ‘Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, they are curious and want to achieve their best.’
  • ‘Pupils know what it means to be ‘ready to learn’’
  • ‘Pupils’ conduct is exemplary. They show high levels of respect for each other and for their teachers and teaching assistants.
  • ‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school’
  • ‘The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Leaders make sure that pupils are cared for exceptionally well’
  • ‘Staff are proud to be a member of staff at this school’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work’
  • ‘Pupils are taught the skills needed to become thoughtful, self-confident citizens, able to express their views and opinions.’
  • ‘Progress overall is much better than that of similar-ability pupils nationally’
  • ‘Key stage 4 outcomes in GCSE examinations demonstrate consistently strong progress over each of the last three years’
  • ‘Parents have highly-positive views of the school and confirm their children are safe and happy at this school. They greatly appreciate the pastoral care and support provided.’
  • ‘Pupils say they feel safe at school, they say there are no bullies and are confident they would be listened to if they shared a concern with a teacher or pastoral leader.’
  • ‘Governors know the strengths of the school and where there are further improvements still to be made.’
  • ‘Pupils enjoy coming to school.’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work because most teachers have high expectations of pupils and plan work which is hard enough for them.’
  • ‘Pupils learn well and make excellent progress because teaching in English, mathematics and most other subjects is consistently good.’
  • ‘Leaders have successfully introduced a more ambitious culture in the school based upon high expectations.’
  • ‘Pupils typically make good progress because teachers have strong subject knowledge, which they use well to plan interesting and challenging work for pupils.’
  • ‘Teaching assistants support pupils well in lessons, including low-ability pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who need extra help.’

Staff List

STAFF LIST 2017/2018

 

NAME

JOB TITLE

Mr

Tim

Beesley

Headteacher

Mrs

Emma

Bennett

Lay Chaplain

Mr

Nick

Bennett

School Business Manager

Mrs

Victoria

Bickerton

Teacher of Food Tech/ 2nd in Faculty of Creative Technology & Personal Development (4/5)

Mrs

Louise

Birch

Teacher in charge of history –  Deputy Director Humanities

Miss

Stacy

Black

Teaching Assistant

Mrs

Kerry

Booth

Teacher of Girls’ PE and SSCO (4/5)

Mrs

Sophie

Bratherton

Teacher of Girls’ PE – 2nd in Faculty (2/5)

Mrs

Elspeth

Bray

Teacher of Art

Mr

Huw

Brophy

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs

Sarah

Brown

Teaching Assistant

Mrs

Charmaine

Brown

Director of Science Faculty

Mr

Matthew

Brown

Teacher of  Resistant Materials & Computer Science

Mr

Mark

Bulfin

SENCO

Mr

Joseph

Cawley

Teacher of History – Head of Year 11 (1/5)

Mrs

Caroline

Chadwick

Pastoral Manager KS3

Mrs

Stacey

Charnock

Teaching Assistant and Medical Needs Coordinator

Ms

Gillian

Cheshire

Teacher of MFL  - Deputy Director of Faculty & Head of Year 10

Mr

Marcus

Chester

Teacher of English

Mr

Peter

Coleing

Teacher of Maths – maternity cover

Mrs

Tanya

Dingle

Teacher of maths (maternity leave)

Mrs

Ciara

Duggan

Teacher of RE (part time)

Mr

Phillip

Ellison

Site Manager

Mrs

Julia

Evans

Teaching Assistant

Mr

Edward

Fasciato

Admin assistant

Miss

Hannah

Ffrench-Lange

Teacher of English

Mrs

Kate

Gill

Deputy Director of English Faculty

Mrs

Helen

Grainger

Teacher of Drama – Work Related Learning Coordinator

Miss

Elizabeth

Gould

Teacher of English

Mrs

Jane

Griffiths

Reprographics

Dr

Stephen

Guscott

Assistant Head Teaching & Learning

Mrs

Angela

Hall

Cover Supervisor

Mrs

Jenny

Healey

Director of Mathematics Faculty

Mrs

Gaynor

Hurley

Behaviour Support

Mrs

Alex

Hutchings

Pastoral Manager KS4 (Mon-Tues-Wed)

Mrs

Verity

Isherwood Cann

Teacher of RE part time (2/5)

Mrs

Emma

Keenan

Teacher in charge of music – Head of Year 8 & Assistant Head Pastoral (Monday & Friday)

Mrs

Susan

Kilburn

Receptionist

Mrs

Helen

Kibble

Deputy Director of Science Faculty

Miss

Theresa

Li

Cover Supervisor

Mrs

Ying

Li

Maths TA

Mrs

Clare

Linford

Teacher of Business Studies  – Head of Year 10 (4/5)

Mr

Simon

Lindo

Teacher of maths

Mrs

Patricia

Livesey

Assistant Head Progress

Mrs

Christine

Malins

Director of Expressive Arts Faculty

Mr

Ryan

Maidment

Teacher of Boys’ PE

Mrs

Sharon

Marsh

Staffroom break time assistant

Miss

Donna

Massey

Teacher of MFL

Miss

Michelle

McCumesky

Leadership Group Secretary

Mrs

Alison

McGarr

Teacher of RE

Mrs

Katharine

Millar

Sims & Data Manager

Mr

Tony

Millar

ICT consultant 

Miss

Victoria

Molyneux

Teacher of Girls’ PE + Professional Mentor + Deputy Director of PE (3/5)

Mrs

Ruth

Morgan

English Teacher

Mrs

Amy

Morrin

Exams Officer

Mrs

Laura

Moss

Director of English Faculty

Mrs

Penny

Mullen

Assistant Head Pastoral (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Miss

Celia

Mylott

Teacher of Science

Mr

Ian

Murphy

Teacher of Science

Mrs

Rubina

Naqvi

Teaching Assistant

Dr

Helen

Nye

Teacher of Science – Head of Year 11

Mrs

Anna

Peters

HLTA to the RE Faculty

Mrs

Clare

Pickles

Director of MFL Faculty

Mrs

Sarah

Pimblett

Teaching Assistant (LAC)

Miss

Jennifer

Pratt

MFL Teacher

Mrs

Dominique

Rarity

Director of Creative Technology & Personal Development Faculty

Mrs

Yvonne

Rezzano

Teaching Assistant

Mrs

Jacqueline

Rickett

Teaching Assistant

Mrs

Carmel

Ridgway

HLTA – SEN faculty

Mrs

Lisa

Roberts

Food technology technician

Mrs

Wendy

Robinson

Teaching Assistant

Mr

Mark

Smith

Technology Technician

Miss

Karen

Sweeney

Teacher of Maths

Mrs

Joanne

Turner

Finance Clerk

Miss

Victoria

Trainor

Teacher of English & Pupil Premium Champion

Mr

Ian

Walker

Director of PE Faculty

Mrs

Maureen

Walsh

SEN administrator

Miss

Emma

Wardle

Deputy Director of RE & Head of Year 7

Mrs

Patricia

Whalley

Teaching Assistant

Mrs

Rachel

Wheelan

Director of RE Faculty

Mr

Edward

Wheelan

Teacher of maths and DofE Coordinator

Mr

Steve

Wheeler

Assistant Site Supervisor

Mr

Kurt

Wilby

Director of  Humanities Faculty

Mrs

Lucy

Wilby

Deputy Director - Maths Faculty

Mrs

Camille

Williams

Teacher of Graphics & Textiles - Head of Year 8 (2/5)

Miss

Olivia

Woods

Science teacher – Head of Year 8 (3/5)