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Mr B. Ashmore-Short

Mr J. Young

Vice Principal
Mrs L. Hunter

Senior Leadership Team

  • Mr A. Dixon-Patterson - Director Of Finance and Operations
  • Ms S. Jones - Assistant Principal
  • Miss N. Pursey – Operations Manager
  • Mrs J. Russell - Assistant Principal (Professional Skills & Standards)
  • Mrs K. Stevens – Assistant Principal, Head of Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding lead
  • Mr J. Ward - Vice Principal (Curriculum & Standards)
  • Mr D. Williams - Assistant Principal SEND

Pastoral Team

  • Mrs L. Bulpitt - Head of Key Stage and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs K. Candy - Head of Year 7 
  • Mrs C. Charij - Year 9 Pastoral Support Assistant 
  • Miss N. Clapham - Year 8 Pastoral Support Assistant
  • Mrs R. Evenett - Year 7 Pastoral Support Assistant & Attendance
  • Miss M. McAdam - Year 10 Pastoral Support Assistant
  • Miss C. O'Connor - Year 11 Pastoral Support Assistant
  • Ms V. Redondo - Head of Key Stage and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs N. Bailey- Social Worker
  • Mrs C. Yeoman - School Counsellor

Additional Educational Needs Team

  • Ms S. Allen - Teaching Assistant
  • Ms J. Bisson - AEN Administrator/PA
  • Mrs D. Ellis - Operational SENCO
  • Mrs C. Dyer - Transition Group Nurture Teacher
  • Miss J. Harewood - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss A. Holley – Named Pupil Teaching Assistant
  • Miss J. Hume - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M. Keel - Teaching Assistant
  • Mr W. Morris – Teaching Assistant
  • Miss S. Paige - Apprentice Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs F. Rafiq - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs E. Rowlands - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss K. Skinner - Teaching Assistant 
  • Mrs L. Tubb - HLTA (Higher level Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs C. Waite - Teaching Assistant

Admin/Support Staff

  • Mrs J. Anstee - Cover Administrator
  • Mrs N. Baker - SLT Administrator
  • Miss L. Brazell - Art & Design Technician
  • Mrs H. Boddy - Examinations Officer
  • Mr P. Brierley - Senior Design & Technology Technician
  • Mrs W. Brown - Finance Assistant
  • Mr G. Bryan - Trust Director of IT
  • Mrs K. Clark - Trust HR Manager
  • Mrs S. Connolly - Clerk to Governors
  • Mrs R. Dams -  Cover Supervisor
  • Mrs T. Dyer - Head of Governance and Policy
  • Mrs B. Hobbs – Resource Centre Supervisor
  • Mrs L. Knight - Senior Finance Officer
  • Mrs B. Lowe - HR Business Partner
  • Mrs G. Manterfield – Admin Assistant
  • Ms P. Notter - Receptionist
  • Mr N. Parker - Senior Science Technician
  • Miss H. Phillips - Science Technician
  • Miss N. Plaistow - Trainee IT Technician
  • Miss A. Pratt - Cover Supervisor
  • Mr K. Sieluzycki - Trust Network Manager
  • Mrs A. Watts - HR/Payroll administrator

Teaching Staff

  • Mr P. Ammel - Teacher of Science
  • Mrs I. Anthony - Teacher of Math's
  • Mrs K. Balebela - Head of Business
  • Dr R. Bamford - Teacher of Science
  • Mr S. Bates - Teacher of PE  
  • Miss S. Bell - Teacher of Humanities
  • Mrs A. Blackmore - Teacher of Mathematics
  • Miss L. Bradley - Teacher of English
  • Mrs H. Bristow - Teacher of Math's
  • Mrs H. Brownlie - 2nd In Department For Humanities 
  • Miss E. Caldwell - Teacher of PE
  • Mrs D. Charman - Teacher of English
  • Mrs E. Coles - Teacher of Humanities 
  • Mrs L. Donnelly -  Teacher of Geography     
  • Mrs D. Ellis - Deputy SENDco
  • Mr N. Evans - Teacher of English And ICT
  • Mr S. Flowerdew - Head of Performing Arts 
  • Miss C. Fowler - Teacher of Humanities
  • Miss A. Fullerton - Teacher of Music
  • Mr M. Garcia - Teacher of Science     
  • Mr C. Glassock - Lead Practitioner And G&T Academy
  • Ms A. Golding - Teacher of English
  • Mrs G. Graham - Head of Humanities
  • Miss J. Griffiths - Head of Visual Art
  • Dr R. Haestier - Teacher of Math's
  • Mrs L. Henry - Head of Music 
  • Miss E. Hoon - Lead Teacher For Design and Technology
  • Mrs C. Hopkinson - Head of ICT/Business and Media Studies
  • Mr L. Hopwood - Teacher of History and Humanities
  • Mrs K. Humphrey - Head of House and 2nd In PE          
  • Mrs C. Jackson - PSHE Lead
  • Miss C. Jenkins - Teacher of English
  • Miss L Kopinska - Lead Teacher of Science
  • Mrs K. Law - Teacher of Science
  • Ms H. Lloyd -  2nd In Department For Math's
  • Mr F. Lyons - Teacher of Humanities and English
  • Mr D. Maggs - Teacher of PE
  • Mrs K. Mapleston - Teacher of English       
  • Mrs S. McKeeman - Teacher of MFL 
  • Miss C. Messanger - Teacher of DT    
  • Mrs K. Nightingale - Teacher of Humanities 
  • Mrs L. Parkinson - 2nd In Department For MFL
  • Miss C. Parsons - Teacher of Design And Technology
  • Miss G. Peele - Teacher of English
  • Mr A. Philpott - Teacher of PE and Sports Academy Lead
  • Mr B. Quant - Teacher of Design and Technology
  • Mrs S. Roberts - Teacher of Science
  • Mrs R. Ryder - Head of MFL   
  • Miss S. Sami - Teacher of Math's
  • Mr A. Sanghera - Teacher of Art
  • Mr J. Sharp - Teacher of Science              
  • Mr M. Shaw - Teacher of Math's
  • Mr M. Snook - Head of Key Stage 3 English
  • Mr W. Spurr - Teacher of Science
  • Miss A. Stacey - Teacher of Math's                  
  • Mr J. Stevens - Teacher of Math's
  • Mr A. Stroud - Teacher of Art/DT 
  • Mr R. Stubbs - Head of Math's 
  • Miss H. Taylor - Teacher of Drama and English
  • Ms B. Tondo - Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs L. Wall - Teacher of PE
  • Miss A. Waller - Teacher of English
  • Miss K. Whelan - Head of Key Stage 4 English
  • Mr J. White - Lead Practitioner/Teacher of Math's
  • Mr T. White - Teacher of Science
  • Miss M. Woloszczynka - Teacher of English
  • Mrs J. Wood - Teacher of MFL                       


Staff vacancies

What could be more rewarding than working in a school, helping shape the minds of young people before they embark on the world? If you're looking for a new challenge and are passionate about helping students reach their full potential, then please visit our recruitment hub on Eteach.

There you will find a list of all available vacancies and have the option to join our talent pool. We recommend joining our talent pool as it will enable us to notify you should a position that matches your criteria becomes available.

Local Advisory Board

Since 1st October 2018 when Abbey Park School formally converted to an academy and joined The Park Academies Trust (TPAT), governance at Abbey Park has been led by a Local Advisory Board (LAB). The LAB is a committee of the main Board of the Trust and is accountable to the TPAT Trustees for its decisions. The LAB is responsible for a range of areas, including:

  • Ensuring that standards of attainment and progress by all students at the school are high.
  • Taking a strategic role in the governance of the school.
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the school and its staff.
  • Ensuring that TPAT’s vision for the school is carried forward.

The following people are members of the Abbey Park School LAB:


Jon Young - Operational Principal

Richard Scorer - Chair & Parent Governor

Helen Boddy - Staff Governor

Jennie Fellowes - Community Governor

Paul Freeland  - Parent Governor

Jez Khattak - Community Governor

Stu O'Brian - Community Governor

Lesley Stewart – Community Governor and Co-Chair

Cordou Van Oppen - Community Governor


Clerk to the LAB - Stephanie Connolly

For full details of their terms of office and business/personal interests, please see the attached document.

If you have any queries in relation to the LAB, or to request copies of minutes for the LAB, please email the clerk:

Also, if you are interested in finding out more about the work of the LAB, especially if you would like to be part of its work, please email the clerk:


The Park Academies Trust Agreed Vision 2020-24 (72KB)

Read about the Trust's agreed mission, aims and ethos.

Local Advisory Board Attendance Record 2020-21 (32KB)

Attendance in 2020-21 of Local Advisory Board members.

Local Advisory Board: Scheme of Delegation (221KB)

Document showing the responsibilities of Trustees, Local Advisory Board, CEO and School Principal

Local Authority Board Terms of Reference (246KB)

Information pertaining to the Local Advisory Board - structure and membership

Declaration of Interest from the Local Advisory Board 2021 - 22 (121KB)

Declaration of Interest from the Local Advisory Board

Governors Profiles (454KB)

Profiles of all the serving governors of Abbey Park School

TPAT Structure 2021-22 (148KB)

The overall TPAT governance structure