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Meet the Staff

Interim CEO
Mr J Nicholson

Mr G Pearson

Vice Principal
Miss S Hesten - Teacher of PE

Senior Leadership Team

  • Mrs G Davies - Assistant Principal, KS4 Raising Standards Leader and Teacher of PE
  • Mr C Dobbs - Assistant Principal, Primary Transition & Liaison, Marketing & Publicity, Cover System Manager, Enrichment and Head of PE
  • Mrs J Gilbert - Assistant Principal, Teacher Training Coordinator and Teacher of Psychology 
  • Mr R Jones - Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning, Leader of Disadvantaged Pupils and Teacher of Business and Economics 
  • Mr O Russell - Assistant Principal, KS5 Raising Standards Leader and Teacher of Music
  • Mr L Turton - Assistant Principal, KS3 Raising Standards Leader and Teacher of Business, Computing and IT
  • Mrs M Newman - Operations Manager
  • Mr G Dance - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Pastoral Team 

  • Miss S Fegan - Head of Year 7 and Head of Photography
  • Ms S Bird - Year 7 Pastoral Support Advisor and DDSL
  • Miss J Sharp - Year 7 Pastoral Support Advisor
  • Mr S Evans - Head of Year 8 and Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mrs C Bosley - Year 8 Pastoral Support Advisor and DDSL
  • Miss C Hunter - Head of Year 9, Examinations Officer and DDSL
  • Ms N Brown - Year 9 Pastoral Support Advisor and DDSL
  • Ms N Cannon - Head of Year 10 and Teacher of Maths
  • Mrs K McComb - Year 10 Pastoral Support Advisor and DDSL
  • Mr T Hancox - Head of Year 11 and Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Ms A Tillson-Phillips - Year 11 Pastoral Support Advisor and DDSL
  • Mrs R Barrett - Head of Year 12 and Teacher of English
  • Mr O Russell - Head of Year 13 and Teacher of Music (Assistant Principal - Head of Sixth Form)
  • Mrs A Rossouw - Sixth Form Student Advisor and DDSL

Additional Educational Needs Team

  • Miss S Bastin - Teaching Assistant
  • Ms D Beach - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs S Benning - Teaching Assistant
  • Ms J Bisson - AEN Administrator/PA
  • Mrs J Clarke - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss S Dransfield - Teaching Assistant
  • Mr G Male - Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M Maull-Hutfield - Teaching Assistant
  • Mr C Mawdsley - Operational SENDCo and Teacher of Humanities
  • Mrs H O'Callaghan - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs A Pileggi - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs N Schneider - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs S Shepherd - Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Teacher of Drama
  • Mrs N Snell - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs C Wakefield - Teaching Assistant

ASC Centre Team

  • Mrs E Cardoso - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Miss C Carter - HL Teaching Assistant
  • Miss C Cordeiro - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Miss J Curtis-Coombs - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs K Ellison - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Miss M Gordon - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs L Hagan - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Miss B Hanrahan - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs L Rickards - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs T Toxqui Cocone - ASC Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs T van der Meulen - Head of ASC Centre
  • Mrs H Wall - Deputy Head of ASC Centre

Admin/Support Staff

  • Mr C Axon - Cover Supervisor
  • Mr M Batt - Art and Design Technician
  • Ms S Bunce - Art and Design Technician
  • Mrs B Cleary - Reprographics Technician
  • Mr S Coombs - Site Team Operative
  • Mr F Dias - Science Technician
  • Mrs S Gladman - Cover Administrator
  • Mr J Goodman - Trainee IT Technician
  • Mrs J Grey - CLA Mentor
  • Mrs S Hall - Science Technician
  • Mr S Kiernan - IT Technician
  • Mrs V Lynch - Cover Supervisor
  • Mrs R Mills - Administrator
  • Mr J Moore - Site Team Operative
  • Mr T O'Neill - Site Team Operative
  • Mr J Roach - Cover Supervisor and DofE Manager
  • Mr P Selby - Site Team Operative
  • Mrs D Styles - Learning Resource Centre Supervisor and Accelerated Reader Lead
  • Mrs S Thompson - Receptionist
  • Mr W Trueman - Science Technician
  • Mrs T Williams - Administrator and Trips Coordinator
  • Mrs C Yeoman - School Counsellor

Curriculum Leaders

  • Mrs E Ball - Co-Head of Humanities, History Lead
  • Mr C Dobbs - Head of PE 
  • Miss A Ford - Head of Maths
  • Mr A Fraser - Head of Computing, IT, Business, Economics and Travel & Tourism and ECT Mentor
  • Mrs C Hoing - Head of Art and Design
  • Mr T Johns - Head of English
  • Miss S Kakouris - Head of Performing Arts
  • Mrs K Togher - Co-Head of Humanities, Geography Lead
  • Mrs L Vizor - Head of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Mr J Watts - Head of Science and ECT Mentor

Teaching Staff

  • Mr H Batty - 2nd in Computing, IT, Business, Economics and Travel & Tourism
  • Miss A Broomfield - KS3 English Lead
  • Mrs G Bryce - KS4/5 PE Lead
  • Mr L Cairns - Teacher of Maths and Computing & IT
  • Mrs C Castan-Remis - Teacher of Maths and ECT Mentor
  • Miss R Charsley - Teacher of English
  • Mrs E Coles - Teacher of Humanities and Geography
  • Miss S Cook - Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Miss C Curtis - Teacher of English 
  • Mr I Davies - Teacher of Business, Computing & IT and Head of Berners-Lee House  
  • Mr W Day - Teacher of Computing & IT, Online Safety Officer and Head of Moore House
  • Ms H Dunton - KS3 Humanities Lead, Head of Psychology
  • Mr R Embling - Teacher of PE, Computing & IT and Head of Holmes House
  • Mrs R Fellows - Teacher of English and English Intervention Teacher
  • Mr M Foley - Head of Chemistry and ECT Mentor
  • Mr P Ford - KS4/5 Maths Lead
  • Mrs A Fry - Head of Music
  • Mr M Godley - Teacher of Business and Economics, Careers Lead and ECT Mentor
  • Mrs M Gosling - Teacher of Science
  • Mrs M Greenwood - Teacher of Humanities, Religious Studies and PSHE Lead
  • Miss R Hammond - Teacher of PE and Science
  • Miss C Hawker - Teacher of Drama
  • Mrs C Hoing - 2nd in Art and Design
  • Miss P Hollitzer - Teacher of English
  • Mr K Hothi - Teacher of Maths
  • Miss J Jones - Teacher of English
  • Mr J Keley-Styles - Teacher of English and Maths
  • Mrs A Lancaster - Teacher of English and ECT Mentor
  • Mr G Lee - Teacher of English
  • Ms S Marcos - Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Miss J Marriott - Teacher of PE and ECT Mentor
  • Miss T McCaig - KS3 Maths Lead, Maths Mastery Lead and ECT Mentor
  • Ms T McDonagh - Teacher of English, French and Maths
  • Miss A McMahon - KS5 English Lead 
  • Mr N Mitchell - Teacher of Science
  • Miss N Newell - Teacher of Humanities and Sociology
  • Ms S Perkins - Teacher of English
  • Miss R Pike - Teacher of Humanities and History, Leader of Disadvantaged Pupils and ECT Mentor
  • Miss H Plumb - Teacher of Computing & IT and Data and Timetable Manager
  • Miss F Powell - 2nd in Modern Foreign Languages
  • Miss W Promgeen - Teacher of Graphics and Design
  • Miss R Ray - Teacher of Maths
  • Miss M Robertson - Teacher of Computing and IT and Online Safety Officer (Maternity Leave)
  • Mr T Seale - Teacher of Humanities and Geography
  • Mr K Sheikh - Teacher of PE and Design
  • Mr M Smith - Teacher of Art
  • Miss M Smith - KS4 English Lead
  • Miss H Spragg - Teacher of Science and Challenge Strategic Lead
  • Dr S Spreadbury - Teacher of Science
  • Mrs Z Stewart - Teacher of Science, Villiers Park Coordinator and ECT Mentor
  • Ms L Stone - Teacher of English    
  • Miss K Stubbs - Teacher of Science
  • Mrs L Taylor - Teacher of English
  • Mrs L Thompson - Teacher of Maths
  • Mrs A Thompson-Veronese - Teacher of Maths
  • Mrs D Tucker - Teacher of Humanities and Geography
  • Ms C Urquhart - Head of Media Studies and Teacher of English
  • Mrs L Walter - Teacher of Science and STEM Coordinator
  • Mr C Warren - Teacher of Maths
  • Mr B Williams - KS3 PE Lead and Sports Academy Lead
  • Mr G Williams - Teacher of Humanities, History, Politics and Lead for High Performance Academy
  • Mrs L Williams - Head of Biology 
  • Mr T Winchcombe - Head of Sociology and Teacher of Humanities and History
  • Miss Y Wozencraft - Teacher of PE, Head of Pascal House and ECT Mentor

Alternative Provision Staff

  • Mr W Charman - AP Teacher
  • Miss L O’Grady - AP Teaching Assistant 
  • Mrs T Stein - AP Teacher
  • Mrs T van der Meulen - Head of AP


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.


Since the formation of The Park Academies Trust (TPAT), governance at Lydiard Park Academy 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.

Click here for Trust Structure

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 Lydiard Park Academy LAB:

Kathryn Sanders – Chair & Safeguarding LAB Representative

Mike Pook – Vice Chair & Community LAB member

Gary Pearson – Principal

Lesley Stewart – Community LAB member & Health and Safety LAB Lead

Aga Rossouw - Parent LAB member

Susannah Fernandez - Community LAB Member and SEND LAB representative

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:


Declarations of Interest from the Local Advisory Board (41KB)

Declarations of Interest from the LAB for 2023 - 2024

Local Advisory Board Member Profiles (430KB)

Profiles of all the serving governors of Lydiard Park Academy

Local Advisory Board Attendance (35KB)

Attendance for the year 2022 - 2023

Local Advisory Board Terms of Reference (214KB)

Information pertaining to the Local Advisory Board - structure and membership

Scheme of Delegation (399KB)

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