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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Staff Team

We are fortunate to have a very dedicated and motivated team of teaching and support staff. Our staff are professional, innovative and committed to the personal and academic development of the students. The school has a very strong community ethos and staff support for students is outstanding.

If you wish to contact individual members of staff please telephone the school Reception on 01298 23122 or email (Contact) . This email address is monitored daily and your enquiry will be forwarded to the most appropriate member of staff. 


Senior Leadership Team 

Mr Craig Yates


Mrs Samantha Jones

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Lynne Pope

Assistant Headteacher - Alternatve Provision

Mr Simon Gort

Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning

Mrs Gill Ashworth

Assistant Headteacher - Student Personal Development

Mrs Caroline Gelsthorpe Assistant Headteacher - Standards & Expectations

Mrs Alex Garner

Assistant Headteacher - SENCo/Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jayne McMillan

Head of School Business and Resources

Teaching Staff 

Mr Thomas Adams

Assistant Head of Science - Physics

Miss Abigail Barker

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Emma Batey

Head of Media

Mrs Judith Birtles

Head of Design & Technology

Miss Stephanie Barratt

Acting Head of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Mrs Leanne Bothamley Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Vicki Booth

Teacher of Mathematics

Ms Joan Carr Head of Religious Studies

Mr Ciaran Buckley

Head of English & Teacher of Media Studies

Miss Abbie Copley

Assistant Head of English

Miss Laura Bowden Head of Science

Mrs Georgia Cornwell

Teacher of  Food Technology

Ms Jackie Cruse

Head of Sixth Form & Teacher of Media Studies/English

Mrs Chrissy Desforges

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Hannah Edwards

Head of  Food Technology

Mr Louis Edge Teacher of Religious Studies

Miss Annika Hall

Teacher of Science & Transition Leader

Mr Martin Gardner Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)
Mrs Hayley Gardner Teacher of English
Miss Hayley Gould  Assistant Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Ms Claire Gillespie

Teacher of History

Miss Hanna Gustin Teacher of Geography (Maternity Cover)

Ms Abigail Heywood

Teacher of Geography

Mr Charlie Holman

Director of Progress Year 7 &Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Jacinta Howard Teacher of English

Mrs Laura Flint

Head of Psychology (Maternity Leave)

Miss Lucy Ingham

Director of Progress Year 8 ( Maternity Cover) & Teacher of History

Mr Anthony Isaac

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mr Gareth Jones

Assistant Head of Mathematics

Mrs Hayley Gardner Teacher of English
Mr Martin Gardner Teacher of Psychology ( Maternity Cover)

Mr Tom Griffin

Teacher of Mathematics & PSHE (Maternity Cover)

Ms Hannah Hayes Teacher of Music

Mr Edward Kitchen

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Stephen Lockett

Assistant Head of Science - Chemistry

Mrs Jessica Lomas

Director of Progress Year 8 & Teacher of Geography  (Maternity Leave)

Ms Amy Meaden

Director of Progress Year 9 & Teacher of Physical Education

Mr Michael Milner

Head of Mathematics

Mr Michael Moore

Head of Art

Miss Catherine Murray

Assistant Head of Mathematics

Mrs Sue Newsome

Director of Intervention & Teacher of Science - Biology

Ms Jessica Nichols

Teacher of English

Mr Christian O’Brien

Head of Physical Education

Mrs Claire O’Brien

Director of Progress KS4 & Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Claire Pickford

Teacher of English

Mrs Elisabeth Rawson

Assistant Head of Science - Biology

Mrs Stephanie Reddy Head of Music

Ms Shairon Rodgers

Head of Drama

Miss Caroline Scholes

Teacher of Maths

Mr Greg Smith

Assistant Director of Progress KS4 & Teacher of Science – Physics

Mr Louis Smith Teacher of Religious Studies

Mrs Tracey Stafford

Teacher of Technology – Food/ DT

Mr Algis Sveikutis

Teacher of Art & PSHE (Maternity Cover)

Miss Sorrel Thomas

Teacher of Drama & English

Mr Simon Thomson

Teacher of Science - Physics

Mr Jason Warhurst

Teacher of IT and Computer Science

Mr James Ward

Head of Business Studies

Mrs Christina Warrington

Head of Geography

Mr Adam Warrington

Head of History

Mrs Emma Wentworth

Head of IT and Computing

Mr Gary Wentworth

Teacher of Physical Education & Transition Leader

Ms Carina Wood Teacher of Science

Support Staff 



Mrs Sandi Flint

School Business Officer & Head’s PA

Mrs Helen Dinardo

School Business Assistant

Mrs Amanda Ward

School Business Assistant

Mrs Anne Mulhall

School Business Assistant

Mrs Caroline Sumner

School Business Assistant 

Mr Tim Shaw School Business Assistant

Mr Ben Mawbey

School Business Assistant - Clerk to Governors

Finance and HR


Mrs Louise Hallows

School Business Officer

Mr Lee Russell

School Business Assistant

Exams and Cover 


Mrs Janette Naden

School Business Officer 

Ms Carol Faram

Cover Supervisor



Mrs Heather Toomey

School Business Officer

Mrs Julie Houston

Senior School Business Assistant



Mr Darren Henderson

Curriculum Support Technician



Mr Chris Carroll

ICT Manager

Mr Gareth Ward

Senior ICT Technician

Learning Resources Centre & Careers Information, Advice & Guidance


Mrs Sarah Barnwell

Learning Resources Centre Manager & IAG

Post 16 


Miss Rebecca Hall

Sixth Form Learning Mentor




Mrs Caroline Siddons

Pastoral Manager - Year 7

Ms Kirsti Beesley

Pastoral Manager - Year 8

Mrs Laura Gale

Pastoral Manager - Year 9

Mrs Amy Wray

Pastoral Manager - Year 10

Mrs Debbie Birkin

Pastoral Manager - Year 11

School Counsellor


Mrs Debra McDonald- Webb

School Counsellor

Site and Community


Mr Paul Thompson

Facilities Manager

Mr Mike Hampton


Mr James Hunter


Mr Mark Williams Caretaker

Mr Alex Kitchen

Lettings Assistant (Evenings & Saturday)

Cleaning Team 


Mrs Laura Ball

Ms Stephanie Hampson

Mrs Miggie Birchenough

Mrs Fran Nuttall

Ms Rosie Brockman

Mrs Jane Oliver

Ms Susan Greenhalgh

Ms Christine Russell

Ms Julie Hudson

Mr Kevin Bloor

Mrs Anastasia Jones

Ms Anna Conner

Mrs Sarah Law




Mrs Julie Carr


Mr David Ford


Mrs Mel Babington

Senior Science Technician

Mrs Nicola Hackney

Senior Science Technician

Curriculum Support Technicians


Mrs Jeni Smith


Mr Gwyn Pritchard-Williams


Internal Exclusion Manager


Ms Dawn Garrett


Intervention Manager 


Ms Pauline Slater


Alternative Curriculum Manager


Mr Matthew Lomas


Learning Support 

Learning Support Team

Mrs Valda Wood Team Leader

Mrs Carol Austin


Mrs Andrea Bailey


Mrs Shelly Barton


Mrs Christine Edge


Mrs Allison Hoyle


Mrs Joanne Meakin


Mrs Debbie Melville


Mrs Mandy Merrick


Mrs Emma Rhodes


Mrs Tracey Waller


Mrs Jane Walters


Mr Ian Webb


Mrs Sarah Weston


Mrs Karey Lucas - Hughes





Catering Staff


Mr Carl Bothamley

Catering Supervisor

Mrs Victoria Gardener

Catering Supervisor

Catering Assistants


Mrs Donna Barlow

Mrs Sarah Law

Mrs Nicola Gregory

Ms Alison Hallows

Mrs Sandra Todd

Ms Anna Conner