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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 , their email addresses are listed below. Alternatively 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 

Mrs Samantha Jones



Mrs Alex Garner

Deputy Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Simon Gort

Assistant Headteacher - Teaching & Learning

Mrs Gill Ashworth

Assistant Headteacher - Student Personal Development

Mrs Caroline Russell

Assistant Headteacher - Standards & Expectations

Mrs Christina Warrington

Assistant Headteacher - Recovery 

Mrs Claire Austin

Associate Assistant Headteacher 

Mr Adam Warrington

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Jayne McMillan

Head of School Business and Resources


Teaching Staff  

Mr Daniel Allen

Teacher of Science

Mrs Claire Austin

Associate Assistant Headteacher & Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Abigail Barker

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Emma Batey

Head of Film Studies

Mrs Judith Birtles

Head of Design & Technology

Miss Danielle Berry

Teacher of Science 

Mrs Stephanie Barratt

Head of Psychology & Sociology

Mrs Leanne Bothamley

Teacher of Mathematics

Mrs Vicki Booth

Teacher of Mathematics

Ms Joan Carr

Head of Philosophy/Philosophy and Ethics

Mr Ciaran Buckley

Head of English & Teacher of Media Studies

Miss Abbie Copley

Teacher of English

Ms Jackie Cruse

Head of Sixth Form & Teacher of Media Studies/English

Ms Lorraine Cushnie

Head of Drama

Ms Hannah Edwards

Head of  Food Technology

Mr Louis Edge

Teacher of Philosophy

Mrs Laura Flint

Teacher of Psychology & Head of PSHE (KS3)

Mr Luke Fowler

Assistant Head of Science

Mr Paul Fowler

Teacher of Design & Technology and Construction

Mr Martin Gardner

Teacher of Geography, Health & Social Care and Psychology

Mrs Hayley Gardner

Teacher of English

Ms Claire Gillespie

Teacher of History

Miss Louise Grabowski

Teacher of Maths

Ms Siobhan Gregory

Teacher of Science


Mr Tom Griffin

Teacher of Mathematics 

Mrs Sophie Hardy

Teacher of PE

Ms Hannah Hayes

Teacher of Music

Ms Abigail Heywood

Teacher of Geography

Mr Charlie Holman

Director of Progress & Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Anoma Howard

Teacher of English


Miss Georgia Hunter

Teacher of Food Technology

Miss Lucy Ingham

Director of Progress & Teacher of History

Mr Anthony Isaac

Teacher of Design and Technology

Mr Ed Jones

Teacher of Geographer

Mr Gareth Jones

Assistant Head of Mathematics

Mr Edward Kitchen

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Stephen Lockett

Teacher of Science 

Mrs Jessica Lomas

Director of Progress & Teacher of Geography 

Mrs Hayley Martin

Assistant Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Michael Milner

Head of Mathematics

Mr Michael Moore

Head of Art

Dr Stuart Norris

Head of Science

Ms Jessica Nichols

Teacher of English

Mr Christian O’Brien

Head of Physical Education

Mrs Claire O’Brien

Director of Intervention & Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Claire Pickford

Teacher of English

Mrs Samantha Priest

Head of Music 

Mr Adam Prosser

Teacher of PE

Maternity Cover

Mrs Stephanie Reddy


Miss Caroline Scholes

Assistant Head of Maths

Mr Greg Smith

Director of Progress & Teacher of Science 

Mr Algis Sveikutis

Teacher of Art & Head of PSHE (KS4)

Miss Sorrel Thomas

Teacher of English

Mr James Ward

Head of Business Studies

Mr Adam Warrington

Associate Assistant Headteacher & Head of History

Mrs Emma Wentworth

Head of IT and Computing

Mr Gary Wentworth

Teacher of Physical Education & Transition Co-ordinator

Ms Carina Wood

Assistant Head of Science

Support Staff 



Mrs Sandi Flint

School Business Officer & Headteacher’s PA

Mrs Helen Dinardo

School Business Assistant

Mrs Caroline Sumner

School Business Assistant 

Mr Tim Shaw

School Business Assistant
Miss Emma Murray

School Business Assistant - Receptionist

Mrs Anne Mulhall School Business Assistant

Mr Ben Mawbey

School Business Assistant - Clerk to Governors



Mrs Caroline Siddons

Head of Pastoral Care - Year 7

Mrs Laura Gale

Head of Pastoral Care - Year 8

Mrs Denise Lowe

Head of Pastoral Care - Year 9

Mrs Debbie Birkin

Head of Pastoral Care - Year 10

Mrs Jane Walters

Head of Pastoral Care - Year 11

Finance and Personnel


Mr Lee Russell 

School Business Officer


Mrs Amy Buckley School Business Assistant

Ms Carol Faram

Cover Supervisor

Ms Dawn Garrett Cover Supervisor
Mrs Louise Hallows Cover Supervisor


Mrs Heidi Bryan                      


School Business Officer - Exams Officer

Mrs Julie Houston

School Business Officer

Mr Thomas Hope School Business Assistant - Exams
Miss Stephanie Moss School Business Assistant



Mr Tim Gilhooly

ICT Manager

Post 16 


Ms Rebecca Hall

Sixth Form Senior Learning Mentor

Mr Matt Lomas Sixth Form Pastoral Manager

School Counsellor


Mrs Debra McDonald- Webb


Student & Family Support Manager   
Mrs Julie Woods  

Site and Community


Mr Paul Thompson

Facilities Manager

Mr Shane Birchenough


Mr James Hunter


Mr Mark Williams Caretaker

Mr Alex Kitchen

Caretaker (Evenings & Saturday)

Cleaning Team 


Mrs Miggie Birchenough

Ms Susan Greenhalgh

Ms Rosie Brockman Ms Julie Hudson
Mr Stuart Donnelly Mrs Anastasia Jones

Mr Tom Edge

Miss Carol O'Dwyer

Miss Florence Frith

Ms Louise Piper

Miss Hannah Frith

Mr David Walters

Mrs Cheryl Greenhalgh




Mrs Julie Carr

Design Technology 

Curriculum Support Technicians

Miss Trinite Blackley  
Mr Darren Henderson  
Miss Shannon Eley  
Mrs Fiona Flynn  
Miss Stephanie Moss  
Mr Gwyn Pritchard-Williams  

Mrs Deborah Ward 


Alternative Provision 


Ms Pauline Slater

Senior Learning Mentor
Mrs Rhian Mitchell-Smith Senior Learning Mentor
Miss Lois Rushworth Senior Learning Mentor

Learning Support 

Learning Support Team

Mrs Valda Wood Team Leader

Mrs Carol Austin

Miss Kirsti Beesley  

Mrs Christine Edge

Ms Kelly Egerton  
Miss Nicola Hackney  
Miss Rosie Heeney  
Miss Eve Hodgkinson  

Mrs Debbie Melville

Mr Joshua Steer  
Ms Rebecca Tomlinson  

Mrs Tracey Waller

Mrs Amanda Ward  

Mrs Sarah Weston



Catering Staff


Mr Carl Bothamley

Catering Manager

Mrs Victoria Gardener

Catering Supervisor

Catering Assistants


Mrs Donna Barlow

Mrs Sarah Law

Mrs Nicola Gregory

Mr Kevan Logan

Miss Alison Hallows Mrs Sandra Todd

Mrs Cheryl Greenhalgh

Miss Coral Warburton