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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 Gelsthorpe

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


Mr Craig Yates


Teaching Staff  

Mr Daniel Allen

Teacher of Science

Mrs Claire Austin

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Abigail Barker

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Emma Batey

Head of Media

Mrs Judith Birtles

Head of Design & Technology

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

Director of Progress Y8 and teacher of English

Ms Jackie Cruse

Head of Sixth Form & Teacher of Media Studies/English

Ms Lorraine Cushnie

Head of Drama

Miss 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

Teacher 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 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 Year 7 & Teacher of Physical Education

Mrs Anoma Howard

Teacher of English


Miss Georgia Hunter

Teacher of Food Technology

Miss Lucy Ingham

Director of Progress Year 10 & 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

Assistant Head of Science 

Mrs Jessica Lomas

Director of Progress Year 11 & Teacher of Geography 

Mrs Hayley Martin

Assistant Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Michael Milner

Head of Mathematics

Mr Michael Moore

Head of Art

Miss Catherine Murray

Assistant Head of Mathematics

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 Elisabeth Rawson

Assistant Head of Science 

Mrs Stephanie Reddy

SENCo & Head of Music

Miss Caroline Scholes

Teacher of Maths

Miss Jayne Simcock

Teacher of ICT

Mr Greg Smith

Director of Progress Y9 & Teacher of Science 

Mr Algis Sveikutis

Teacher of Art & Head of PSHE (KS4)

Miss Sorrel Thomas

Teacher of Drama & English

Mr James Ward

Head of Business Studies

Mr Adam Warrington

Head of History

Mrs Emma Wentworth

Head of IT and Computing

Mr Gary Wentworth

Teacher of Physical Education & Transition      Co-ordinator

Ms Carina Wood

Teacher 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

Pastoral Manager - Year 7

Miss Kirsti Beesley/Mrs Denise Lowe

Pastoral Manager - Year 8

Mrs Laura Gale

Pastoral Manager - Year 9

Mrs Jane Walters

Pastoral Manager - Year 10

Mrs Debbie Birkin

Pastoral Manager - Year 11

Finance and HR


Mr Lee Russell 

School Business Officer

Mrs Dawn Penman School Business Officer



Ms Carol Faram

Cover Supervisor

Ms Dawn Garrett Cover Supervisor
Mrs Amanda Ward Cover Supervisor


Mrs Heidi Bryan                      


School Business Officer - Exams Officer

Mrs Julie Houston

School Business Officer

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



Mr Darren Henderson

Curriculum Support Technician



Mr Tim Gilhooly

ICT Manager

Post 16 


Ms Rebecca Hall

Sixth Form 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

Lettings Assistant (Evenings & Saturday)

Cleaning Team 


Mrs Kim Ashton

Ms Julie Hudson

Mrs Miggie Birchenough Mrs Anastasia Jones

Ms Rosie Brockman

Mrs Sarah Law

Mr Stuart Donnelly

Miss Carole O'Dwyer

Miss Hannah Frith

Mrs Wendy Prince

Mrs Cheryl Greenhalgh

Ms Pam Taylor

Ms Susan Greenhalgh

Mr David Walters



Mrs Julie Carr


Curriculum Support Technicians

Miss Shannon Eley  
Miss Stephanie Moss  
Mr Gwyn Pritchard-Williams  

Mrs Deborah Ward 


Miss Lydia Weston   

Alternative Provision 


Ms Pauline Slater

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

Learning Support 

Learning Support Team

Mrs Valda Wood Team Leader

Mrs Carol Austin

Mrs Jane Byatte  

Mrs Christine Edge

Ms Kelly Edgerton  

Mrs Allison Hoyle

Mr Eden Hutchins  

Mrs Debbie Melville

Miss Amelia Reilly  
Mr Joshua Steer  
Ms Rebecca Tomlinson  

Mrs Tracey Waller

Ms Rebecca Ward  

Mrs Sarah Weston

Miss Georgia Williams  


Catering Staff


Mr Carl Bothamley

Catering Manager

Mrs Victoria Gardener

Catering Supervisor

Catering Assistants


Mrs Donna Barlow

Mr Kevan Logan

Mrs Nicola Gregory

Mrs Sandra Todd

Mrs Sarah Law

Miss Coral Warburton