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Leadership Team

Mrs Rigby

Mrs Rigby joined St John Fisher as Headteacher in September 2017. She has a wealth of experience in Catholic education having been a classroom teacher, Head of Department, Head of Year, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Rigby is a Physical Education specialist.

Mrs Donlon
Senior Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Donlon has overall responsibility for the quality of our education; the school curriculum (including timetable, options and alternative curriculum pathways) and its delivery, reporting to parents, setting, data management for whole school tracking and target setting. Mrs Donlon manages intervention for achievement across school and works closely with the Exams Officer to ensure our external examination procedures are followed correctly. She is responsible for Quality Assurance of curriculum leaders across the school. Mrs Donlon is a science specialist.

Mr Ryder
Deputy Headteacher

Mr Ryder has overall responsibility for Teaching & Learning. This includes literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, assessment and homework. He also oversees the training, support and development of teaching staff to ensure a high-quality experience in the classroom. Mr Ryder is also the lead for Pupil Premium learners. Mr Ryder is also the SLT link with SENDCo for pupils with Special Educational Needs and oversees our SENDCo who is the lead contact for Children Looked After (CLA). He also oversees the work of our High Ability Students Coordinator, our Reading and Literacy Coordinator and our Numeracy Coordinator.

Mr Maw
Deputy Headteacher

Mr Maw has overall responsibility for the safeguarding, pastoral care and behaviour and attitudes. He is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for safeguarding and liaises with external agencies and providers who support pupils and the school. He oversees the pastoral care and guidance of students in all year groups and supports all the Heads of Year. Mr Maw is also responsible for attendance and punctuality across school. He manages the school behaviour and rewards systems including the organisation of respite placements and exclusions. He manages the Pastoral Hub staff and the work of our Inclusion Provision. Mr Maw is also the point of contact for the organisation of school transport. Mr Maw is a Physical Education specialist.

Mr Atherton
Business Manager

Mr Atherton has overall responsibility for financial matters in school, personnel, management of premises staff and also the catering and clearing services. He also has overall responsibility for the care and management of the school buildings and grounds and health & safety matters. He also oversees the work of the Education Visits Co-ordinator.

Mr Stuchberry
Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour & Attitudes
Miss Gray
Assistant Headteacher: Teaching & Learning
Financial Information

We are required to inform you that there are zero employees of St John Fisher Catholic High School who have a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more.

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