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Leadership Team

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Mrs Rigby
Headteacher

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.

Mr Coyle
Deputy Headteacher

Mr Coyle has whole school responsibility for smooth school operation and effectiveness and personal development of pupils within school. He also oversees the SMSC/RSHE programme and the work of Mrs Drake, SMSC Co-Ordinator, to ensure this curriculum is delivered effectively and appropriately in school. His role also covers Pupil Leadership (Prefects, School Council), staff wellbeing and school communication. He oversees the work of Mr Hynes, our Careers Guidance/Post-16 Transition Co-Ordinator. He is also responsible for Quality Assurance of pastoral leaders across the school. Mr Coyle is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader (Deputy DSL) and the school’s Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL). He also manages the pupil transfers in/out of our school. He is a science specialist.

Mrs Donlon
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
Assistant Headteacher

Mr Ryder 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 Mrs Taylor (SENDCo) who is the lead contact for Children Looked After (CLA). He also oversees the work of Ms Sands, our High Ability Students Coordinator, also Mr Burke, our Reading and Literacy Coordinator and Mr Robson, our Numeracy Coordinator. Mr Ryder is a Physical Education Specialist.

Mr Maw
Assistant 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.

SLT Immersion

SLT Immersion is the opportunity to experience a one year professional development opportunity for aspiring senior leaders in our school. It helps increase capacity at senior leadership level and assists in growing our leaders of tomorrow.

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Mr Owen

Mr Owen is a Mathematics specialist and is Lead Teacher in the Mathematics Department. Mr Owen is be working closely within the Teaching and Learning group to coach colleagues, further improve Quality First Teaching and monitor pupil learning engagement in class.

Mrs Bryant

Mrs Bryant is a Music specialist and is Head of Music. As part of her SLT immersion experience she will be overseeing the Mission and Ethos group, working with the Chaplain for our charity work and further enhancing the faith experience for our young people by leading and organising musical events.

Mrs Jackson

Mrs Jackson is a Dance Specialist and works within the Performing Arts Department. Mrs Jackson is our TELS Lead (Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy) and supports staff and student in ensuring they can access the appropriate technology and have the right skills to accelerate learning and enhance teaching. Mrs Jackson is also the Lead on our Art/English pilot project with Apple Education.

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.