Behind the outstanding College is an outstanding team of over 160 teachers and support staff who all contribute to helping our students fulfil their potential.

 


Senior Management Team

Mike Kilbride

Principal
Mike is the architect of the BePART Educational Ethos and leads the implementation of the College values, creating an environment in which every student can achieve success no matter their starting point.

Rob Myatt

Deputy Principal
Rob is in charge of curriculum and oversees our expert teachers delivering inspiring lessons to ensure that students receive the best possible further education.

Paula Blakemore

Vice Principal
Paula has responsibility for safeguarding, learning support and new student admissions. She is also the College lead on HR and staff development.

Amanda Hoey

Assistant Principal
Amanda manages the College’s academic co-curriculum which includes bespoke programmes such as Learning to Learn and Academic Writing. Amanda also looks after teacher training.

John Paul Szkudlapski

Senior Director
John Paul manages the College’s IT systems and the College campus services which create the best possible learning environment for our students.

 


Teaching - Heads of Department

Angela Watson

Head of Art & Design

Trish Lewis

Head of Business, IT and Computer Science

Jon Thorpe

Head of English

Julie Edwards

Head of Film and Media Studies

Andy Walton

Head of Health & Social Care

Claire Morgan

Head of Humanities - Geography, History, Religious Studies & Sociology

Jen Ludwig

Head of Law, Politics, Modern Foreign Languages and Economics

Paul Birken

Head of Maths

Sian Murray

Head of Performing Arts

Ashley Vallance

Head of Psychology

Karlee Lees

Head of Science

Joanne Hartley-Metcalfe

Head of Sport and Quality Assurance

 


Student Support

Jo Wood

Head of Student Development
Jo leads the College's team of Tutors who look after all students' pastoral needs and leads on the College’s Careers programme.

Mike Crosby

Second in Student Development
Mike assists Jo in her leadership of the Tutor team and oversees students’ higher education progression and UCAS.

James King

Learning Support Manager
James manages our team of Learning Support Assistants who help students with additional learning needs.

Cheryl Price

Learning Support Coordinator
Cheryl ensures that students with additional learning needs receive the support they require.

Jordyn Layfield

Student Engagement Officer
Jordyn arranges a broad programme of extracurricular activity for students including volunteering, clubs and societies.

Jen Foden

Designated Mental Health Lead
Jen helps signpost any student with mental health difficulties to the right people and resources that they need.

Karyn Jones

Vocational Placement Liaison Officer
Karyn arranges work placements for our Health & Social Care students.

 


Support Teams

The HUB Team

Helen, Charlie, Jack, Kev & Tom
Our team of Digital Learning Advisors help with using digital resources and submission of coursework.

Finance Office

Jade & Amy
This team assist with bursary support, College bus travel and student payments.

Reception Team

Angela, Sarah & Rosemary
The first smiling faces you'll see at the College will help you with your queries.

8SQ Refectory & Kitchen Team

Serving nutritious meals, snacks and drinks to students from a five star hygiene rated kitchen.

Attendance Office

Adi & Suzanne
The team deal with student attendance, monitoring registers and communicating with students and parents.