Senior Leadership Team

Leanne Griffiths

Principal of John Smeaton Academy
Executive Principal 11-16 Education, The GORSE Academies Trust

Liz O’Connor

Senior Vice Principal

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Rachael Dubas

Assistant Principal

ITT (Initial Teacher Training), ECF (Early Career Framework), RQT (Recently Qualified Teachers) and Teacher development

Lucy Smail

Assistant Principal

Curriculum including Rubric, Timetabling & Logistics

Andrew Huddlestone

Assistant Principal

Admissions, Transition, Enrichment++

Andy James

Assistant Principal

0% NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training), CLA (Children Looked After), Student Support

Rachael Law

Assistant Principal

Specialist Provision: Horizons

Zira Hanif

Assistant Principal

Literacy & Numeracy, Forensic Reading & Catch-up

Georgie Lamble

Assistant Principal

100% Attendance Strategy, Relationship, Sex and Health Education.

Chris Phillips

Assistant Principal

Careers Advice Guidance and Support, Progression into EET

Mark Stuart

Assistant Principal

SEND (SENDCo) and Inclusion

Vicky Winters

Associate Assistant Principal

Personalised Support Centre, EAL (English as an Additional Language), Gorse Gets Healthy

Matthew Walton

School Business Director

Lisa Roberts

PA to SLT and Officer Manager

Kathryn Bell

Director of Pastoral Care