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Staff List

More than 200 staff work at The King’s Academy. All staff are led and managed by Mr D Dawes, the Principal. The role of the Principal is overseen by the Board of Governors, led by Mr Stewart McKinlay, the Chair of Governors.

Working for the Principal is the Leadership Team, which comprises one Senior Vice Principal, six Assistant Principals, two Assistant Vice Principals and one PA, as follows:


Senior Leadership Team
Mr D Dawes
Executive Principal
Mr N Bulley Acting Principal
Mr S Reader Senior Vice Principal
Mr P Johnson Assistant Principal (Key Stage 3)
Mrs D Dodsworth Assistant Principal (Key Stage 4)
Miss H Smith Assistant Principal (Attendance and Safeguarding)
Mrs S Taylor Assistant Principal (Teaching & Learning)
Ms S Watson
Assistant Principal (SEND)
Ms J Yuill
Assistant Principal (Head of Sixth Form)
Mr J McAllister Business Manager


Extended Leadership Team
Mrs C Brownless Assistant Vice Principal (Teaching and Learning)
Mrs L Grime Assistant Vice Principal (Mainstream SEND & LAC Strategy)
Mr S Coe Director of Ethos and Community
Mrs E Gibbons Director of Staff Development
Mrs L Manthy Director of Safeguarding
Mr P Fox Director of Exams and Assessment
Mr S Grant Senior Leader of Education – Character
Mrs C Lamport English HOD
Mr S Roberts Mathematics HOD
Dr A Baird Science HOD
Mrs A Thorpe PA to the Principal


Child Protection Officer
Miss H Smith


Beyond the Leadership Team are the Heads of Department, classroom teachers, Heads of Year, form tutors, classroom assistants and support staff. If you wish to make contact with or speak to any individual member of staff, please call Reception on 01642 577577 and we will do all we can to help you with your query.