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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 two Vice Principals, one Assistant Principal, six Assistant Vice Principals and one PA, as follows:


Senior Leadership Team
Mr S Reader Senior Vice Principal
Mr N Bulley
Vice Principal (Academic)
Mr P Johnson Assistant Principal (Key Stage 3)
Miss H Smith Assistant Principal (Key Stage 4)
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)
Mr D Whittaker Assistant Vice Principal (Logistics)
Mrs L Grime Acting Assistant Vice Principal – SEND & LAC Strategy
Mr S Coe Vice Principal (Ethos and Community)
Mrs E Gibbons Director of Staff Development
Mrs L Manthy Assistant Vice Principal (Director of Safeguarding)
Mrs C Lamport
English HOD
Mr S Roberts
Mathematics HOD
Dr A Baird Science HOD
Mr P Fox
Acting Lead Teacher for Assessment
Mrs A Thorpe PA to the Principal
Mr S Morley
Facilities Manager


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.