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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:


Mr S Reader Senior Vice Principal
Mr S Coe Vice Principal (Ethos and Community)
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)
Mr J McAllister Business Manager
Mrs C Brownless Assistant Vice Principal (Teaching and Learning)
Mrs E Gibbons Director of Staff Development
Ms S Gray Assistant Vice Principal (Student Services)
Mrs L Manthy Assistant Vice Principal (Director of Safeguarding)
Mr T Starkey
Assistant Vice Principal (Character Development)
Mr D Whittaker Assistant Vice Principal (Logistics)
Mrs A Thorpe PA to the Principal
Mr S Morley
Facilities Manager
English HOD
Mrs C Lamport
Mathematics HOD
Mr S Roberts
Science HOD
Dr A Baird


Child Protection Officers
Ms S Gray
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.