Our team of professionals

 Our Senior Team

Emily Beer Headteacher (Maternity Leave)
Fionnuala Rodgers Acting Headteacher
Alison Walters Deputy Headteacher
Mel Brown Assistant Headteacher
Nadene Townsend-Smith Assistant Headteacher
Sally Porter Assistant Headteacher
Joe Curtis Assistant Headteacher
Andy Webb Business Manager

Our Departments


Joe Curtis - DOL English / Assistant Headteacher
Elle Woodbridge - Aspiring DOL English
Helen Arnold - KS3 Co-ordinator
Sally Porter - Assistant Headteacher
Madeline Morrison-Price
Hayley Mallipoudy
Rebekah Harvey
Catherine Welford
Marie Elliott
Svetlana Mitchell
Hayley Dolan


Simon Bradley – DOL Maths
John Castano-Lara - ADOL Maths
Dan McGough - KS3 Co-ordinator
Kane Wright - KS3 Co-ordinator
Dario Emanuele
Beth Godley
Val Morson - HLTA



Paul Jagot – DOL Science
Rebecca Thomas – ADOL Science
Philip Osborne - KS3 Assessment Co-ordinator
Charlotte Attwood
Sarah Smithers
Joy Barrett
Caitlin Morrison
Nadene Townsend-Smith - Assistant Headteacher
Mia Foyle
Richard Steele

Performing & Creative Arts

Charly Dryer– DOL Performing & Creative Arts / AAH
Fionnuala Rodgers - Art / Acting Headteacher
Becky Walker - Art
Eileen McCarthy – LOL Drama
Matt Healey- LOL Music
Laura Wilkinson - Music
Vanessa Wilson - Music

Modern Foreign Languages

Joshua Franco - DOL MFL
Maria Romero 
Liz Kelly 
Elody Batzella


Lucy Collins - DOL Humanities
Gideon Ellwood - ADOL Humanities
Mark Ellis – Geography 
Alison Walters - Geography / Deputy Headteacher
Mel Brown - Geography / Assistant Headteacher
Sam Pennington – Geography (Maternity Leave)
Jo Hardwick - History/Sociology
Rebecca Ridley - History
Catherine Johnson – LOL Citizenship/Sociology / AAH
Katie Fowler – LOL Ethics & Philosophy 

Design Technology

Alison Borrell - DOL - Technology and Enterprise / AAH
Ben Pavey  - ADOL Technology and Enterprise
Helen Walker - D&T
Penelope Burge - Business Studies


Dee Leonard – DOL
Chloe Attrill - ADoL
Lee Gordon - AAH
Lesley Naylor
Tom Cain


Shaun Wilson 
Anthony Roche
Sharon Rowe

Learning Support

Anna Frendo– DOL - SENCO
Katie Fowler - ADOL - SENCO
Debbie Bussey - SEN Support Assistant


Di Tipping - ARCCH Teacher

Progress and Support Assistants

Loretta Pokorny - Year 7
Amanda Worrall - Year 8
Jeff Nash - Year 9
Dawn Light - Year 10
Jayne Burgess - Year 11


Lisa Manning - Office Manager
Lizzie Hadfield
Autumn Figgins


Karen Hughes
Emma Fisk

Directors of Student Progress

Year 7 -  Tom Cain
Year 8 -  Les Naylor / Catherine Welford (Aspiring Director of Student Progress)
Year 9 -  Catherine Johnson
Year 10 - Anthony Roche
Year 11 - Lee Gordon

How to contact us:

General Enquiries

For general enquiries or to contact any member of staff, please contact Reception by phone on 01323 485254 or email us at office@willingdonschool.org.uk   

Emma Fisk or Karen Hughes on Reception will either answer your query direct or will pass a message to the appropriate member of staff.

To contact Miss A Frendo, Director of Learning for Inclusion and SENCO, please phone 01323 485254 or email office@willingdonschool.org.uk