Our team of professionals

Key to Abbreviations

AAHT = Associate Assistant Headteacher                  DoSP - Director of Student Progress
DoL - Director of Learning                                    ADoL - Assistant Director of Learning
LoL - Leader of Learning                                     PSA - Progress Support Assistant

Our Senior Team

Emily Beer Headteacher 
Fionnuala Rodgers Deputy Headteacher
Alison Walters Deputy Headteacher
Nadene Townsend-Smith Assistant Headteacher
Sally Porter Assistant Headteacher
Joe Curtis Assistant Headteacher
Andy Webb Business Manager


Catherine Johnson
Ali Borrell
Lee Gordon
Charly Dryer
Dee Leonard


Year 7 -  Les Naylor / Becky Marshall
Year 8 -  Tom Cain
Year 9 -  Lee Gordon
Year 10 - Catherine Johnson
Year 11 - Anthony Roche


Year 7 - Adam Edwards
Year 8 - Dawn Light 
Year 9 - (TBC) 
KS4 (Years 10&11) - Maureen Elliott / Taryn May (temporary)

Our Departments


Joe Curtis - Line Manager for English / Assistant Headteacher
Elle Woodbridge - DOL 
Helen Arnold - ADoL
Sally Porter - Assistant Headteacher
Hayley Mallipoudy
Rebekah Harvey
Catherine Welford
Marie Elliott
Svetlana Mitchell
Mary Peake


Simon Bradley – DOL 
John Castano-Lara - ADOL 
Dan McGough - KS3 Co-ordinator
Dario Emanuele
Beth Godley
Luke Evason
Zoe Kemp
Chris Honey
Val Morson - HLTA
Becky Marshall


Paul Jagot – DOL 
Rebecca Thomas – ADOL 
Philip Osborne - Additional ADoL
Charlotte Attwood
Sarah Smithers
Joy Barrett
Caitlin Morrison
Nadene Townsend-Smith - Assistant Headteacher
Mia Angella-Foyle
Richard Steele
Rebecca Ellis

Performing & Creative Arts

Charly Dryer– DOL Performing & Creative Arts / AAHT
Fionnuala Rodgers - Art / Deputy Headteacher
Becky Walker - Art
Eileen McCarthy – LOL Drama
Robert Carruthers - Music
Vanessa Wilson - LOL MUSIC

Modern Foreign Languages

Liz Kelly - Aspiring DOL MFL
Maria Romero 
Luc Donati 


Lucy Collins - DOL Humanities
Laura Hughes - ADOL Humanities
Gideon Ellwood - History
Alison Walters - Geography / Deputy Headteacher
Sam Pennington – Geography
Becky Marshall - Geography 
Joshua Freed - Geography
Jo Hardwick - History / Sociology
Rebecca Ridley - History / Ethics & Philosophy
Catherine Johnson – Citizenship / Sociology / Child Development / AAHT
Katie Fowler – LOL Ethics & Philosophy 

Design Technology

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


Dee Leonard – DOL / AAHT
Chloe Attrill - ADoL (Maternity Leave)
Lee Gordon - AAHT
Lesley Naylor
Tom Cain
Di Scovell


Jack Griffiths - LOL Computer Science and ICT
Anthony Roche

The Hub

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



Tyler Capon


PA to Headteacher

Sam Rogers


Lisa Manning - Office Manager
Autumn Figgins
Lizzie Hadfield 


Emma Fisk
Amanda Gwilliam

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 Amanda Gwilliam 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