The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College About Us

Our Staff

At Ridgeway, we have some of the finest teachers and teaching staff in the country. They are highly motivated, committed, and passionate about providing our pupils with the best education possible.

To contact a member of staff, either email the office or check on the relevant curriculum page for the individual addressee.

Leadership Team

Mr J Povoas Principal
Mr M Pauling Vice Principal
Mrs H Dixon Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form
Mrs L Dunne Assistant Principal - School Systems & Appraisal
Mrs R Harper Assistant Principal - Raising Standards & Achievement
Mr A Hill Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning
Mrs G Moody Assistant Principal - Student Development & Wellbeing (Pastoral)
Mrs Z Vallender PA to Principal & HR

Staff in Alphabetical Order

Mrs R Adams Teacher of Maths/Whole School Numeracy Lead
Mrs G Allbrook-Dunn Teacher of PE & Business/Progress Mentor Coordinator Year 11
Miss R Allen Teacher of Science
Mr C Ashton Teacher of Science
Miss N Barnes Cover Supervisor/Assistant Mentor Coordinator Y8/Head of House
Mrs M Barreto e Fernandes Teacher of Maths
Miss I Beaurain Subject Leader French
Miss A Bishop Teacher of Maths
Mr J Bister Subject Leader History/School Council Coordinator
Miss D Blackler Personal Development Leader - Child Protection/Safeguarding Lead
Mrs R Brake Teacher of English
Mrs R Brennan Teacher of PE/BTEC Coordinator
Mr L Burcombe Teacher of PE/Head of House
Mr P Burtwell Teacher of English
Miss H Buttery Teacher of History & Politics/Head of Year 13
Mr N Cairns Head of KS4 English
Mr T Care Teacher of Computer Science/Progress Mentor Coordinator Year 8
Mr L Carney Head of KS5 Maths
Miss A Case Teacher of Science
Mrs A Christopher Senior Finance Manager
Mrs R Chutter Teacher of English
Mr M Clarke Site Team Assistant
Miss S Collins Teacher of PE/Head of Year 12
Mr P Cullingford Assistant Site Manager
Miss A Curtis-Slater Subject Leader Geography
Mr R Davies Teacher of English
Mrs S Day Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Assistant
Mrs K Dent Head of KS4 Maths
Mrs S D'Souza Science Technician
Mr T Dyson Student Support Assistant Year 9
Mr J Edwards Subject Leader of Business and Economics
Mr B Faghihi Performing Arts & Media Technical Manager
Mrs A Fair Teacher of Art
Mrs T Ferries Data Analyst
Mr P Fisher Student Support Manager
Mr M Fletcher Teacher of Science/Higher Prior Attainment Lead
Miss S Gayle Teacher of Maths & PE
Miss C Gallagher Teacher of Science
Mrs C Gilbert Student Support Assistant Year 11
Mrs S Gilchrist Reprographics & Presentation Manager
Mr G Giles Teacher of Maths
Mrs R Giles Teacher of MFL/Assistant Mentor Coordinator Year 9/MFL KS3 Coordinator
Mr T Goscomb Site Manager
Mrs K Gray Subject Leader PSHE/Careers
Mr L Gregory Teacher of Science/DofE Coordinator
Miss J Gulliford Teacher of Geography/Head of House
Miss C Haigh Teacher of Science
Miss T Hatch Teacher of English
Mrs R Hill Assistant Faculty Leader PE
Mrs S Hill Pupil Premium Manager
Mrs C Hockin Subject Leader Chemistry
Miss L Hodge Subject Leader Engineering/STEM Coordinator
Mrs S Hodge Faculty Leader of CPA & Technology
Miss C Hodgkin Teacher of Drama
Mrs C Horton Faculty Leader Maths
Miss B House Student Support Assistant Year 8
Miss J Howell Teacher of Maths
Miss M Humphreys Head of KS3 English/EAL Coordinator
Mr R Hurd Cover Manager
Mrs L Jackson Teacher of MFL
Mrs R Jankinson Subject Leader Music
Miss L Johnson Student Support Assistant Year 10
Mr I Jones Teacher of Computer Science
Mr S Jones Junior Science Technician
Miss P Keep Student Support Manager
Mr P Kench Subject Leader/DofE Bronze Coordinator
Mrs P Lane Subject Leader Textiles & Graphics
Miss E Launchbury Sixth Form Admin Assistant
Mrs B Lee Subject Leader RE
Mr J Livermore IT Network Manager
Mr N Mallender Head of KS3 Maths
Miss A Marshman Teacher of Maths/Progress Mentor Coordinator Year 10
Mr D Martin Assistant Leisure Centre Manager
Mr J Marvell Exams Officer
Mrs N Mason Teacher of MFL
Mrs S Matthews Student Support Assistant Year 7
Miss F May Student Support Assistant Year 9
Mrs L McMeeking Subject Leader Biology
Mr M McMeeking Faculty Leader PE
Mrs A Melo Teacher of MFL/MFL KS3 Coordinator
Mrs J Meredith Faculty Leader Humanities & Social Sciences
Mrs A Midson Sixth Form Student Advisor
Mr S Millard Teacher of Art
Mr G Mitchell Subject Leader of Computer Science/Data Leader
Miss I Morley Teacher of English
Mr L Morris Teacher of History
Miss J Mowat Teacher of Geography
Mrs I Munoz-Carrion Assistant Faculty Leader MFL/Subject Leader Spanish
Miss A Noble Teacher of MFL
Mr A Northcott Subject Leader Law
Mrs M Nuevo Teacher of Art & Technology/Recruitment & Transition Coordinator
Miss K Oakes Leisure Centre Manager
Mrs S O'Hea-Francis Maths Tutor
Mr T O'Toole Teacher of Science
Mrs B Parry Attendance/Intervention Officer
Mrs A Penfold Clerk to the Local Governing Body
Mr M Pentelow Teacher of Music/Assistant Mentor Coordinator Year 11
Mr J Perkins IT Technician
Miss L Philpott Teacher of Maths/Extra Curricular Maths Lead/Assistant Mentor Coordinator Y10
Mrs V Pidgeon Student Services Administrator
Mr B Pike Teacher of Maths
Miss T Pilgrim Teacher of PE/Primary PE Coordinator
Mr T Pittaway Faculty Leader Science
Mr C Powton Assistant Leisure Centre Manager
Mrs L Richards Teacher of Humanities
Mrs A Richardson Teacher of Maths
Mr J Robertson Faculty Leader MFL/Subject Leader German
Miss R Scrivin Teacher of Geography
Mr J Shephard Cover Supervisor
Mrs A Sheppard Technology Technician
Mrs H Siebenaller Faculty Leader English/SLE/Professional Tutor
Miss S Silverton Art Technician
Mrs Z Smith Faculty Leader English
Mrs K Stamp Subject Leader Food Technology/Progress Mentor Coordinator Year 7
Miss V Stevens Teacher of History/NQT Coordinator
Mrs P Thompson Art Technician
Mr D Tivenan Teacher of Technology
Mr A Tipping Exams Officer
Mr M Tomiak Teacher of English
Mrs S K Tonkin Learning Resource Centre Assistant
Miss M Tuck Teacher of Science/BTEC & KS3 Science Coordinator
Mrs A Usher Student Services Administrator
Mrs D Vincent Receptionist
Mr J Vincent Technology Technician
Mr M Wakefield Teacher of Science/School Sports Coordinator/Progress Mentor Coordinator Year 9
Mrs J Walke Reprographics Technician
Miss C Watts Teacher of Maths
Mrs H Watts Subject Leader Art
Mr M Webber Faculty Leader English/Subject Leader Sociology
Mrs W Whyatt Senior Science Technician
Mrs F Williams Head of KS5 English/Literacy Coordinator
Mr R Wilton Teacher of Science
Miss T Winters Teacher of Drama
Miss J Witchell Teacher of RE
Mr M Yapp Teacher of PE

SEN Team

Mrs R Kneeshaw SENCo
Mrs R Campbell Specific Learning Difficulties Teacher
Mrs D Deery SEN Teacher
Miss H Ornov SEN Teacher/Assistant Mentor Coordinator Year 7
Ms P Houston LSA Supervisor/Listening Service
Miss S Gower Lead Learning Support for Autism
Miss C Andrews LSA
Mrs S Carter LSA
Miss G Chadwick LSA/Listening Service
Miss E Comley LSA
Mrs G Dell LSA
Mrs B Duke LSA
Miss E Grainger LSA
Mrs E Gunter LSA
Miss J Hilton LSA (PP)
Mrs D Mead LSA (HIU)
Mr W Melrose LSA
Miss J Miah LSA/Homework Club
Miss C O'Connor LSA


Mr W Rosier ASC SRP Manager
Mrs S Bridge ASC Advisory Lead LSA
Mrs K Hussain ASC Teaching & Learning Lead
Mrs J Bishop ASC LSA
Miss S Bowden ASC LSA
Miss J Carroll ASC LSA
Miss C Clark ASC LSA
Miss L Dowson ASC LSA
Mrs C Elkins ASC LSA
Mrs S Fletcher ASC LSA
Mrs J Georgiou ASC LSA
Miss N James ASC LSA
Mrs B Loveridge ASC LSA
Miss A Marlow ASC LSA/Head of House
Mr B Morris ASC LSA
Mrs W Pendrey ASC LSA
Miss T Woods ASC LSA
Miss L Gray Admin Support Assistant (ASC & SEN)


Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is not only a great school for pupils, it’s also a fantastic school for teachers. Working in partnership with The White Horse Federation, we offer teachers extensive support, fantastic resources, and a range of training opportunities. We welcome teachers of all experience, whether they have recently qualified or have been teaching pupils for many years. If you are interested in joining Ridgeway, follow the link below

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