Collingwood Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Gillian Linkleter

Head Teacher

Laura Askew

Director of SEND (SENDCo)

Mark Dunphy

Director of Media and the Arts

Susan Major

Deputy Headteacher & DSL

Bill Crawford

Assistant Headteacher Raising Standards

Amanda Straker

School Business Leader

Administration Staff

Brooke Toole (PA to Headteacher)

Ingrid McLaughlin (Receptionist)

Vicki Routledge (Data and Exams Officer)

Andrew Walsh (Finance Officer)

Sue Armstrong (Pupil Support Officer)

Teaching Staff

Beth Collett

Giraffes/NQT Primary

Katie Ayre


Luke Terry

Elephants/NQT Primary

Alison Porteous


Bill Crawford


Scott Anderson


Jenny Blake

8P/Art & Design

Cyril Ekuma


Jenny Davison/Liz Thompson

9P/Physical Education/Outdoor Learning

Claire Alpin


Kristen McCarthy


Maddy Connolly

Community Teaching/Humanities

Ben Alpin

10G/Design & Technology/Pastoral Coordinator

Frances Holland

10P/English and Media

Clare McStea

11G/Music & Drama/PSHE

Alison Walker

11P/English Coordinator

Dawn Tweddell

Year 12/Employability

Jill Halliwell

Collingwood Connect

Anne Armstrong

Collingwood Connect

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Helen Dearing

DSL and Support Leader

Eileen Campbell

Wellbeing Centre

Fiona Sherman

Pastoral Manager/Pupil Support/KS3 Link

Ben Beaton

Year 12 & 13

Magda Ruta

Stepping Stones

Mark Watson

Careers/KS4 Link

Aimee Nichol

Therapeutic Intervention/Primary Link

Gavin Davison

Outdoor Learning

Michelle Middleton

Personalised Education Centre

Teaching Assistants

Lauren McAleer

Emily Clark

Jade Grandini

Sasha Hood

Amanda Martin

Joanne Murray

Stephen Nesbitt

Rebekah Perkins

Aileen Coates

Caitlin Tate

Alfredo Vera-Saez

Trevor Watts

Sue Wilkinson

Nicola Ferry

Laura Blake

Morgan Stephenson

Lois Gilmartin

Nicola Hall

Brandon Gee

Bernard McQuade

Kayti Mullarkey

Modern Apprentices

Robyn Scott

Chloe Chisholm

Emily Henderson

Media and IT Team

Brian Cosgrove

Media Development Lead

Brandon Gee

Teaching Assistant

Shay Whitfield

Content Production Apprentice

Sixth Form Staff

Dawn Tweddell

Year 12/Employability

Caitlin Tait

Teaching Assistant

Joanne Murray

Teaching Assistant

Ben Beaton

Year 12 & 13

Site Staff

Stephen Nesbitt

Site Manager

Heather Benson


Sharron Chapman


Ann Hood

Lunchtime Supervisor & Cleaner

Anna Wilson

Lunchtime Supervisor & Cleaner

Diane Mullarkey

Lunchtime Supervisor

Ann Leyland

Lunchtime Supervisor

Gary Layfield

Minibus Driver



School Dog

Snug and Beau

School Rabbits

Ying and Yang

School Fish

Hamilton and Joey

School Hamsters


Adopted Penguin


Adopted Orangutan