School Leadership

Strong leadership is crucial for maintaining and improving The John Fisher School.  The school is fortunate to have a strong senior and middle leadership structure which drives innovation and change across the school.

The Senior Leadership Team


Mr P. E. McCullagh

Assistant Headteachers:

Mr A. Dean, Assistant Headteacher: Professional Development, Coaching, Partnerships & Well-being.

Mr J. Evans, Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Teaching, Research School, Student Workload & Transition.

Mr D. Mawer, Assistant Headteacher: Christian Character, Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity.

Mr N. Owen, Assistant Headteacher: Assessment, Data, Aspiration, Progression & Workload.

Mr I. Jones, Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum, Examinations & Timetable.

Mr J. Barry, Subject Leader: RE

Mr R. Briggs, Director of Learning: Year 10

Mr M. Cotton, Raising Standards Leader

Miss S. Harrington-Booth, Subject Leader: Music

Mr B. Woolford, Director of  Sixth Form


Mrs E. Kenny

School Business Manager:

Mr D. Wright (maternity cover)

School Office Manager/Headteacher's PA:

Mrs H. Palmer


The Middle Leadership Team

Subject Leaders:

Miss R. Alford-Sancto (Media Studies)

Miss Y. Castro (MFL)

Mrs. N. Davis (ICT)
Mr H. Dendi-Raji (Business Studies)
Mrs C. Jones (Geography)
Mr W. Fell (Chemistry)
Mr S. Grimes (Economics)
Miss R. Hall (Science)
Miss S. Harrington-Booth (Music)
Mr C. Harwood (Physics)‚Äč
Mr D. Jackson (History)
Mr R. McKenzie (Art)
Miss F. Mozammel (Biology)

Mr J. Osborne (Physical Education)

Mr A. Rebello (Technology)

Mrs S. Ryder (English)

Mr D. Stanton (Mathematics)
Mr A. Thistle (Psychology & Sociology)
Miss F. Tyrell (Drama)
Mr B. Woolford (Government and Politics)


Directors of Learning:

Year 7: Mr D. Fell

Year 8:   Mr K. Tomlinson

Year 9:  Miss S. Carquez

Year 10:  Mr R. Briggs

Year 11:  Mr J. Dawkins

Director of Sixth Form:  Mr B Woolford