Leadership

Ray Parkinson (Principal)

A Physics specialist, Ray has worked in education for 19 years. Before entering the teaching profession, he spent some time in industry. When he joined the teaching profession all those years ago, it was firstly to share his enthusiasm for his subject and to help and support others to reach their full potential; this ethos still drives him today.

He believes that all students deserve the highest quality education and the art of teaching is to craft explanations so that students can understand complex or difficult problems. However, a good education is more than the sum of the academic subjects; it’s about developing the whole child. Good schools offer a range of opportunities and experiences achieved through a broad and balanced curriculum.

In the last few years Ray has worked across a number of schools as a science consultant and over the last six years, as part of the leadership team in a successful secondary school. In this role, he has been able to support other senior leaders, middle leaders and teaching colleagues in the pursuit of better outcomes for all learners.

Outside school life, Ray is an avid 'Newcastle United' fan, dog walker and taxi driver to his two daughters!

Vice Principal (Acting) - Mrs Debbie Mitchell 

Assistant Principal– Ms Dawn Steele

After graduation, Dawn first worked in the private sector before qualifying as a teacher. After 10 years in the profession, Dawn joins us from All Saints Academy where she was Assistant Head of Mathematics.
More about Dawn here…

Assistant Principal – Mr Christopher Rea

Chris has always had a passion for teaching, and has 25 years of experience in the profession. He specialises in Humanities.
More about Chris here… 

Associate Assistant Principal (Temporary Secondment) - Mr Rob Webster

Associate Assistant Principal (Temporary Secondment) - Mrs Rebecca Walsh

Associate Assistant Principal (Temporary Secondment) - Mr Marc Symington