Meet the Staff

Senior Leadership Team


Headteacher Mrs E Verow

Having first joined the school as Head of English in 2006, Mrs Verow was appointed deputy headteacher in 2014, then Head of School in 2016. Recently converting as a Church of England school, she has worked hard to ensure that our Christian values of justice, grace, trust, thankfulness, aspiration and celebration are at the heart of everything we do.

As headteacher, Mrs Verow’s role focuses on the leadership and management of the whole school where she has a specific responsibility for school strategy and ethos, whole school policies, personnel, finance and resources.

Finally, Mrs Verow takes a lead role in representing the Newcastle Under Lyme District schools as part of the secondary headteacher's forum for Staffordshire.


Deputy Headteacher Mrs L Toach

Mrs Toach joined the school in 2007 as Head of Science and was appointed assistant head in 2012. As deputy head from 2015, she is responsible for the strategic direction of our teaching, learning and achievement programmes as well as overseeing the delivery of the KS3 and KS4 curriculum. For this, she plans, co-ordinates and produces teaching and learning timetables for all students and teaching staff as well as ensuring our curriculum takes into account recent changes in educational policy.



Assistant Headteacher: CPD & Appraisal Mrs L Boon

Since 2004, Mrs Boon has played an integral part in our mathematics department where she was head of department for 6 years. Becoming assistant headteacher back in 2010, Mrs Boon's current responsibilities include the strategic direction of the sixth form and community programme, along with ensuring our staff receive quality continuous professional development and rigorous appraisal.



Assistant Headteacher: Student Welfare & Christian Distinctiveness
Miss S Milne

Miss Milne first joined the school back in 2009 and has held many positions before her appointment as assistant headteacher in November 2015. As the designated safeguarding officer, her role is to create and maintain a caring, safe and stimulating environment for all members of our school community. Within this, she has specific responsibility for care, guidance and support as well as ensuring our Christian distinctiveness and ethos is at the heart of all lessons, assemblies and chapter time.


Assistant Headteacher: Student Progress Mr W Wilson

Mr Wilson first joined The King's in July 2015 after a successful career working with the local government and the private sector as a school’s improvement officer. Along with his teaching role, Mr Wilson currently has responsibility for student attainment and progress where he tracks the progress of all our students, strengthens their high aspirations and ensure they are given every opportunity to realize their potential

He also supports the quality assurance process for all faculties through strategic planning and coordinates the spending of Pupil Premium funding.


Behaviour Manager Mr J Hughes

Mr Hughes re-joined the school during the summer of 2015 after a successful secondment working with disaffected children in the local area. Mr Hughes has overall responsibility for the implementation of our student behaviour and rewards system as well as supporting with the safeguarding of all our learners and IAG.His aim, as part of the leadership team, is to ensure that pupils are safe and happy within school and that standards remain high. This in turn allows them the best opportunity to succeed academically.




Head of Teaching & Learning Miss A Williams

Miss Williams joined the school in 2009 and has held many positions in the English department, most recently head of faculty. In 2016, Miss Williams was appointed head of teaching and learning where she monitors, develops and improves the overall quality of classroom practice within the school. Further duties include overseeing the professional development programme and coordinating the coaching programme, as well asproviding school to school support as a Newcastle District Specialist Leader in Education.


Business Manager Mr R Timmis

As Business Manager, Mr Timmis’ role focuses on ensuring that the business aspects of the school run efficiently and effectively. The essence of the job is to ensure that the resources available for teaching and learning are maximized. Responsibilities include leading on or being involved with: governance, finance, human resources, IT, Health and Safety, premises, catering, lettings, administration, compliance with regulatory and statutory duties, marketing and capital projects.




Heads of Faculty


Acting Head of English Faculty Miss S Warner

Miss Warner currently has responsibility for English, MFL, Drama, Media Studies, Religious Education and Citizenship.


Head of Mathematics Faculty Mrs S Turner
Mrs Turner currently has responsibility for Mathematics, ICT, Geography and Business Studies.

Head of Science Faculty Miss L Sykes

Miss Sykes currently has responsibility for Science, Childcare, History, PE and Music.


Head of Technology Faculty Mr C Phillips

Mr Phillips currently has reponsibility for Design and Technology, Art, Catering, Hair and Beauty, Photography and the Prince's Trust Achievement Programme.

Inclusion Team

Student Welfare Manager Mrs C Wilcock / Mrs J Thorne (Maternity cover)

Attendance Manager Mrs M Edwards

Deputy SENDCo Mrs A Nevard

Higher Level Teaching Assistants Mrs J Cooper & Mrs C telwright

Teaching Assistant Mrs H McCarroll

Inclusion Support Assistant Mrs J Barber

Teaching Assistant Apprentice Miss N Thompson

Personal Welfare Assistant Mrs S Simms

Progress Team

Student Progress Manager Mrs K Hinchcliffe

Attendance Manager Mrs M Edwards

Data Manager Mr M Toach

Careers & Industrial Links Coordinator Mr J Hughes

Cover Supervisors Mr D Barcroft & Mrs Z Williams

Exam Invigilators Mr L Bould & Mr M Dutton

Art & Photography

Miss L Pattinson

Miss E Stevens

Business Studies

Miss S Milne

Childcare and Health & Social Care

Mrs E Finnemore


Mrs K Berrisford

Computer Science and ICT

Mr M Imtiaz

Mr C Phillips


Mrs J O'Hara-Douglas


Mr T Harrison

Mrs S Richardson

Miss O Stanyer

Mrs E Verow

Miss A Williams

Mr S Luby


Miss S Milne

Miss A Sharrock


Miss J Bailey

Mr S Luby

Media Studies

Mrs S Richardson

Miss A Williams


Mrs L Bothamley

Mrs L Boon

Mr M Haworth

Mrs S Turner

Mr W Wilson

Modern Foreign Languages

Miss L Stevenson

Miss S Warner


Mr A Patrick

Physical Education

Miss H Kaminskas

Mr M Worthington

Religious Education

Mrs K Berrisford

Mrs C Keay


Miss L Sykes

Mrs L Toach

Mr A Turner

Mrs A Wright


Mr C Phillips

Miss L Harrison

Support Services

Bursar Mrs M Prince
Headteacher’s PA & Office Manager Miss M Till
Clerical Assistant: Finance Miss K Phillips
Receptionist Mrs D Patrick
Reprographics & LRC Supervisor Mrs A Greene

Caretaker Mrs K Mathews
Site Security Officer Mr S Yousaf
Janitor & Minibus Driver Mr K Oakes

ICT Technician Mr O Smith
Science & Technology Technician Mr J Sherratt

Catering Supervisor Mrs H Moores
Assistant Catering Coordinators
Mrs C Clarke
Mrs J Proctor

Mrs L Barlow
Mrs C Bridges
Mrs C Dennis
Mrs D Meadowcroft
Mrs B Walker

Lunchtime Supervisor(s)
Mrs D Meadowcroft
Mrs K Mathews