Meet the Staff

Senior Leadership Team


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

In September 2017, Mrs Verow became Executive Headteacher of both The King’s CE (A) and St Thomas CE (A) Primary School. As part of a local collaboration, the closer working relationship between both schools aims to enhance the provision of education for all students in Kidsgrove.


Senior Deputy Headteacher Mrs L Toach

Mrs Toach joined the school in 2007 as Head of Science and was appointed assistant head in 2012. As the senior deputy headteacher 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.

In September 2017, Mrs Toach became Associate Headteacher at St Thomas’ CE (A) Primary School. As part of the collaboration between the two schools, Mrs Toach  has responsibility for the day to day leadership and management of the school.



Assistant Headteacher: Christian Distinctiveness 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 is currently responsible for ensuring our Christian distinctiveness and ethos is at the heart of all lessons, assemblies and chapter times as well as leading the strategic direction of our community and primary links programmes.



Assistant Headteacher: Inclusion
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 lead, 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 to all students with strategic responsibility for SEND provision.


Deputy Headteacher 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 and strengthens their high aspirations to ensure they are given every opportunity to realise their potential.

Mr Wilson also supports each faculty area with short and long term strategic planning as well as coordinating the spending of Pupil Premium funding.



Assistant Headteacher: 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 Assistant Headteacher with strategic responsibility for teaching and learning where she monitors, develops and improves the overall quality of classroom practice within the school along with ensuring our staff receive quality continuous professional development and rigorous appraisal.

Further duties include overseeing the professional development programme, coordinating the coaching programme and leading the sixth form as well as providing school to school support as a Newcastle District Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).






Behaviour & Inclusion Manager Mr R Timmis

Mr Timmis has held many positions in our support services team since 2006, most recently as Business Manager. Mr Timmis was appointed Behaviour & Inclusion Manager in 2017, with strategic and operational responsibility for student behaviour and inclusion. As a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, his aim is to ensure that students remain both safe and happy within school and that standards remain consistently high.

Mr Timmis also has strategic responsibility for the safety, security and marketing of the school.



Heads of Faculty


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

Deputy SENDCo Mrs A Nevard

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

Attendance Manager Mrs Z Williams

Inclusion Support Assistants
Mrs J Barber
Mrs S Beech
Mrs R Cresswell
Mr K Oakes

Higher Level Teaching Assistants
Mrs J Cooper
Mrs C Telwright

Teaching Assistants
Mrs E Palmer
Miss N Thompson

Progress Team

Student Progress Manager Mrs K Hinchcliffe

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 Boon

Mr S Hall

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

Mrs A Wright


Mr C Phillips

Miss L Harrison

Miss S Collins

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