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Brakenhale School

Teaching Staff

Teachers at Brakenhale are led by our Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.  Each curriculum department below reports to a specified member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Brakenhale offers a broad curriculum and aims to provide each individual student the opportunity to work at a level consistent with their ability.  All students are encouraged and supported to achieve their best.


Mr A George, Assistant Headteacher – Head of Department
Mr P McKane, Assistant Headteacher
Mr L Palmer

Creative Arts

(Art, Design Technology and Photography)

Miss T Wilhelmy – Head of Department
Mr J Budden - Second in Creative Arts
Miss E Faluyi
Ms A Rutili
Ms T Suessmann
Technician: Mrs H Draper
Technician: Mr H Helyer
Technician: Miss S Vince

English & Media

– Head of Department
Mrs D Lewis – Second in English
Miss H Ioannidis – Teacher i/c Media
Mrs R Bradley
Mr J Elliott
Ms S Jutla
Ms A Manlay, Deputy Headteacher
Miss C Rendall 

Humanities & Social Sciences

(Geography, History, Criminology, Psychology, Religious Studies)

Miss D Bunkell – Head of Department
Ms M Kaur - Second in Department
Ms N Campbell-Watson (HoY 8 - Mat cover)
Mr C Collins (HoY 10)
Ms S Coxhead
Mr L Hilton (HoY 7)
Ms C Loj (HoP16)
Ms A Meacock (AHoY 7)
Ms M Sandhu
Ms D Smith
Ms H Whitaker Flower, Deputy Headteacher [Maternity]

IT & Computing

Mr A George, Assistant Headteacher – Head of Department
Ms S Gujarathi
Mr I Lloyd Ahmed

Maths & Economics

Ms C Hateley - Head of Department 
Ms V Moore – Lead Practitioner
Mrs D Smith - KS3 Lead
Ms P Bagga
Ms S Douse (HoY 9)
Mrs N Fotheringham
Ms J McCready
Miss M Ocana
Mrs D Turner (AHoY 10)
Mr F Vega Rendon

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs O Hughes, Assistant Headteacher – Head of Department
Miss D Appleton (AHoY 9)
Mrs F Peralta
Ms C Phillips

Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music

Mrs G Millard – Head of Department
Mr S Futcher
Mrs E Hope
Ms S Salamani
Technician: Mrs C Chaston

Physical Education & Health & Social Care

Mrs N Lazarczuk – Head of Department
Mr C Maye - Second in Department
Mr J Boucher (AHoY 11)
Miss J Montgomery (AHoY 11)
Miss K Wilson (HoY 8) [Maternity]


Mr D Woods – Head of Department
Miss S Anderson – Second in Department (HoY Sixth Form)
Ms M Almenar
Ms W Kashif
Miss F Manning (HoY 11)
Miss S Mert
Mrs G Powell, Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Scott (AHoY 8 - Mat cover)
Mr A Smith, Deputy Headteacher
Mr J Swynford-Lain
Technician: Mr A Petrie-Pink
Technician: Mr R Dixon