Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Rigby

Mrs Rigby joined St John Fisher as Headteacher in September 21017. She has a wealth of experience in Catholic education having been a classroom teacher, Head of Department, Head of Year, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Mrs Rigby is a Physical Education specialist.

Mr Coyle
Deputy Headteacher

Mr Coyle has whole school responsibility for the safeguarding, pastoral care and guidance of pupils within school. He is also oversees the SMSC/PSHE programme and the work of Mrs Drake, SMSC Co-Ordinator, to ensure this curriculum is delivered effectively and appropriately in school. His role also covers a number of areas including attendance and punctuality, Pupil Leadership (Prefects, School Council) and the school behaviour and rewards systems. He is the Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for safeguarding and liaises with external agencies and providers who support pupils and the school. Mr Coyle manages the pupil movement in/out of our school. He is a science specialist.

Mrs Donlon
Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Donlon has overall responsibility for pupil outcomes, the school curriculum (including timetable & options), reporting to parents, data management for whole school tracking and target setting. She is also responsible for Quality Assurance across the school. She also oversees the work of the Education Visits Co-ordinator. Mrs Donlon is also the SLT link with SENDCo for pupils with Special Educational needs and oversees Mr Handley (SENDCo) who is the lead contact for Children Looked After (CLA). Mrs Donlon is a science specialist.

Mr Ryder
Assistant Headteacher

Mr Ryder overall responsibility for Teaching & Learning. This includes numeracy across the curriculum, assessment, homework and the training and support of teaching staff in providing a high-quality experience in the classroom. Mr Ryder is also the lead for Pupil Premium learners. He supports Mrs Stanton (Head of Year 7) with Year 6-7 Transition (pastoral and academic). Mr Ryder is a Physical Education Specialist.

Mr Roberts
Assistant Headteacher

Mr Roberts is responsible for the pastoral care and guidance of Key Stage 4 learners and Intervention. He oversees Careers Guidance and Post-16 Transition, Alternative Curriculum and Work Experience. He has overall responsibility for external examinations, literacy across the curriculum staff development and the organisation of school transport. Mr Roberts is an English specialist.

Mr Atherton
Business Manager

Mr Atherton has overall responsibility for financial matters in school, personnel, management of premises staff and also the catering and clearing services. He also has overall responsibility for the care and management of the school buildings and grounds and health & safety matters.