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Kirkleatham Hall School

"Unlocking Potential"

Meet the Staff

Staff at Kirkleatham Hall School are qualified professionals who are committed to the mission of the school which is led by the individual needs of each child.  They do this by providing a personalised approach to learning for pupils, all of whom are constantly challenged and encouraged to achieve their best.  We believe in “UNLOCKING POTENTIAL”


Head Teacher:  

Paul Mclean

Deputy Head Teacher:

Paul Gribbon

Assistant Head Teachers:

Debbie Zipfell

Lower School - EYFS & Primary


Gemma Taylor

Upper School - Secondary & Post 16

Child & Family Welfare Leader:

Lucy Brodie



Admin Team


School Business Manager:

Steven Harrison


Michelle Hartley and Naomi McMahon

Finance Officer:

Lindsey Watson

Reception/ Administrator:      

Claire Hunter




Mick Moody and Phil Eeles

Catering Team:    

Emma Sheard, Janet Carne and Maria Keenan



Hayley Aspery (PSHE Lead)

Carole Bateman

Nicky Deluce 

Michael Douglas

Lara Gregory 

Lydia Hart

Jo Hauxwell 

Laura Hegarty (Trainee Teacher) 

Ruth Heseltine

Chris Homer

Heather James (ICT Lead)

Nicola Jefferson (Lead Inclusion & Physical Wellbeing Lead)

Michelle Mansbridge

Jenny Martin

Phil Masterson (PMLD Lead)

Helen Newton (Creative Lead)

Sarah Passman

Tracey Perry

Chris Shields (OPAL, Forest School & Duke of Edinburgh Lead) 

Ellie Steedman

Daniella Thurston 

Helen Wardell

Abbie Wilson (Students & Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead)

Hannah Wilson (Trainee Teacher)

Jo Wilson (Communication Lead)


Teaching Assistants:

Adula Abdulrahman

Oliva Allison

Siham Amhidi

Gemma Anderson

Ryan Bain

Keith Bateman

Joanne Beazley

Nic Bennison-Finn

Natalie Boal

Esley Boase

Jo Burns

Sarah Brownell 

Janet Cahill

Jo Catterson

Karen Coston

Leanne Curnow

Regan Davies

Chris Doyle

Angela Elsdon

Gemma Fairbrother

Tracey Featherstone

Christine Fisher

Faye Fraser

Bev Freary

Sarah Furnell

Jess Galloway

Dawn Goodall

Bonnie Harker-Mason

Georgia Herbert

Tracey Hodgson

Barry Hopper

Andrea Houlston

Jackie Hudson

Kenzie Huggins

Clare Hughes

Bethany Hussain

Katie Hutchinson

Lauren Jenkins

Alison Johnson

Justin Layfield-Shirran

Cherisse Lee

Sam Lund

Lilly Lloyd

Vicky Lloyd

Alice Luxmore

Katie MacGregor

Jonny Malpass

Jasmine Masters

Angela Maude

Victoria McKendrick

Lauren Moody

Nathan Moody

Deb Nixon

Abigail O'Mathuna-Brown

Joanna Pardoe

Gemma Parkes

Matthew Pearson

Taylor Quine

Natalie Ray

Michelle Rix

Claire Robinson

Tkiri Robinson

Bev Rickards

Zoe Rymer

Sharon Short

Claire Simpson

Kelly Skelton

Andrew Speke

Gemma Stevenson

Steph Stonehouse

Ange Tate

Christine Thwaites

Steph Tose

Catherine Trainor

Victoria Trainor 

Helen Turner

Debbie Underwood

Jo Walker

Vicki Walton

Debbie Watson

Steph Welford

Amy Williams

Donna Williams

James Wilson

Denise Witham


Lunchtime Supervisors

Shirley Arbon

Tracey Barnes

Bev Bringloe

Molly Brow

Sheila Collins

Rebecca Green

Stephen Harper

Tania Harper

Karen Henderson

Hannah-Leigh Close

Suzanne Jefferson

Janice Kirwan

Claire Joyce

Jacob Joyce

Michelle McLelland

Lisa McHugh

Stephanie Nichol

Jackie Porritt

Karrieanne Preston

Jane Rutherford

Julia Smith

Bev Sykes

Louise Formstone-Telfer

Tracey Waugh

Maria Tighe

Jade Wilson


Cleaning Team:

Cara Addison

Bev Bringloe

Debbie Eeles

Caroline Emmerson

Suzanne Jefferson

Tanya Harper

Karrianne Preston

Maria Tighe

Liz Wilson