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Headteacher William Deighan

Headteacher William Deighan photographed by Adam Bronkhorst  

Who's who at Varndean School?

For a comprehensive list of who's who at the school, please see the list of staff by department below. For a guide to the Senior Leadership Team and their roles, please see the SLT roles document. You may also wish to see our Senior Staff and Governors page.

Angelou School

  • Vicky Thorn

    Head of Angelou School/ Deputy Head teacher

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  • Jasmine Marshall-Fraser

    Deputy Head of Angelou School, Religious Studies Teacher, Able and Talented Coordinator

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  • Natalie Miller

    School Leader/ Safeguarding deputy

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  • Fiona Hall

    Angelou School Student Manager

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Russell School

  • Gareth Hughes

    Head of Russell School /Deputy Head teacher

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  • Abigail Holder

    Deputy Head - Russell School

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  • Charlotte Drake

    Russell School Leader

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Turing School

  • Andy Roberts

    Head of Turing School

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  • Georgie Maltby

    Deputy Head of Turing School

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  • Lee Williams

    School Leader

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  • Donna Mills

    Turing School Leader

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Ellis School

  • Laura Fairbank

    Head of Ellis School / Deputy Head teacher

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  • Sandra Knights

    Deputy Head of Ellis School, History Teacher, Consultant Tutor

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  • Caroline Ball

    School Leader of Ellis

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  • Donna Mills

    Ellis School Leader

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Administration

  • Sylvia Chinamora

    Washroom Supervisor

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  • Teresa Dee

    School Governance Support Officer

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  • Pamela Fulton

    Admin Assistant: ILS

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  • Jackie Silsby

    Reception Team leader and Cover Supervisor

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Art & Design

  • Helen Sevink

    Head of Art and Design

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  • Sue Attia

    Art and Design Teacher

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  • Claire Cossey

    Art and Design Teacher and Displays Coordinator

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  • Beverley Skingle

    Faculty Department Assistant: Art and Design

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  • Claudia Sweeting

    Art and Design Teacher

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Behaviour & Attendance

  • Diane McNamara

    Attendance Officer

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  • Andrew Symes

    Educational Welfare Officer

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Business Studies

  • Fran Macauley

    Business Studies Teacher

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Character Education

  • Amanda Carroll

    Careers Advisor

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Computing

  • Jo Robson

    Head of Computing, ICT and e-Learning

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  • Maria Prasanna

    Teacher of Computing

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Dance

  • Helen MacDonald

    Head of Dance

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  • Phoebe Head

    Teacher of Dance

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Drama

  • Paul Trudgian

    Head of Drama

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  • Toby Willis

    Drama Teacher

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English & Media Studies

  • Dawn Gillam

    Head of English

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  • Shelley Baker

    English Teacher, Raising Standards Team

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  • Katie Bates

    English Teacher

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  • Ruth Binnie-Moore

    English Teacher

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  • Zoe Bolton

    English Teacher

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  • David Fouracre

    Head of Media Studies and English Teacher

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  • Seanin Mouland

    Lead Professional in English with Literacy Responsibility

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  • Nicole Hayes

    Teacher of English

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  • Elise James

    English Teacher, Raising Standards Team

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  • Elaine Kiely

    Faculty/Departmental Assistant for English

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  • Richard Melly

    English Teacher

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  • James Rayment

    English Teacher

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  • Lipi Sanyal

    English Teacher

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  • Sarah Wenn

    English Teacher/Lead Professional

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Exams & Cover

  • Chris Manville

    Examinations Officer

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Finance & HR

  • Hilary Goldsmith

    Director of Finance and Operations

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  • Ghyllan Farley

    Finance Officer

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Geography

  • Paul White

    Head of Geography and Travel and Tourism

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  • Lloyd Durbin

    Teacher of Geography

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  • Steve Howlett

    Teacher of Geography

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  • Adam Michaels

    Teacher of Geography

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  • Jessica Karlsson

    Faculty Departmental Assistant - Geography

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Heads Office and Marketing & Communications

  • William Deighan

    Headteacher

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  • Natasha Morris

    Marketing and Admissions

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  • Molly Goodchild

    Heads PA and Recruitment

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Health & Social Care

  • Aurelie Elder

    Head of Health and Social Care

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History

  • Anita Turner

    Head of History

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  • Craig Hunter

    History Teacher

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  • Nicola Wright

    History Teacher

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Individual Learning Support Department and Inclusion

  • Judith Ford

    Head of Progress and Learning

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  • Cathy Johnson

    Inclusion Support Manager, Staff Governor

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IT Services

  • Terry Bradford

    IT Network Manager

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  • Ian Edwards

    Network Operations Manager

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  • Adrian Lee

    IT Technician

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  • Steve Howell

    Reprographics and Design Technician

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Languages

  • Lorraine Newman

    Head of Languages

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  • Alison Brown

    MFL Lead Professional

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  • Stacey Corken

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

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  • Suzanne Bryant

    Teacher of Language

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  • Jenny Hugget

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

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  • Barbara Howard

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher

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  • James Waite

    Modern Foreign Languages Teacher, Student Voice (World Citizen)

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Learning Mentors

    Library

    • Judith Hodson

      School Archivist

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    • Daniel Katz

      School Librarian

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    Mathematics

    • Nicola Raven

      Head of Maths

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    • Kieran Colverd

      Teacher of Mathematics

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    • Michael Agronah

      Teacher of Maths

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    • Nigel Copp

      Maths Teacher

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    • Noel German

      Teacher of Mathematics

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    • Antony Herbert

      Teacher of Mathematics

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    • Amanda James

      Teacher of Mathematics

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    • Oshi Madders

      Maths Teacher

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    • Daniel Thomas

      Maths Intervention Teacher

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    • Francis Wheeley

      Maths Lead Professional KS4

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    • Enrique Varea Calvo

      Maths

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    Music

    • James Cocks

      Director of Music

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    • Lorna Denman

      Music Teacher

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    • Aidan Scanlon

      Performing Arts Technician

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    Physical Education

    • Calum Thomas

      Head of Physical Education

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    • Angela Brand

      Teacher i/c of Girls P.E.

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    • Rebbecca Chamberlain

      Physical Education Teacher

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    • Tim Clarke

      Physical Education Teacher / IAG / Curriculum Development Manager

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    • Thomas Lightfoot

      Physical Education Teacher

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    • Stuart Tuck

      Physical Education Technician

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    • Jemma Whitley

      Teacher of Physical Education

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    Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy & Ethics

    • Karen Cooke

      Religious Studies Teacher

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    • Dylan Owen

      Librarian, Psychology Teacher, Philosophy and Ethics Teacher, Religious Studies Teacher

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    Science

    • John Lamb

      Head of Science

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    • Laura Bush

      Head of Science

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    • Nuria Martinez Garcia

      Teacher of Science

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    • Emma Chick

      Science Lead Professional

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    • Andrew Timmins

      Teacher of Science

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    • Callum Brown

      Science Teacher

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    • Jacob Collins

      Science Teacher / Lead Professional

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    • Hazel Johnson

      Senior Science Technician

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    • Marie Odey

      Faculty/Departmental Assistant for Science

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    • Silva Reynell

      Technician

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    • Naomi Wanstall

      Science Teacher

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    • Ellen Aboukhatwa

      Teacher of Science

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    • Ioanna Pantelidi

      Science Technician

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    Site Staff

    • Steve Devlin

      Site Manager

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    • Mark Hancock

      Catering Manager

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    Teaching Assistants

    • Faye Baker

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Hayley Cutting

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Danny Davies

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Sarah Handford

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Emma Muzio

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Louise Julian

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Marie Horsey

      Teaching Assistants

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    • Marlina Matte

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Alexandra Collins

      Teaching Assistant / ELA coordinator

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    • Gail Miles

      Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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    • Shirley Peters

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Polly Wrenn

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Catherine Shemeld

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Katharine Cosgrove

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Laetitia Warnery

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Edward Allan

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Layla Smyth

      Teaching Assistant

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    • Cathy Workman

      Teaching Assistant

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    Technology

    • Stuart Davies

      Head of Technology

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    • Georgina Maltby

      Teacher of food and Textiles Teacher

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    • Ruth De La Nougerede

      Design Technology Teacher

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    • Tim Speller

      Head of Food Technology, Design Technology Teacher

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    • Alice Thompson

      Technology Technician

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    • Rachael Wood

      Design Technology Teacher

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    • Malgorzata Piotrowicz

      Food Technician

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    Medical Centre

    • Caroline Heath

      Medical Officer

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    Other Staff