Staff and Governors

The Staff and Governors at Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School are just one of the reasons we have such a wonderful school. Many have been with us for a number of years which provides excellent continuity for the children and our specialist teachers offer a unique learning experience.

Mr David Martin

Headteacher, BA (Hons), MA in Business, PGCE (QTLS), PGCE (QTS). National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

Miss Sarah Gresswell

Form 6 Teacher & SENCO (School), BA (Hons) in History, PGCE with Teach First.

Mr Hadley Nicholson

Form 5 Teacher and Deputy Head, BA (Hons) PGCE Primary

Mr Richard Laycock

Form 4 Teacher, Cert Ed, BA (Hons) QTS.

Mrs Sue Beeson

Form 3 Teacher, Diploma in Teaching (Australia)

Mrs Claire Neild

Form 2 Teacher, MA (Hons) in Sociology (QTS)

Mrs Rebecca Picken

Form 1 Teacher, BA (Hons) Primary Education

Mrs Elizabeth Coultas

Music Teacher, BA (Hons) LTCL (TD) ALCM.

Miss Keeley Smith

Art and Modern Foreign Languages Teacher, BA (Hons) Art Therapy, PGCE Primary.

Mr Nicky Wilce

Physical Education Teacher, BA (Hons) PGCE Primary, MA Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

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Mrs Sarah Langan

Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant, NVQ Level 3

Mrs Stacey Ellis

Key Stage 1 Teaching Assistant, BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and holds the NNEB qualification

Mrs Sally Portz

Early Years Teaching Assistant, HLTA

Mrs Helen Hudson

Reception Class Teacher and Early Years Phase Leader, SENCO (Early Years), BA (Hons) PGCE Primary

Mrs Jenny Johnson

Room Leader, Great Explorers, BA (Hons) in Combined Arts which included Early Education, MA in Art History, International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Level 5)

Mrs Julia Davis

Room Leader, Little Adventurers, Level 3 Nursery Management

Mrs Julie Tomkinson

Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

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Miss Katie Barker

Early Years Practitioner, Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, working towards Level 3

Miss Lauren Healey

EYFS Learning Support Assistant, BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies, working towards an MA in Psychology

Miss Abigail Cowan

EYFS Learning Support Assistant, BA (Hons) Education Studies, working towards an MA in Mental Health in Children and Young People

Miss Emeli Mumford

EYFS Learning Support Assistant

Mr Alistair Pryde

Drum and Guitar Teacher, BA (Hons), L.MusLSM, NABBC

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Mrs Claire Richards

Peripatetic Music Teacher - Piano and Violin

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Mrs Gilly Downs

School Secretary / PA to Headteacher, NNEB

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Mrs Louise Beanlands

Part-Time School Secretary

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Miss Rebecca Wilson

Marketing Manager

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Mrs Bev Kitching

Finance Officer

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Mrs Emma Smeaton


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Mr Sean Morgan

Chef Sean

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Mrs Zofia Wiacek


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Mrs Maxine Heppenstall

Governor - Chair of the Finance and Resource Committee

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Mr Mike Picken

Governor - Finance and Resources and Health and Safety

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Mrs Emma Usherwood

Governor - Finance and Resources

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Mrs Anna Bedford Collins

Governor - Marketing and PTA Chair

Mr Robert Powls

Governor - Marketing

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Mr Anthony Simpson

Governor - Education/Safeguarding/SEN, Deputy Headteacher at Giggleswick School.

Mrs Victoria Wood

Governor - Education / EYFS

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