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)

Mrs Ruth Woodham

Year 6 Teacher - BA (Hons) German, PGCE

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 Helen Hudson

Reception Class Teacher - BA (Hons) English and Primary Education with QTS

Mrs Elizabeth Evans

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

Mrs Elizabeth Evans

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

Teaching and Learning Support - NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant, SEN Support and Development

Mrs Stacey Ellis

Teaching and Learning Support - BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and holds the NNEB qualification

Mrs Sally Portz

Teaching and Learning Support, HLTA

Mrs Julie Tomkinson

Early Years Practitioner, Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Jenny Johnson

Nursery Manager - BA (Hons) in Combined Arts which included Early Education, MA in Art History, International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy (Level 5)

Miss Megan Lilley

Deputy Nursery Manager, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Miss Katie Sheldon

Great Explorers Room Leader - PGCE in Primary Education

Mrs Emma Tighe

Early Years Practitioner - PGCE in Primary Education

Miss Abigail Cowan

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) Education Studies, working towards an MA in Mental Health in Children and Young People

Miss Katie Barker

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Childcare

Miss Lucy Honnoraty

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Early Years Educator

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 David Machell

School Chef

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Miss Coco Leake

Catering Assistant

Mrs Zofia Wiacek


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Mr Phil Stephenson

Chair of Governors

Contact details: Post: Mr Phil Stephenson Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School Greystone Manor Ilkley Road Burley-in-Wharfedale LS29 7HW   Email:  

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

Mrs Victoria Wood

Governor - Education / EYFS

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