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

Mr Hadley Nicholson

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

Mr Richard Laycock

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

Miss Katie Sheldon

Form 3 Teacher - PGCE in Primary Education

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

Miss Keeley Smith

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

Mrs Elizabeth Evans

Music Teacher - PGCE

Mr Nicky Wilce

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

Mrs Sue Beeson

Early Years Career Teacher, Diploma in Teaching (Australia)

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

Miss Katie Barker

Teaching and Learning Support - Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Emma Tighe

Early Years Practitioner - PGCE in Primary Education

Miss Annabel Gibson

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) Education Studies

Miss Charlotte Jones

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

Miss Olivia Stacey

Early Years Practitioner - BA (Hons) Primary Education

Miss Emily Trotter

Early Years Practitioner – BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, MA Childhood Studies and Early Years

Mrs Amy Pidd

Early Years Practitioner - Level 3 Childcare

Mrs Sarah Langan

PA to the Headteacher

Mrs Rebecca Benson

Marketing Manager

Mrs Emma Usherwood

School Business Manager

Ghyll Royd School

Mrs Sara McNaught

Finance Assistant

Ghyll Royd School

Mr Mark Seddon

Site Manager

Mr David Machell

School Chef

Miss Coco Leake

Catering Assistant

Mrs Claire Richards

Peripatetic Music Teacher - Piano and Violin

Ghyll Royd School

Mr Alistair Pryde

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

Ghyll Royd School

Mrs Michelle Wells

Woodwind Teacher - Grad.dip Music, MA Performance

Mrs Michelle Wells

Mr David Cunningham

Chair of Governors

Contact details: Post: Mr David Cunningham 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

Mrs Anna Bedford Collins

Governor - Marketing and PTA Chair

Mr Ben Thomson

Governor - Finance

Miss Anna Wood

Governor - Education

Miss Anna Wood

Mrs Jennifer Johnson

Governor - Safeguarding

Mrs Zandra Monroe-Cochrane

Governor - Early Years

Mrs Sarah Flaherty

Governor - Education

Mrs Sarah Flaherty