Meet Our Team

The Head

Kevin McCallion

Headteacher

Senior Leadership Team

Debbie Shutter

Deputy Headteacher

My role is to create and maintain a caring, safe and stimulating environment for all members of our school community. Within this I have specific responsibility for care, guidance and support and in ensuring that high standards of conduct and behaviour are maintained so we can all get on with life in school.
I also ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. I do this by tracking the progress of all our students. I ensure that individual targets are aspirational and that all barriers to achievement are removed so that every student is given the opportunity to succeed.

Philip Dore

Deputy Headteacher

My main responsibility is for developing Teaching and Learning across our school; I do this by providing CPD opportunities, ensuring that good practice is shared and that we closely monitor our performance to ensure that all members of our school community are aspirational, make rapid progress and fully realise their potential. I am passionate about the quality of teaching and learning providing all students with the chance to succeed. I also lead on Performance Management, new staff induction and developing the skills of newly qualified teachers.

Susan Bracey

Associate Deputy Headteacher

My role is to oversee our curriculum and ensure that our Key Stage 4 guidance programme prepares students well. I plan, co-ordinate and produce teaching and learning timetables for all students and teaching staff. I also ensure our curriculum takes into account recent changes in educational policy. I am responsible for ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Sean Boyle

Deputy Headteacher

I also ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. I do this by tracking the progress of all our students. I ensure that individual targets are aspirational and that all barriers to achievement are removed so that every student is given the opportunity to succeed.

Dave Puddephatt

Director of Sixth Form / Assistant Headteacher

My main area of responsibility is the strategic leadership and management of Post-16 education (Sixth Form). With over 300 students, studying more than 35 different Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications; ensuring students are given the correct information, advice and guidance to get them onto the right courses is a key part of my role. Monitoring the academic performance of students as they progress through the Sixth Form is also very important, as is their personal development. Ensuring that all our students leave Brooksbank with the skills, personal qualities and confidence to be successful in the next phase of their lives, whether that is university, employment or further training, is another crucial part of my role.

Noel Watkins

Assistant Headteacher

I have responsibility for the progress of Key Stage 3 students and for the development of the curriculum they follow. I track students’ progress, strengthen their high aspirations and ensure they are given every opportunity to realise their potential. I also ensure that students are well prepared for their decisive studies in Key Stage 4. My remit also includes the development and maintenance of student standards and skills, so that our students are capable of making valuable contributions to our society in an increasingly competitive world.

Donna Clarke

Assistant Headteacher / Director of English

I have responsibility for leading the English Department and overseeing the management of our Learning Resource Centre (LRC). As Director of English, my priority is to ensure we offer an engaging and inspiring curriculum that promotes progress and fosters an engagement of the subject. Within the LRC, we strive to offer a safe environment and support students' literacy skills, via a love of reading, so as to enhance their learning across the curriculum.

Ryan O’Grady

Assistant Headteacher / Director of Mathematics

My main role is Director of Mathematics. I am also responsible for leading on Numeracy across the curriculum, ensuring all students at Brooksbank develop fluency with the key mathematical skills required for life in higher education and in the work place.


Zandra Puddephatt

Assistant Headteacher (secondment)

My area of responsibility is the leadership of the SEN department as SENCo. I also oversee Child Protection and Safeguarding. I am a designated Senior Lead for safeguarding and I ensure students feel safe within our school community. In addition I monitor a cohort of students who access alternative provision.
It is important in these roles that I liaise closely with parents and outside agencies in order to enable all students, in our inclusive school, to achieve their potential.

Mark Horner

Director of Finance & Resources

My role focuses on ensuring that the business aspects of the school run efficiently and effectively. The essence of the job is to ensure that the resources available for teaching and learning are maximised. Responsibilities include leading on or being involved with: governance, finance, human resources, IT, Health and Safety, premises, catering, lettings, administration, compliance with regulatory and statutory duties, marketing and capital projects.