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Who's Who

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." Bill Gates

At The Bourne Academy, we welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds and staff take their time to get to know and understand each students, supporting them to do their very best.

The Academy creates an ethos that promotes academic, vocational and personal development. Students receive regular constructive feedback which identifies clear targets for improvement. Tracking and monitoring of progress has been designed to help students to improve and excel.

Staff are a dedicated and passionate team of people, whose primary objective is to ensure that every child in their care receives the best and exciting learning possible. We strive to ensure that our students achieve their absolute best and are happy throughout their academic years.

In 2013, Ofsted stated that "the way in which staff care for the students is outstanding".

To contact a member of teaching staff, please leave a message with Reception on 01202 528554 or email or email them direct using the following format:  first name.



Mr Mark Avoth Principal
Mr Ashley St John Vice Principal Character & Currency
Mrs Caroline Gobell Business Director                                                        
Mrs Catherine Turner Business Director
Mrs Rachel Bennett Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning
Mrs Tracie Deane Assistant Principal of Raising Standards
Mr Jonathan Perkins Assistant Principal of Character & Culture


  Director of Arts and Physical Wellbeing
Mr Richard Grinyer Director of Mathematics and Entitlement
Mrs Louise Fairweather Director of Science
Mrs Naomi Barr Director of English and MFL
Mrs Kelly Franklin Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Mr Mike Dunn Director of Engineering


Communication and Enquiry: 

Mrs Naomi Barr Director of English and MFL
Miss Laura Beardsell Subject Lead English
Mrs Laura Tsabet Lead Practitioner English, Teaching and Learning (Mat Leave)
Mrs Donna Pollard Teacher of English & KS5 English Coordinator
Ms Jaqueline Brown Teacher of English
Mrs Ellen Morgan Teacher of English
Mrs Deborah Clark Teacher of English
Mrs Emily Hitchins Teacher of English
Miss Julianne Langston Teacher of English
Mr Rory Lafferty Teacher of English
Miss Ebony Haskins   Teacher of English
Miss Sophie Lovett Assistant Subject Lead English  & Literacy Co-ordinator     
Mrs Claire Peel Literacy Support Intervention Specialist
Mr Lorenzo Launo Subject Lead Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Mrs Orela Hatchard Teacher of MFL
Ms Elizabeth Di Nocera Teacher of MFL (Mat Leave)
Mrs Sally Haines Teacher of MFL & English
Mrs Twigg Teacher of MFL



Mr Daniel Schmidt Head of Humanities
Mrs Hannah Hardcastle Teacher in Charge of Religious Education 
Mr Michael  Currie Teacher of Humanities
Ms Sophie Stanwyck Teacher of History Psychology & Humanities
Mrs Amber Barter Teacher of Geography, Religious Studies & Year 11 Health & Social Care
Miss Alice Smith Teacher of History & Religious Studies
Mrs Tracey Coslett Teacher of Year 10 Health & Social Care

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths: 

Mrs Louise Fairweather Director of Science (Mat Leave)
Mr Jon Fry Director of Science (Mat Cover)                 
Miss Liz Jones Head of Chemistry
Mr Hisham Kalim Teacher of Physics
Mr James Livermore Lead Practitioner Science
Ms Sarah Smith Teacher of Science
Mr Andrew Gallacher Teacher of Science
Paul Connery Teacher of Science
Christophe Mathers Teacher of Science
Mr Jordan Lyon Biology
Mr Tim Harris Physics
Mrs Helanna Burt Subject Lead Mathematics
Mrs Ruth Milburn Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Syreeta Stobart Lead Practioner Mathematics
Mr Dom Burke 2nd in Mathematics
Elinor Sherwood  Teacher of Mathematics
Panashe Tauringana Teacher of Mathematics
Marianne Baxter Teacher of Mathematics
Mr Mike Dunn Director of Engineering
Mrs Anna Harpham Gist Teacher of TED
Miss Sharon McCarthy Teacher of TED
Mr Dan Orme Teacher of TED & Computing
Miss Shamima Islam Teacher of Business Studies
Miss Alexa Matthews Teacher in charge of Food & Nutrition

Arts, Wellbeing and Enterprise: 

Mr Mike Child Subject Leader of PE and OdE
Mrs Jayne How Teacher of PE
Mrs Katy Plunkett Teacher of PE
Mr Jamie Harlowe Second in PE
Mr Cameron Barnes Teacher of PE
Miss Emma Jo Farrell Teacher of PE
Mrs Hannah Martin Teacher of Outdoor Education & PE
Ms Lynn Lamonde Head of Art and Photography
Miss Jennifer Frazer Teacher of Art
Mrs Manisha Champion Teacher in Charge of Media
Mr David Mastrocola Head of Visual and Performing Arts
Mr Russell Scagell Music and Performing Arts
Miss Lauren Orchard Performing Arts
Miss Shamima Islam Business Studies
Miss Lewis Teacher of Dance
Miss Martin Subject Lead Dance
Miss Hannah Soulsby-Phillips LAMDA Teacher
Peri Staff:  
Mr John Wines Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass, Ukelele
Ms Nicky Ashford Singing
Mr Bob Mace Drums, Percussion
Mr Leonardo Mackenzie Piano and Strings
Mr Nick Smith Piano, Woodwind and Brass

SENDCo, Teaching Assistants and  Learning Support Assistants: 

Mrs Nicola Al-Jassar SENDCo
Miss Hayley Betteridge SENDCo
Mrs Alison Prince Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Mrs Frances Brown SENDco support/ELSA
Mrs Helen Rave Teaching Assistant
Ms Sarah Keeling Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Linden Trenery Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Nicola Hennessy Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Anna England Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Linda Jackson Learning Support Assistant
Ms Karen Fletcher Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Alex Mitchell Learning Support Assistant
Miss Jade Prior Learning Support Assistant
Mr James Carter Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Helen Pearce Learning Support Assistant

Heads of House/Year: 

Miss Lauren Orchard Head of Anvil 
Miss Affolake Lewis Head of Calshot 
Ms Jaqueline Brown Head of Hurst
Miss Emma Jo Farrell Head of Kingswear 
Mrs Kirsty Twigg Head of Portland
Mrs Hayley Betteridge Head of Trinity & SENDCO
Mr Tom Peacock Head of Year 11
Mr Dean Taafe Head of Sixth Form


Mr Dan Orme Anvil 1
Mrs Lynn Lamonde Anvil 2
Mrs Alexa Matthews Anvil 3
Mrs Liz Jones Anvil 4
Miss Shamima Islam Calshot 1
 Mrs Katy Plunkett  Calshot 2
Mr Lorenzo Launo Calshot 3
Mr Andrew Gallacher Calshot 4
Mr Michael Currie Hurst 1
Miss Sharon McCarthy Hurst 2
Miss Sarah Smith Hurst 3
Mr Russell Scagell Hurst 4
Mrs Ruth Milburn Kingswear 1
Mr James Livermore Kingswear 2
Mr Jordan Lyon Kingswear 3
Mrs Amber Barter Kingswear 4
Miss Jenny Fraser Portland 1
Mrs Sally Haines Portland 2
Mr Cameron Barnes Portland 3
Miss Sophie Lovett Portland 4
Mr Jamie Harlowe Trinity 1
Mr Tim Harris Trinity 2
Mrs Manisha Champion Trinity 3
Mrs Helanna Burt Trinity 4
Mr Jon Fry Year 11
Mrs Syreeta Stobart Year 11
Miss Laura Beardsell Year 11
Mr Richard Grinyer Year 11
Mrs Naomi Barr Year 11
Mr Mike Dunn Year 11
Mr David Mastrocola Year 11
Miss Sophie Stanwyck Year 11
Mr Dom Burke 12DB
Mr Dan Schmidt 12DSc
Mrs  Ellen Morgan 12EM
Mrs Fran Martin  13FMa
Mrs Anna Harpham Gist 13AHG                                                                     
Mrs Donna Pollard  13DP



Mrs Finola Gilson HR Manager and PA to the Principal
Mrs Claire Boscarelli Office Manager
Mrs Tracy White Attendance Officer
Mrs Jackie Beer Education Social Worker
Mrs Natalie Seager HR & Finance Assistant and Educational Visits Co-Ordinator
Mrs Tracey Coslett Cover Supervisor
Miss Andrea Greenwood Cover & HR Assistant
Miss Gemma Holden Marketing & Communications 
Miss Jennifer Thornley Behaviour Support Manager
Miss Alison Lambert Receptionist
Miss Rhianne Mason Receptionist
Mrs Corinne Wigg Data and Exams Manager
Mrs Teresa Luker Exams & Academic Data Administrator
Mrs Michelle Lever Library Manager
Miss Lucy Dawson Head of House, SENDCo and Administrations Administrator
Mrs Tanya Woodland Finance Assistant

Sixth Form: 

Mr Dean Taafe Head of 6th Form
Mrs Vicky Woodings Head of Careers and Aspirations
Mrs Jo Warren Careers Coordinator & 6th Form Admin
Miss Katherine Speed Careers & HE Advisor and Leader


Mr Robert Darnell Facilities Supervisor
Mr Jordan Loder Facilities Assistant
Mr David Russell Facilities Assistant
Mrs Nicky Ellement Housekeeper
Mrs Susan Lockard Community Lettings Supervisor
Mr Kieran Loder Community Lettings Supervisor

IT Support: 

Mr Steve Saywell Network Manager
Mr Chris Aggett IT Technician

Academic Technicians: 

Mr Mark Binstead TED Technician
Mr Scott Wallis Visual & Performing Arts Technician
Catherine Jarrett Senior Science Technician
Mrs Mandy Stone Science Technician