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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
Mrs Carol Harrison Vice Principal
Mr Ashley St John Vice Principal Learning Outcomes
Mrs Caroline Gobell Business Director                                                        
Mrs Catherine Turner Business Director
Mrs Rachel Bennett Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning
Mrs Naomi Leech Assistant Principal of Raising Standards


Mr Jonathan Perkins 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
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
Miss Laura Beardsell Subject Lead English
Mrs Laura Tsabet Lead Practitioner English, Teaching and Learning (Mat Leave)
Mrs Donna Pollard Teacher of English and KS5 English Coordinator
Ms Jaqueline Brown Teacher of English
Ms Chloe Jackson Teacher of English
Mrs Ellen Morgan Teacher of English
Miss Mashal Ahmed Teacher of English
Miss Deborah Clark Teacher of English
Mrs Emily Hitchins Teacher of English
Miss Julianne Langstone Teacher of English
Miss Sophie Lovett Assistant Subject Lead English                
Mrs Claire Peel Literacy Support (Mat Leave)
Miss Jenny Young Literacy Support


Mrs Hannah Hardcastle ICO Religious Education (Mat Leave)
Mr Daniel Schmidt Head of Humanities
Mr Michael  Currie History
Ms Elizabeth Di Nocera Modern Foreign Languages (Mat Leave)
Mrs Sally Haines Modern Foreign Language (Mat Cover)
Mr Lorenzo Launo Modern Foreign Languages
Ms Orela Hatchard Modern Foreign Languages
Ms Sophie Stanwyck Psychology & Geography
Miss Amber Austin Geography
Mrs Melanie Read Teacher of Humanities

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths: 

Mrs Louise Fairweather Director of Science
Mrs Imogen Gater Subject Lead Science (Mat Leave)             
Mr Jon Fry Head of Biology and Acting Head of Science                                
Miss Liz Jones Head of Chemistry
Mr Hisham Kalim Science
Mr Nick Hanlon-Brooks Science
Mr James Livermore Lead Practitioner Science
Ms Sarah Smith Science
Mr Andrew Gallacher Science
Mr Jordan Lyon Biology
Mr Tim Harris Physics
Mr Dana Omar Mathematics
Mrs Helanna Burt Subject Lead Mathematics
Mr Matthew Palaczky Mathematics
Mrs Ruth Milburn Mathematics
Mr Phillip Warman Mathematics
Mrs Syreeta Stobart Lead Practioner Mathematics
Mr Clifford Sutton Mathematics
Mr Mike Dunn Director of Engineering
Mrs Anna Harpham Gist Second in TED
Miss Sharon McCarthy TED
Mr Dan Orme IT and Computer Science

Arts, Wellbeing and Enterprise: 

Mr Mike Child Subject Leader of PE and OdE
Mrs Jayne How PE
Mrs Katy Plunkett PE
Ms Martha Tavinor Teacher in Charge of Outdoor Education and Teacher of PE
Mr Jamie Harlowe Second in PE
Mr Cameron Barnes PE
Miss Sarah Tap PE & Health and Social Care
Ms Lynn Lamonde Head of Art and Photography
Miss Jennifer Frazer Art
Miss Manisha Meisuria 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
Mrs Alexa Matthews Food
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 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 Teaching Assistant & Emotional Learning Support Assistant
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 Anna Bruce Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Alex Mitchell Learning Support Assistant
Miss Jade Prior Learning Support Assistant

Heads of House: 

Miss Lauren Orchard Head of Anvil 
Miss Affolake Lewis Head of Calshot and Sovereign
Mrs Kirsty Twigg Head of Portland
Mr Tom Peacock Head of Hurst and Eddystone (Enrichment & Rewards)
Miss Emma Jo Farrell Head of Kingswear and Trinity
Mrs Simone Taghizadeh Pastoral Support Worker
Miss Clare Pike Pastoral Support Worker
Miss Hannah Villegas Pastoral Support Worker
Mrs Tracey White Pastoral Support Worker


Mr Dan Orme Anvil 1
Mrs Lynn Lamonde Anvil 2
Miss Sarah Tap Anvil 3
Mr Nick Hanlon-Brooks Anvil 4
Mrs Chloe Jackson Calshot 1
Mrs Jayne How (MTW) Mrs Katy Plunkett (Th, F) Calshot 2
Mr Lorenzo Launo Calshot 3
Mr Andrew Gallacher Calshot 4
Mr Jamie Harlow Eddystone 1
Miss Martha Tavinor Eddystone 2
Mrs Syreeta Stobart Eddystone 3
Mrs Laura Tsabet Eddystone 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
Ms Jacqueline Brown Kingswear 3
Miss Amber Austin Kingswear 4
Miss Jenny Fraser Portland 1
Mrs Sally Haines Portland 2
Mr Cameron BArnes Portland 3
Miss Sophie Lovett Portland 4
Mr Mike Child Sovereign 1
Miss Manisha Meisuria Sovereign 2
Mr Dana Omar Sovereign 3
Miss Liz Jones Sovereign 4
Mr Phil Warman Trinity 1
Miss Sophie Stanwick  Trinity 2
Mr David Mastrocola Trinity 3
Mr Matthew Palaczky Trinity 4
Mr Dom Burke 12DB
Mr Dan Schmidt 12DSc
Mrs Fran Martin / Miss Shamima Islam 12FMa
Mrs Anna Harpham Gist 13AHG                                                                     
Miss Ellen Morgan / Miss Shamima Islam 13EM
Mrs Donna Pollard / Miss Shamima Islam 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
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 SEN/Head of House 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 Supervisors

IT Support: 

Mr Steve Saywell Network Manager
Mr Chris Aggett IT Technician

Academic Technicians: 

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