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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


Mrs Syreeta Stobart Director of Mathematics and Entitlement
Mrs Louise Fairweather Director of Science
Miss Beardsall Director of English 
Mrs Kelly Franklin Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Mr Mike Dunn Director of Engineering


Communication and Enquiry:

Miss Laura Beardsall Director of English
Mrs Laura Tsabet Lead Practitioner English, Teaching and Learning (Mat Leave)
Mrs Naomi Barr Teacher of English
Mrs Donna Pollard Teacher of English, KS5 English Coordinator & Interim Assistant Subject Lead
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 Louise Cook Teacher of English
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
Miss Amy-Jayne Rowe Teacher of Psychology
Dr Tim Fewtrell Teacher of Geography
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
Mr Ashley Darby Clarke Teacher of Science
Miss Jade Milne Trainee Teacher of Science
Mr Jordan Lyon Teacher of Science
Mr Tim Harris Teacher of Science
Mrs Helanna Burt Subject Lead Mathematics
Mrs Christine Morrison Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Syreeta Stobart Director of Mathematics and Entitlement
Mrs Rashmi Wicks Assistant Subject Lead Maths
Elinor Sherwood  Teacher of Mathematics
Panashe Tauringana Teacher of Mathematics
Marianne Baxter Teacher of Mathematics
Ms Georgina Matthews 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

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
Miss Emma Timlett Teacher of PE
Miss Martha Tavinor Teacher of Outdoor Education & PE
Ms Lynn Lamonde Head of Art and Photography
Miss Rukia Sultana Teacher of Art
Miss Jenny Young Teacher in Charge of Media
Mr David Mastrocola Head of Visual and Performing Arts
Mr Russell Scagell Music and Performing Arts
Mr Jed Green Teacher of Music
Miss Lauren Orchard Teacher of Drama
Ms Karen Lloyd Subject Lead for Business Studies
Miss Lewis Teacher of Dance
Mrs Lindsey Murphy Subject Lead for Dance
Miss Hannah Soulsby-Phillips LAMDA Teacher
Ms Jennifer Barnett Subject Lead for 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 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


Miss Rukia Sultana Anvil 1
Mr Dan Orme Anvil 2
Miss Alice Smith Anvil 3
Mrs Liz Jones Anvil 4
Mr Paul Connery Calshot 1
 Mrs Katy Plunkett & Mrs Jayne How Calshot 2
Mrs Lindsey Murphy Calshot 3
Mr Andrew Gallacher Calshot 4
Miss Sharon McCarthy Hurst 1
Mr Michael Currie Hurst 2
Miss Sarah Smith Hurst 3
Mr Russell Scagell Hurst 4
Mr Eli Sherwood Kingswear 1
Mr James Livermore Kingswear 2
Mr Jordan Lyon Kingswear 3
Miss Louise Cook Kingswear 4
Miss Jenny Fraser - CHANGE Portland 1
Mrs Sally Haines Portland 2
Mrs Hannah Hardcastle & Ms Karen Lloyd Portland 3
Mr Cameron Barnes Portland 4
Mr Tim Harris Trinity 1
Miss Emma Timlett Trinity 2
Mr Panashe Tauringana Trinity 3
Mr Jamie Harlowe Trinity 4
Mr Jon Fry 11JF
Mrs Syreeta Stobart 11SS
Miss Laura Beardsell 11LB
Mr Helanna Burt 11HB
Mrs Naomi Barr 11NB
Mr Mike Dunn 11MD
Mr David Mastrocola 11DMa
Louise Fairweather 11LF
Mr Dan Schmidt 11DSc
Mr Lorenzo Launo & Liz Di Nocera 11LL
Dr Tim Fewtrell 11TFe
Amy-Jayne Rowe 12AJR
Mrs Lynn Lamonde 12LL
Mrs Anna Harpham Gist 12AHG
Jenny Young 12 JY
Mrs Donna Pollard 13DP
Ellen Morgan                                   13EM                                   
Mr Mike Child 13MCH



Mrs Finola Gilson HR Manager and PA to the Principal
Mrs Claire Boscarelli Office Manager
Mrs Tracy White Attendance Officer & Participation Co-ordinator
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 Officer
Mr Joe Glanville Marketing & Communications Officer (Temporary Cover)
Miss Jennifer Thornley Behaviour Support Manager
Miss Alison Lambert Receptionist
Miss Rhianne Mason Receptionist
Mrs Corinne Wigg Data and Exams Manager
Mrs Teresa Luker Data and Exams Administrator
Mrs Michelle Lever Library Manager
Miss Lucy Dawson Administrator to Heads of House, SENDCo & Admissions
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


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