Inspire Academy Staff List (as of Term 1 - 2020/21)

Senior Leadership Team


Mr M. O'Donnell

Executive Headteacher  

Mr M. Burgiss

Head of Academy


Mrs R. Wood

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo.)

Assistant Headteacher



Mr D. Peck

Assistant Headteacher


Mr R. Searle

Assistant Headteacher

Teacher of PSHE (Key Stage 3) and PSHE NCFE (Key Stage 4)


Mrs N. Edwards

Pupil Welfare Manager


Teaching Staff


Mr J. Nolan

Lead Practitioner for English (iGCSE, Functional Skills)
Exams Officer
Rights Respecting Schools Lead


Ms D. Hamer

Maths Lead (Key Stage 3 & 4 - GCSE, Functional Skills, Awards)

Mr P. Rice

Teacher of Construction (Key Stage 3) and Construction NCFE (Key Stage 4)

Teacher of Design Technology (Key Stage 3)

Miss M. Buckberry

Teacher of Cultural Curriculum (Key Stage 3)

GDPR Compliance Officer

Mrs L. O'Regan

Teacher of Humanities (Key Stage 3)

Teacher of ICT (Key Stage 3) & ICT Functional Skills (Key Stage 4)

Mr J. Chambers

Teacher of P.E (Key Stage 3)

Teacher of Food Technology (Key Stage 3)

Teacher of BTEC Food Technology (Key Stage 4)

Mr M. Betts

Vocational Lead

Princes Trust Lead (Key Stage 3 & 4)

Teacher of Occupational Studies Through Sport (Key Stage 3)

Teacher of NCFE Sport (Key Stage 4)

Teacher of P.E (Key Stage 4)


Teaching Assistants / Specialist TA's


Mrs T. Simpson

Inclusions Co-ordinator  
Mrs N. Elsom Teaching Assistant  

Miss A. Terry

Teaching Assistant  
Miss D. Jolley Teaching Assistant  
Mrs D. Connolly Teaching Assistant  

Welfare Team


Mrs N. Edwards

Pupil Welfare Manager

Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator (DCPC)


Mrs L. Gray

Engagement Officer / TA  

Administrative Staff


Miss B. Durling

Senior Leadership Team Administrator

HR Administrator


Mrs H. Cardy

Executive Business Manager (PLT)  

Miss C. Cowper

Administration Assistant  

Site Management


Mr J. Leach


Catering Staff


Mrs A. White

Catering Manager


Mrs C. McEwen

Catering Assistant