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Northgate High School Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher: Miss R Mackie


Deputy Headteacher: Mr D Banham
Deputy Headteacher: Mr J Tunaley

Principal Finance Officer:
Mrs S Southgate 
(inc Site Services and Support Staff)

Assistant Headteacher:
Miss S Armstrong
(Extended Curriculum & Personal Development)

Assistant Headteacher: Mr A Bluck
(Learning Support)

Assistant Headteacher: Mr R Grainger (Progress)

Assistant Headteacher: Mrs A Hope (Data, Assessment & Reporting)

Assistant Headteacher: Miss S Holme (Pastoral)


Years 7 to 11


Head of Year

Assistant Head of Year

Year 7

Mr R Graver

Mrs C Pilsworth

Year 8

Mr J Baalham

Mr S Hall

Year 9

Mr A Pettitt

Mrs R Stone

Year 10

Mr S Songhurst

Miss A Spurgeon

Year 11

Mr M Gaffney

Mrs T Ward-Ashton

Sixth Form

Head of Sixth Form

Mr J Alexander

Assistant Head of Sixth Form - Year 12

Miss D Fowler

Assistant Head of Sixth Form - Year 13

Mr J Watson
Mrs C Pope

Subject Leaders


Member of staff

Art & Photography

Mr D Beattie


Miss R Mitchell
Miss H Mosley

Business Studies

Mrs N Daglish
Miss J Hyland


Mr P Silvester

Computing and ICT

Mr A Howard

Design Technology

Mr J Jenner

Drama and Dance

Miss H Patrick


Mr W Pierce


Miss G Smy
Mrs C Wright


Miss H Carpenter

Foundation Learning

Mr J McIntyre


Dr V Ohakwe


Ms A Turner


Mr A Cobbold

Health and Social Care & Child Development

Ms J Huggins


Miss Z Quinton


Mrs K Whittingham


Miss C King

Media Studies

Mr I Bailey

Modern Foreign Languages

Dr M Dixon


Mrs C Rutter
Miss J Tournay-Godfrey

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics

Mrs F Smith

Physical Education

Mr S Smith


Mr S Snowden


Mr S Wootton


Mrs H Rojek

Sociology & Politics

Mr S Evans


Dr M Dixon

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs R Allsop


Mrs A Fisk

Support Staff


Member of Staff

Admin Officer – Learning Support

Mrs S Kerry

Attendance Officer

Mrs S Harvey

Careers Lead

Mrs V Calder

Copy & Design Manager

Mrs J Ward

Examinations Officer

Mr C Hill

Finance Officer

Mrs L Runnacles

Headteacher’s PA

Mrs T Finch

HR Manager & Support Staff Communications

Mrs L Grand

Intervention Centre Manager

Mr A Forbes


Miss G Lusher
Mrs T Colchester

Office Team Leader

Mr P Burlingham

Principal of ICT Infrastructure and Services

Mr S Novak

Safeguarding Manager

Mrs L Harvey

Site Manager

Mr M Brailsford

Systems and Data Manager

Mr S Burgoyne


Contact Us

Northgate High School
Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

Tel: 01473 210 123