Our Teachers

Teaching Staff

Offering a broad curriculum, students are encouraged and supported

Teachers at Brakenhale are led by our Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team.  Each curriculum department below reports to a specified member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Brakenhale offers a broad curriculum and aims to provide each individual student the opportunity to work at a level consistent with their ability.  All students are encouraged and supported to achieve their best.

Art, Design Technology and Photography

Miss T Wilhelmy – Head of Department
Mr J Budden
Miss E Faluyi
Ms E Parsons
Ms N Shan


Mr A George – Head of Department
Miss J Cubbison
Mrs S Lind
Mr P McKane
Mr J Robinson


Miss D Bunkell – Head of Department
Ms S Joyce
Miss C Loj

English & Media

Mrs R HodgsonHead of Department
Mrs C Keljarrett – Second in English
Mrs D Lewis – Head of KS3 English
Miss C Rendall – Head of KS5 English
Miss L ToofanyTeacher in Charge of Media
Mrs R Bradley
Miss K Gooding
Miss H Ioannidis
Miss A Shearman
Miss M Thomas
Mr P Wells


Miss G Whitehead Head of Department
Mr C Collins
Miss J Cubbison
Ms H Whitaker

Health & Social Care

Mrs N LazarczukDepartment Lead
Mr B Coley


Miss D Bunkell – Head of Department
Ms N Campbell-Watson
Ms C Loj
Ms A Meacock

ICT / Computing

Mr A George – Head of Department
Mr I Lloyd Ahmed
Mr J Robinson

Maths & Economics

Mrs J Whybra Acting Head of Department
Ms S Douse
Mrs N Fotheringham
Mrs N McDonald
Ms V Moore
Miss M Ocana
Miss K Reggler
Mrs D Smith
Mrs D Turner
Mr F Vega Rendon

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs O Hughes – Head of Department
Miss D Appleton
Mrs F Peralta
Ms L Shah

Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music

Mrs C Duffy – Head of Department
Mrs G Millard – Second in Performing Arts
Miss C Chaston
Mr C Collins
Miss M Cullip
Mr S Futcher
Mrs E Hope
Miss G Lawry
Miss G McDonagh

Physical Education

Mr M Potter – Head of Department
Mr J Boucher
Miss A Butler
Mr C Collins
Mrs N Lazarczuk
Mr C Maye
Miss K Wilson


Miss D Bunkell – Head of Department
Ms S Joyce

Religious Studies

Miss D Bunkell – Head of Department
Mr L Hilton
Ms S Joyce
Mr J Robinson
Miss K White


Mr D WoodsHead of Department
Miss S Anderson – Second in Science
Miss R Young – STEM Lead
Mrs N Malik
Miss F Manning
Mrs G Powell
Miss L Scott
Mr J Swynford-Lain
Ms L Turner