Teaching Staff

Offering a broad curriculum, students are encouraged and supported

Teachers at Brakenhale are led by the Headteacher, Jane Coley, and her 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, Photography & Technology

Mrs Higham – Head of Department
Miss Faluyi
Mr Budden
Mrs Lowe
Miss T Wilhelmy


Mr H Thomas – Acting Head of Department
Mr S Bell

Dance & Drama

Mrs C Duffy – Head of Performing Arts
Ms A Raby
Miss L Rushby

Design & Technology

Mrs S Higham – Head of Department
Mrs R Lowe
Miss T Wilhelmy

ICT / Computing

Mr A George – Head of Department
Mr S Bell
Mr H Thomas

Law, Government and Politics

Mr S Vegh – Head of Department
Mr F Green-Nickel


Mr T Dean – Director of Maths
Miss C Masson – Second in Maths
Mrs J Whybra – Third in Maths
Ms S Douse
Mrs L Harbour
Mr N O’Donoghue
Mr C Rees
Mrs S Wilkins

Modern Foreign Languages

Miss O Danset-Sales – Head of Department
Miss N Caiafa
Mrs F Peralta


Mrs C Duffy – Head of Performing Arts
Mr J Duffy
Miss E Hope