At Portland School, we are more than just an educational institution; we are a community of dedicated professionals, passionate about nurturing the minds and futures of our students. Our commitment to excellence in education is reflected in every aspect of our school, starting with the exceptional individuals who make up our staff.

Meet Our Exceptional Team

Our team is composed of educators, leaders, and support staff who are not only experienced in their respective fields but also deeply devoted to the growth and well-being of every student who walks through our doors. Their unwavering dedication to providing a top-tier educational experience is what sets Portland School apart.

Joanne McKinney

Headteacher

Helen McDonald

School Business Manager

Mark Townsend

Deputy Headteacher (Blythe Bridge)

George Anderson

Deputy Headteacher (Trent Vale)

Karl Burgess

Assistant Headteacher (Blythe Bridge

Andy Baggeley

Maths, Curriculum & Standards Coordinator
Blythe Bridge

Rakha Begum-Thomas

English, Assessment & Exams Coordinator
Blythe Bridge

Gavin Burgess

Food technology
Blythe Bridge

Ben Wilson

ASD Advocate
Blythe Bridge

Lisa Sutcliffe

Art & Design
Blythe Bridge

John Jebb

Design & Technology, BTEC
Blythe Bridge

Fiona Armstrong

Computing
Blythe Bridge

Simon Ashton

Maths, PE
Blythe Bridge

Penny Mantle

Science
Blythe Bridge

Tom Harding

Humanities
Blythe Bridge

Chris Drew

HLTA, Forest School, Outdoor learning, E-visits, CPI
Blythe Bridge

Kathy Cowen

HLTA, Preparation for Adulthood Advisor
Blythe Bridge

Laura Cuff

Phonics

Hannah Smith

Primary

Sophie Smith

Computing

Janine Morrey

Maths, Designated Teacher

Charlotte Kearns

PE

Deborah Smith

The Arts

Sharon Lord

Science

Rachel Shaw

Senior Family Support & Safeguarding officer

Louise Topping

Family Support & Safeguarding Officer
Trent Vale

Charlotte Finney-Inskip

Family Support & Safeguarding Officer
Blythe Bridge

Eleanor Broadhurst

Behavioural Lead

Katie Austin

De-escalation Support
Trent Vale

Hannah Rigby

De-escalation Support
Blythe Bridge

Helen Burgess

Assistant SENCO

Sam Taylor

Intervention Support
Trent Vale

Liam Robertson

Intervention Support
Blythe Bridge

Hollie Ball

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Trent Vale

Kirsty Rowley

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Trent Vale

Amy Roden

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Trent Vale

Rebecca Wesley

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Trent Vale

Archie Bithell

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Sarah Cartlidge

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Amy Freeman

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Paul Roden

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Chloe Warrilow

Special Educational Needs Support Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Administration

Helen Smith

Senior Admin Officer
Trent Vale

Kate Wilson

Admin Officer
Blythe Bridge

Sandy Harding

Admin Assistant
Trent Vale

Elizabeth Hulme

Admin Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Darren Jeffries

Premises Manager

Andrew Wilshaw

Premises Assistant
Blythe Bridge

Michael Underwood

Premises Assistant
Trent Vale

Lisa McKie

Cleaner
Blythe Bridge

Lynda Roden

Cleaner
Blythe Bridge