Our Staff

Rise Academy Staff

Our students need help to find a way forward and we are proud to guide them. Whatever it takes, we will be there for them and keep challenging them to be their better self. In the face of their anger and hurt, and society’s reproof, we will be strong for them and support them in finding a new direction.
Sue Yardley
Executive Lead AP
    Philip Mountain Wade
    Head Of School
      Sophie Grant
      Deputy Head Teacher
        John Robinson
        Commissioned Business Support
          Jason Girling
          Outreach Manager
            Geraint Williams
            Assistant Vice Principal
              James Finch
              Key Stage 3 Lead
                Sadie Hartley
                SEND Co-ordinator
                  Kimberley Pickering
                  SEMH Outreach Manager
                    Rebecca Edge
                    Teacher
                      Laura O’Brien
                      Teacher
                        Lesley Jarred
                        Teacher
                          Leanne Kelly
                          Teacher
                            David Hackford
                            Teacher
                              Ola Chrusciel
                              Teacher
                                Bill Kirby
                                Teacher
                                  Erika Barker
                                  Teacher
                                    Neil Ball
                                    Teacher
                                      Julie Walker
                                      Teacher
                                        Kirk Johnson
                                        Teacher
                                          Danielle Bedford
                                          Reading Intervention
                                            Kayleigh Cook
                                            SEN Administrator
                                              Kadie Furniss
                                              Customer Support Apprentice
                                                Rebecca Smith
                                                Learning and Engagement Practitioner
                                                  Alex Spurr
                                                  SEN Teaching Support
                                                    Lauren Sumpton
                                                    SEN Learning and Engagement Practitioner
                                                      Jessica Turner-Bone
                                                      Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                        Ella Draper
                                                        SEN Teaching Support
                                                          Georgina Dent
                                                          Instructor
                                                            Jessica Coocker
                                                            Instructor
                                                              Sarah Cooney
                                                              Instructor
                                                                David Shone
                                                                Instructor
                                                                  Lee Carver
                                                                  Instructor
                                                                    Leanne McCarthy
                                                                    Instructor
                                                                      Deana Walsh
                                                                      Instructor
                                                                        James Mobbs
                                                                        Instructor
                                                                          Samantha Preece
                                                                          Instructor
                                                                            Sue Pinkney
                                                                            HLTA
                                                                              Joe Callum
                                                                              Instructor
                                                                                Hayleigh Little
                                                                                Assistant SEND Co
                                                                                  Rebecca Barr
                                                                                  Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                                                    Helen Robinson
                                                                                    Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                                                      Lewis McGrath
                                                                                      Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                                                        Helen Cundill
                                                                                        Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                                                          Karis Leathley
                                                                                          Additional Needs Practitioner
                                                                                            Sharon Kassim
                                                                                            Teaching Assistant
                                                                                              Susan Crofts
                                                                                              Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                Sue Phillips
                                                                                                Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                  Rachael Thompson
                                                                                                  Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                    Alice Welburn
                                                                                                    Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                      Kieran Moran
                                                                                                      Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                        Nikki Greenwood
                                                                                                        Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                          Cynthia Moody
                                                                                                          Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                            Kristian Burke
                                                                                                            Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                              Chloe Dunnachie
                                                                                                              Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                                Danielle Bigby
                                                                                                                Teaching Support
                                                                                                                  Mike Blythe
                                                                                                                  Teaching Support
                                                                                                                    Jo-Anne Bould
                                                                                                                    Teaching Support
                                                                                                                      Sally Chand
                                                                                                                      Teaching Support
                                                                                                                        Tara Milner
                                                                                                                        Teaching Support
                                                                                                                          Claire Penn
                                                                                                                          Teaching Support
                                                                                                                            Sarah Penny
                                                                                                                            Teaching Support
                                                                                                                              Louise Rossington
                                                                                                                              Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                Tim Share
                                                                                                                                Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                  Georgia Strafford
                                                                                                                                  Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                    Kezia Wedgwood
                                                                                                                                    Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                      Georgia Waudby
                                                                                                                                      Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                        Sarah Tether
                                                                                                                                        Teaching Support
                                                                                                                                          Munzella Hassan Antcliff
                                                                                                                                          Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                            Marie Holmes
                                                                                                                                            Advanced Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                              Steve Cundill
                                                                                                                                              Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                                Stacey Sugden
                                                                                                                                                Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                                  Rachael Banks
                                                                                                                                                  Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                                    Katie Hall
                                                                                                                                                    Learning & Engagement Practitioner
                                                                                                                                                      Natalie Gibson
                                                                                                                                                      Data and Exams Officer
                                                                                                                                                        Emily Bould
                                                                                                                                                        Admin Apprentice
                                                                                                                                                          Gary Robinson
                                                                                                                                                          School Chef
                                                                                                                                                            Paula Robinson
                                                                                                                                                            Catering Assistant
                                                                                                                                                              Sandra Encinoso-Gill
                                                                                                                                                              Catering Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                Senior Leadership Team

                                                                                                                                                                TitleName
                                                                                                                                                                Executive Director of AP (The Constellation Trust)Sue Yardley
                                                                                                                                                                Head of SchoolPhilip Mountain Wade
                                                                                                                                                                Business ManagerJohn Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Vice Principal –  Quality of Teaching, Learning & AssessmentLeila Gorling
                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Vice Principal – Outcomes for PupilsGeraint Williams
                                                                                                                                                                Outreach Principal – Personal development, behaviour and welfareJason Girling

                                                                                                                                                                Middle Leadership

                                                                                                                                                                TitleName
                                                                                                                                                                SENCOSadie Hartley
                                                                                                                                                                Lead Teacher KS3James Finch

                                                                                                                                                                SEMH Outreach Manager Assistant SENCO

                                                                                                                                                                Kimberley Pickering