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Senior Leadership Team

Mathew Williams

Head of School
I have been in Education for 20 years in the West Yorkshire region working at schools in Leeds, Bradford and Rastrick. During this time I have been a senior leader for 13 years, six years as an Assistant Head Teacher, five years as a Deputy Head Teacher in charge of Raising standards and currently as the Head of School at Rastrick High school.
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Leo Timmins

Deputy Headteacher Achievement and Support
I lead and develop the Achievement and Support functions of the school, including attendance, climate for learning and support for all pupils. During my tenure at Rastrick High School, I have held numerous leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility, providing a firm foundation in the understanding of our school and the culture that is essential to this role.
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Rachel Bailey

Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning
My role is supporting staff, to ensure ‘teaching is mostly outstanding and never less than good’. To support staff, we provide an outstanding CPD programme to ensure staff are up-to-date with the most recent research, and can apply this to their everyday practice. I also ensure we offer an outstanding curriculum for our students, and a personalised options process for Year 9 students.
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Danielle Fielding

Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.
Since becoming a teacher eighteen years ago I have worked in a variety of different school across Yorkshire.  I joined Rastrick High School in 2016 as the first Director of Humanities and have since moved into the role of Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.
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Matthew Jeffreys

Assistant Headteacher Teaching & Learning
I have been in education for over 20 years. The majority of my experience has been in leading Maths education in schools across Leeds and Wakefield. I joined Rastrick as Director of Mathematics in 2015 and moved into the senior leadership team in 2021 with responsibility for leading teaching & learning, working with the team to ensure our students get the very best education.
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James Endersby

Assistant Headteacher Achievement & Support
As Assistant Headteacher, I oversee Achievement and Support across KS3 to establish a positive climate for learning for all students. Furthermore, I am the strategic lead for whole school attendance and punctuality.
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Melanie Barnard

Assistant Headteacher
Since starting teaching 19 years ago, I have worked in a range of schools across Kirklees in a number of different roles. I joined Rastrick High School in September 2022 as an Assistant Headteacher for Quality of Education and work across the school to ensure that all pupils receive an outstanding education, both academically and pastorally.
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Oliver Winterbottom

Assistant Headteacher Standards
During my time in education, through working in two multi academy trusts, I have gained experience of a number of educational settings and contexts in a range of capacities including senior leadership.
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Key Staff Contact Details

Safeguarding – Designated Leads

Mr Leo Timmins
Miss Donna Broadley

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Leader

Mrs J Burness

For queries relating to your child, please email the relevant Year Group Achievement Manager in the first instance. Click any name below to email the year team directly. For general enquiries and queries, please email our Admin Team

Role Name Email Address
Yr7 Achievement Leader Harry Greenwood
Yr7 Achievement Manager Julia Brady
Yr7 Achievement Manager Ben Murphy
Yr8 Achievement Leader Anwen Roys
Yr8 Achievement Manager Vicky Mallett
Yr8 Achievement Manager Kierra-Leigh Bancroft
Yr9 Achievement Leader Laura Herd
Yr9 Achievement Manager Margaret Bradley
Yr9 Achievement Manager Victoria Howard
Yr10 Achievement Leader Declan Hampson
Yr10 Achievement Manager Lisa Prosho
Yr10 Achievement Manager Natalie Hawkins
Yr11 Achievement Leader Eleanor Liburd
Yr11 Achievement Manager Janette Sykes
Yr11 Achievement Manager Gemma Lockwood