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Birchwood High School
Parsonage Lane
Bishop’s Stortford
Hertfordshire CM23 5BD

Tel: 01279 655936
Fax: 01279 757459

E-Mail: admin@birchwood.herts.sch.uk

Students on the piazza
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Safeguarding issues
Detentions
Mr Stopps, Deputy Principal SLT
Attendance
Appointments
Miss Le Gallienne, Attendance Officer Email
Uniform issues
General progress and wellbeing
Form Tutor Year Teams
Academic progress/behaviour across a number of subjects Head of Year Year Teams
Academic progress/behaviour within a certain subject Head of Faculty
Subject Leader
Class Teacher
Faculties
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) issues Mrs Jackson, SEND Manager SEND
Issues with school-related IT systems Student IT Support Email
Recruitment

View current employment opportunities

Mrs Atherton, Recruitment Manager Email
Any other issues, including printed copies of policy documents, complaints Admin Office Email

SLT, Governors, Finance and Recruitment

Each member of our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) has a specific area of responsibility. These are given in the Senior Leadership Team section below to help you direct your query to the most appropriate person.

Principal Dr Chris Ingate
E-mail

Chair of Governors: Mrs Catherine Gater
E-mail

To write to the Principal or Chair of Governors by mail, please send your correspondence care of the address shown above.

Mr C Gilbank Deputy Principal Data and Assessment E-Mail
Mr S Stopps Deputy Principal Teaching and Behaviour for Learning E-Mail
Mrs J Jacobson Assistant Principal Quality Assurance, Home Learning and Literacy E-Mail
Mr S Connor Assistant Principal Curriculum E-Mail
Mr R Herbert Assistant Principal Primary Transition and SEND Provision E-Mail
Mr D Bull Finance Director E-Mail

Finance Department

E-mail

Mrs Atherton

Recruitment Manager

Year Teams

Head of Year 7
CMO – Miss Munro

Tutors
ABS – Mrs Burgess
ARE – Miss Rolfe
CHT – Mr Hannant
JJO – Mr Johnson
JMC – Ms McGhee
MGN – Mr Grogan
MLY – Mr Loney
NDE – Miss Dale
RES – Mr Edwards
RNN – Mr Newman

Head of Year 8
KPE – Miss Payne

Tutors
CPD – Mrs Pressland
CSO – Mrs Sieczko
CTE – Mrs Tooze
DPN – Mrs Parkyn
JDF – Mrs de Graaf
JHD – Mr Hipwood
MRY – Mr Reilly
RLY – Mr Loveday
SAS – Miss Adams
SHL – Mr Hill

Head of Year 9
CRS – Mr Ruggins

Tutors
CCO – Mr Cusumano
CPZ – Miss Perez
DLA – Miss Lava
ERA – Dr Rodionova
GLG – Miss Long
JBD – Mr Budd
JGH – Mrs Goldsmith
JGS – Dr Gilkes
KMS – Mrs Mangin-Griffiths
SFY – Mrs Feather Levey

Head of Year 10
WSK – Mr Stock

Tutors
ARD – Mrs Reynolds
DSS – Mr Summers
EJS – Mr Jankovskis
GBN – Mr Bowman
JDY – Miss Defay
MCN – Miss Cuddington
SCD – Mr Creed
SWE – Miss White

Head of Year 11
RNT – Mr Noblett

Tutors
AFN – Mrs Franklin
BMN – Miss McEwen
CLE – Miss LaLonge
EVN – Mrs Van Baalen
GSH – Mr Smith
LCY – Miss Crossley
MAS – Ms Adams
RGD – Ms Goddard
VCN – Mrs Chapman

Head of Sixth Form
ITE – Mr Torrance

Careers Lead

Mrs Crimes – E-mail JCS

Head of Year 12
CHI – Mrs Hassani

Tutors
ABT – Mr Barratt
DMI – Mrs Marchetti
EDH – Mrs Dervish
IDR – Miss Diver
WMO – Mr Morton

Head of Year 13
JCT – Mr Clift

Tutors
ACO – Mrs Collyer
LPT – Miss Perrett
MSR – Mr Sabur
ROS – Mrs Ogus
ZBL – Miss Bull

Faculties

English JLE Miss J Livermore Acting Head of Faculty E-mail JLE
EPA DMN Miss D Morrison Head of Faculty/Head of Art E-mail DMN
EPA CHI Mrs C Hassani Head of Drama E-mail CHI
EPA MGN Mr M Grogan Head of Music E-mail MGN
Humanities WMO Mr W Morton Head of History E-mail WMO
Humanities HWG Miss H Waring Head of Faculty E-mail HWG
Mathematics KAN Dr K Allen Head of Faculty E-mail KAN
Modern Foreign Languages KRK Miss K Roderick Spanish and French/Head of Faculty E-mail KRK
Modern Foreign Languages GBN Mr G Bowman German/Second in Faculty E-mail GBN
Physical Education DJS Mr D Jones Head of Faculty E-mail DJS
Physical Education CPT Miss C Peet PE/School Games Organiser/House (Sports) E-mail CPT
Science MBE Mr M Briscoe Head of Faculty E-mail GLN
Social Sciences SLE Mr S Levey Head of Faculty E-mail SLE
Technology JSS Mr J Stephens Head of Faculty E-mail JSS

English

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JLE Miss J Livermore Acting Head of Faculty and KS4 Co-ordinator
(English)
ABS Mrs A Burgess English
DLA Miss D Lava KS3 Transition Co-ordinator
(English)
GLG Miss G Long English
GSH Mr G Smith English
JBD Mr J Budd Head of Media and Film
(English)
JDF Mrs J de Graaf English
JJN Mrs J Jacobson English / Psychology
JMC Ms J McGhee English
MCN Miss M Cuddington English
MRY Mr M Reilly Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator
(English)
SCR Mr S Connor English
SIE Mrs S Ingate English

EPA

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DMN Miss D Morrison Head of Faculty
Head of Art
(Art)
CHI Mrs C Hassani Head of Drama
(Drama)
KPE Miss K Payne Art
LJN Mrs L Jackson Art
MGN Mr M Grogan Head of Music
(Music)
RGD Ms R Goddard Drama
SAS Miss S Adams Dance / Drama
WSK Mr W Stock Music

Humanities

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HWG Miss H Waring Head of Faculty
(Religious Studies / Psychology)
AFN Mrs A Franklin Geography
EJS Mr E Jankovskis History
IDR Miss I Diver Geography
JGH Mrs J Goldsmith Geography
LCY Miss L Crossley Geography
MSR Mr M Sabur History
SFY Mrs S Feather Levey Politics / History
TMD Mrs T Mumford History
WMO Mr W Morton Head of History
(History)

Mathematics

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KAN Dr K Allen Head of Faculty
(Mathematics)
CHT Mr C Hannant Mathematics
CPZ Miss C Perez Mathematics
DHR Mr D Harper Mathematics
DPN Mrs D Parkyn Key Stage Co-ordinator
(Mathematics)
DSS Mr D Summers Mathematics
HPN Miss H Parkyn Mathematics
JGS Dr J Gilkes Mathematics
JME Mrs J Moore Mathematics
MGU Mrs M Gregoriou Mathematics
(Mathematics)
MLY Mr M Loney Key Stage Co-ordinator
(Mathematics)
RAE Mr B Ainge Mathematics
SWE Miss S White Mathematics / Statistics
ZBL Miss Z Bull Second in Maths Faculty
(Mathematics / Statistics)

Modern Foreign Languages

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KRK Miss K Roderick Head of Faculty
(Spanish / French)
EVN Mrs E Van Baalen French / Spanish
GBN Mr G Bowman Second in Faculty
(German / French)
JDY Miss J Defay French
KMS Mrs K Mangin-Griffiths French
ROS Mrs R Ogus French / Spanish

Physical Education

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DJS Mr D Jones Head of Faculty
(PE)
ABT Mr A Barratt PE
ARE Miss A Rolfe PE
CGK Mr C Gilbank PE / Science
CPT Miss C Peet PE
CRS Mr C Ruggins PE
CSO Mrs C Sieczko PE
CTE Mrs C Tooze PE
ITE Mr I Torrance PE
JCT Mr J Clift PE
JMY Mrs J Moorley PE
LPT Miss L Perrett PE
RHT Mr R Herbert PE
RLY Mr R Loveday Science / PE
RNT Mr R Noblett PE
SHL Mr S Hill PE
VCN Mrs V Chapman PE

Science

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MBE Mr M Briscoe Head of Faculty
(Science)
CCO Mr C Cusumano Science
CGK Mr C Gilbank PE / Science
CLE Miss C LaLonge Science
CPD Mrs C Pressland Science
ERA Dr E Rodionova Science
JHD Mr J Hipwood Science
JJO Mr J Johnson Science
RES Mr R Edwards Science
RLY Mr R Loveday Science / PE
TWP Mr T William-Powlett Science
ZBD Mrs Z Birand Science

Social Sciences

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SLE Mr S Levey Head of Faculty
(Economics / Financial Studies)
DMI Mrs D Marchetti Health and Social Care / Psychology
JDF Mrs J de Graaf English
JJN Mrs J Jacobson English / Psychology
SCR Mr S Connor English
SFY Mrs S Feather Levey Politics / History
SSS Mr S Stopps Sociology

Technology

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JSS Mr J Stephens Head of Faculty
(Graphic Products)
ACO Mrs A Collyer Business
ARD Mrs A Reynolds Technology
BMN Miss B McEwen Food Technology
CMO Miss C Munro Technology
EDH Mrs E Dervish Business
MAS Ms M Adams Technology
NDE Miss N Dale Business
RNN Mr R Newman Technology
SCD Mr S Creed Head of IT
(ICT / Technology)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Lead Teacher: Mrs L Jackson
E-mail

Assistant SENCo: Mrs S Mendel
E-mail

PLC Administrator: Mrs S Waller
E-mail

Other Contacts

Form tutors and subject teachers are able to reset student passwords for the School NetworkOnline Reporting and Show My Homework and should be the first to be contacted. Form tutors should be the first point of contact.

If this is not possible, for example if students are not in school for any reason, please e-mail the IT Student Support team.

Please direct all requests for printed copies of the documents available on this website to our administration team.

Our Complaints Policy and Procedure (Parent’s Guide) December 2018 includes information on the arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs about the support Birchwood provides.