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Staff List

Rivington and Blackrod High School is a large secondary school based in Bolton. We have over 200 staff and governors and more than 1800 students. Sometimes, finding the person you need to talk to can seem a little daunting. 

Senior Leaders and Heads of Teaching Departments are listed below in departmental order. If you need to contact a member of staff, please call the main reception or email office@rbhs.co.uk. You can also contact a particular member of staff using "firstinitialsurname"@rbhs.co.uk. 

If you encounter any problems, please contact us on 01204 333266.

Staff list

Senior Leadership Team

Executive Headteacher

Mr P Roach

Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral Care

Mr A Tipney

Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education


Mrs V Walmsley

Deputy Headteacher - Pastoral Care

Mr M Atherton

Director of Teaching and Learning

Ms J Lyons

Director of Inclusion and SEND

Mr A Kirby

Director of Sixth Form

Mrs J Stephens

Director of Progress

Mrs S Guyton

Specialist Support



Initial Teacher Training Lead

Mr N Velupillai

Head of Personal Development

Mr A Brown

Strategic Lead for Reading & Intervention

Ms S Moore

Head of Student Progression

Mr J Entwistle


Head of English

Ms S Erskine

Assistant Head of English

Ms S McGrillen

Assistant Head of English

Ms M Sharples

Assistant Head of English

Mr L Clark          


Head of Maths

Mr J Fiddler

Assistant Head of Maths 

Ms K Alker

Assistant Head of Maths

Ms R Heaslewood


Assistant Head of Maths

Ms K McPartlan


Head of Science

Ms R Hanson Mahon

Assistant Head of Science

Ms C Brennan

Assistant Head of Science

Ms J Newnes

Assistant Head of Science

Mr N Khan

Design Technology

Head of Technology and Vocational Studies

Ms S Dunlop


Head of Art

Mr K Hussain

Assistant Head of Art

Ms G Chisnall

PE & Outdoor Education

Head of PE/Outdoor Education

Ms L Jordan

Acting Assistant Head of PE

Ms E Hewitt

Computer Science 

Head of Computer Science

Mr W Carter


Assistant Head of Computer Science

Mr J Moores

Business Studies

Head of Business Studies

Mr D Petrie
Social Sciences

Head of Social Sciences 

Ms R Gallagher


Head of History

Mr C Andrew


Head of Geography

Ms K Parkinson


Assistant Head of Geography

Ms E Fearnley


Head of RS

Ms P Sullivan

Modern Foreign Languages

Head of MFL

Ms V Ibanez

Assistant Head of MFL

Ms M Gauvrit


Head of Music

Ms L Mulholland


Head of Drama

Ms J Shaw

SEN Team


Ms J Rawlings


Assistant SENCO

Ms L Molloy

Hub (Lower School)

HUB Lead (lower)

Ms S Wharton

 Year Group Leadership Teams

Associate Assistant Headteacher  - Lower School Mr R Needham
Head of Key Stage 4         Mr C Bradshaw

Head of Key Stage 3        

Mr S McCarthy

Head of Year 7

Ms D Aspinall

Assistant Head of Year 7 

Ms F Kolios

Head of Year 8

Ms M Greenwood

Assistant Head of Year 8

Mr D Fisher
Pastoral Year Lead - Year 8 Ms L Hallam
Head of Year 9 Ms E Cavill

Assistant Head of Year 9

Mr H Collins
Pastoral Year Lead - Year 9

Ms E Booth

Head of Year 10 Mr A Bimpson

Assistant Head of Year 10

Mr A Catterall
Pastoral Year Lead - Year 10 Ms V Luke
Head of Year 11 Ms J Sherry

Assistant Head of Year 11

Mr T Spence
Pastoral Year Lead - Year 11 Mr V Patel
Head of Year 12/13 Ms S Holden
Pastoral Year Lead - Year 12/13 Ms G Hartley