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Key Staff

Mr David James has overall responsibility for the entire school as Principal. 

Followed by our 3 Vice Principals: Mr Andrew Fisher, Mrs Katherine Patterson and Mr Gary Wakefield. More details of our Vice Principal team and their responsibilities can be found here. 

Our Assistant Principal Team

Mr Phil Ashton

"I am one of the few staff that remain from the initial school opening in 2004. I was appointed at this point as Faculty leader for Humanities, but also took on the role of co-ordinating PSHE across the school.

In 2008, I was appointed as an Assistant Principal and have continued in this role ever since, leading on a number of different areas including, curriculum, assessment, exams and KS4 raising standards. I have line managed most faculty teams at some point throughout this time and presently provide the leadership link with Art and IT. In addition to my class teaching, my current role is leading the sixth form and the excellent team of staff that work in this area. This has been a new and exciting challenge for me and the changes we have made to date seem to have a had a positive impact."

Mrs Nicky Cairns

Assistant Principal to Primary Phase since 23rd April 2019.
"I work with the Vice Principal, Katherine Patterson, to oversee the leadership and management of our Primary Phase."

Mr Adrian Colman

"I was appointed to work at CCS in time for the formal opening of the school in 2004.  I started as the Faculty Leader for Physical Education and have also been assistant head of Sixth Form prior to taking up my role as part of the Leadership Team at CCS. I love this school!  I enjoy the excellent working relationships I have developed with the CCS students, staff and parents. I have led the annual CCS ski trip for the last 15 years and continue to contribute to extra-curricular sport where I can! I have recently completed my NPQH and I am committed to helping all students at the school to become high performing learners."

Responsible for Teaching and Learning, KS3 Progress, Staff professional development and Professional Tutor.

Mr Miguel Lopez-Villa

"I have been working at CCS since 2012 and love my job. I teach languages and have a passion for education. I have recently completed my NPQH and enjoy liaising with other schools nationally and internationally to enhance CCS’ journey from “good” to becoming an internationally successful school and a reference for education."

Strategic Overview: Homework, Parental Engagement, Communications and marketing, Operational Oversight, Marking, feedback and assessment policy, Homework detentions, Educational trips and visits, Parental views and surveys, Charity coordination, School Newsletter.

Key stage Oversight, KS4: intervention and support, KS4 Parents’ Evenings, Oversight of Student Progress, Improving Progress at KS4, Progress of KS4 Students Progress tracking of in-year admissions.

Faculty Line Management: PE and Performing Arts

Support/Challenge: KS4 Support and Challenge Meetings, KS4 Mentoring Programme, Coordination of KS4 Team, KS4 Study Club.

Mr Aaron Phillips

"I have worked at CCS since 2006.  I teach Maths, Business and Finance.

I work with those children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium, my team ensure that these students receive the additional resources they are entitled to.  We offer support for all pastoral needs.

I have overall oversight of careers within the school, I work closely with local businesses to offer workshops and guidance to support students in pursuing their desired path.

Timetabling is perhaps the most challenging element as I have to ensure that all lessons are co-ordinated, staffed correctly and have the requisite number of students in."

Strategic Overview: Pupil Premium, Careers, Curriculum and Timetable.

Miss Lisa West

Assistant Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Responsible for Senco, DSL, Designated Teacher and Inclusion


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