Staff List - Barton Court Grammar School


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Late in March, students enjoyed our latest careers fair. Thank you to the local businesses and course providers for coming along to inspire our students. Read about the event at:



Thank you to Abbie from , one of our school charities, for coming in last week to talk to our students about the work they do.We are looking forward to continuing to raise lots of money to support their cause.


We're extremely proud of Toral in Y12 who was selected to play for the first ever U18 female Barbarians squad this weekend. The team was selected to play against Rugby School to celebrate 200 years of rugby union. An amazing experience and an excellent achievement.


There's a real & growing concern re how many young people share inappropriate images online, leading to potential exploitation, blackmail & harm from a young age & leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you're involved. Speak to the DSL team if you've concerns.


We were delighted to welcome the BBC Bitesize Careers Roadshow last week. Students learnt about a wide variety of career pathways in fashion, TV production & academia which many found very helpful and interesting


Y12 Health & Social Care students enjoyed a visit to Medicine, Health & Social Care Dept's Simulation Suite. With dummies that can be programmed to simulate different disorders students practiced their CPR skills & saw who was the most accurate with compressions!


We are looking for three new Exam Invigilators so if you, or anyone you know, is interested please click the link below:


We were delighted to open the Schools’ Lunchtime Concerts at this year's Canterbury Festival. Y7-Y13 students presented a variety of styles & the Barton Manor Djembe Drummers, who were the opening act joined us. The organizers described it as “a hard act to follow".


Y11 enjoyed a great trip to The Globe last term to see a production of Macbeth. They really enjoyed the immersive experience of being a "groundling" with some having lines delivered directly to them!


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


We are seeking an Attendance & Cover Officer to work term time only. Should you, or someone you know, be interested, please click the link below.


Amazing self portrait from a student in Y8 in the style of Kehinde Wiley who the year group have been studying.#art


🚨 it’s coming 🚨 We know it’s a ‘bit’ early but we have to get ready. Team up with family/friends/colleagues this November to help us help those who need it


Y5 students from local primary schools discovered last week what it's like to learn languages at BCGS. They did a language session on pets & a cultural one on the Festival of Lights! Workshops are held regularly for primary school students to discover what life is like at BCGS.


We're very proud of this group of students who won the KSSA Annual Regatta School Trophy at Whitstable for BCGS! All the hard work and dedication paid off.


The ever-popular Spanish Exchange took 30 students ranging from Y9 to Y13 to Madrid last week to learn all about Spanish lifestyle & culture. While immersed in the language they enjoyed an amazing week full of activities with great weather & fantastic traditional Spanish cuisine


Congratulations to two of our Y13 students who were short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poetry Comp 2023. Gideon was awarded 1st place & Alicia 2nd place in the 16-18 category from a field of over 400 poems submitted from a host of other Kent schools.


We are looking for an Attendance & Cover Officer to start at BCGS as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, is interested please click the link below for more information.


Yesterday's guide summarized what trusted adults need to know about the potential dangers of vaping for young people.


The BCGS community raised a massive £18,789 for our chosen charities last year & This exceeded our target of £15k and as a result we are aiming to raise £20k this academic year for the charities students choose in the coming weeks


Our talented Asst Site Manager has been at it again taking fantastic pictures of the Canterbury skyline from our roof!


We're delighted to be awarded status which recognises the value we place on music both within the curriculum & through extra curricular activities & events. Thank you for recommending us. We'll use this to develop links with partners & expand our provision


Students had a brilliant time visiting .Yet another great activity filled day in our Enrichment Week at the end of last term.


We were delighted to welcome students from Zhangjiagang Liangfeng International School in China at the end of term. They shadowed their BCGS buddy & participated in enrichment activities, such as Sports Day, calligraphy, cooking, the cinema, orienteering & a tour of Canterbury.

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Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Ms K Cardus CEO / Executive Headteacher
Mr J Hopkins Headteacher
Mrs C Benard Trust Senior Deputy Headteacher: Teaching & Learning
Mrs S Smith Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care, Safeguarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr O Mitchell Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum & Achievement
Ms A Haley Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Care, ECA, SEN
Mr A White Assistant Headteacher: KS5 Achievement, Pastoral Care & Personal Development

Extended Leadership Team

Mr R Duran Senior Director of Teaching & Learning
Mr C Lawrence Director of Teaching and Learning
Mr D Lintott Director of KS3
Mrs A Blyth Director of English & Whole School Literacy
Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT / Senior Lead Practitioner
Ms G Fenn Director of Music
Mr R Wilcock Director of MFL & Careers

BCAT Business Management Team

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy and Projects Manager
Mrs K Trevor Trust HR Manager
Mrs C Cuddington Chief Finance Officer

Heads of Year

Mr D Lintott Year 7
Mr F O'Donoghue Year 8
Miss S Williams Year 9
Mr J Hellyar Year 10
Mr C Lawrence Year 11
Mrs A Stratton Year 12
Mr A White Year 13

Business Studies Department

Mrs C Wilkin Lead Teacher of Business

Computing Department

Mr D Forsyth Lead Teacher of Computing
Mr O Mitchell Teacher of Computing / Deputy Headteacher

Design & Technology Department

Mrs S Cottrell Trust Director of DT / Senior Lead Practitioner
Mr D Reynolds Teacher of DT
Miss K Parker Teacher of DT
Ms R Metcalfe DT Technician

English Department

Mrs A Blyth Director of English & Whole School Literacy
Miss R Koster 2nd in English: KS3
Ms K Buckley 2nd in English: KS5
Mr C Lawrence Teacher of English / HOY / Director of Teaching & Learning
Miss K Skelton Teacher of English / Lead Teacher of Film Studies
Miss K Hogan Teacher of English
Miss E Lerwill Teacher of English
Mr J Fort Teacher of English
Mrs S Scott Teacher of English

Geography Department

Mr N Herbert Lead Teacher of Geography
Mr M Payne Teacher of Geography 
Mrs S Smith Teacher of Geography / Deputy Headteacher

Health & Social Care Department

Miss K Parker Lead Teacher of Health & Social Care / Teacher of DT / BTEC Co-ordinator

History Department

Miss A Sims Lead Teacher of History / Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Ms M Scott-Neve Teacher of History
Miss P Vary Teacher of History

Mathematics Department

Miss B Porter Director of Mathematics 
Mr R Duran 2nd in Mathematics: T&L / Senior Director of Teaching & Learning
Ms B Macintyre Randall 2nd in Mathematics: KS3 / STEM / Gifted & Talented
Mr F O'Donoghue 2nd in Mathematics: KS5 / HOY
Mrs S Scott Teacher of Mathematics / EV Coordinator
Mrs R Leeves Teacher of Mathematics / Lead Practitioner
Mr J Clugston Teacher of Mathematics
Miss A Chan Teacher of Mathematics

Modern Foreign Languages Department

Mr R Wilcock Director of MFL & Careers
Mrs A Croft-Cafferty Lead Teacher of German / KS3 Coordinator / Lead Practitioner
Mrs C Benard-Grosso Teacher of French and Spanish / Trust Senior Deputy Headteacher
Mr A Garcia Irnan Teacher of Spanish
Miss I Cojez Teacher of Spanish and French
Miss L Cadonna Trainee Teacher

Music Department

Ms G Fenn Director of Music
Mr M Yeoman Teacher of Music
Mr O Mitchell Teacher of Music / Deputy Headteacher

Performing Arts Department

Miss D Postgate Lead Teacher of Performing Arts

Physical Education Department

Mrs J Nuttall Lead Teacher of PE
Mr J Hellyar Teacher of PE / HOY / Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator
Mr D Lintott Teacher of PE / HOY /  Director of KS3
Mr A White Teacher of PE / Assistant Headteacher / HOY

Psychology Department

Ms C Lloyd Lead Teacher of Psychology
Dr T Prosser Teacher of Psychology / EPQ Coordinator 

Religious Education Department

Miss K Wharton Lead Teacher of RE
Miss S Williams Teacher of RE / HOY
Ms M Rowe Teacher of RE / PSHEE Coordinator

Science Department

Mr J Stitson Lead Teacher of Biology
Dr A Mulryne Teacher of Biology
Ms A Haley Teacher of Biology / Assistant Headteacher
Mr N Harvey Lead Teacher of Chemistry / SENCo
Mr T Samuel Lead Teacher of  Physics
Dr R Mansfield Teacher of Physics / UCAS Lead
Mr L Craddock Teacher of Science / KS3 Coordinator
Mrs C Day Teacher of Science
Miss P Bates Teacher of Science
Miss A Peiro Franch Teacher of Science
Mr D Blackmore Science Technician
Mrs R Borsos Science Technician
Ms F Mitchison Science Technician

Visual Arts Department

Mrs L Grimer Lead Teacher of Visual Art
Mrs A Stratton Teacher of Visual Art
Ms L Crispin Visual Art Technician

SEN Department

Mr N Harvey SENCo / Lead Teacher of Chemistry

Student Support

Mrs A Harmer Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs L Barnett Learning Mentor / Cover Supervisor
Mr D Filippou-Walker Learning Mentor / Cover Supervisor


Mrs C Tutt PA to Executive Headteacher / Headteacher 
Mr F Cameron Data Manager
Mrs K West Examinations Manager
Mrs C Bateman Attendance Officer
Mrs L Williams SLT Administrator
Mrs R O'Brien Receptionist
Mrs C Simpson Reprographics
Mrs K Mclean Clerk to the Directors / Governors


Mrs N Coles Trust Chief Finance Officer
Miss S Hallam Trust Finance Manager
Mrs N Higham Trust Finance Assistant
Miss K Huntlea Trust Finance Officer


Mrs K Trevor Trust HR Manager
Mrs C Parkins Trust HR Officer

ICT Support

Mr M Blake Trust ICT Strategy & Projects Manager
Mr D Savage Trust Deputy ICT & Projects Manager
Mr P Scullion BCGS Senior ICT Technician


Mr R Adams Trust Estates Manager
Mr I Burgess Site Manager
Mr P Robinson Caretaker