Our Staff

Prendergast School 2022 – 2023

Senior Leadership Team, Faculty Structure and Pastoral Managers

Executive Headteacher

Paula Ledger


Kelly Lovegrove

Deputy Headteacher– Quality of Education and KS5

Nathan Mealor

Assistant Headteacher – Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Julia White

Assistant Headteacher – Personal Development

Darryl Veldtman

Assistant Headteacher – Raising Standards Leader

Portia Kamara

Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour & Welfare

Clare Borrill

Assistant Headteacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Helen Cleary

English and Communication

2 i/c English

Head of KS5 English

i/c Media

i/c Drama and Wellbeing


Head of Faculty -  Jenna Laity (i/c KS4)

Rachel Keenan

Jack Potter

Darin Caudle

Emily Mann


2i/c Maths

i/c KS3

Head of Computing & Innovation

i/c Business Studies & Economics


Head of Faculty – Cayle Smith (i/c KS4)

Junior Barrett

Becky Reed

Garfield Gordon

Chris Veall


i/c Biology

i/c Physics

i/c KS3

Head of Psychology


Head of Faculty – Clare Sapsed (i/c Chemistry)

Fiona Evans

Lawrence Corteen

Abaz Shehu

Salma Bora


Head of Art & Photography

Head of DT

Head of Physical Education


Head of Faculty – Jane Bodenham (i/c Music)

Louise Allwood

Yvonne Morrison

Eleanor Moran




Head of History

Head of Religious Studies


Head of Faculty – Caiti Walter (i/c Geography, Politics, Sociology)

David Cox

Georgina Hulme



French and Spanish


Joint Heads of Faculty

Joanne Makulska and Ana Lopez

Learning Support Co-Ordinator


Linda Rowland

KS3 and 4

Pastoral manager

Pastoral manager

Child Protection, Safeguarding & External Provision Manager

Assistant HT with Key Stage responsibility

SLT attached to Key Stage 3


SLT attached to Key Stage 4



Cheryl Whorms


Danielle Harrison


Clare Borrill 

Julia White

Darryl Veldtman

Portia Kamara


Assistant Head of Key Stage

Year 12 Pastoral Manager

Year 13 Pastoral Manager

KS5 Academic Mentor

Deputy HT with Key Stage responsibility



Matthew Owen

Kelly O’Brien

Marsha Gayle

Clare Leach

Nathan Mealor

In the academic year 2021-22, no time was taken off by staff who are union officials.