Leadership, Teachers, and Governors

Senior Leadership Team

Miss R. Allen

Miss R. Allen


Rachael Allen was appointed Headteacher of Hulme Hall Grammar School in September 2011, having been Deputy Head at the School for three years. She has taught in a variety of schools in the North West and was previously Head of Recreational and Performing Arts and Professional Mentor at Queen’s Park High School in Chester. Rachael studied Music and Drama at university and also went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Management from Liverpool University.

She enjoys learning and considers the job of teaching an enormous privilege. Rachael embarks on every task with enthusiasm and determination. Her philosophy follows the author Stephen Richards, who said “if you think you can, then you can”.

Mr P. Bradford

Mr P. Bradford

Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum)

As part of the Leadership Team at Hulme Hall Grammar, Philip holds a number of roles within the school. These include Initial Teacher Training Professional Mentor, Whole School Curriculum Management and Timetabling, Data, Reporting and Tracking, Line Manager to Department Heads, and Head of Physical Education.

Philip leads a hard-working staff team and bases his success on good communication, organisation, leadership and a shared goal to improve the teaching and learning of all the pupils who pass through our care.

Father of two and teaching since 2001, Philip has experienced a number of very different schools, helping to shape his career and giving him the valuable skills for his current position at Hulme Hall Grammar School.

Mrs J. Smith

Mrs J. Smith

Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Progress)

Jackie began her teaching career at a large Catholic comprehensive school in Merseyside and joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in 2003. She has since taken on many leadership roles within the school and is currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the Senior School.

Jackie is Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Progress) as well as being responsible for C.E.I.A.G. (Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance), Rewards and Sanctions, Attendance and Line Manager of the Pastoral Team.

Jackie’s teaching philosophy is simple: show respect to gain respect; make a difference; strive to be the best you can be; start each day anew.

In addition to a love of teaching, Jackie also values her home life with her husband and two daughters. They like to escape to the family home in Donegal, Ireland – to peaceful sea views, fresh air and no school bells!

Mrs H. Khinda

Mrs H. Khinda

Head of Pre-School

Harjinder joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in September 2005 and brought 10 years of experience to the role. Her first experience of independent education was when she lived in Madrid and taught at Numont School. She has previously taught in the maintained sector and held various senior posts of responsibility.

Harjinder has led the Pre-school through two outstanding inspections and believes that this is due to her high expectations not only of the children and staff, but also of parents, who play a valuable role in the school’s success.

Harjinder enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Ranbir and has two young daughters, Ria and Elia.

Mr C. Robertson

Mr C. Robertson


Chris joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in 2014. His background in insurance and finance is well-suited to the role of Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. Having achieved the Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Fellowship of the Institute of Credit Management, Chris has used his skills to ensure the smooth transition of our school to its new site. He continues to utilise his knowledge to further develop the site and facilities at Hulme Hall.

Chris enjoys classic car restoration, walking and socialising with his friends!

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Full Staff List


Miss Rachael Allen

Junior Learning Centre Support Staff

Mr Aiden Thorley – JLC Manager
Mrs Vicky Catanach – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Catherine Keddy – Teaching Assistant
Miss Tabitha Smith – Teaching Assistant


Mrs Harjinder Khinda – Head of Pre-School/DSL
Miss Ella Carter – Early Years Room Leader
Miss Coulston – Nursery Assistant
Miss Emily Day – Early Years Room Leader
Mrs Jane Goulborn – Kindergarten Room Leader
Miss Sophie Nickisson – Nursery Assistant
Mrs Mija Roclawski – Nursery Assistant
Miss Laura Tankard – Nursery Assistant

Senior School Staff

Ms Sofia Ahsan – Head of Drama
Mrs Carol Basu – Teacher of Physics
Mrs Anne Bevan – Head of Music/Lead Tutor Year 7
Mr Philip Bradford – Assistant Head/Head of PE
Mrs Kathryn Browne – Head of MFL
Mrs Karen Conway – Pastoral Manager/Head of KS3/DSO
Mr Michael Corker – Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
Mrs Joane Coulduck – Teacher of Food and Nutrition
Mrs Margaret Edwards – Head of Mathematics
Ms Christine Greenhalgh – Head of English
Ms Elaine Healey – Teacher of English
Mrs Sally Hughes – Teacher of Spanish
Mr Richard Lamerton – Head of Geography/Head of KS4
Miss Autumn Lucas – Sports Co-ordinator
Mr James McNaught – Teacher of Maths
Mrs Anne Noble – Lab Technician
Mrs Alison Rhodes – Teacher of History
Mrs Jackie Smith – Assistant Head/DSL
Mr Alan Stevenson – Head of Science
Mrs Lisa Spragg – SENCo/Teacher of Psychology
Mrs Lynn Wing – Head of Art
Mr Colin Wood – Head of ICT


Mrs Rachel Gateley – Enrichment Manager
Mr Neil Anderson – Teaching Assistant
Mr Josef Ayleno-McCarthy – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Vicki Breen – Enrichment Maths Co-ordinator
Miss Patricia Eyres – Teaching Assistant
Miss Jacqueline Gerrard – Teaching Assistant
Miss Hannah Jones – Teaching Assistant
Miss Hannah Johnson – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Anne Moss – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Jan Peat – Teaching Assistant
Mr Adam Spence – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Katie Watkinson – Enrichment English Co-ordinator

Bursar’s Office

Mr Chris Robertson – Bursar
Mrs Louise Robertson – Finance Assistant
Mrs Pauline Walker – Finance Assistant

Catering Staff

Ms Viv Mansfield – Kitchen Supervisor
Mrs Jenny Ackroyd
Ms Debbie Ward

Office Staff

Mrs Deborah Cooke – Office Manager
Mrs Irene Cowell – Administration Assistant
Mrs Mandy O’Reilly – Head of Marketing
Mrs Atusa Taylor – Administration Assistant

Peripatetic Music & Dance

Mr Che Beresford – Drums
Mr Gair Carson – Guitar and Woodwind
Mrs Julie Carson – Keyboard, Piano and Singing
Mr John Hutchinson – Brass
Mrs Anna McBride – Dance teacher for Pre-School and JLC

Site Staff

Mr Jason Cooke – Estate Manager
Ms Susan Brocklehurst – Cleaner
Mr Philip Maddocks – Maintenance
Mrs Sylvia Scruton – Cleaner


Mr Tim Lowe

BA, Cert. Ed., FCollP
Chair of Governors
Previous roles include: Headmaster of two independent schools, Director of Marketing for Wells Cathedral School. Council member of the IAPS and Chairman of the Association for the Midlands.
Current roles: Chairman of the Walklate Educational Foundation, founder of the Little Princess Trust, member of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Mr Ian Anfield

Current roles: Managing Director of Hudson Contract Services Ltd and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Team Manager and member of Junior Cricket Committee at Hyde Cricket and Squash Club. Parent of two children in the Senior School.

Mrs Yvonne Bradbury

BA Hons, MSC
Yvonne has a wealth of experience in marketing and promotional work in business, health and education.
Previous Roles: Director of Marketing at Windermere St Anne’s School in the Lake District and a governor of Manchester Polytechnic and MMU.

Mr Laurence Carr

Graduate of the University of Manchester
Previous roles: Mathematics teacher at Stockport Grammar School. Head of Mathematics, Director of Studies, Second Master and finally Senior Deputy at Cheadle Hulme School. HMC Inspector.
Current roles: Education Consultant.

Mr James Dunlop

Previous roles: Factory Director of United Biscuits, Manchester Commissioner of the Equal Opportunities Commission, a Non Executive Director in the Health Service, and a Director of Stockport PCT, Deputy Chair of Stockport and High Peak TEC and a Manager with the Princes Trust in Yorkshire, Council Member of Manchester University and involvement in the merger of the University with UMIST.

Awarded the MBE in 2015 for his work within the Voluntary sector.

Mrs Mary Harris

Graduate of Cambridge University
Previous roles: Former Deputy Head of Stockport Grammar School. Experienced School Inspector and Magistrate.

Professor Sam A. Moore

JP, DL, MA, DSc.
Previous roles: Professor in the Department of Econometrics at Manchester University. He was also Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Vice Chancellor of the University. Chairman of The Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Trust from 1991-2001 and Stockport Primary Care NHS Trust from 2001-2006. He has been involved in a number of other voluntary and charitable organisations and was the Chairman of the City of Manchester Bench of Magistrates.

Mrs Emma Palmer

BSc, MPhil.
Graduate of the University of Manchester
Current role: Managing Director of Teasedale-Karomed Ltd. Chair of Hulme Hall PTA.

Mr John Shackleton

Chairman of the Education Committee
Previous roles include: Headmaster of Royal Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, Fettes College in Edinburgh, King Henry VIII School in Coventry, and finally Hallfield School in Edgbaston.
Current roles: Chairman of Governors of his local village school and a Governor of Solihull School. Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Education Committee. Serving ISI inspector, a mentor for new prep. school heads (IAPS) and an appraiser of preparatory school headteachers.

Mr Andrew Stripe

Current roles: Founder of Commercial Law practice, Stripes Solicitors. He continues to be the Managing Director and Head of Commercial Litigation. Committee Member of Manchester Law Society Council and Broughton Park Rugby Club.

Governor’s Advisory Panel

Dame Kathy August: DBE for Services to Education

Dr Jane Delfino: Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Promotion Education Consultant, Champion of entrepreneurship education for the greater good.

Ms Sandra Lewis-Beckett: Leader of Educational Leadership and Management Masters programme at Liverpool Hope.

Mr William Wragg: MP and Member of the Parliamentary Education Select Committee.