Staff By Departments / Teams




Mathematics Staff 

Elaine Pope
Strategic Lead For Maths
Laura Ball
AOLE Lead For Maths & Numeracy
Catherine Pope
Assistant Headteacher
Linda Edwards
Maths Teacher
Lisa Roberts-Mills
Maths Teacher
Sarah Philpin
Pastoral Leader / Maths Teacher
Paul Franklyn
Pastoral Leader / Maths Teacher
Sarah Churchill
MLD Co-Ordinator / Maths Teacher
Chloe Pritchard
Maths Teacher
Emily Richards
Maths Teacher
Leanne Grabham
Leader of Transferable Skills Numeracy / Maths Teacher
Melanie Denning
Maths Teacher

English Staff

Lisa Walters
Strategic Lead For English
Sally Peatey
AOLE Lead For Language & Literacy
Katie Hewitt
Pastoral Leader / English Teacher
Ian Johns
Pastoral Leader / English Teacher
Josh Simpson
Leader For Transferable Skills - Literacy / English Teacher
Ria Thomas
English Teacher
Samantha Went
English Teacher
Nina Ellis
Assistant ALNCO / English Teacher
Suzy Markham
English Teacher
Rhian Lane Morgan
English Teacher
Olivia Wellington
English Teacher
Jennifer Williams
Assistant Headteacher / English Teacher
Arran Watt
Literacy Support Worker
Sarah Gibbs Murray
English Intervention

Science Staff

Beverley Hill
Strategic Lead For Science
Michelle Winspear
Leader of Science
Natalie Richards
Leader Of Raising Aspirations And Learner Participation / Science Teacher
Charlotte Powell
Leader Of Transferable Skills DCF / Science Teacher
Jason Roberts
Science Teacher
Jonathan Grigg
Science Teacher
Adam Williams
Science Teacher
Maria Balestrazzi
Science Teacher
Matthew Jones
Science Teacher
Imogen Gifford
Science Teacher
Joanne Narbeth
Senior Technician
Carolyn Jones
Assistant Technician

Geography Staff

Vicki Simpkins
AOLE Lead For Humanities
Helen Morgan
Geography Teacher
Claire Evans
Geography Teacher

History Staff

Rosemary Allen
Team Leader For History
Claire McGuinness-West
Whole School Lead for Teaching and Learning / History Teacher
Ian Davies
Leader For Staff Wellbeing & Absence Management / History Teacher
Dylan Evans
Humanities & Welsh Baccalaureate / Skills Teacher
Daniel Jenkins
Humanities Teacher MC

Physical Education Staff

Kat Geirak
Team Leader For PE
Liam O'Brien
Leader For Professional Learning and Performance Management / PE Teacher
Robert Philips
Healthy Schools co-ordinator / PE Teacher
Joanne Long
PE Teacher
Sarah Humphreys
Head Of 6th Form / PE Teacher
Matthew Humphreys
Assistant Headteacher / PE Teacher
Chris Dicomidis

Art & Design Staff

Gemma Keane
Team Leader For Art & Design
Rebecca Oliver
Art Teacher
Jessica Morris
Art Teacher
Joanne Keen
Art Teacher

Design & Technology Staff

Robert Phelps
AOLE Lead For Science, Technology & ICT / Team Leader For Design & Technology
Sara Williams
Leader For Nutrition, Health & Social Care / Technology Teacher
Sarah Sutor
Design & Technology Teacher
Hazel Deeming
Design & Technology Teacher
Sarah Morgan
Design & Technology Teacher
Paul Davies
Design & Technology Teacher
Mr Gareth Pope
Deputy Headteacher / Design & Technology Teacher
Mrs Justine James
Assistant Headteacher / Design & Technology Teacher
Damian Smith
Assistant Technician
Gaynor Wilyeo
Assistant Technician

Music Staff

Zoe Western
AOLE Lead for Expressive Arts / Team Leader For Music
Andrea Stockton
Pastoral Leader 6&7 / Music Teacher
Robin Morgan
AOLE Lead For Health & Wellbeing / Music Teacher
Natalia Davies
Expressive Arts Teacher

ICT (Information, Communication Technology) Staff

Jonathan Rosser
Team Leader For ICT
David Lamb
ICT Teacher
Joanne Protheroe
ICT Teacher
khalyda Ali
ICT Teacher
Jack Peters

MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) Staff

Séverine Mari-Pincott
Team Leader For Modern Foreign Languages
Julie Al Hajji
MFL Teacher

RPE (Religion, Philosophy & Ethics) Staff

Gemma Pinches
Team Leader For Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
Abigail Lambert
RPE Teacher
Rhian Wilson
Strategic Lead For HWB/Skills / RPE Teacher
Tracey Wellington
Headteacher / RPE Teacher
Rachel Henley
RPE Teacher

Welsh Staff

Amy Winters
Team Leader For Welsh
Sarah Thompson
Welsh Teacher
Clare Griffiths
Welsh Teacher

Welsh Baccalaureate Staff

Rhian Wilson
Strategic Lead For HWB/Skills / RPE Teacher
Ceri Williams
WBQ Teacher
Emma Whitney-Embleton
WBQ / Humanities Teacher
Victoria Howells
WBQ Teacher MC
Krushal Patel
WBQ / Humanities / Business Studies Teacher

Student Support Staff

Jennifer Williams
Assistant Headteacher
Nina Ellis
Assistant ALNCo
Sarah Churchill
MLD Coordinator
Lynda Mattravers
School Counsellor / Mindful Meditation Practitioner
Emma Cummins
Admin Assistant / Student Support
Emma Hicks
Learning Support Officer
Cerys Maiden
Learning Support Officer
Hayley Archer
Learning Support Officer (ASD)
Kelly Robinson
Learning Support Officer
Julie Ford
Learning Support Officer
Rhian Lewis
Learning Support Officer
Nikki Thomas
Learning Support Officer
Tom Seldon
Learning Support Officer
Mark Broster
Learning Support Assistant
Gerald Piggott
Learning Support Assistant
Julian Lilly
Learning Support Assistant
Jackie Dissanayake
Learning Support Assistant
Gemma Greenish
Learning Support Assistant / ELSA
Laura Tucker
Learning Support Assistant
Jayne Grant
Learning Support Assistant
Hollie John
Learning Support Assistant
Laura Holden
Learning Support Assistant
Angharad Davies
Learning Support Assistant
Jade Wickens
Learning Support Assistant
Ashley Carter
Learning Support Assistant

Senior Leadership Team

Mr John Miles
Chair Of Governors

Whole School Effectiveness And Leadership

""You haven't failed until you stop trying"
Mrs Melanie Hopkins
Finance & Personel

Director Of Finance 

"If you see someone without a smile give them yours"
Mrs Tracey Wellington

Whole School Strategic Direction, Standards and Quality Assurance

"If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history"
Mr Gareth Pope
Deputy Headteacher

Wellbeing & Community

"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm"
Mrs Justine James
Assistant Headteacher

Curriculum Development and Teaching & Learning

"Be thankful for each new challenge because it will build your strength and character"
Mr Matthew Humphreys
Assistant Headteacher

Assessment, Reporting & Transport

"Don't count the days, make the days count"
Mrs Jennifer Williams
Assistant Headteacher

Intervention, Support, Safeguarding & ALN

"It is our choices that show what we truly are - far more than our abilities"
Mrs Catherine Pope
Assistant Headteacher

Strategic Planning, Numeracy & Communication

"Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it"

Pastoral Team

Paula Struthers
Learner Support Officer
Kelly James
Learner Support Officer
Judith Davies
Learner Support Officer
Angharad Rowlands
Learner Support Officer
Claire Jarvis
Transition Learning Support Officer
Sally Jones
Lead Worker

Non-Teaching Staff

Aimee Proudfoot
Exams Officer
Martin Sweeney
Network Manager
Grant Goddard
Data Analyst
James Jarrett
Media & Communications
Lynda Mattravers
School Counsellor
Helen Jones
Learning Resource Centre Assistant
Deborah Davids
Learning Resource Centre Assistant
Emma Cummins
Admin Assistant / Student Support
Anne Szopa

Premises Team

Premises Manager
Steve Percival
Morning Caretaker
Mark Jeanes
Afternoon Caretaker

Office Staff

Melanie Hopkins
Director Of Finance / HR
Helen Williams
Administration / Office Manager
Judith Rainbow
Administration Officer
Samantha Lewis
Administration Assistant
Dawn Byrne
Administration Assistant
Nicola Hurley-Hamer

Phoenix Staff

Ross Walker
Learner Support Officer
Sian Thom
Learner Support Officer
Jonathan Owen
Learner Support Officer

CCYD Cleaners

Jacqueline Bishop
Jacqueline Harris
Amanda Lewis
Nicola Lewis
Jackie Clark
Margret Cooke
Leda Dent
Ann Dinis
Mary Edwards
Lynne Edwards
Tracey Evans
Helen Fraser
Tania Grant
Ivan Mann
Mai Mckay
Luis Pico
Ana Pico
Gillian Tellem
Karen Whitehouse

My name is Jen Williams and I am the Assistant Headteacher.  I lead the Student Support department and along with Mrs Ellis and Mrs Churchill, coordinate the extra help and support that learners need to achieve. I speak with lots of parents and other professionals and we work out the best way to support each individual. The team in Student Support are fantastic and will support you in becoming independent and confident learners.  I teach English and am on duty every day before school and at the lunch queue so come and see me if you need help during these times. I really enjoy watching rugby and reading in my spare time. We are looking forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to CCYD.

My name is Nina Ellis and I am the Assistant ALNCo. My role is to support all learners with Additional Learning Needs with a fantastic team of support staff who ensure everyone gets the help and guidance they need to succeed. A large part of my role is managing and teaching learners with Moderate learning Difficulties, supporting them and their families.  I am the specialist teacher for English and Maths, although I am pretty good at ICT as this was something I taught for many years. My classroom is based in B block which is where you will find student support where I am on duty at break and lunchtime. I enjoy reading, baking, going to the sea side and watching films. I am a huge Disney and Star Wars fan and my favourite character is Chewbacca.

Hello and welcome to CCYD! My name is Sarah Churchill and I coordinate the Key Stage 4 MLD Provision. I also teach Mathematics to the lowest sets and I am the team leader for Vocational Studies.

In years 10 and 11, alongside the compulsory subjects, students are taught a bespoke curriculum, including the popular Jamie Oliver Home Cooking skills course and the Vocational Studies qualification. These courses allows the students to have a ‘hands on’ approach to their studies, with a variety of practical and theory experiences to develop their skills in a wide range of subject areas. Recently, we have added GCSE ICT to our options in KS4.

Transition onto college is always a stressful time, especially for our students. However, we are fortunate enough to have the guidance and support from Sarah Parry, Specialist Career Advisor at Careers Wales. Sarah meets with pupils individually and attends annual reviews from Year 9 onwards. She continues to support young people when they leave school. We have also established good links with Bridgend College and Ysgol Bryn Castell (YBC). Lloyd Rosewell, Transition Coordinator at Bridgend College also attends annual reviews in KS4. This ensures our pupils transition to college is a positive experience. I am based in B-Block, near Student Support, and can often be found in the Mathematics department. So if you need help with anything, just come and find me!

As a school Counsellor :




I'm Miss Cummins. You will find me in GB5 office in Student Support.

I support all of the friendly staff in our ALN department, so if you are unsure of who you need or where to be, I'm always here to ask and point you in the right direction.

I am also a first aider and here to help if anyone is in need of first aid.

If you need to take medication while in school, be it long term or short term. I will log this and arrange with your Parent/Carer forms must be filled out. You can also keep spare asthma inhalers, epi-pens, diabetes hypo/hyper supplies etc.

I also deal with any Health Care Plans, lots of learners have different medical needs and we want you to feel comfortable and able to access all your needs while here at school with us.

I look forward to meeting you all in September

Hi, My name is Mrs Hicks and I work in the Student Support department, however you will mostly find me in our LRC (Library) among all our lovely books, especially the Harry Potter series which is my favourite. Being an avid reader myself I love to see our pupils finding joy in the books that they have been reading and actively encourage them to explore the new worlds that reading opens up to them.

My role is mainly to deliver a programme called Accelerated Reader, This involves all of KS3 and mainly helps with reading and comprehension skills. I also run a lunchtime book club which is open to all KS3, we read a variety of books and this years favourite was ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’ which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

I look forward to meeting you all and finding out how many of you have read Harry Potter.

Hi, my name is Mrs  Maiden and I work in our Student Support department (B block) at CCYD. My main roles in the department is delivering one of our reading programmes we use, called Accelerated Reader. This involves us taking small groups of children on a weekly basis and helping them learn and develop new skills to help them with reading and comprehension. 

I am also one of the ELSA’s at the school. This is an emotional support programme, which involves having weekly sessions one to one or in groups to try and learn new ways and coping strategies for things you may find difficult emotionally. Finally I also help out with our gross motor skills club which we run on a Wednesday lunch time, it is a very friendly and fun environment to help you develop and learn new physical skills.

Hello everyone my name is Mrs Archer and I work in Student Support (B Block) 

One role you will find me doing is delivering a reading/ spelling scheme called Freshstart. I love reading myself so really enjoy helping learners with their literacy skills. 

During the rest of my day you will find me in B block where I am always there to help you with any problems you might have. I am there to listen, help and guide you through any difficulties that you find may come up in your school day. 

I also run a lunchtime club called Motorskills where you can have fun and develop your sporting skills. 

I’m looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you.

I'm Mrs Robinson and I work in Student Support. 

I run Maths intervention sessions mostly but run Spelling intervention with pupils, when it is needed. I also do the BKSB and NFER testing in the school and organise the school immunisations with the School Nurse.

Hi I am Mrs Ford, I am the MLD Learning Support Officer and I am based in Student Support. I love my role and enjoy supporting the learners with various interventions, ie Read Write inc (Literacy Support), ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant).

The students are offered a variety of clubs at Lunchtimes and after school to encourage learners to become more independent, meet new friends and have lots of fun. I love to see the progress that learners make and I enjoy break times, where I get the opportunity to know  learner’s.

I live on a farm with my Family and have sheep, cows, chickens and horses. When I have spare time, I love to go away in my caravan to Temby and have ice cream with strawberry sauce on and sit on the seafront.

My role in school involves assessing the eligibility of pupils for access arrangements for internal and public exams

Hi I am Mrs Thomas, I work in student support as a Learning support officer and Elsa (emotional literacy support assistant). In student support I am here to help with your learning and well being. In which I take Fresh Start lessons to help with your reading skills. I also work with children with additional needs and one of the sessions I work on is called IDL which is another reading program aimed at children with dyslexia or children who have difficulties with reading. I am currently an Elsa and work helping children struggling with different situations. Such as: bullying, confidence, bereavement problems at school or home. Overall I am here to help. I run a drama club which is great fun. We work on confidence, performance and just having a good time. Lunch time I help out in a motor skills group where we do different sporting activities. The aim of the group is to overall improve motor skills whilst having fun. It is a really great group to be part of. I Also run an after school club called craft and chatter. This group is a time to have fun with old and new friends doing mindful arts and craft whilst having a chat.

 I'm currently based in B Block Student Support. My current role is Numeracy Support Officer for KS3 (Years 7,8,9) whereby I assist students in improving their Maths skills in small intervention groups. 

I also help out 2 nights a week in a homework club, here I am available to assist in a variety of subjects. 

I occasionally work in the classrooms as support for students. 

Another role I undertake is the running of the school Duke of Edinburgh award which students can start in year 9.

Hello and Bore da.

My name is Mr Piggott. My role is to assist and support you in class. I also help with the Football Club.

I am located in Student Support (B Block) if you need any help.

Hello I'm Mr. Lilly , I work in the student support department , I'm primarily in the classroom but will help the students wherever and whenever I'm needed , I enjoy helping the pupils with their work or any other areas they may have concern , break times I'm usually in B block always ready to help and have a chat , looking forward to meeting you in September.

Hi, my name is Jackie Dissanayake and I am a learning support assistant in CCYD,

I love to read, swim and walk my very big great Dane puppy!

If you ever have any questions or need help you can find me in B Block (student support).

Hello my name is Mrs Greenish,as well as offering class support, I am a trained ELSA, helping individual pupils with all aspects of emotional wellbeing.

My name is Mrs Tucker and I am a Learning Support Assistant. I am here to support you in your lessons and often find myself learning alongside you. I assist in Fresh Start lessons and you will find me in Student Support most of the time if you ever need support and assistance. I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know each and every one of you.