School Leadership



Birkenhead College is adminstered by a Senior Leadership Team and Heads of Department who are responsible for specific areas within the school under the overall leadership of the principal, Mr Craig Waller.


SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Principal Mr Craig Waller, BSc, Dip Tchg​

Deputy Principal Mrs Margaret Nightingale, BSc, Dip Tchg

Deputy Principal Mr David Burton, BA, Dip Tchg

Deputy Principal Mr Nigel Snookes, BA, Dip Tchg, Cert EdLM 

Head of Pastoral Care Mrs Kellie Mexted, BSport & Rec, Dip Tchg

Director of Property & School Systems Mr Stewart McKissock, ATTC, DipEd Man, Dip Tchg, Dip Spec Subj


HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

Drama Miss Agnus Mala, BA, Dip Tchg

English Miss Natalie McKnight, BA, Dip Tchg

Learning Support Mrs Annette Coker, BEd, Dip Tchg ESOL

Mathematics Mrs Asha Kumar, MSc, BEd, Dip Tchg

Music Mr Shannon Coulomb, MProfSt, BPerfArts, Dip Tchg

Physical Education & Health Ms Jenni Dryburgh, BSc, Dip Tchg

Science Mr Matt Cade, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Social Sciences Ms Tamsin White, BA, Dip Tchg​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Technology (Hard Materials) Mr Stewart McKissock, ATTC, DipEd Man, Dip Tchg, Dip Spec Subj

TextileTechnology & Food Studies Ms Pat Boston, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Visual Art Ms Naomi Bell, BDesign, Dip Tchg


GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR

Mr Kalani Chapman, MCouns, BA, Dip Tchg, DCS


DEANS

Year 13  Mrs Carter Murphy, BA, Dip Tchg

Year 12  Mrs Nicki Nicol, BA, BSc(Hons), Dip Tchg

Year 11  Mrs Paula Darragh, BSc(Hons), PGCE​

Year 10  Mr Sam Nola, BA, Dip Tchg ​

Year 9    Mr Tom Allan, BPhEd, Dip Tchg 


ACADEMIC MENTOR

Mrs Asha Kumar, MSc, BEd, Dip Tchg


DIRECTOR OF I.T. 

Miss Kate Fuller, MA(Hons), Dip Tchg


CAREERS ADVISOR

​​​​​​​Ms Tamsin White, BA, Dip Tchg​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

SPORTS DIRECTOR

Mrs Heather Palei

[email protected]


Deputy Principal

Mrs Margaret Nightingale

Deputy Principal

Mr David Burton

Deputy Principal

Mr Nigel Snookes

Head of Pastoral Care

Mrs Kellie Mexted

Head of Systems & Property

Mr Stewart McKissock