Staff Structure 2023-24

The staff structure on each site consists of the Senior Leadership Teams (SLT), Classroom Staff and the Admin Teams. Listed below are the main contacts for each of these roles.


Dr Rod Wardlaw: Proprietor & Director

Linda Wardlaw: Director

Hera House (Lower School)

Melissa Marris: Headteacher

Sophie Stow: Deputy Head

Steve Ellis: Curriculum Manager

Carrie Backhouse: Behaviour and Attitudes Coordinator

Sue Morwood: QoL Coordinator

SEND: Rebecca Lyons, Natalie Backhouse, Eleanor Pepperell

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Claire Spedding

Hestia School (Upper School)

Michelle Huckle: Headteacher

Ellen Lumgair: Deputy Head

Gary Barker: Assistant Head (Curriculum)

Claire Iveson: QoL Coordinator

SEND: Sharon Drinkwater, Chloe Baily, Emily Heaton

Designated Safeguarding Lead: David Watson


Admin Team

Julie Pembleton: Hera House Office Coordinator

Sharon Edge: Hestia School Office Coordinator

Gemma Tierling & Sophie McGready: HR Administrators