Mr J Banks - Headteacher

Mr Banks took up the headship of Westleigh High School in September 2004. Previously, Mr Banks was Deputy Head at Westleigh since April 1998. Before joining Westleigh High School he was Head of Science at Rosebridge High School for eight years.

Mrs H Bryan - Deputy Head

Mrs Bryan has worked at Westleigh High since April 2000. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) in English and also has successfully completed her NPQH qualification. Before joining Westleigh, Mrs Bryan was Assistant Head and Head of English at Fred Longworth High School.

Mr S Barton - Deputy Head

Mr Barton joined Westleigh as Deputy Headteacher in September 2014. He graduated from Salford University in 1994 with a BA (Hons) Music degree and having undertaken his teacher training at MMU was then appointed as a Music teacher at The Swinton High School. In 2000 he was appointed as Head of Music at Westleigh High School and subsequently held the post of Head of Expressive Arts  and Associate Leader at Hawkley Hall High School from 2003 - 2009. Prior to taking up his current post at Westleigh, Mr Barton was Assistant Headteacher at St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley.

Mr C Grimshaw - Assistant Headteacher

Mr. Grimshaw started at Westleigh High School in September 1996 as a teacher of Mathematics. He was appointed to Assistant Headteacher in February 2007. Prior to this appointment he was Head of Year 1999 and Head of Mathematics (2000-2007).

Mrs J Coleman - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Coleman joined Westleigh in September 2006. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class honours degree in Information Systems Design. She was appointed as the Head of ICT from September 2006 and then became an Assistant Headteacher from September 2008. Prior to her appointment to Westleigh, Mrs Coleman worked at Southlands High School, Chorley

Mr D Karsondas  - Assistant Headteacher

Mr Karsondas graduated in 1987 at the University of Bolton and worked in industry for 5 years. He completed his PGCE at The University of Leeds in 1993 and has taught Mathematics in Secondary schools ever since. Mr Karsondas joined Westleigh High School in September 2002 as Second in Faculty and was appointed Head of Mathematics in 2006.  He joined the Senior Leadership Team in September 2014 as Assistant Headteacher.

Mrs G Crinigan  - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Crinigan joined Westleigh in September 2011 as Head of English, having successfully led the English Faculty at Rainford High Technology College in St. Helens.   She graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2003, with a BA (Hons) in English and Media Studies.  Mrs Crinigan was appointed to Assistant Headteacher in January 2014 and still leads the English Faculty at Westleigh.

 

Miss G Johnson - Assistant Head / SENCo

Miss Johnson graduated from Edge Hill University in 1998 with a BA Hons in English and Drama.  She has worked at Westleigh High School since 1999 as an English teacher, however over this time, Miss Johnson has also taken roles as Head of Year and SENCo.  In September 2014, Miss Johnson was appointed to the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Headteacher.


Miss G Johnson

Mr A Harrison - Assistant Head / Head Of Year 7

Mr Harrison graduated from the University of Wales (Cartrefle) with a BEd Hons in Business Studies and joined Westleigh High School in January 1999 as Head of Business Studies.

Mr Harrison became Head of Year in 2001 and joined the Senior Leadership Team in September 2014.  Away from school Mr Harrison enjoys walking his dogs and watching sport, particularly Wigan Warriors.

Mr A Harrison