School Update (4th April 2020)

We are currently recruiting for a number of roles for September 2020. Please visit our virtual recruitment page for details of the exciting positions that we have and for further details on the virtual application process

Dear Parents/ Carers, we have now come to the end of what has been a challenging term for all. During the Spring break Ark Boulton will continue to support our families and are available to be contacted through our email: Please continue to monitor your SMS messages and post as these we will be our primary methods of contact in the coming weeks. Our teachers are working to ensure that the website is continually updated with new learning content and we will be sending further guidance in time for the new term. We recently sent a text message with a link to a short survey regarding access to online materials at home. Please complete this so that we are able to support and tailor the resources we provide. Finally, we must continue to show our support for NHS and all other keyworkers who continue to serve on the frontline, by staying indoors and practicing social distancing should you need to go out.

As you are no doubt aware Year 11s will not be sitting formal GCSE examinations this Summer. We are currently receiving guidance from Ofqual on how grades will be attained by students. We will, of course update our Year 11 families and parents as soon as we have definitive details.

Please click here if you need any additional information regarding free school meals.

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives. Please continue to follow health guidance from the NHS and the Government.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

If you need to contact the school, please email:


Welcome to the academy staff page. At Ark Boulton we are fortunate to have a rosta of dedicated, well-qualified and hard working people. Staff wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at the academy and we know that for staff to become the best versions of themselves we must invest in their training, which is why as part of Ark's commitment to continuning professional development we have twice the number of training days than is normal. 


Senior Leadership Team

Mrs H Channa JP FCCT - Principal

Mr D Richards - Senior Vice Principal

Ms C Entwistle FCCT - Vice Principal (Quality of Education Lower School)

Ms F Ahmed FCCT - Vice Principal (Quality of Education Upper School)

Mr M Szwaba - Assistant Principal (Teaching & Learning)

Ms H Assi - Assistant Principal (Character Development & Pastoral Care)

Ms Y Crawford - Assistant Principal (Quality of Education Lower School)

Mrs R Barratt - Operations Manager & DPL


Faculty of Science and Innovation

Mr M Sandhu - Director of Science

Mrs S Huda - Teacher of Biology

Ms H Khatoon - Teacher of Chemistry

Ms S Hussain - Teacher of Science

Mr P Kirby - Teacher of Science

Mr M Banares - Teacher of Chemistry

Mr A Hassan - Teacher of Science

Mrs S Khan - Cover Supervisor

Ms P Grierson - Senior Science Technician

Miss N Rahman - Science Technician


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Ms A Woodward - Director of Mathematics

Miss M Delbrocco - Lead Practitioner in Mathematics

Dr R Atkinson- Lead Practitioner in Mathematics

Miss M Rafiq - KS3 Mathematics Curriculum Lead

Mr A Mitchell - KS3 Mastery Lead

Mr S Jones - Teacher of Mathematics

Ms J Marwah - Teacher of Mathematics

Mr J Kasimi - Teacher of Mathematics

Ms S Delbrocco - Mathematics Support

Mr S Bacon - Teacher of Mathematics


Faculty of English Language and Literature

Miss J Lee - Director of English

Mr S Foster - Lead Practitioner in English

Miss F Fazil - KS4 English Curriculum Lead

Miss A Khanom - KS3 English Curriculum Lead

Mrs J Andrews - Teacher of English

Mr J Eveson - Teacher of English

Ms S Hirani - Teacher of English

Mrs S Sagoo - Teacher of English

Miss M Javaid - EAL Co-ordinator & Teacher of Literacy

Ms A Brickley - Teacher of English

Mr K Vong - Teacher of English

Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages

Mr D Sadi - Director of Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs R Fay - Head of KS3 Modern Foreign Languages

Mr M Szwaba - Assistant Principal (Teaching & Learning) & Teacher of French

Mr B Vickery - Teacher of French


Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts

Mrs S Georgiou - Head of Drama

Ms S Al-Hanoush - Head of Music

Mrs R Moseley - Head of KS3 Art

Mr P Willett - Interim Head of Drama

Mr C Wood - KS4 Drama Curriculum Lead

Miss E Williams - Teacher of Music

Mr L Tyler - Creative Arts Technician

Faculty of Humanities and Global Citizenship

Ms V Hudson - Director of Humanities 

Mrs R Byrne - Lead Teacher of Religious Studies 

Miss P Gordon - Head of History

Miss M Khanom - Teacher of History

Ms O Birks - Teacher of Geography

Ms U Salim - Teacher of Geography

Mr P Burton - Teacher of Geography

Ms E Bulman - Teacher of History

Ms L Branchett - Teacher of History

Mr M Wilcock - Teacher of Religious Studies

Ms H Haque - Teacher of Religious Studies


Faculty of Health and Well-Being

Ms L Huckstep - Director of Health and Well-Being

Miss L Crutchley - Teacher of Physical Education & Achievement Leader 

Mr C Hetherington - Teacher of Physical Education & Achievement Leader

Mr C Freeman -  Teacher of Physical Education

Mr C Taylor - Whole School Lead Practitioner

Miss N Gayle - Physical Education Support

Miss M Allen - Teacher of Food & Nutrition

Mr K Zahoor - Food Technology Technician


Faculty of Enhanced Provision

Mr P Ptak - Leader of Enhanced Provision

Mrs S Trench - 1:1 Mobility & Support

Miss J Bibi - 1:1 Mobility & Support

Ms G Bhogal - 1:1 Mobility & Support

Ms N Brazil - 1:1 Mobility & Support


Welfare Leaders                                                                 

Ms R Higgins - Designated Safeguarding Lead & Director of Welfare (Safeguarding)

Mr A Patel - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Director of Welfare (Behaviour)

Miss N Saddique - Welfare Leader

Mrs S Kaur - Welfare Leader

Mr D Bickerton - Mental Health Lead

Miss J Cooper - Mental Health Lead

Mr M Ahmed - Attendance Officer 

Mrs G Edwards - School Counsellor

Miss A Britton - School Nurse

Ms J Dodd - Pastoral Administrator


Operational Staff

Mrs O Emmanuel-Kokoh - Office Manager

Mrs M Higgins - PA to Principal

Miss S Carmichael - Systems Lead

Miss Q Qureshi - Exams Lead

Mrs R Ali - Receptionist & Administrator

Ms R Hazell - Receptionist & Administrator

Mr S Hooper - Building Services Manager

Mr M Singh - Site Supervisor

Mr S James - Site Supervisor

Mrs R Malik - Finance Manager

Mrs N Hussain - Finance Assistant

Mrs B Smith - Librarian

Mrs J Smith - Catering Manager