Staff and Governors

Stuart Pidgeon


Karen Haworth

Deputy Headteacher

Rory O' Neill

Deputy Headteacher

Simon Alcock

Assistant head secondary dept.

Nancy Wright

Business Manager

Lynda James

Business Support Manager

Adele Navesey Hall

Assistant Head of 6th Form

Sinead Walsh

Child Protection

Fran Woods

Extended Education Leader of 16-25 Years Programmes - Redwood Education and Enterprise Centre Manager (REEC)

Andy Jackson


David Butterworth

Student Personal Development and Health and Well being

Abi Tasker

Student Progress and Achievement

Administration Team

Jayne Ashworth             Pamela Gibbs               Lynda James                Michelle Rowell                      Claire Thompson                        Nancy Wright

Secondary Department

Alf Lansom-Smith, Alice Moran, Alison Higginbottom, Andy Jackson, Ben Lord, Brenda-Marie Razzaq, Carol Barnes, Cheryl Squire, Christine Bennett, Clare Metcalfe, Danielle James, Gabrielle Kershaw, Heather Jacombs, Michaela Coward, Michelle Barker, Nicola Gowers, Nigel Ainsworth-Barnes, Oliver Ashworth, Paula Stott, Rebecca Farrand, Sally Hunter, Samantha Doggett, Sara Servio, Seamus O'Riordan, Shaunna Crane, Victoria Greenhalgh, Joanne Butterworth, Rachel Roberts, Abigail Tasker, Alyson Schofield, Daisy Van Hunskerken, Helen Wilkinson, Humaira Rana, Joanne Wilson, Julie Walsh, Kirsty Rowell, Liz Wolfendale, Lynnette Rigby, Samantha Greenfield, Lauren Jones, Simon Alcock, Tricia Alessandra. June Chambers, Mark Baker, Anila Ahmad, Shaheen Akhtar, Tina Hutchinson, Sara Ali-Laljee, Karen Black

Sixth Form & REEC

Sarah Moore, Catriona Prestwood, Tracey Caffrey, Lily Halton, Sal Noel, Mark Dale, Aimee Rush, Amanda Stanley, Anne Shaw ,Francesca Walton, Jack Sharples, Jacqui Stanners, Jody Simpson, Louise Walton, Lynda Reddish, Marie English, Jane Chadwick, Gemma Bates, Parveen Akhter, Tracy Birch, Farzana Kauser, Nichola Wild, Carol Cain, Joanne Kershaw

David Willmore, Frances Woods, Joanne Kenmure, Jodie Dyer, Dawn Alletson, Sajada Bibi, Matthew Hanson

Other Support

Trish Alessandra                  James Barker               Brenda Razzaq                        Mark Welsby               Nicola Wright

Meet the Governors

Peter Kiely – Chair of Governors

My name is Peter Kiely, I live in Milnrow, Rochdale with my wife Julie and our son, Kevin, who attends Redwood School. I work for the Unity Partnership; which is a joint venture between Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Mouchel; in the highways department as the Network Manager. I have a number of years experience as a School Governor and am currently enjoying my second term of office as a Local Authority Governor at Redwood. The commitment of the staff at Redwood in ensuring the pupils receive the best opportunities for learning continues to impress me and I will utilise my position on the governing body to ensure this continues.

Ian Madeley – Governor

Governor for a second term Ian Madeley is married with 2 sons aged 12 and 15 and a daughter aged 8. His profession for 33 years is a Commercial Insurance Broker and Ian serves as a Community Governor. Ian has been in Rotary for 17 years and enjoys helping other people. Any spare time is spent supporting his 3 children playing Lacrosse for Rochdale and generally as much time as he can with his family. In business Ian likes to Network, meeting new people is very enjoyable and the more people you help the more there are who may want to help you one day and everyone needs a little help at some time. Ian welcomed the opportunity to work with Redwood as a Governor and has learned many things in four years of working with our Students, whose achievements continue to create enthusiasm and excitement among the Governors.

Bob Chadwick – Governor

I joined the governing body in November 2013 as I feel it is important to give something back to the community. I have recently retired from Rochdale Borough Council after almost 36 years in the Property and Highways Service, where I dealt with everything from potholes to winter gritting.
I enjoy serving the public and that is the main reason I became a Governor. I want to ensure that the school gives our children the best opportunities in life and that it continues to strive to be outstanding. I was President of the Rotary Club of Rochdale in 2014/15 and I am also heavily involved with fundraising for the NSPCC Childline. This normally involves trekking up snow covered mountains to the dizzy heights of 5 or 6,000 metres.