Staff and Governors

SLT - Senior Leadership Team

Joanne Connor

Deputy Headteacher

Simon Alcock

Assistant Head 

Nancy Wright

Business Manager

Adele Navesey Hall

Assistant Head

Abi Tasker

Assistant Head

Sinead Walsh

Assistant Head

MLT - Middle Leadership Team

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

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.

Victoria Terry – Co-Opted Governor

I was delighted when I was asked to become a Governor at Redwood this year and look forward to getting to know the school and its wider community better.  I am currently the Deputy Head teacher at Hamer Primary School (co-located with Springside) and I have been working in primary education for the past 16 years. I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and families within the school community, ensuring that they receive the very best that Redwood can offer them. I feel that my experiences in education, along with my wealth of experience before I entered the teaching profession (as a student nurse, retail manager and science technician) equip me to serve the school well.

Regina Esekhile – Parent Governor

I joined the Governing body in December 2016 as a parent governor. l am married and have a son that attends the school. Moved from Nigeria to England in 2004, lived in London for

5years and moved to Rochdale 8 years ago.

It has been a delight to be part of this dedicated team in Redwood both previous and present who are passionate about ensuring the school thrives and is a safe and happy environment for the students.

I have a degree in Maths and Statistics and Masters in Survey Engineering worked as a Statistician in Government House in Nigeria and briefly in Aviation. Since l moved to Rochdale l have volunteered at Rochdale Borough User Forum as a treasurer/statistician, gained PGCE (Mathematics) and actively been part of a local church as a prophetic voice, assist with the creche, teen groups and part of leadership training team within the church.l am passionate about education and enhancing our children in not only academics but in all aspect of life.

I recently became a Link Governor for British Value and looking forward to working the Leadership Team in charge of it.

I am keen to contribute to the strategic direction of the school and fortunate to have the opportunity, am committed to supporting the new Head, Staff and Colleagues on the Governing Body to ensure our students become outstanding in the community.

Ben Lord (Staff Governor)

It gives me great pleasure to have been appointed staff governor representing the staff on the board of governors. This is the second time I have took on the role as previously I was the staff governor in my former school. Within Redwood, I have the role of the Design Technology Co-ordinator being responsible for the teaching of Design Technology across the secondary department. It is an honour to work within Redwood and meet the fantastic students on a daily basis.