Working at Linton Park, you’re part of a truly global educational establishment, working with small groups of students who are taking responsibility for their own learning outcomes and developing to fulfil their potential.

Our teachers enjoy many things about working with Focus – the lack of toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools, the opportunity to abandon ineffective and traditional teaching methods in favour of unorthodox – but highly effective – initiatives. The positive and supportive atmosphere in the schools, the quality of CPD and training (Focus Learning Trust – National Teacher Academy), the embracing of up-to-the-minute technology to make learning easier and more effective, the strength of community support and parental engagement and of course the beautiful facilities.

We employ professional teaching staff with experience in both the state and independent sector and also make provision for NQTs.

Our Current Staff

Secondary Teaching Team:

  • Claire Barrett-Smith – KS2-5 Art & Design/ Textiles/ Photography/ Graphic Design
  • Matthew Crow – KS3-5 Mathematics
  • Paul Dent – Geography and Citizenship
  • Paul Jackson – KS2-5 French/ Assistant Head – Post 16 Lead
  • Chris Leggat – History/ Project/ Boys PE/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Irina Marsh – KS2-4 Science/ ICT
  • Nicola Penfold – Girls PE/ ASDAN
  • Margaret Prince – Food & Nutrition/ Chef Skills
  • Pen Smy – KS3-5 Mathematics/ National Maths Lead/ Technologies Lead
  • Laura Sparks – KS2-5 Design Technology – Resistant Materials/ Product Design
  • Laura Wiles – KS3-5 English/ Motivation & Global Values Lead
  • Daryl Williams – KS3-5 English/ Teaching & Learning Lead

Primary Team:

  • Claire Bernthal – Year 6/ Assistant Head – Years 3-8 Lead
  • Keeley Dorney – Year 5/ Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Emma Horne – Year 3
  • Andy Linch – Year 4/ Boys PE

Support Staff:

  • Claire Booker – Individual Needs Assistant
  • Fay Carrington – Teaching Assistant/ First Aid Lead
  • Caroline Cotter – SIMS and Exams Officer
  • Debbie Gilbertson – School Business Manager
  • Karen Mason – National SIMS Support
  • Emma Nash – Individual Needs Assistant
  • Karen Sandland – Receptionist & Admin Assistant
  • Sian Stokes – Teaching Assistant
  • Ben Walby – Facilities/ IT/ OneBus/ Tech Support
  • Angela Weddell – Learning Support Facilitator/ Individual Needs Assistant

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