Our Staff

Our specialised instrumental teachers and directors are part of a professional workforce that all have an enhanced DBS and receive rigorous Quality Assurance. Staff attend regular CPD and are kept up to date with the latest methodology, repertoire and resources.

Our membership of Music Mark ensures that we adopt a recognised common approach, have input into formulating national policies and are fully aware of all national issues.

 

PRINCIPAL OF WMEH  –  Phil Needham

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

  • Amanda Spalding  –  Instrumental & Ensembles
  • Tracy Ryder – Whole Class and National Curriculum

AREA LEADERS

  • Kirsty Rhodes  –  Strings & Piano
  • Janet Ward  –  Woodwind & Vocal
  • Jayne-Anne Webster  – Guitar & Music Tech
  • Jason Whiteley – Percussion & Brass

WOODWIND

  • Caroline Billington
  • Marie Dowd
  • Lucy Fowler
  • Val Jennings
  • Tom Lovatt (Music Centre)
  • Paul Machon
  • Laura Skyers
  • Amanda Spalding
  • Janet Ward

BRASS

  • Jim Fletcher
  • Rosie Hardwick
  • Ben Percival
  • Richard Rowe
  • Dave Stephenson (Music Centre)
  • Stuart Wilkinson
  • Stephen Wood

PERCUSSION

  • Craig Ellis
  • Ross Keeble
  • Daniel Rhodes
  • Neil Scott
  • Joshua Ward (Music Centre)
  • Simon White
  • Jason Whiteley
  • Stuart Wilkinson

STRINGS

  • Rose Gallaway
  • Madeleine Bentley
  • Philip Kidd
  • Kirsty Rhodes
  • Helen Sugden (Music Centre)
  • Edward Whelan
  • Eleanor Younger
  • Hannah Zelei-Good

GUITAR

  • Nick Bennett
  • Rob Dickenson
  • Jim Fletcher
  • Eddie Hill
  • Chris McShane
  • Elaine Oakley
  • Alex Ward (Music Centre)
  • Jayne-Anne Webster
  • Nick Wells

PIANO/KEYBOARD

  • Caroline Billington
  • Val Jennings
  • Kirsty Rhodes
  • Stephen Wood
  • Becky Whitlam
  • Hannah Zelei-Good

VOCAL

  • Rachel Chapman
  • Sarah Collins
  • Geraldine Gaunt
  • James Lewis
  • Phil Needham
  • Janet Ward
  • Becky Whitlam

FIRST ACCESS (Dedicated Team)

  • Rachel Chapman
  • Sarah Collins
  • Craig Ellis
  • Jayne Garside
  • Nadine Gray
  • Tracy Ryder
  • Nick Wells
  • Becky Whitlam

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & ICT

  • Nick Park
  • Phil Needham
  • Jayne Anne Webster

MUSIC SEND  (Special Educational Needs & Disability)

  • Nick Park

HEADS OF MUSIC CENTRE

  • Carol Billington – Minsthorpe
  • Jason Whiteley (acting) – Horbury & Ossett
  • Steve Wood  – Manygates
  • Richard Rowe (acting) – Outwood
  • Stuart Wilkinson – Pontefract

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Caron McIntyre
  • Tracy Gray