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.

Please check out our recent ‘Lockdown’ video below and see how many pieces, instruments and staff you can spot!

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
  • Lucy Fowler
  • Paul Machon
  • Laura Skyers
  • Amanda Spalding
  • Jessica Taylor
  • Janet Ward

BRASS

  • Jim Fletcher
  • Ben Percival
  • Richard Rowe
  • Dave Stephenson
  • Stuart Wilkinson
  • Stephen Wood

PERCUSSION

  • Craig Ellis
  • Ross Keeble
  • Neil Scott
  • Joshua Ward
  • Simon White
  • Jason Whiteley
  • Stuart Wilkinson

STRINGS

  • Madeleine Bentley
  • Lizzy Hussy
  • Philip Kidd
  • Kirsty Rhodes
  • Helen Sugden
  • Eleanor Younger
  • Hannah Zelei-Good

GUITAR

  • Nick Bennett
  • Rob Dickenson
  • Jim Fletcher
  • Eddie Hill
  • Elaine Oakley
  • Josh Ward
  • Jayne-Anne Webster
  • Nick Wells

PIANO/KEYBOARD

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

VOCAL

  • Rachel Chapman
  • Jackie Craig
  • Sarah Collins
  • Geraldine Gaunt
  • 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

MUSICAL INCLUSION & SEND TEAM

  • Jackie Craig (Musical Inclusion Strategy Coordinator)
  • Rachel Chapman
  • Sarah Collins
  • Phil Needham
  • Nick Park (Music ICT Consultant)
  • Hannah Zelei-Good

HEADS OF MUSIC CENTRE

  • Carol Billington – Hemsworth
  • Jason Whiteley (acting) – Horbury
  • Steve Wood  – Manygates
  • Stuart Wilkinson – Pontefract

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Tracy Gray