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Staff at High Peak

The children and young people at High Peak School are supported by the education and care teams led by the Principal.  Educational staff includes teachers, pastoral support and teaching assistants and there is also access to the school nurse, counselling and psychology.  The care team is led by the Head of Care and includes the Registered Manager along with both day and night care workers. All staff ensure the well-being of the young people at High Peak School is met and that they know they are valued and cared for.

Rachel Boylan

Interim Headteacher

I work for the Kedleston Group as Head of Education of High Peak School. I am passionate about engaging and inspiring all young people, and those who lead them, in their right to achieve and reach their full potential.

Paul O'Brien

Deputy Head and Pastoral Lead.

Responsible for behaviour and welfare.

Tracey Hill

Registered Manager

Tracey originally became Registered Manager at Wings Cumbria in November 2016, following on from an Interim Deputy Head of Care position within the Kedleston Group before moving to High Peak School in 2020.

Michael Sweeting

Head of Care & Positive Behaviour Support Coach

Mike has worked at High Peak School since January 2016, He is currently employed as Head of Care & Positive Behaviour Support Coach. Mike has 8 years’ experience working within a residential school setting, 3 of these years at a similar provision.

Laura Redhead

SENCO & Assistant Head of Education

Laura has been in post at High Peak School since 2018.  She is responsible for EHCP/PEP/CLA reviews, Interventions, ASC curriculum, KS2 curriculum, Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED), referrals and inductions for new pupils. She also overseas Outdoor Education and Assessment.

Adam Proctor

Middle Leader

High Peak’s Upper School Phase Leader Adam Proctor, is a Drama and Theatre specialist with experience of teaching in primary, GCSE and A-Level. Adam strives in creating lessons that encourage imagination and creativity in order to create high levels of work and positive outcomes.

Emma Pearce

Senior English teacher & Middle Leader

Emma’s role within High Peak is Senior English Lead Teacher with responsibilities for developing whole school reading, assessment, as well as teaching, and learning.

Craig Pearson

Pastoral Mentor

Craig has worked at High Peak for over 5 years, specifically working in the Pastoral Team. Craig has a degree in Youth and Community Work, he is a motivated and passionate youth worker and advocate for young people.

Natalie Mitchell

Pastoral Mentor (PBS)

Natalie Mitchell started working at High peak school in 2016 and is currently working on the Pastoral Team as a Mentor.

Melanie Rathmill

Business Office Manager

Mel has been at High Peak School for over 5 years and is the Business Office Manager.