The Academy of
Central Bedfordshire

Student and Teacher

Staff List



September 2018

Senior Leadership Team              

Peter Cohen – Executive Headteacher

Jeremy Dodd – Head of School

Charlie Wakely – Deputy Head of School


Middle Management  

Paula Neish – Teacher of Hair and Beauty/Head of Vocational Subjects

Rita Pescetelli – Teacher of Mathematics/Head of Core Subjects

Mark Norwood – Inclusion Manager/SENDCo

Debbie Kemp – Manager of Safeguarding and Student Welfare

Sara Moore – Finance Officer

Naim Faruq – Co-ordinator of External Provision/Exams Officer

Adam Johnson – Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Instructor /Director of Pastoral Care


Teaching Staff 

James Bacon – Construction Instructor

Amanda Brown – Teacher of English

Carol Cockcroft – Teacher of Science

Ronnie Cowie – Motor Vehicle Engineering Instructor

Michael Emmins – Land Based Studies Instructor

Vivien Hanney – Teacher of Art

Jo Martin – Catering and Hospitality Instructor / Head of KS4

Lorraine Osborne – Home Tutor

Laura Page – Teacher of English

Laura Palmer – Teacher of Physical Education

Emily Panday – General Instructor

Claire Smith – Specialist Teaching Assistant / Instructor of Travel and Tourism

Joe Thompson – Teacher of Mathematics


Teaching Assistants  

Laura Allan

Louise Butler-Smith

Lydia Evans

Leoni George

Peter Morrison – Head of KS3


Supporting Staff        

Khaej Edwards – Behaviour Support Worker

Amy Geekie – Behaviour Support Worker

Debbie Mitchell – Safeguarding Assistant and Co-ordinator of LAC

Diana Broe – Admissions Co-ordinator

Helen Nicholson – Human Resources Administrator

Leigh Storie – Attendance and Transport Administrator

Felicity Hastings – Receptionist

Joanne Buttrey – Catering Assistant

Mandy McCracken – Public Relations


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