Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher

  • John Harrison

    Headteacher

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    John Harrison was born in Liverpool, moving throughout his early years to various northern beauty spots such as Runcorn and Widnes before arriving and laying down roots in Crewe. Having attended St Thomas More Catholic High School, John went on to attend Malbank to complete his A Levels, unknowingly starting a relationship with the school that would see him return some years down the line to ultimately lead the school in 2020. John completed his degree in English and History in Sheffield, his PGCE at Keele and then taught in Rotherham prior to leaving teaching for a year to travel the world. (Click photo for more details)

Deputy Headteacher

  • Richard Pickles

    Deputy Headteacher

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    Richard Pickles was born, raised and educated in West Yorkshire. He attended a comprehensive school and went to Leeds Metropolitan University, where he gained a BEd (hons) in Physical Education. Richard was the first member of his family to attend university. Prior to moving to Malbank, he was Assistant Headteacher for Teaching & Learning at Sandbach School where he gained his NPQH leadership qualification.  (Click photo for more details)

Assistant Headteacher

  • David Shepherd

    Assistant Headteacher

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    David Shepherd was born in Manchester. Childhood holidays spent exploring the castles of Wales planted in him a strong interest in History. This passion for the past grew at Stretford Grammar School. Thanks to his inspirational History teachers and fondly remembered educational visits all over the industrial north, the choice to study History for his degree was an easy one. After graduating from Sheffield University, David first followed his other interest – writing. David spent the early years of his working life as a journalist, writing for the Weekly News, Sunday Post and Dundee Courier. However, a spell spent teaching English and Maths at night school soon propelled David along another career path – teaching (Click photo for more details)

  • Janine Edwards

    Assistant Headteacher

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    Janine Edwards was born in Dorset and moved to Northwich whilst she was in Primary School.  She attended Hartford High School and then studied for her A-Levels at Sir John Deane’s College.  Janine completed her degree in Biological Sciences at The University of Sheffield, her PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University and completed her National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) whilst at Malbank through Edgehill University. Janine is also a Senior Leader in Education (SLE). (Click Photo for more details)

  • Julie Machin

    Assistant Headteacher

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    Julie Machin lived in West Yorkshire before heading to London to complete her joint honours degree in English Language and linguistics and Drama and theatre studies at the University of Surrey. Her formative teaching years were spent in West Yorkshire as both an English and Media teacher and Assistant Head of Sixth form before moving to Cheshire and starting at Malbank 15 years ago. Before her appointment as Assistant Head Teacher, she led the English Department and is currently leading improvement initiatives such as: attendance, teaching and learning and quality assurance.(Click photo for more details)

  • Stacey Falamarzi

    Assistant Headteacher

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    Stacey Falamarzi was raised and educated in West Yorkshire before completing a joint Honours degree at York University. Stacey was the first in his family to attend University and after graduating taught in Stoke-on-Trent and was a Senior Leader in Staffordshire before joining Malbank as an Assistant Headteacher in 2010. (Click Photo for more details)

Strategic Business Manager

  • Angela Miller

    Strategic Business Manager

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    Angela Miller grew up in a small village in North Wales.  On leaving school she obtained her Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification before becoming a fully qualified Accountant and a BSc in Applied Accounting.  (Click photo for more details)