Leadership Team

Mr C Bramwell


Mr Bramwell joined Westleigh High School in September 2015. He graduated from the College of St Pauls and St Marys gaining a BEd Hons degree. In addition he has also successfully completed an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management and the new NPQH qualification. Before joining Westleigh, Mr Bramwell worked at Wade Deacon High school as Head of PE and then Assistant Headteacher before moving to The Cooperative Academy of Manchester as Senior Vice Principal where he was instrumental in transforming what was a failing school into the most improved school in Manchester.

Mr S Barton

Deputy Headteacher

Mr Barton joined Westleigh as Deputy Headteacher in September 2014. He graduated from Salford University in 1994 with a BA (Hons) Music degree and having undertaken his teacher training at MMU was then appointed as a Music teacher at The Swinton High School. In 2000 he was appointed as Head of Music at Westleigh High School and subsequently held the post of Head of Expressive Arts and Associate Leader at Hawkley Hall High School from 2003 - 2009. Prior to taking up his current post at Westleigh, Mr Barton was Assistant Headteacher at St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley.

Mr T Kearns

Deputy Headteacher

Mr Kearns joined Westleigh in September 2016. He graduated from Edgehill University in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) Design and Technology Key Stage 2/3 with QTS. He started his teaching career at Ridgway High School. At this school he held a number of roles including Head of Design and Technology. In 2009, he was employed at Hodgson Academy in Poulton-le-Fylde, as Assistant Principal; Director of Technology and subsequently held the positions of Senior Assistant Principal; Teaching and Learning and Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning / Student Welfare.

Mrs J Coleman

Senior Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Coleman joined Westleigh in September 2006. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class honours degree in Information Systems Design. She was appointed as the Head of ICT from September 2006 and then became an Assistant Headteacher from September 2008. Prior to her appointment to Westleigh, Mrs Coleman worked at Southlands High School, Chorley

Miss G Johnson

Assistant Headteacher

Miss Johnson graduated from Edge Hill University in 1998 with a BA Hons in English and Drama. She has worked at Westleigh High School since 1999 as an English teacher, however over this time, Miss Johnson has also taken roles as Head of Year and SENCo. In September 2014, Miss Johnson was appointed to the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Headteacher.

Miss A Lovatt

Associate Assistant Headteacher
Seconded to Post - April 2016

Miss Lovatt graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2003 with a BA Hons in Physical Education Sport and Dance with QTS and was appointed as a newly qualified Physical Education Teacher at Deyes High School, Maghull. In 2005 Miss Lovatt was promoted to Assistant Progress and Development Manager, responsible for transition. In 2011 Miss Lovatt Joined Westleigh High School as Head of Girls’ PE and successfully completed her Masters’ Degree in Advanced Educational Practice at LJMU. In 2014 Miss Lovatt was appointed Head of Year and (2016) has recently been appointed as a Temporary Assistant Head Teacher.

Page updated: 16/12/2015