Emmanuel Botwe – Headteacher
Emmanuel Botwe was born, raised and educated in South London. He attended a comprehensive school and went to Corpus Christi College Oxford, where he gained a First Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Prior to moving north with his wife and two daughters in 2015, he was Deputy Headteacher for Raising Standards at an Outstanding School in South Oxfordshire. His outside interests revolve around his beloved Arsenal Football Club, reading and listening to new music. He was recently appointed as a Local Leader of Education (LLE) which means that he is accredited to support other secondary schools.
Andy Pilbury – Deputy Headteacher (Ethos and Standards)
Andy Pilbury grew up in a combination of South East Cheshire and Kent before studying a Sports Science and Geography degree and completing his PGCE. Spending the first
nine years of his teaching career in Kent, he benefitted from roles as an Advanced Skills Teacher for the Kent Advisory Service and Assistant Headteacher.
Moving back home to Cheshire he now lives in Alsager with his wife and two daughters, feeling blessed for the support that they give to allow him to devote time and energy to Tytherington School. Andy has overall responsibility for standards in Key Stage 4.
Darren Pepper – Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour)
Darren currently lives in Middlewich with his partner Claire. He is an extremely motivated and ambitious individual who is passionate about providing exceptional pastoral care for our students.
Florence Pope – Assistant Headteacher (Currently on Maternity Leave until Easter 2020)
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Florence grew up in rural Somerset where she attended her local secondary school. She graduated from the University of York in 2002 with a degree in English and Related Literature before completing her P.G.C.E at the University of Leeds.
Florence has spent her career so far working in school in Leeds and has just moved to Marple. She likes to walk, run, read and visit the theatre. Florence is passionate about providing a challenging and exciting education for all students from the earliest stages of their secondary education.
Currently on maternity leave. Expected to return in summer 2020.
Mary Gannon – Assistant Headteacher (Quality Assurance and Most Able)
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Mary Gannon grew up in Birmingham and went to a Catholic Girls’ Comprehensive School. Mary was the first in her family to attend university. She attended Manchester University to study French and German.
Before arriving at Tytherington, Mary worked in Birmingham. Mary is the longest serving member of the Senior Leadership Team having been an Assistant or Deputy Headteacher since 2002. She is passionate about providing the best education opportunities for students so that they can flourish and leave school with the potential to be happy and successful in life. Mary enjoys travelling and reading. She is a keen football fan supporting her beloved Man Utd and lives in Manchester with her partner and son, Jacob.
Liz Healey – Assistant Headteacher (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Transition)
Liz Healey graduated from Salford University with a degree in English and German in 2001. She worked in industry before completing a PGCE with Manchester Metropolitan University. Liz worked as a teacher of languages at St Michaels C of E High School, Chorley and joined Tytherington as Assistant Head of Elm House in 2006.
She lives with her husband, son and daughter in Marple. Liz also loves travelling. Liz is passionate about providing all students with opportunities to learn and enjoy their time at school.
Caroline Brennan – Assistant Headteacher (Sixth Form)
Caroline Brennan was raised and educated in South Manchester, firstly attending a Catholic Secondary school in Didsbury and later completing a B.Ed (Honours) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is currently completing a Master in Education at Liverpool Edge Hill University. Caroline was the first in her family to attend University and after graduating taught at two Catholic secondary schools in Widnes before joining the Health & Social Care and Design Technology departments at Tytherington in 1995. She is a passionate advocate of comprehensive education.
Caroline lives with her husband in Poynton, loves to travel and bake and is currently learning pottery.
Helen Pugh – Associate Member of SLT (Director of Key Stage 3)
Helen was born and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She thoroughly enjoyed her education at the local comprehensive school, graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in History in 1998 and completed her PGCE at Leeds University in 2000. She was lucky enough to work in a range of pastoral and curriculum leadership roles during the first 10 years of her career in an Outstanding all girls comprehensive school in Birmingham. Having moved North to be closer to family, she now lives in Macclesfield with her husband and two children. Helen shares a passion for UK and US politics with her husband, who also teaches at Tytherington, and has a core belief in comprehensive education.
David Fitzsimmons – Associate Member of SLT (Head of PE and Assistant Head of 6th Form)
David graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Sport and Business. He then completed his PGCE qualification at Liverpool John Moores in 2003. David is currently completing a Masters in Education at Liverpool Edge Hill University. David was joined Tytherington in 2005 having previously worked at Congleton High School. He has overall responsibility for Ethos, student leadership and house system alongside being Head of P.E. David is an exceptional cricketer and was even given the opportunity to take a sabbatical in 2011-12 to play and coach cricket in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about providing a wide range of educational and extra-curricular activities for all students.
Peter Watson – Associate Member of SLT (Data and Head of Science)
Peter grew up in Gatley, Stockport and studied a Masters degree in Chemistry at Nottingham University. He completed his PGCE at Manchester Metropolitan University before joining Tytherington in 2006 as teacher of Chemistry and Physics. He combines his Associate SLT role with responsibility for Key Stage 4 Science. Peter is responsible for ensuring that data is used effectively within the school to help enable progress for all students. He enjoys squash, badminton and supporting Chester Football Club.