Derby Grammar School

Staff & Governors

To contact any of our staff members via email, please follow this format:

[email protected]

Senior Leadership Team

Senior School
Mr M. AllenHead of Maths
Miss H. AyubHead of Chemistry
Mrs V. BakerHead of Psychology
Mr I. BenjafieldTeacher of English
Mr D. Boddy Teacher of Humanities
Miss C. BruceTeacher of Maths
Miss L. BurrellTeacher of PE
Mrs A. ChesterTeacher of Chemistry
Mrs V. CharnockTeacher of Maths
Mr K. ClarkHead of Academic PE
Head of Blackton (School House)
Mr N. ColeyHead of Music
Mrs J. DavyTeacher of Music
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr S. FletcherHead of Classics
Ms P. GoslingTeacher of Design and Technology
Mrs K. LaceyHead of PSHE and Politics
Work experience, EPQ and UCAS
Mr P. LakritzHead of Design and Technology
Mr S. PennyTeacher of English
Mrs S. RaiSEND Co (Senior School)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr N. ScholesSite Manager
Email: [email protected]
Ms E. SellorsHead of Art
Mr J SmythDirector of Sport
Head of Atkinson (School House)
Mr J. SpeightHead of Computing
Mrs V. StandingHead of Physics
Mr J. TaylorHead of History
Mrs R. TaylorTeacher of Geography
Mr R. ThompsonTeacher of French and German
Mr D. VincentTeacher of Physics
Miss L. WalkerHead of Year 7
Head of Biology
Mr P. WalmsleyTeacher of Maths
Mr I. WatsonHead of German
Head of Derby (School House)
Primary School
Mrs J. CooperYear 5 teacher
Mrs K. Genders

Year 6 teacher

KS2 Academic Lead and Senior Teacher

Mrs R. HillPrimary Science teacher
Forest School leader
Mrs K. DeWaalYear 3 and 4 teacher
Mrs A. Wheat

KS1 Academic Lead

EYFS, Year 1 and 2 teacher

Teaching Assistants
Mrs A KenyonSEND TA
Mr G. Lo MonacoPrimary TA
Ms N. ShonePrimaryTA
Mr M Genders  TA 
Miss M AshmoleTA
Miss C Belcher TA
Mrs R Devine-White TA
Mrs R DileepTA


The Advisory Board

Derby Grammar School Advisory Board is composed of individuals from both within the Inspired Learning Group (ILG) team and those with connections to our school. Their responsibilities align with standard Board of Governors’ functions encompassing the school’s vision, ethos, and strategic direction. The Board also establishes and reviews policies and procedures – ensuring leadership accountability for school management, educational provision, and compliance with legal and DfE requirements.

Additionally, the Board contributes to inspections, monitors and evaluates performance to enhance standards, ensures students’ welfare and pastoral care, supports leaders, and provides recommendations to the Proprietor, always prioritising the school’s best interests with integrity and objectivity. The SLT reports to the Board periodically through formal meetings and regular contact with the Chair and other members of the ILG executive team. To ensure complete governance, the Board operates through two committees, Education and Compliance, both of which feed into a Full Board, thus providing a comprehensive approach to direct our school’s success and growth.

Amit Mehta
ILG Proprietor: [email protected]

Wrichik Majumder
ILG Head of Finance

Carrie Askew
Board Level Lead for Safeguarding and Health & Safety: [email protected]

Justin Spanswick 
Chair of Advisory Board: [email protected]

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