Senior Leadership


Mr Dean Grierson


Dean brings over 22 years of experience in education, leadership and management to Hulme Hall, including ten years at Senior Leadership level. He began his career as a Teacher of Economics and Business Studies in 1996 and has since embraced the Pastoral side of teaching, serving as Head of Year in both KS4 and KS5 at his previous school, before becoming Deputy Headmaster.

His expectations are clear – his pupils must do their best at all times, be honest and respectful to each other and aim high in all their endeavours.

When he isn’t working, Dean enjoys watching most sports and in particular his beloved football team – Manchester City. He likes to unwind by taking his two dogs for a walk with his wife, Sarah.


Mrs Jacqueline Smith

Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Progress) and DSL

Jackie began her teaching career at a large Catholic comprehensive school in Merseyside and joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in 2003. She has since taken on many leadership roles within the school and is currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the Senior School.

Jackie is Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Progress) as well as being responsible for C.E.I.A.G. (Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance), Rewards and Sanctions, Attendance and Line Manager of the Pastoral Team.

Jackie’s teaching philosophy is simple: show respect to gain respect; make a difference; strive to be the best you can be; start each day anew.

In addition to a love of teaching, Jackie also values her home life with her husband and two daughters. They like to escape to the family home in Donegal, Ireland – to peaceful sea views, fresh air and no school bells!


Mr Philip Bradford

Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum)

As part of the Leadership Team at Hulme Hall Grammar, Philip holds a number of roles within the school. These include Initial Teacher Training Professional Mentor, Whole School Curriculum Management and Timetabling, Data, Reporting and Tracking, Line Manager to Department Heads, and Head of Physical Education.

Philip leads a hard-working staff team and bases his success on good communication, organisation, leadership and a shared goal to improve the teaching and learning of all the pupils who pass through our care.

Father of two and teaching since 2001, Philip has experienced a number of very different schools, helping to shape his career and giving him the valuable skills for his current position at Hulme Hall Grammar School.


Mrs Harjinder Khinda

Head of Pre-School

Harjinder joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in September 2005 and brought 10 years of experience to the role. Her first experience of independent education was when she lived in Madrid and taught at Numont School. She has previously taught in the maintained sector and held various senior posts of responsibility.

Harjinder has led the Pre-school through two outstanding inspections and believes that this is due to her high expectations not only of the children and staff, but also of parents, who play a valuable role in the school’s success.

Harjinder enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Ranbir and has two young daughters, Ria and Elia.

Mark Lynch

Mr Mark Lynch

Business Manager

Mark joined Hulme Hall Grammar School in August 2019. He is a qualified CIMA Accountant with a successful track record in several senior financial management positions across different sectors including manufacturing, police and education. He joins us from St Bede’s College in Manchester where he was the Bursar since 2015.

All of his roles have given him experience in strategic leadership, finance and project management together with a proven ability to improve operations and impact business performance.

When not working, Mark enjoys watching sport and travelling with his family. He is a big fan of rugby and in particular following Ireland and Munster.

Mr Richard Lamerton

Associate Assistant Headteacher

Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham before completing a PGCE at the University of Manchester. He has over 15 years’ experience in education and is currently an Associate Assistant Headteacher at Hulme Hall Grammar School.

His responsibilities include Head of Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), Head of the Humanities and MFL Faculty, and is also our Examinations Officer.
In his view, fulfilling your potential is a result of preparation, working harder and smarter, and having a positive growth mindset. He aims to ensure every pupil will leave Hulme Hall having had a positive and successful experience.

Full Staff List


Mr Dean Grierson

Senior School

Ms Sofia Ahsan – Head of Drama and Teacher of Religious Education/Teacher of English
Mrs Carol Basu – Teacher of Science, Physics
Mr Philip Bradford – Assistant Head (Curriculum) / Teacher of PE
Mrs Mairead Burge – Teacher of History / Teacher of RE
Mrs Karen Conway – Pastoral Manager,  DDSL
Mr Kevin Hardwidge – Head of Mathematics
Mrs Sally Hughes – Head of MFL
Mr Richard Lamerton – Associate Assistant Headteacher/ Teacher of Geography
Miss Lyndsey Mitchell – Sports Co-ordinator
Dr Daniela Murgatroyd – Science Technician
Miss Ella Brook – Head of Art
Mr Zubair Junaugradar – Head of IT and Computing
Mrs Vivienne Pendleton – Teacher of Science, Chemistry
Mrs Samantha Rowland – Teacher of English
Mr John Ryan – Head of Science & Teacher of Science/ Biology/Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-Ordinator
Mr Michael Savage – Teacher of Mathematics
Mrs Jacqueline Smith – Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Progress), DSL, and Teacher of Physical Education
Mrs Lisa Spragg – SENCo &Teacher of Psychology
Miss Emily Stopford – Teacher of MFL
Mr Miguel Teixeira – Teacher of Music / Music Co-Ordinator
Mr Gareth Wilson – Head of English



Mrs Rachel Gately – Enrichment Department Manager/ Examinations Access Arrangement Co-Ordinator
Miss Chloe Burton –Learning Support Assistant
Miss Lily Cheng – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Annette Cobley-Francis – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Jenny Cook – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Clare Deering – Enrichment Mathematics Co-Ordinator
Mrs Tiffany Forbes – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Sharon Green – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Sophia Ingleby – Learning Support Assistant
Ms Maryam Javed – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Danielle Jordan– Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Mea McCall – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Harriet Morris – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Safa Nasher – Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Hannah Parker-Johnson – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Nisha Puri – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Hannah Smith – Learning Support Assistant
Mr John Tupman – SEND Administrative Assistant
Mrs Katie Watkinson – Enrichment English Co-ordinator
Mrs Hollie Woods – Learning Support Assistant



Mrs Harjinder Khinda – Head of Pre-School & DSL
Miss Kaysi Taylor – Pre-School Assistant
Miss Silvia Chalaris – Deputy Head of Pre-School
Miss Gemma Bailey – Pre-School Practitioner
Miss Aysha Redman – Pre-School Practitioner
Miss Imogen Enright – Pre-School Practitioner
Miss Keri Bailey – Kindergarten Room Leader


Finance Office

Mr Simon Malkin – Business Manager
Mrs Katie Brooks – Finance Assistant



Ms Viv Mansfield – Kitchen Supervisor
Mrs Jenny Ackroyd
Miss Katie Young
Miss Hannah Bramhall

Support Staff

Mrs Deborah Cooke – Office/Admission Manager
Mrs Atusa Taylor – Administration Assistant
Miss Chloe Connolly – Receptionist
Mr Michael Lea – IT Manager
Mr Steve Fallon – Head of Marketing


Site Staff

Mr Leonard Dean – Site Manager
Mr Jason Heselton – Site Manager


Mr Tim Lowe

BA, Cert. Ed., FCollP

Chair of Governors

Previous roles include: Headmaster of two independent schools, Director of Marketing for Wells Cathedral School. Council member of the IAPS and Chairman of the Association for the Midlands.

Current roles: Chairman of the Walklate Educational Foundation, founder of the Little Princess Trust, member of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Mr Laurence Carr


Graduate of the University of Manchester
Previous roles: Mathematics teacher at Stockport Grammar School. Head of Mathematics, Director of Studies, Second Master and finally Senior Deputy at Cheadle Hulme School. HMC Inspector.
Current roles: Education Consultant.

Mr John Shackleton


Chairman of the Education Committee

Previous roles include: Headmaster of Royal Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, Fettes College in Edinburgh, King Henry VIII School in Coventry, and finally Hallfield School in Edgbaston.
Current roles: Chairman of Governors of his local village school and a Governor of Solihull School. Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Education Committee. Serving ISI inspector, a mentor for new prep. school heads (IAPS) and an appraiser of preparatory school headteachers.

Mr Edward Nicholls

BA (Hons)

Previous roles include: Air Traffic Control Officer for HMS Queen Elizabeth and Air Traffic Control Trainer for RAF Shawbury
Current roles: Project Manager for BNY Mellon

Governor’s Advisory Panel

Dame Kathy August: DBE for Services to Education

Dr Jane Delfino: Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Promotion Education Consultant, Champion of entrepreneurship education for the greater good.

Ms Sandra Lewis-Beckett: Leader of Educational Leadership and Management Masters programme at Liverpool Hope.