Meet the team

Interim Executive Headteacher



Sarah Storer


I’ve arrived at Holgate Meadows in my 31st year in Education. I have been in Leadership in both Mainstream and Special schools for 22 years.

I spent 20 years in Mainstream secondary settings in Rochdale, Oldham and Leeds. Throughout that time, it was very apparent that mainstream school settings do not fulfil the emotional needs of some learners who need to be supported by a curriculum that meets their individual needs. Read more....


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Claire Bailey

I started my teaching career in 2003 at Myrtle Springs School, which later became known as Sheffield Springs Academy. I was appointed as a teacher of History and PSHE. Over the 7 years I worked there, I held a number of positions including SENCO, Head of Year and Safeguarding lead. During my time at Springs, I learnt so much about the importance of working with families. I set up support groups in school, bringing families together who had children with ADHD and ASD. I found that by working with parents/carers, I could resolve many of the issues young people with SEN were experiencing in school.  

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Assistant Principal


Charlotte Barton 

I have been part of the Heritage Park and Holgate Meadows family for 9 years, having first done my teacher training at Heritage Park in 2013 

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Assistant Principal



Adele Hetherington

Over the 8 years I have worked at Holgate Meadows I have held a variety of middle leadership roles including teaching and learning lead, key stage lead and careers lead while always being a form teacher and teaching a maths timetable, mainly in KS4. 

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Assistant Principal


Steve Hall


I have been working in schools, including various leadership roles, for over 15 years but my time at Holgate was very special to me. I am excited to be coming back and most of all looking forward to working with all our wonderful students.

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Safeguarding & Inclusion Lead


Imran Bashir


I am passionate about working with children, young people, and their families, and over the years have worked with some of the most vulnerable people in society.  

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