Mr John Waszek
Rev’d Dr Rob Beamish (RBeamish@rydalpenrhos.com)
Mrs Lucy Davies (LDavies@rydalpenrhos.com)
Mr Phil Sutton (PSutton@rydalpenrhos.com)
Mrs Rhian Williams – Director of Studies/Exams Officer (REWilliams@rydalpenrhos.com)
Mr Andy Thomas – Director of Teaching & Learning (AJThomas@rydalpenrhos.com)
John Waszek was educated at St Joseph’s College, Stoke-on-Trent where he became Head Boy and represented Staffordshire at rugby.
He has an Economics degree from City, University of London, a Master’s degree in Public Sector Economics from the University of Leicester and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Loughborough (Physical Education).
After teaching posts at Mill Hill School and Rugby School, where he was also a Boarding House Master, John was appointed Principal of St Edward’s College, Liverpool.
During his 24 years (1992-2016) in the role, St Edward’s secured seven consecutive “outstanding inspections” and was subsequently designated as “exempt” from inspection by the Department for Education.
Following the organ retention revelations, John was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey). He also served as a Chair of the Northern Division of the Choir Schools’ Association (for Cathedral and Collegiate Choir Schools).
Following retirement in 2016, John became a School Improvement Advisor, working in particular with School Governing Boards and Leadership teams to advise them on steps to take following their receipt of “poor” inspection reports.
He has also been the Chair of Governors at St Aidan’s Primary School in Huyton, Knowsley.
John has a keen interest in sport. He played football and rugby at university, representing Loughborough Students and English Universities at rugby. He subsequently played rugby for Saracens and Cambridgeshire. John has coached rugby at school and county level (Middlesex) and is currently a season ticket holder at St Helens Rugby League Football Club.
Ms Sarah Bollan (Year 7-10 Pastoral Lead) – SABollan@rydalpenrhos.com
Mr Alun Brown (Year 11-13 Pastoral Lead) – AMBrown@rydalpenrhos.com
Mr Steve Williams (Faculty Leader)
Mrs Fleur Coates and Mrs Maria Freeman (Faculty Leaders)
Mr Andy Thomas (Faculty Leader)
Mr Dave Robson (Faculty Leader)
Mrs Catherine Culver (Middle Leader – Curriculum & Key Stage 1)
Mrs Victoria Martin (Additional Learning Needs Co-Ordinator)
Mrs Katie Oliver (Middle Leader – Assessment and Progress & Key Stage 2)
Miss Letitia Spencer (Pre-School Manager)
Mrs Anne Wallace (Admin Manager and PA to Executive Principal)
Mr Gareth Robinson (IT Services Manager)
Mrs Laura Spencer – Finance Manager
Mrs Maria McLean – Admissions and Marketing Manager
Mr Richard Smith (Estates Manager)
Grounds & Maintenance
Miss Louisha Doran – Transport Co-Ordinator
Mr Andy Thomas (Assistant Principal)
Mrs Lucy Davies (Deputy Principal)
Mr Phil Sutton (Deputy Principal)
Ms Sarah Bollan (Years 7-10 Pastoral Lead)
Mrs Letitia Spencer (Pre-School Manager)
Mr Alun Brown (Years 11-13 Pastoral Lead)