Senior Leaders

Kate Bainbridge

Kate is one of our two Federation Deputy Heads and takes responsibility for Nenthead Primary School.  Kate has worked within our community for a number of years and is an excellent classroom practitioner.


Lindsey Chapman

Formerly teaching in Co. Durham, Lindsey has led the development of Maths at Samuel King’s for a number of years.  Her responsibility for Maths spreads across Alston Primary School as well.  She also monitors student progress at Samuel King’s and leads on teaching and learning.


Ian Johnson

Ian has been Headteacher at Samuel King’s since April 2012 and took responsibility for the Federation as a whole from December 2015.  He has previous headship experience in Oxford and Kent dating back to 1998.


Sally Timmons

Formerly Deputy Head at Kirby Moor in Brampton, Sally has been Deputy Head at Samuel King’s School since September 2015 and now serves in that role across Alston Primary School as well.  Sally leads on student development and SEN, but also contributes strongly to teaching and learning and takes on a lot of the schools’ day to day running.