Teaching Staff Information


Having completed his B.ED (Hons) in 1986 Mr Smart spent three years working in comprehensive school before joining Aston in 1989 as a Teacher of PE, History and English. He was then appointed as Head of PE, Director of Sport when the School gained Sports College Status and finally Assistant Headteacher in 2008. During this time he also completed his NPQH. His current SLT responsibilities include the Professional Tutor role for both Trainee Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers, extra-curricular participation including the House competitions and the school timetable. Mr Smart is a firm believer in students having a rounded education that prepares the students for life beyond Aston both in work and lifelong leisure activities.


Mr Sheergill joined this school in September 1987 having spent three years teaching Physics and Science in a school in Telford. Originally a teacher of Physics, he has worked in different areas of the school including the careers department and helping run the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme for well over ten years. His time at this school has seen him undertake the roles of Head of Physics with this role leading to his appointment as Head of Science. On his appointment to Assistant Headteacher, he was responsible for the school timetable and was Head of Sixth Form, but is now responsible for out reach work for primary schools. Cluster leader for a number of departments including the Careers Department, school link for the Green Bus Company and running the Entrance exam in September.


Mr Downing joined the school in 2002 as a teacher of PE and Games. He became the Head of Year 7 in 2005, before undertaking the role of Year Leader for 8/9 and then 10/11. He was promoted to Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the school’s pastoral arrangements in Jan 2017 and is now also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
His role also involves line managing the Year Leader team, the SEND department, Student Services department and the Sharp system, as well as coordinating the school’s assembly programme.


Prior to her appointment as Deputy Headteacher at King Edward VI Aston, Ms Lewsey was Assistant Principal responsible for teaching and learning and teacher training at Arden in Solihull. Ms Lewsey’s career began in the South West working as a theatre director following her degree in drama. Before moving to the Midlands she trained to teach as a secondary drama teacher and later was appointed as head of performing arts and PE. Ms Lewsey is responsible for teaching and learning, student attendance, assessment and reporting and is the line manager for a number of departments.


Having completed a History degree at the University of Liverpool Mr Parker spent three years working in the insurance industry before starting his teaching career. Having initially taught in a large comprehensive school his senior leadership experience has been in the selective sector during which time he has also completed higher degrees at the universities of Leicester and Warwick. He firmly believes in the power of education to transform lives and the need for schools to have a culture of forgiveness.

Mr C Parker
Ms S Lewsey
Deputy Headteacher
Mr M Downing
Assistant Head
Miss R Pierce
Assistant Head
Mr A Sheergill
Assistant Head
Mr D W Smart
Assistant Head

Teaching Staff

Mrs L Yang
Mr S Wright-Smith
Mr R Uddin
Mrs A Smith
Partnership Manager
Mr R Shotton
Mr Z Perwez
Mr J Perry
Mrs T Parrans-Smith
Director of Music
Mrs J Orchard
Modern Languages
Ms A Norris
Mr R McBrien
Mrs H Liu
Mrs L M Leah
Mr C Laverty
Head of English
Mr S Kumar
Head of Physics
Ms Z Hussain
Mrs A Hussain
Mr S Hall
Mr R Giubertoni
Head of Chemistry
Mr A Gameson
Mrs N Fairhurst
Mrs A Price
Dr L Clitherow
Mr J Claughton
Modern Launguages
Mrs K Boyce
Assistant Head of Maths
Ms J Begum
Mr I Mackie
Teacher of Biology
Mrs A Beech
Food Technology
Miss V Ologunde
Teacher of French and German
Mr G Singh
Teacher of Biology
Mrs R Moy
History/Geography/ Subject Leader for EPQ
Mr M Hodgkinson
Teacher of Design Technology
Mr T Amann
Head of Politics/History
Ms S Carter
Head of Psychology
Mrs O Devaney
Mrs J Dhillon
Head of Biology
Mrs K Downing
Head of Art/DT
Mr R Giubertoni
Head of Chemistry/Subject Leader for Chemistry
Mr N Ibbetson
Subject Leader for PE/Games
Mr K Jackson
Subject Leader for Economics
Ms J Laventine
Subject Leader for German
Mrs L M Leah
Subject Leader for Spanish
Miss A M Lexy
Subject Leader for Mathematics
Mrs S Long
Subject Leader for English
Dr D McKee
Subject Leader for RE
Mrs C Cresswell
Head of History
Mr A Northcott
Mrs L Quigley-Brown
Modern Languages (part time)
Mr A Russell
Miss R Walsh
Mrs E Searles
Dr R Shahid
Chemistry (part time)
Mrs M Simcox
Mr H Tamber
Subject Leader for ICT
Miss T Toland
Mrs R Moy
Mr R Uddin