KA People

Senior Leadership Team

Kelvinside Academy is a community, and it is the members of this community that make it such a welcoming and inspiring place to be. Each member of staff plays a role in shaping Kelvinside and places huge emphasis on forming strong and supportive one to one relationships with pupils. We have a dedicated team of around 150 highly qualified teaching and operations staff.

The Senior Leadership Team have the responsibility for the day-to-day of running the School with the Rector and Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to the Board of Governors.

Full Staff List

Mrs N CuthbertsonHead of Faculty of Languages
Ms J HardyHead of Faculty of Expressive Arts
Mrs J ClarkHead of Faculty of Social and Business Studies
Mr DJ WilsonHead of Faculty of PE and Games
Mr M SmithHead of Maths, Science and Technology Faculty
Mrs L HarkinsHead of Support for Learning Department

Mrs N Cuthbertson - Head of Faculty

Mrs J Richard - Deputy Head of Faculty

Mr C Deans
Ms D Gallacher
Ms J Gibb
Ms M Fox

Mrs M Hood

Mr D O’Neil
Miss L Preston
Mrs A Reid
Mr E Smith

Mr M Smith - Head of Faculty

Mrs L Hartley - Deputy Head of Faculty – Head of Maths

Mr S Connor
Mr J I Cuthbertson
Miss S Edmond
Mrs L FitzGerald
Mr B FitzGerald
Mr G Guile
Mrs F Ishaque
Mrs F Jorgenson
Mr I Nicholson
Miss L A Thrippleton
Mrs S Totten
Mr C Watts

Mrs P McArthur - Laboratory Technician

Ms J Hardy - Head of Faculty

Mr M Godsman - Deputy Head of Faculty – Head of Music

Mrs S Gillan
Mr C Campbell
Mrs A Gallie
Ms H Nixon
Mrs A H M Schneeberger

Mrs J Clark - Head of Faculty

Dr I Woodman - Deputy Head of Faculty

Mrs N Mathews
Mrs B Meikle
Mr N Reid
Mrs J Shields
Mr C Simpson
Mr J Smith
Mr F Newham


Mr DJ Wilson - Head of Faculty & Director of Games

Mr C J Lawson - Head of Junior School Sport

Mr C Derrick

Mrs K Booth 

Mrs F Cafolla
Miss R Robeson
Mr A Jardine

Mr K Branchesi - NuVu Fellow

Mrs L Goldie - Design/Innovation Coach

Mrs V Lynch - Design Educator

Mrs L Harkins - Head of Department

Mrs N Anderson
Mr G Plant
Mrs D Luc
Mrs C SweeneyHead of Junior School
Mrs T NugentDeputy Head of Junior School and Nursery

Mrs F Kennedy - Transitions Leader

Mrs E Laird-Jones
Mrs A McAllister
Mrs E Henderson
Mrs L McColl
Mrs L Hill
Dr R Walker
Mrs G Flanigan
Miss H Keir
Mrs S Rodgers
Mrs C Milne
Miss C Hamilton
Classroom Assistants
Mrs K Donaldson
Miss R McCumesty
Mrs J Park
Mr V Khyzhnychenko
Miss P ArgueDeputy Manager
Early Years Practitioners
Miss J Griffin
Mrs J Hartley
Ms K Laurie
Miss D Mardon
Mrs J Pettigrew
Miss C Schoepfer
Miss K Kotiusheva
Ms Ingrid Machando

Mrs T Aman - Support Worker

Apprentice EYP
Miss L Holliday
Miss A Mcinnes
Heads of House
Miss L PrestonHead of Buchanan
Mrs S TottenHead of Colquhoun

Mrs L FitzGerald & Mrs M Hood

Joint Heads of MacGregor
Mr B FitzGeraldHead of Stewart
House Activity Lead
Mr N ReidBuchanan
Mr J SmithColquhoun
Mr C WattsMacGregor
Miss S EdmondStewart
Admissions & Marketing
Mrs K L BottomleyDirector of Admissions & Communications
Miss I HillAdmissions Manager

Miss M Robertson

Admissions & Marketing Assistant

Mrs E SolmanDevelopment Manager
Mrs C GibsonDevelopment Assistant
Mr D PocockChief Operating Officer
Mrs E CummingsFinance Manager

Mrs C Connolly

Mrs P Smith

Finance Assistants
Miss S MoffatFees Clerk
Mr James MageePayroll Administrator
Office & Administration
Mrs M McWhirterAdministration Manager & PA to Rector
Mrs M FraserSecretary to the Chief Operating Officer
Mrs L LawsonJunior School and Nursery Secretary

Miss N Henderson 

Mrs N Jones 

Receptionist and School Administrator
Ms S MillsPastoral Administrator
Mr J BrindleyICT Systems Manager
Mr E LongmoreIT Technician
Ms S Tipping
Ms S McLay
Health & Wellbeing

Mrs S McQuilkin

Mrs T Semple

School Nurses
Ms J ThomsonSchool Counsellor
Mr S HartlandSchool Staff Instructor
Facilities & Grounds
Mr C ShawFacilities Manager
Mr D AndersonHead Janitor

Mr S Lau

Mr S McGloan

Assistant Janitors
Mr G DiversGroundsman
Mr J JacksonJanitor
Mr A CraigRoad Crossing Patrol Staff


Board of Governors

The KA Governors are collectively responsible for the long-term vision and development of the School.  Our Board of Governors possess among them a wealth of experience across a variety of disciplines and they use their knowledge to maintain the best interests of the School, its property and its funds.  The make-up of the Board is designed to ensure a wide range of experience, knowledge and interests.  At any given time, it is usual for the Board to have representation from the Academical community as well as our parent body.

Allan McKendrick - Chairman

Graham BissetNataliia Hinde
Colin MackenzieAlastair Tear (ex-Officio)
Moyra BolandLaura Baxendale
Marianne CareyYvonne Craig
Mel Scott, B.Sc (Hons)Simon Johnson
Laura Faulkner 

Governors may be contacted through the PA to the Board of Governors: [email protected].