Mr Edmonds was appointed as Headteacher of Brannel School in July 2013. He has significant experience of successfully implementing school improvement strategies in schools facing challenging circumstances. His previous roles include Deputy Headteacher at a secondary school in Norfolk, Curriculum and Improvement Adviser for Norfolk County Council, mathematics teacher at secondary schools in Norfolk and Devon. Mr Edmonds holds a BSc (Ed) Hons in Educational Studies & Mathematics from the University of Exeter and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Mr Edmonds has challenging and high expectations of students, of staff, and of himself. He believes that education should provide for young people a range of opportunities designed to increase both life chances and life choices. He is committed to ensuring that every student at Brannel School achieves their individual potential academically and is well prepared for the challenges of life beyond school.
Ms Byrne was appointed as Deputy Headteacher of Brannel School in January 2015. She has over twenty years' experience of teaching in secondary schools across the country. Her previous role was as Assistant Headteacher at a secondary school in Dagenham. Ms Byrne holds a BA (Hons) in Home Economics from Liverpool John Moores University and a MA in Educational Management & Administration.
Ms Byrne is passionate about engaging young people and supporting them to achieve - both academically and personally - beyond expectations. She believes it is the fundamental role of any school to ensure that every child has the opportunity, support and encouragement to achieve their full potential - whatever their background or personal circumstances.
Mr Marc Cooper
Mr Cooper was appointed as Assistant Headteacher of Brannel School in April 2015. An experienced school leader, prior to taking up his post at Brannel he was Assistant Principal at Bideford College. Mr Cooper holds a BA (Hons) in European Theatre from Brunel University and a MA in Educational Leadership.
Mr Cooper believes that the promotion of strong values, optimism and responsibility are at the heart of a truly flourishing community. His teaching career has given him a deep insight into how children learn - and into how teachers can meet their needs whilst guiding and inspiring them to flourish. Mr Cooper focuses determinedly on encouraging students to have curious minds, to embrace a love of learning, to build their self-esteem and establish their independence.
Mr Mark Goodwin
Mr Goodwin was appointed as Assistant Headteacher of Brannel School in January 2014. He started his teaching career in Manchester in 1996 and, prior to taking up his post at Brannel, was Head of Science at Redruth School in Cornwall for eight years. Mr Goodwin holds a BSc (Joint Honours) in Chemistry & Sport Science from Bangor University in North Wales.
Mr Goodwin is relentless in his ambition for young people and is constantly seeking new ways through which to provide opportunities for their future success. He is very much a 'hands on' school leader who thrives on being in the classroom, motivating and challenging teachers in order to ensure the quality of the learning experience for students.
Ms Elizabeth Fletcher
Business and Enterprise Manager
Ms Fletcher joined Brannel School in January 2014, taking up a new Senior Leadership post of School Business & Enterprise Manager. She came to Brannel with 13 years' experience working for Cornwall Council, where she was responsible for strategic school place planning and commissioning major capital programmes and projects across Cornwall's schools' estate. These have included Cornwall Council's £30m annual schools' capital programme, £67.3m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) grouped schools scheme, £18m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) pathfinder proposal. Ms Fletcher holds a BA (Joint Honours) in Philosophy & Literature from the University of Manchester, a PRINCE2 project management qualification and a Diploma in School Business Management.
Ms Fletcher believes that the business case for corporate social responsibility can be made; that not only is ethical behaviour in business life the right thing to do in principle, it pays off in financial returns. She is committed to developing an investment strategy for Brannel which recognises the interdependence between business and society and which is based on the premise that there is a positive relationship between corporate social performance and corporate financial performance.