Cambian Hartlepool School

Meet the Cambian Hartlepool School Staff

Head Teacher

Paul Barnfather

Telephone: 01429 224965

"Paul has worked in education for over 18 years delivering alternative education to pupils deemed at risk of exclusion or who have an Education, Health & Care Plan. Paul has been at the school since it opened in 2007 joining as a Teacher, and as Interventions Manager before Head Teacher."


ICT/PE Teacher

Ben Steele

Telephone: 01429 224965

"Whilst completing a health and sport degree in 2008 Ben was employed by Huddersfield Town as a football coach where he worked for a year before being accepted to do his teacher training PCET at Sunderland university in 2009. Ben was employed by Sunderland College to work as an A level and Btec Sport Lecturer at Usworth sixth form college before leaving to work at Hartlepool School as a PE and ICT teacher in 2010."


Lead English Teacher

Craig Davies

Telephone: 01429 224965

"Craig has worked in commercial industries since graduating in 2001, before deciding on a career change in 2009, which led him into educational practice. Previous to his career in education, Craig worked as a National Training Manager for blue chip finance company American Express. 

In 2003 Craig created his own company, Liahona Ltd and worked as owner/operator for a number of years diversifying from commercial catering to financial marketing, until he sold his share of the company in 2009. In 2010 Craig returned to University as a post graduate and back to his old love of literature and gained a PGCE teaching qualification which he passed with distinction. After which he began working in the Hartlepool School as Teacher of English."


Maths Teacher

Johnathan Finnegan

Telephone: 01429 224965

"Johnathan qualified in 2004 and worked as a primary school supply teacher in various schools throughout the region. Johnathan joined the organisation on a part time basis in 2008, which became a fulltime position in Sept 2008. Johnathan is the Maths and Science co-ordinator for the Hartlepool school. "


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0161 507 3723


Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Cambian Hartlepool School to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback


✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements and challenges and progress against school improvement report


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy


✓ Commercial Performance


✓ Staffing and Personnel


✓ Estates Report


✓ IT report


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.



Divider II


Quick Links


➜  Reports & Policies

➜  Arrange a Visit

➜  Enquiries


Divider II