Head of School

John Parry

John grew up in Liverpool and was educated at St Margarets High School, Aigburth. He studied for a degree in Design and Technology at Edge Hill University. He started teaching at Childwall Sports and Science Academy before quickly being promoted to Head of Technology at New Heys School. Later, John was asked to take up a senior role at Enterprise South Liverpool Academy where he became Curriculum Director for Science and Technology and was the driving force behind the STEM initiative. This later led him to be seconded to a role as leadership adviser in Middlesbrough. Before joining Studio@Deyes, John was Assistant Headteacher at The Grange School, Runcorn.

Assistant Headteacher

Victoria Sharkey 

Having taken the vocational route through higher education Victoria achieved a HNC and then Honours Degree through the University of Sunderland, whilst progressing through her career in a variety of industries including the motor trade, financial services and social services.

Victoria then completed her PGCE in Business Education at Edge Hill University, achieving Masters qualification. She began her teaching career in Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, where she was responsible for learning & progress across the Vocational Faculty, with additional responsibility for creating the national program for Careers Academy UK. Before joining Studio@Deyes Victoria was Head of Community Engagement & Business Enterprise at Sandymoor Free School.

Assistant Headteacher

Katy Power

Katy is Assistant Headteacher in charge of Teaching and Learning and Fashion and Textiles. Katy studied Fashion, Design and Production at degree level and achieved a B.A. in International Fashion and Business. Katy went onto gain her PGCE and started her career at Rainhill High School, St Helens, teaching Textiles. It was at Rainhill High School that Katy progressed to Head of Department. Katy is priviledged to have been with Studio@Deyes since conception and is passionate about developing the Studio into the number one school for Fashion in Liverpool and the North West.

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

J. Parry – Head of School

V. Sharkey – Assistant Headteacher

K. Power – Assistant Headteacher

C. Townson – Assistant Headteacher

Lydiate Learning Trust

A. Stahler – Executive Headteacher

W. Jack – Director of School Improvement


G. Dutton – Teacher of Mathematics

E. Harding – Teacher of English

V. Holmes РTeacher of Art & Photography

R. Hughes – Teacher of Mathematics

D. Kiberd – Teacher of Engineering & Construction

A. Osagie – Teacher of Science

S. Taylor – Teacher of Fashion & Childcare

Other Key Staff

K. Barber – Cross Faculty Technician

R. Crispin – Receptionist & Administration Assistant

L. Daiton King – Careers Officer

A. Koermer – Director of Careers & Employer Engagement

D. Laird – Site Manager

D. Lavelle – SENCO

G. Lowery – Pastoral Welfare Manager

P. McLoughlin – Minibus driver & Site Supervisor