Leadership Team

In this section:

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Dr Tracy Johnson – Head & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Dr Johnson started her headship at Gateways in September 2012. Prior to this, she was Deputy Head (Pastoral & Discipline) at Lord Wandsworth College having previously been a boarding Housemistress and Teacher of Physics at Cheltenham College. Dr Johnson is an enthusiastic physicist with a PhD in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics from St Andrews University. She teaches physics to our year 7 pupils and she is passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy and succeed in science. Outside of Gateways, Dr Johnson is a keen cyclist and enjoys skiing.

Gemma C picMrs Gemma Carver – Deputy Head (High School)

Mrs Carver joined Gateways in September 2022 with responsibility for High School and Sixth Form Curriculum and Assessment. Prior to this, she spent several years as Senior Vice Principal at a Yorkshire independent boarding school. Mrs Carver brings a wealth of leadership experience and is passionate about the science of learning and supporting pupils to develop the intellectual curiosity required to enhance thinking skills, creativity and to drive innovation.  Mrs Carver is an enthusiastic psychology specialist and graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2001. She continues to enjoy teaching A Level psychology alongside some Key Stage 3 biology and the extended project qualification.  She enjoys spending time exploring the Yorkshire countryside and Northumberland coastline with her husband, two children and cocker spaniel Milo. During school holidays she enjoys skiing and travelling as much as possible!

Image of Mrs WallisMrs Helen Wallis – Head of Prep School & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wallis joined Gateways as an NQT in 2002. She was appointed Curriculum Leader of Maths & Science in 2008 and both subjects have grown from strength to strength under her leadership. Mrs Wallis has introduced a number of new initiatives to Prep School including the annual National Primary Maths Challenge.  She has a BA Honours (QTS) in Primary Education & continues to teach Maths in the Prep School alongside her leadership duties. Outside of Gateways, Mrs Wallis enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, occasionally squeezing in a spot of retail therapy.

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Mrs Karen Titman – Director of Digital Strategy

Mrs Titman joined Gateways in 1989 as an NQT and has set up the Design Technology Department and developed computer systems throughout the school. She has a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering & a Masters from Durham University in Education. Alongside her role overseeing the digital and IT side of things, Mrs Titman teaches computing. She is passionate about creative skills and allowing young people to explore opportunities available to them through academic achievement and problem solving tasks. In her spare time, she enjoys personal challenges and hand crafts.

Miss Arran Todd – Finance Director

Miss Todd joined Gateways in March 2024 having previously worked in a variety of companies including Lightwater Holdings Ltd, The Black Sheep Brewery PLC and The Potter Group (Holdings) PLC.  As well as being fully CIMA qualified, she is an enthusiastic reader enjoying an eclectic range of titles and genres. She also enjoys the gym, tending to prefer classes including spinning and metabolic conditioning. Miss Todd is also a volunteer Community First Responder for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.