Senior Leadership Team

Emmanuel Botwe – Headteacher

MBotweManny Botwe was born, raised and educated in South London. He attended a comprehensive school and went to Corpus Christi College Oxford, where he gained a First Class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Prior to moving north with his wife and two daughters in 2015, he was Deputy Headteacher for Raising Standards at an Outstanding School in South Oxfordshire. His outside interests revolve around his beloved Arsenal Football Club, reading and listening to new music. He was recently elected as the Vice President of the Association of School and Colleges Leaders (ASCL).



Andy Pilbury – Deputy Headteacher (Raising Standards)

APilburyAndy Pilbury grew up in a combination of South East Cheshire and Kent before studying a Sports Science and Geography degree and completing his PGCE. Spending the first nine years of his teaching career in Kent, he benefitted from roles as an Advanced Skills Teacher for the Kent Advisory Service and Assistant Headteacher.

Moving back home to Cheshire he now lives in Alsager with his wife and two daughters, feeling blessed for the support that they give to allow him to devote time and energy to Tytherington School. Andy has overall responsibility for standards in Key Stage 4.


Darren Pepper – Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour and Attitudes)


Mr Darren Pepper

Darren was born, raised and educated in Northern Ireland. He attended Portadown College before completing an undergraduate degree in Sports Science at the University of Ulster in 2010. Prior to completing his PGCE in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University in 2013 he was employed as a professional coach by Ulster Rugby. Darren joined Tytherington School in September 2014 and has held numerous pastoral positions during his time at the school.
Darren currently lives in Middlewich with his partner Claire. He is an extremely motivated and ambitious individual who is passionate about providing exceptional pastoral care for our students.


Florence Pope – Assistant Headteacher

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Mrs Florence PopeFlorence grew up in rural Somerset where she attended her local secondary school. She graduated from the University of York in 2002 with a degree in English and Related Literature before completing her P.G.C.E at the University of Leeds.

Florence has spent her career so far working in school in Leeds and has just moved to Marple. She likes to walk, run, read and visit the theatre. Florence is passionate about providing a challenging and exciting education for all students from the earliest stages of their secondary education.


Mary Gannon – Assistant Headteacher (CPD and Curriculum Plus+)

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Ms Mary GannonMary Gannon grew up in Birmingham and went to a Catholic Girls’ Comprehensive School.  Mary was the first in her family to attend university. She attended Manchester University to study French and German.

Before arriving at Tytherington, Mary worked in Birmingham. Mary is the longest serving member of the Senior Leadership Team having been an Assistant or Deputy Headteacher since 2002. She is passionate about providing the best education opportunities for students so that they can flourish and leave school with the potential to be happy and successful in life. Mary enjoys travelling and reading.  She is a keen football fan supporting her beloved Man Utd and lives in Manchester with her partner and son, Jacob.

Liz Healey – Assistant Headteacher (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and Transition)

Mrs Liz HealeyLiz Healey graduated from Salford University with a degree in English and German in 2001. She worked in industry before completing a PGCE with Manchester Metropolitan University. Liz worked as a teacher of languages at St Michaels C of E High School, Chorley and joined Tytherington as Assistant Head of Elm House in 2006.

She lives with her husband, son and daughter in Marple. Liz also loves travelling. Liz is passionate about providing all students with opportunities to learn and enjoy their time at school.


Caroline Brennan – Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Premium and Community)

Mrs Caroline BrennanCaroline Brennan was raised and educated in South Manchester, firstly attending a Catholic Secondary school in Didsbury and later completing a B.Ed (Honours) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is currently completing a Master in Education at Liverpool Edge Hill University. Caroline was the first in her family to attend University and after graduating taught at two Catholic secondary schools in Widnes before joining the Health & Social Care and Design Technology departments at Tytherington in 1995. She is a passionate advocate of comprehensive education.

Caroline lives with her husband in Poynton, loves to travel and bake and is currently learning pottery.

Helen Pugh – Assistant Headteacher (Director of Key Stage 3)

Helen was born and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. She thoroughly enjoyed her education at the local comprehensive school, graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in History in 1998 and completed her PGCE at Leeds University in 2000. She was lucky enough to work in a range of pastoral and curriculum leadership roles during the first 10 years of her career in an Outstanding all girls comprehensive school in Birmingham. Having moved North to be closer to family, she now lives in Macclesfield with her husband and two children. Helen shares a passion for UK and US politics with her husband, who also teaches at Tytherington, and has a core belief in comprehensive education.


Rebecca Roe – Associate Headteacher (Head of Sixth Form)


Rebecca Roe was born in London but grew up in the North of England. After graduating from Leicester University in 2001 with a degree in French, she spent two years living in Japan before completing her teacher training.

Since starting at Tytherington in 2004, Rebecca has fulfilled a variety of roles including ITT coordinator, Lead Practitioner and Head of the Modern Foreign Languages Department. She is a passionate advocate of comprehensive education and lifelong learning.

Rebecca lives in South Manchester and likes yoga, reading and traveling.


Simon Malkin – Business Director


Simon Malkin grew up in Stockport and was the first in his family to attend University, studying Biochemistry at Southampton.

Simon’s early career involved spells in pharmaceutical research and public practice accountancy before switching to educational management.

Simon is a qualified accountant and company secretary and has worked in most educational sectors including public and private, higher, secondary and primary levels, as well as inspecting regulatory compliance in other schools.

He is a lifelong Manchester City fan, an avid reader and a keen listener of rock music.  He is married with two children and lives in Congleton.