Our Leadership Team
Leadership Team (ID 1235)
Mr Steve GallearsHeadteacher
Mr Steve Gallears
After studying Theology at The University of Leeds, I pursued my passion for inspiring the younger generation by obtaining a Masters Degree in Education from The Institute of Education at University College London (UCL).
I have 24 years' experience in secondary education in Kent and Southeast London as a teacher, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. I am now proud to be leading Northfleet Technology College as Headteacher.
My educational philosophy is centred around delivering a world class education every day to ensure all students, irrespective of background or ability, leave school as well-rounded individuals who are able to fulfil their dreams.
I am very fortunate here at NTC to have a committed and experienced team of teaching staff and support staff. Together, we will ensure every that every boy (and girl in the Sixth Form) leaves NTC with a clear future path, equipped to thrive in 21st Century Britain and beyond!
Mrs S TinkerDeputy Headteacher
Mrs S Tinker
I have been in education since the first day I started school. Having studied a BEd Hons in Movement studies at The University of Greenwich, I went straight into the teaching profession where I took on the challenge to inspire and deliver quality first teaching to every student regardless of any barriers they should encounter.
I have 23 years’ experience in secondary education, and have extensive leadership experience as an Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in schools across Kent.
I have undertaken significant training to develop the skills required of a senior leader through my NPQSL and NPQH. In addition to this I have led strategically on many strategies across schools and our trust.
I am passionate about inclusion and am proud to work with a committed and dedicated team of staff who go above and beyond every day to deliver inclusive education to every child at NTC.
Mr J MorganDeputy Headteacher
Mr J Morgan
I have taught at Northfleet Technology College for 25 years (15 years as a senior leader) and I hold a Music degree from University of London, and a Masters in Creative Media Education.
My role is to lead the development of our curriculum (both inside and outside the classroom) through our highly skilled and knowledgeable team of teaching staff to ensure the best outcomes for all. This is driven through our curriculum vision to develop young people who are Curious, Creative and Caring. I also have a particular passion for ensuing the curriculum creatively meets the needs of all through experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
I also believe it’s never too late to learn - after a music performance career that has included recording an album with Ronnie Wood, I have more recently turned my hand to learning to sail. Maybe one day I’ll make it into the 'Round the World' yacht race!
Mrs F SevernsAssistant Headteacher
Mrs F Severns
Having spent 10 years working in finance in the City of London and feeling totally unfulfilled, I decided to leave and pursue the career I had planned to at school, mathematics teaching. I have not regretted this decision for a single moment.
The opportunity to work with so many wonderful young people, inspire them to see a beauty in mathematics and believe in themselves. Over the 34 years I have had the pleasure of teaching I have worked in leadership roles leading Mathematics and other subject areas; monitoring assessment, achievement as well as my role now looking after attendance, behaviour and attitude to learning. I can honestly say that at no point have I regretted the change of career as my job satisfaction has been immense!
Ms J AllenAssistant Headteacher
Ms J Allen
After studying Architecture at Rochester University and working as a designer, I realised this was not the correct route; designing for the mass produced rather than bespoke just wasn’t for me. I returned to education and converted my degree into a Teaching Degree. Here I am, 20 years later having never regretted that decision!
I have continued learning to include a masters in ‘Leadership and Management’ and also Masters level ‘SENCo’ qualification through Canterbury University. I am an Erasmus scholar (European Community Action Scheme); a member of a prestigious international masters level community, jointly designed and delivered by a group of higher education institutions from across Europe.
I have experience in secondary education in Kent and Medway as a teacher, mentor for new teachers, KS3 Lead, KS4 Lead, Head of Dept. and Senior Leadership ‘Assessment and Accreditation manager’. I have also worked at Specialist SEN schools to include provision for ASC, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Trauma informed schools. I am proud to be the Assistant Headteacher of Inclusion at NTC.
My philosophy is making education accessible for all. My focus is always preparing my students for life, so they leave school with a skill set to be successful!
I feel privileged to work and support our young men at NTC, ensuring that with the support of their amazing parents, they can access the best for their futures.
Ms S JohnsonAssistant Headteacher
Ms S Johnson
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. Reading stories as a child was my absolute passion and what better way to do this every day than as an English teacher? I obtained a degree in English Literature from Goldsmith’s College in London, and after graduating I travelled the world to gain some life experience for two years, working every type of job I could find – I even worked as a clown as a children’s entertainer! When I returned home I qualified as a teacher and that was it – 23 years later I have worked in five different schools, undertaking all sorts of roles ranging from Head of English to Advanced Skills Teacher and a Specialist Leader in Education. I have been at NTC for 13 years and it has been the best school I have ever worked in. The students are fantastic and the opportunities for them and for staff are vast – again, I have worked in all sorts of roles from Director of Literacy to Head of Community and back again to heading up English.
Becoming a parent was a real eye opener for me as I learned all about what it’s like to have a child in primary school and how children develop their Literacy from infancy to when they leave Sixth Form – this really helped to improve my teaching and develop Literacy within our school! I have worked closely with local primaries and am very proud to have taught hundreds of Northfleet boys over the years – they are truly the best young people I’ve ever had the privilege to teach and they make me so proud every year!
Miss N KaurAssistant Headteacher
Miss N Kaur
Mrs S BushellAssistant Headteacher
Mrs S Bushell
I have always had a passion for education and creativity and after studying Performing Arts at De Monfort University I pursued a career in teaching Drama and English. I have had the pleasure of 17 wonderful and fulfilling years working creatively as a teacher with thousands of students across Kent and Medway. Early on in my career I also completed a Masters Degree in Education with the University of Chester.
I have worked across four schools during that time as a teacher, Head of Department, Careers Lead and am delighted to now be an Assistant Headteacher at NTC. I also hold a University Certificate in Careers Leadership from Canterbury Christ Church University and am a fully qualified Triple P facilitator.
I am fascinated about how people learn best and regularly engage with up-to-date research and training about cognitive science and the best ways to engage students in their learning. I am passionate about helping students at NTC to make the best possible progress to give them endless opportunities and options for their futures.