St John Plessington Catholic College

SJP - a place where all children AND staff can learn!

At SJP, it is not only the pupils who are put through their paces to achieve! Here, the staff are also encouraged to develop further skills for themselves by taking part in a whole range of extra continued professional development programmes.

As an outstanding school and a teaching school, it is vital we are able to offer our staff the ability to develop school strategies, whether it be at middle management level or Senior teacher level.

For this reason, we have our own staff who are trained in facilitating the courses NPQML and NPQSL. These qualifications are designed to prepare teachers for more responsibility in their carers, dependant on their career stage.

We are delighted to announce that out of the 25 staff who completed this qualification, an amazing 25 passed! This is an incredible achievement and reflects the commitment and diligence of teachers within SJP. 

We believe in instilling a love of learning and the importance of lifelong learning in all of our students. We are, therefore, delighted to see our staff leading by example and gaining the successes they also deserve.

A huge congratulations to the following:


  • Catherina Carragher
  • Sarah Moore
  • Lynsey Stearne
  • Michaela McCarthy
  • Srirat Arthur
  • Kirsty Bowden
  • Diane Walker-Cairns
  • Sam Chesters
  • Rebecca Smart
  • Chris Courtnage
  • Kevin Lysaght
  • Heather Moore
  • Lindsey Phelps
  • Jon Sewell
  • Jen Richards
  • Michael Harris
  • Greg Hughes


  • Fred Chatwin
  • Emma Hughes
  • Byron Bowden-Graham
  • Rose Austin
  • Brendan Nunnery
  • Jo Kaloumenos
  • Nadia Kaye
  • Kim Penny