Senior Leadership

Ms Saunders - Headteacher

Ms Saunders has been teaching science for 35 years. She has worked in several local authorities, joined Royal Liberty School as a senior teacher in 2001 and became Headteacher in February 2015. She is passionate about providing the very best opportunities for every student in her care and believes passionately that good education transforms lives.

Ms Saunders is proud to be the Headteacher of Royal Liberty School where every member of the school community works together to create a caring and safe environment to ensure everyone can achieve and celebrate success.

Mr Raftery - Deputy Headteacher

Mr Raftery is an experienced member of the Senior Leadership Team who joined Royal Liberty in September 2016. He is responsible for attainment and outcomes, interventions, the strategic development of the school timetable and the options process. He line manages the SENDCO, along with a number of departments.

Ms Stuchfield - Assistant Headteacher

Ms Stuchfield has been teaching for thirty-four years at a range of schools in Havering and other London boroughs. She originally joined Royal Liberty School in 2006 as an advanced skills teacher before becoming an Assistant Headteacher leading the Science College Specialism.

She now leads on training, whether that is initial teacher training or continued professional development (CPD). She also leads on curriculum development including challenge and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

She continues to love teaching science to the students of Royal Liberty School and celebrating with them their many successes.

Mr Hinnigan - Assistant Headteacher

Mr Hinnigan joined Royal Liberty School in September 2019. He is currently responsible for safeguarding within the school and is passionate about creating an environment in which students can progress and develop with confidence. He works closely with the pastoral team to ensure that every student receives the best support possible.

Mr Benstead - Assistant Headteacher

Mr Benstead is an experienced humanities teacher, he joined Royal Liberty in 2019. He is currently responsible for all aspects of Teaching and Learning and is passionate about equipping students with the skills needed in our rapidly changing world. He works closely with the school’s Careers Leader to ensure students in all year groups are given guidance on the next steps in their education and future careers. Mr Benstead works closely with all middle leaders to ensure students achieve their full potential and have positive outcomes.