The Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team is made up of staff with a wide range of expertise and experience. They each take an overview of key areas. By doing this, they ensure that every student at Co-op Academy Walkden will succeed.

Mr Corbett

I have been teaching since 1998 and Coop Academy Walkden is my third school, having previously worked in Hattersley for 5 years and then Moss Side for a further 7. 

Mr Corbett

Mrs Sloper-Russell

Vice Principal – Curriculum Originally from Birmingham, I studied in my home city and completed my degree in English Literature at The University of Birmingham.  After university I moved to…

Mrs Sloper-Russell

Mrs Ball

I’m originally from London, but moved to Manchester to come to University, where I completed a History Degree and then my PGCE, qualifying as a teacher in 2001. 

Mrs Ball

Mrs Earley

I began teaching Modern Foreign Languages in 1997 after completing a BA Hons in French and Spanish. As part of my language studies I taught English in a Spanish school which convinced me that teaching was for me.

Mrs Earley

Mrs King

I have been teaching since 2005 and have taught in several schools including specialist settings. I always knew I wanted to teach and realised early into my career that I wanted to focus on Special Educational Needs. 

Mrs King