Meet The Team

Kath Conway

As Deputy Headteacher at Royds Hall Community School I have responsibility for the outcomes of all our students. My main focus to facilitate this is through leading whole school learning and teaching and leading on learning and teaching strategies. Through this area I also look at homework and marking and feedback. 

In addition, my role focuses me on Whole School Literacy and improving the love of reading of our students. 

I am incredibly proud to be a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Royds Hall and love working with our students to see them develop and reach their potentials.



Emily Gill

I joined Royds Hall Community School in September 2016 as a Lead Practitioner. In my current role as Associate Assistant Headteacher, I oversee the quality assurance of learning and teaching across the school, ensuring that students receive the best possible learning experience. I am also responsible for planning and coordinating the staff development programme, working across SHARE MAT to deliver staff training and supporting our NQTs (newly qualified teachers).

I am extremely proud to be a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Royds and feel privileged to help shape the future of our students. 



Lindsay Johnstone

My Name is Lindsay Johnstone, I am Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for SEN, EAL, pupil premium, wellbeing, careers, student leadership and the alternative provision. In a nutshell ensuring that all children receive the best education they can despite any barriers they may have to learning. 

I am passionate about helping young children develop the self-esteem to believe in themselves, feel they belong to our school family and support them to achieve their full potential.  No child should leave Royds Hall without the skills and qualifications to succeed in leading a happy and fulfilled life. 




Andy Lyon

I joined Royds Hall Community School in September 2011 as a Mathematics teacher.  My previous roles within school have included Assistant Leader of Learning in Mathematics and Lead Practitioner in Mathematics.  In my current role as Associate Assistant Headteacher I am responsible for the strategic curriculum development of the school alongside overseeing the internal and external exams that take place.  As part of my role I also work alongside colleagues to organise the monitoring reports that are given to students and parents to communicate their academic progress.

I am passionate about developing a culture that sees students unlock and realise their potential as learners and leave our school as better people.  I am very proud to be a senior leader at our school and am looking forward to the challenge of creating a school environment that helps our students achieve their personal best.


Nikki Wood

I am the safeguarding Lead for the secondary phase of Royds Hall Community School.  My areas of responsibility are safeguarding, behaviour and pastoral support. We/I believe that a student’s/child’s needs to have good quality support and their overall welfare needs met for them to have ‘good’ self-esteem. All these areas need to be provided for them to become confident learners who reach their full potential. Our aim is to ensure we offer an outstanding level of pastoral support within school.