Mr Murray


Hello, my name is Mr Murray and I am very proud to be the Headteacher of St John Fisher Catholic College. My job is all about ensuring all of our learners feel safe, happy and achieve. Be sure to say hello to me when you see me around the school. I always love welcoming our new Year 7 learners to our school community as they become our youngest Fishers.

I am married to the beautiful Mrs Murray who teaches Maths at this school, and I have two sons, Tom and Joe, who both attend St Wulstan’s Catholic Primary school. I enjoy watching and playing football, and regrettably support Arsenal.

God bless


Mrs Teague

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Mrs Teague, and I am an Assistant Headteacher leading our safeguarding and pastoral work at St John Fisher Catholic College. I work with all our teachers and support staff to make sure that the way we work with our learners, keeps them safe and well.

I know a little bit of what it might feel like to be preparing to move to St John Fisher Catholic College: both my daughters came to our school and left only recently. They were both excited and a little worried about the prospect of moving to high school. The important thing to remember is that you are not on your own and the adults at St John Fisher will work very hard to ensure you quickly feel that you belong and can thrive, in your new school.


Mr Hawthorne

Pastoral & SENCo

My name is Mr Hawthorne, and I am Assistant Headteacher and Special Education Needs coordinator at St John Fisher Catholic College. I love sport, particularly football and I am a lifelong Stoke City FC supporter so please stop me for a chat unless we have lost at the weekend!

My role in school is to ensure that you are supported both inside and outside of the classroom so that you can be the very best version of yourself. You will often find me in Learning Express or the Pastoral Office where my colleagues and I will be able to assist you with any concerns or queries.

I look forward to welcoming you into our amazing school.


Mrs Brabbs

Transition & Year 7 Progress Leader

Hello, I’m Mrs Brabbs and I am the Year 7 Progress Leader. My job is to help make sure that everyone in Year 7 achieves the very best that they can not only in their lessons but also as a person.

Whether you are a marvellous mathematician, a fantastic footballer or a brilliant baker each of you brings something special to the Year 7 family at St John Fisher.

I am a Science teacher and love space, I also love baking and playing with my two cats. I can’t wait to get to know you all, have a wonderful summer and I will see you in September.


Mr Holland

Year 7 BFL Leader

Hello, my name is Mr. Holland and I am your Year 7 Pastoral leader for 2022. My job is to help you with any issues or worries you may have during your school day, and also to make sure that you are meeting the highest of expectations whilst in school.

I’m incredibly passionate about my job and love working closely with all of our learners so I’m really looking forward to helping you to settle in and start your new and exciting journey into secondary school.

I am a huge football fan and love spending time with my wife and 9 year old son. I also love computer games and have two cats that couldn’t be any more opposite if they tried!


Miss Smith

Lay Chaplain

Hello, my name is Hannah, and I am the Lay Chaplain here at St John Fisher.  I love musicals and Disney, particularly the films (currently, Frozen 2 is my favourite, closely followed by Hercules). I would love to hear about your favourite films and hobbies too.

You will most likely find me in our school chapel, but I will also be working with you during your lessons and in form time. One of the highlights of our school year is our Year 7 Mass of Welcome. This is where we officially welcome you into our community here at St. John Fisher. We will be working together, as a community, to make this a special event in your faith journey at you start at St. John Fisher. I am extremely excited to get to know you all and work with you this next year.