Head Team

Executive Principal – Jo Halliday 

I became a science teacher after spending 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry and took up my first teaching post in Oxfordshire in 2001, after completing the PGCE at Oxford University. I joined Theale Green School as Headteacher in September 2018, having brought up my own children through local West Berkshire schools. I am a Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust, and a Trustee for Get Berkshire Active, which reflects my belief in the power of physical activity to support every aspect of  well-being, especially in children. Our mission – “Theale Green School is the School of choice in our community” – is what drives us to provide the very best education for our students and to support the next generation in being hopeful, aspirational and positive about their futures. We place a high value on our relationship with our community, knowing that together we are developing our leaders of the future.

Head of School – Charlotte Badarello 

I know the difference a great teacher can have on shaping people’s lives, and how education can enable dreams to become a reality. I graduated from the University of Bristol and completed my Masters before starting my career in finance. I subsequently retrained as a maths teacher, spending 10 years at a school in West London, before relocating back to Berkshire. I joined Theale Green School in 2019 as Deputy Headteacher and lead on curriculum, assessment and outcomes. This is my third school and I love the sense of community and purpose that resonates throughout the school. Every student and member of staff is treated as an individual, and these strong connections create well-rounded individuals which is what makes this such a special school. I feel very fortunate to be part of this rapidly improving school and the place it holds in the local community. 

Assistant Headteacher  Sam Cartland

Having completed my initial teacher training at Theale Green School in 2007, I joined as teacher of dance in 2008 after leading two departments in my NQT year. Over the years I have had a number of departmental, pastoral and whole school responsibilities, alongside teaching a variety of subjects including dance, computer science and food technology. In 2018, I became Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for personal development, behaviour and welfare and Deputy Safeguarding Lead. I am passionate about integrated pastoral care, removing barriers to learning and encouraging students to find their sense of purpose to fulfil their full potential.  

Assistant Headteacher  Matthew Bowler

I really believe a teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and install a love of life time learning. Having completed my PGCE at the University of Chichester I took up my first teaching post as a PE teacher at a school in Oxfordshire, spending 7 years as Director of PE, alongside completing my Masters in School Leadership. I joined Theale Green School in September 2021 as Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for teaching and learning. Instantly being absorbed into the culture of the school, the sense of community and willingness to go above. I look forward to being part of the Theale Green School community. 

SEN-CO and Designated Safeguard Lead  Linda Stevens

After spending several years working within the vinyl graphics industry supporting leading households names to rebrand and relaunch themselves, I made the career move into teaching. Firstly within the Further Education sector and then in 2006 into the Secondary sector. I am passionate about the rights and aspirations of young people with SEND and those who are vulnerable  for any reason. I am a member of The West Berkshire Strategic SEND Partnership Board helping to drive forward positive change for all our young people, building on strengths and supporting in areas of need. Following the belief that building independence and making small incremental steps will enhance the quality of everyone’s daily life.