Staff Structure 19/20

Below is a full outline of the staff team at Highfields. Should you have a query or need to pass on information, please use our Contact Us page to find out who it should be directed to. Please note that since September 2018, the use of first-names for staff has been phased-out and formal, professional names introduced for all communication.

~ LEADERS ~

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Cahill, B.Ed. OBE – Executive Headteacher
Mr Grant, MA – Headteacher
Mr Howard, BA – Deputy Headteacher

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Core Middle Leadership Team

Mrs Carley, B.Ed.  – Director of Progress – Teaching & Learning Lead / Head of Maths
Mrs Haynes, B.Ed. – Director of Progress for KS4 / Head of English
Mrs McFadyen, MA – SEND Coordinator & Interim Data Development Lead
Mr Carter – Pastoral Manager – De-Escalation Lead
Mrs Hibbert – Pastoral Manager – Emotional Well-Being Lead

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Associate Middle Leadership Team

Mrs Lewis, BSc – Asst to D of P – KS3 Day-to-Day Coordinator
Ms Fletcher, Cert Ed – Asst to D of P – KS4 Day-to-Day Coordinator
Mrs France, BSc– LAC and Focus Groups Lead
Ms Greenhalgh, BA – Assistant Careers Lead
Miss Sargent, BA – Assistant English Lead
 

~ TEACHERS ~

Teaching Team

KS4-based:

Mrs Okpalugo, MSc – Science with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mr Handby, BA – Science
Mrs Carley, B.Ed. – Maths
Mrs Portnell, BA – Maths
Mrs Haynes, B.Ed. – English
Miss Dunn, MSc – English
Mrs Goodwin – English (Trainee Teacher)
Mrs Uttley, Cert Ed – ICT
Miss Sargent, BA – English, PM Groups & Functional Skills with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mr Hevingham, BSc – PE / Sports & Careers
Mr Byrne, BA – Design Tech & Careers with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Ms Greenhalgh, BA – Art & Careers
Miss Crawford, BA – Performing Arts / Careers
Ms Fletcher, Cert Ed – Food Tech / Cooking
Miss Wilson, BA – Outreach / PM Groups with Senior Teacher Responsibility

KS3-based:

Mrs McFadyen, MA – Learning Support
Miss Cheshire, BA – PSHE with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mrs Lewis, BSc – KS3 Curriculum
Mr Pretsell, BA – KS3 Curriculum with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mr Pyatt, BA – KS3 Curriculum with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mrs Rowe, B.Ed. – KS3 Curriculum
Miss Wilson, BA – KS3 Curriculum / Outreach / PM Groups with Senior Teacher Responsibility
Mrs Clish, BA – KS3 Curriculum with Senior Teacher Responsibility

 

~ SUPPORT STAFF ~

Teaching Assistants with Additional Responsibility

KS4-based:

Mrs Ward
Mrs Gascoyne, BSc
Mr Dearnaley
Miss McIntyre
Mrs Haughton, BSc
Mrs Mason
Mrs Gilbert
Mr Downey, BSc

KS3-based:

Mrs Axford
Mr Simpson

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Pastoral Team

De-Escalation Team (Short Term SEMH Intervention):

Mr Carter – Pastoral Manager – De-Escalation & Engagement Lead
Mr McGuire, PGDip – Deputy Pastoral Manager – De-Escalation & Engagement
Mr Shahid, BSc – Pastoral Mentor – De-Escalation & Engagement
Mrs Sidibeh – Pastoral Mentor – De-Escalation

Emotional Well-Being Team (Medium to Long Term SEMH Intervention):

Mrs Hibbert – Pastoral Manager – Emotional Well-Being Lead
Miss Holt, BA – Deputy Pastoral Manager – De-Escalation & Engagement
Miss Wright, BA – Pastoral Mentor- Emotional Well-Being
Miss Regan – Pastoral Mentor – Emotional Well-Being
Miss Oldham, MA – Pastoral Mentor- Emotional Well-Being

Ms France, BSc – LAC and Focus Groups Lead
Mrs Hague – Vocational Placement Officer

 

~ SCHOOL OPERATIONS STAFF ~

Admin

Ms Ryan – Business Manager
Ms Mehtar, BA – Receptionist and SLT Admin Officer
Miss Ellis – Student Information and Main Office Administrator

Site

Mr Kulik – Site Supervisor