The Key People
The Senior Leadership Team
The Headteacher at Hugh Christie with the responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the school.
The Senior Deputy Headteacher with oversight of Safeguarding, Attendance & Behaviour. She is supported by Matthew Wright, Deputy Headteacher for Behaviour.
The Senior Deputy Headteacher with oversight of Teaching, Learning, Assessment and the Curriculum. He is supported by Nikki Underwood, Deputy Headteacher for Quality of Education and Matthew Goss, Assistant Headteacher for Raising Standards.
The Deputy Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). He is responsible for children with additional educational needs.
The Deputy Headteacher responsible for the Sixth Form. He also oversees the Lighthouse Provision and leads Geography.
The Deputy Headteacher responsible for Personal Development and Wellbeing. She also leads English and is responsible for improving Literacy skills across the school.
The Federation Business Manager who has responsibility for the school budget, infrastructure and transport.
The School Governors
The Governing Body consists of fifteen governors and several other associates. The governing body comprises parents, school staff and community members, who support, challenge and scrutinise the school leadership team. They also agree on the school policies, many of which can be found in this booklet.
The Chair of Governors is Lesley Broom and the Vice Chairs are Isabel Handyside and Terri Daters.
If you wish to contact the governing body please do so via Julia Souter::
Telephone: 01732 353544 Ext. 279
My Child’s Advisor
Your child will see their Advisor every day. Advisors are responsible for supporting your child at the school and monitoring their readiness, responsibility and respectfulness. They should be your first line of communication if you have any general concerns or questions.
My Child’s Teachers
Don't hesitate to get in touch with the subject teachers if you have specific questions or concerns about those lessons.
Our preferred method of contact is via email.
Each Year Group has a Pastoral Academic Leader (PAL) who is there to support students with improving achievement, attendance and behaviour.
The Pastoral Academic Leader (PAL's) are:
Year 7 - Becky Wells
Year 8 - Graeme Ions
Year 9 - Tommy Stamp
Year 10 - Lizzie Fillis
HOY 11 - Michelle Harding
HOY 12 & 13 - Laura Allen
They are supported by Pastoral and Academic Managers (PAMs):
Years 7 & 8 - Cindy O'Hare
Years 9 & 10 - Casey Miller
Key Telephone Extensions
Call the main school number 01732 353544 and then dial the extension number when prompted:
272: Year 7 PAL Team
255: Year 8 PAL Team
286: Year 9 PAL Team
281: Year 10 PAL Team
239: Michelle Harding (HOY 11)
227: Laura Allen (HOY 12 & 13)
266: English Department
231: Maths Department
263: Science Department
254: Art & Photography Department
265: PE Department
285: REAL Department
258: Humanities & Languages Department
256: Technology & Business Department
270: Performing Arts Department
288: The Lighthouse
235: Safeguarding Team
230: Wendy Pike (Attendance Manager)
228: Learning Support Department
240: Admin Department / Admissions
241: Finance Department
242: Nicki Riddle (PA to Headteacher & HR Manager)
275: Sarah Stewart (Business Manager & Transport)
279: Julia Souter (Examinations & Cover Manager)
280: Medical Room