The Governing Body consists of fifteen governors and a number of other associates. The governing body is made up of parents, school staff and community members, who support, challenge and scrutinise the school leadership team. They also agree the school policies, many of which can be found in this booklet.
The Chair of Governors is Sue Mason and the Vice Chairs are Isabel Handyside and David Hitchcock. If you wish to contact the governing body please do so via Julia Souter who will advise you on the best person to speak with:
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
You will find these listed on their timetable and on the MyEd App. Please contact the subject teachers if you have specific questions or concerns about those lessons.
Our preferred method of contact is via email.
Heads of Year
Every Year Group has a member of support staff who is trained to support the team of Advisors and work with individual children. They may be called upon to support students with improving achievement, attendance and conduct.
The Heads of Year are:
Year 7 - Natalie Nicholson
Year 8 - Andrew Dimon
Year 9 - Claire Hickmott / Kelly Midwinter
Year 10 - Cindy O’Hare
Year 11 - Michelle Harding
Sixth Form Student Support - Laura Allen
Heads of House
Each House has a community leader and they are:
Angelou - Alison Hawley
Attenborough - Kristie Connor
Coe - Becky Wells
The Senior Leadership Team
The Executive Principal who has strategic oversight of Hugh Christie School and Long Mead Community Primary School. His responsibilities cover both schools in areas such as Student Leadership, Gifted and Talented provision, Children’s Services, staff appointments, training and development, finance and community partnerships.
The Head of School at Hugh Christie who is in charge of the day-to-day operation of Hugh Christie including oversight of the curriculum, teaching, learning, attendance, examinations, ICT infrastructure, health & safety and conduct.
The Senior Deputy Principal with overall responsibility for improving teaching, learning, assessment and the curriculum. He is also the designated Data Protection Officer (DPO). He is supported by Aimee Acton, Assistant Principal for Raising Standards and Matthew Harris, Assistant Principal for Quality of Education (QofE).
The Deputy Principal and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). He is responsible for children with additional educational needs. He is assisted by Rosamund Maxwell as the Head of the Skills Centre and Jeanette Ingram and Laura Allen who are the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's).
The Deputy Principal for the Upper School and Sixth Form. He has responsibility for all aspects of pastoral care and student support. He also leads the House system.
The Deputy Principal for the Lower School. She is also responsible for improving literacy skills across the school. She is supported by Jane Davies as the Head of the REAL Curriculum, who oversees the transition from Primary School.
The Federation Business Manager who has responsibility for the school budget, staff payroll and infrastructure.