"The School has achieved its mission to encourage excellence and nurture talent" Ofsted
The Principal chairs the Leadership Team who are jointly responsible with the Principal for the operational life of the school. The Leadership Team meet weekly to discuss operational matters and fortnightly to discuss strategic matters. Each member of the team is responsible for both Leading and Managing their sector. Current posts on the team are:
Vice Principal Head of School & Teaching and Learning
Responsible for the oversight of Teaching and Learning across the school and the schools overall Quality
Assurance Framework and leadership of IT Development.
Vice Principal Operations & Academic
Timetabling, Curriculum - including the GCSE and A Level options processes; Child Protection Officer and SEN
Director of Sixth Form
Strategic and Operational Leadership of the Sixth Form
Director of Key Stage 4
Responsible for all Pastoral matters in Year 9 to 11; Leadership of Heads of Year and Tutors in Years 9 to 11
Director of Key Stage 3
Responsible for all Pastoral matters in Years 7 & 8 and Primary transition; Leadership of Heads of Year and
Tutors in Years 7 and 8
Business Development Director
Operational leadership of the support staff, school finances and IT Development.
As a school we are committed to self improvement through consultation and self evaluation. This takes a number of different forms:
Annual surveys to parents at each parents' evening which enables us to analyse trends both by year group as well as across the whole school.
Termly School Parliament Meetings chaired by a Senior Prefect and attended by the Head Boy and Head Girl are reported back to the Principal and Leadership Team. The Principal's PA is also clerk to the School Parliament.
Annual survey of staff to identify What Went Well [WWW] and things could have been Even Better if....[EBI]
Development Groups that focus on specific issues picked up through either the development plan or through the annual consultation process: their remit is to take a consultative approach to initiatives that balances the quantitative and the qualitative.
An Appraisal system that provides opportunities for staff to feedback their concerns and to identify improvements
Governors provide an important link to parental viewpoints and the school is fortunate to have many strong critical friends on the Governing Body who are committed to school improvement.
A self evaluation process driven through our quality assurance system ensures that we review quantitative data on a regular basis throughout the academic year comparing ourselves to other selective and independent schools.
A benchmarking system for our results and target setting run by experts at Durham University thus providing
important data to help drive our self evaluation process.
The Principal always welcomes constructive criticism and can be contacted via his PA using the e mail links above.
Principal Mr James Lascelles
Principal's PA Mrs Rhona Adam
Head of School Mr Tim Taylor
Operations Mr Mark Hunkin
Sixth Form Mr Nick Robertson
Key Stage 4 Mr Steve Neal
Key Stage 3 Mrs Laura Reeve
Development Mrs Rachel Mowbray
This is currently being
the School and the Trust during the course of 2016/17