Walderslade Girls' School | Bradfields Avenue | Chatham | ME5 OLE

Tel: (01634) 861596 | Fax: (01634) 666506

Email: office@waldersladegirls.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs L. McGowan BMus (Hons) MA NPQH FRSA

Walderslade Girls' School

Specialist College for the Arts

Meet the Leadership Team

Dr Fraser Campbell,
Deputy Headteacher

Dr CampbellAs the school’s Deputy Headteacher my main responsibilities are developing the school curriculum, responding to legislative initiatives, tracking student performance, target setting, performance review of staff and ICT provision. I deputise for the Headteacher when appropriate and line manage the faculties of humanities, ICT, science along with the media department.

Mr Rob Elphick,
Assistant Headteacher: Teaching and Learning

Mr ElphickAs Assistant Headteacher responsible for teaching and learning, it is my role to strive for ways to develop the teaching in our school and this will often involve looking at new pedagogies and developing creative and exciting means of delivering lessons. Working with staff and students, we are constantly looking for ways of improving our students' experience. Much of this work is done with the support of our team of "lead practitioners" who support staff to develop their teaching. Working closely with our Prefects, our Deputy Head Girl and our Head Girl, I am also responsible for ensuring for the development of student leadership and representation throughout the school and enjoy working with our Student Council on a range of projects.

Ms Emma Ranson,
Assistant Headteacher: Guidance, Care and Inclusion

Ms Emma RansonAs Assistant Head teacher for Guidance, Care and Inclusion I am responsible for the wrap around care our girls receive at WGS. It is essential for all students to feel supported throughout their schooling to enable them to reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.  I lead dedicated teams in Pastoral Support, Additional Educational Needs and Curriculum Support. In addition, I oversee Pupil Premium, Attendance and Punctuality, Child Protection and Safeguarding, as well as the work of our Heads of Year.

Mrs Sue Sutton,
Leadership Associate: Professional Development

Mrs Susan SuttonI am one of the Leadership Associates with responsibility for Continuing Professional Development and ITT. I also lead the ICT Faculty. We ensure that all our staff are fully prepared and inspire our students with creative teaching. Our students achieve success in academic and non-academic areas, such as the House activities, sport, dance and charity work. At our school students are stretched and challenged by a highly supportive and experienced body of staff. I have worked here for over nine years and I am committed to Walderslade Girls' School, our pupils and the traditions it stands for.


Miss Lynn Wildey,
Leadership Associate: Pedagogy and Practice

Miss Lynn WildeyAs a recently appointed member of the leadership team I work with Mr Elphick monitoring teaching and learning across the school. I have worked in the school now for 14 years and am committed to students reaching their full potential. I am proud to be working with such a dedicated and hard-working staff.


Last updated 5 November, 2015

Latest Updates

Summer 2016 Hearts of Walderslade
19 Jul 2016

Letter to Parents of New Year 7 Students
13 Jul 2016

Letter to Parents - Online Safety and Grooming
13 Jul 2016

Letter to Parents - Residential Activities 2017
13 Jul 2016

Letter to Parents - Year 9 Maths Tests
16 Jun 2016

Term Dates 2017 - 2018
9 May 2016

Improved Text Messaging System for Parents - and you can help the school save money. Click here PDF Icon for more details.

Upcoming Events

1 Sep - Staff Development Day

2 Sep - Term 1 begins for Years 7 & 12

5 Sep - Term 1 begins for Years 8 to 11 & 13

6 Sep - School Photographs

23 Sep - Year 12 Army Day

5 Oct - Year 7 Tea Party 3:30 - 5:00pm

11 Oct - Open Evening

12 to 14 Oct - Open Mornings

19 Oct - Term 1 ends

20 to 21 Oct - Staff Development Days

31 Oct - Term 2 begins

Full Calendar Overview