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 English, mathematics, humanities and science along with the department of creative design.

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. Working with staff and students, we are constantly looking for ways of improving our students' experience. I am also responsible for ensuring for the development of student leadership and representation throughout the school.

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 SuttonAs a new Leadership Associate with responsibility for Continuing Professional Development, I work alongside Mr Rob Elphick, one of our Assistant Headteachers.  We ensure that all staff are fully prepared and inspire our students to achieve success in academic and non-academic areas, such as the House activities, sport, dance and charity work. I feel privileged to hold this position, and one that I undertake along with leading the ICT Faculty. 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. There cannot be many schools where the working environment for staff and students is as friendly, family orientated and supportive. I feel very proud of what our students have achieved in the time I have worked here.


Last updated 21 Sep 15

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.


Latest Updates

Upcoming Events

6 Oct - Keep Calm & Cook 3:15 - 5:15pm

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

11 to 17 Oct - MFL Normandy Visit

13 Oct - Open Evening 6:00 - 8:00pm
(school closes to students 12:30pm)

14 to 16 Oct - Open Mornings 9:00am - 12:00pm

20 Oct - Keep Calm & Cook 3:15 - 5:15pm

21 Oct - Year 12 Photography Tri

21 Oct - Waldeslade Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00pm

23 Oct - Term 1 ends
(school closes to students 12:30pm)

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