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

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

Email: office@waldersladegirls.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs L. McGowan BMus MA NPQH

Walderslade Girls' School

Specialist College for Humanities and the Arts

Meet the Leadership Team

Dr Fraser Campbell,
Deputy Headteacher

Dr Campbell

As the school’s Deputy Headteacher my main responsibilities are the school curriculum, student tracking, target setting, performance review and ICT provision. I deputise for the Headteacher when appropriate and line manage the faculties of English, mathematics and humanities.

Mrs Hazel Martin-Boucher,
Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Martin-Bouvher

I have been at WGS for 25 years. I am an Assistant Head Teacher whose area of expertise is continuous professional development of the teaching and support staff and in training the next generation of teachers. I am also responsible for any personnel issues. Walderslade Girls’ School is a happy school with purpose and I am very proud to work here.

Mrs Susan Greenfield,
Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Greenfield

My role in school is  to line manage the Heads of Year, the Heads of House and the  team of staff who work in our dedicated Pastoral Support area and who provide care and guidance for the students each day. Another key area of my work is to be the school’s Safeguarding Officer which includes the role of Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator and Designated Looked After Child Co-ordinator.

Mrs Jacqueline McLaughlin BA, PGCE, MA, Dip
Assistant Headteacher: Teaching and Learning

Mrs McLaughlin

I have taught at the school for thirteen years, teaching within the English department. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the students at WGS and feel very passionate about their learning. My present leadership responsibilities are to oversee teaching and learning across the school. I also have a wider responsibility for school marketing, publicity and our links with the community. I line manage the Performing Arts Faculty including Dance; Drama and Music and the Creative and Visual Arts Faculty which includes: Art; Photography; Textiles and Graphics. I oversee the school library and literacy across the school.

I am always happy to discuss anything concerning my roles within the school.

Ms Emma Ranson,
Assistant Headteacher

Ms Emma Ranson

Inclusion is the key to a successful, happy and well-rounded individual. As the Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Inclusion my role is to ensure students and their needs are central to everything we do at WGS. I am the designated SENCO, I oversee Pupil Premium, Attendance and Punctuality of students, and Alternative Provision. Due to the nature of my work there is significant cross over with the pastoral care of students, in which I work closely with Mrs Greenfield.

Mr Rob Elphick,
Assistant Headteacher

Mr Elphick

As assistant head teacher responsible for the sixth form, I support our students with their transition from teenagers to young adults. I am also responsible for ensuring for the development of student leadership and representation throughout the school.

Term 5 Events

22nd April - New Term starts

24th & 25 April - Dance Show

30th April - Walderslade's Got Talent

1st May - Year 13 Music Recital

5th May - Bank Holiday

9th May - Year 11 Celebration Event

12th May - GCSEs begin for Years 10 & 11

21st May - "HOW" PTFA Meeting (All welcome)

21st May - Year 13 Leavers' Lunch

22nd May - Term ends

23rd May - Staff Development Day

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After School and Lunchtime Clubs

Sports Report

Cross Country

6 girls represented Walderslade in the Medway Cross country team in the Kent Cross Country Championships in Dartford on Saturday  18th January.
 To be selected for this race is an achievement in itself and our girls were a credit to the school.  They were Emily Featherstone, Codie Groves (Y7), Amy Berry and Jessica Msaters (Y9) and Ellise Kempster and |Brittany McKenzie from (Y10/11) .  Particular congratulations to Emily who gained 7th place out of 116.  Emily now is in a very strong position to be selected for the Kent team in English Schools race.

Year 7 Kent Indoor Rowing Competition

On Tuesday the 14th of January the year 7 indoor rowing team won the Kent Indoor Rowing competition, beating a number of highly competitive schools to reach the Kent finals. This is an outstanding achievement for the four students; Emily Featherstone, Grace Okunfulure, Elise Johnson, and Chloe Iles who won the competition by over 300 meters.
The year 7 rowing team were able to compete in the Kent rowing competition as a result of winning the Medway competition. They will now move on to the Kent finals, an achievement never before accomplished by an indoor rowing team at Walderslade Girls School.

Under 13s Medway Basketball Competition

On Thursday the 16th of January the Under 13 basketball team won the Medway Basketball competition, winning every game that they participated in. The girls performed exceptionally well and should be congratulated for their hard work and unity. The Walderslade Girls team was made up of highly talented individuals who pulled together to make some excellent performances. Most notably against Rainham Girls who they pipped to victory in the last 30 seconds. Special mention should go to Jordan Toomey who scored a number of important points from distance, and Fiyin Joseph who worked incredibly hard when defending making her a formidable opponent.