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 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.  I lead dedicated teams in Pastoral Support, Additional Educational Needs and Curriculum Support. In addition, I oversee Pupil Premium, Attendance and Punctuality, and  the work of our Heads of Year.
I have been in post for  a year and have thrived during this time since being welcomed into the WGS community enjoying every moment, and am looking forward to many more.

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.

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.

News

Year 11 Parents'Information Evening 25 Sep 2014

Sports Day 2014

Super 8s Athletics 2014

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

Upcoming Events

03 Nov - Term 2 begins

04 Nov - Keep Calm & Cook 3:15 to 5:00pm

06 Nov - Key Stage 4 & 5 Music trip to see La Finta Gardiniera 12:30 to 6:00pm

07 Nov - UCAS Day for Year 13

14 Nov - Vox to visit Chatham Dockyard for Children In Need event

14 Nov - Quiz Night 7:30pm - click here for details

15 Nov - Vox performing at Rochester Christmas lights switch-on

18 Nov - Keep Calm & Cook 3:15 to 5:00pm