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: Data, Assessment and Student Outcomes

Dr CampbellAs the school’s sole Deputy Headteacher my main responsibilities are monitoring the quality of the delivery of the school curriculum, responding to legislative initiatives, tracking student performance, target setting, school reporting and the assessment of students including examinations. I also deputise for the Headteacher on occasions, oversee SEN provision and academic and learning intervention programmes and line manage the faculties of humanities, ICT and science. My specialist area of teaching is science.


Mr Rob Elphick,
Assistant Headteacher: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development

Mr ElphickAs Assistant Headteacher responsible for teaching, learning and professional development, it is my role to strive for ways to support staff to develop their teaching. This will often involve looking at new pedagogies and developing creative and exciting means of delivering lessons. I also support the development of trainee teachers and those new to the teaching profession. Working closely with our Prefects, our Deputy Head Girl and our Head Girl, I am 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. My specialist area of teaching is history.

Ms Emma Ranson,
Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral Guidance and Welfare

Ms Emma RansonAs Assistant Headteacher responsible for pastoral guidance and welfare, 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 and specialist teams within Pastoral Support, the Heads of Year and the Attendance team. I am responsible for managing the behaviour of students across the school and for the rewards system including planning and overseeing our annual Awards Evening. In addition, I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead for WGS and the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns. This year I am in charge of the House system and looking forward to planning and arranging the end of year Activities Week. My specialist area of teaching is music and I also teach history and geography.

Miss Lynn Wildey,
Assistant Headteacher: Curriculum and School Organisation

Miss Lynn WildeyAs Assistant Headteacher responsible for curriculum and school organisation, my main responsibilities are in creating, maintaining and developing the school timetable, overseeing academic setting across the school and organising cover for classes when appropriate.  I line manage the English and Mathematics Faculties, and lead a team of expert teachers who work as lead practitioners supporting staff to raise attainment and develop their approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.  I have worked at WGS now for 16 years and am committed to ensuring that all our girls reach their full potential. I am proud to be working with such a dedicated and hard-working staff. My specialist area of teaching is mathematics.


Last updated 6 September, 2016

Walderslade Wednesdays

All places on this year's Walderslade Wednesdays have now been filled.

WGS Open Days 11th - 14th October 2016

Latest Updates

Upcoming Events

27 Sep - School Council Elections

27 Sep - Keep Calm & Cook 3:00 - 5:00pm

28 Sep - Sports Presentation Evening 4:00 - 6:00pm

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

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

12 to 14 Oct - Open Mornings 9:00am -12:30pm

18 Oct - HE Evening 6:00 - 8:00pm

19 Oct - Sixth Form Tag Day

19 Oct - Walderslade Wednesday 3:45 - 4:45pm

19 Oct - Term 1 ends

20 to 21 Oct - Staff Development Days

26 Oct - Pastoral Pop-in 10:30am - 12:00pm

31 Oct - Term 2 begins

Full Calendar Overview