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Achievement and Wellbeing Team

The Achievement and Wellbeing Team works to secure the most effective way of ensuring all our pupils meet, or ideally exceed their academic targets, whilst also offering the appropriate care, guidance and support.

Heads of Year

There is a Head of Year for each year group whose role is to closely analyse each child’s academic achievements and to intervene where necessary. They are in regular contact with teachers to identify areas to concentrate on and employ swift action to remove any barriers to learning.  They are also responsible for the wellbeing of every student within their year group.

The Heads of Year for each year group are:

  • Year 7 Mrs Walker (acting)
  • Year 8 Mr Sumner
  • Year 9 Mr Harter
  • Year 10 Mrs Melling
  • Year 11 Mrs Healy

The Assistant Heads of Year for each year group are:

  • Year 7 Mr Harrison
  • Year 8 Mrs Cunningham
  • Year 9 Ms Davies
  • Year 10 Ms Purkhardt
  • Year 11 Mr Ali

We also have a Leader of Inspire for students. Staff work with specific groups of students who require a bespoke approach to the curriculum in our specially designed provision.

  • Miss Crosby is our Leader of Inspire, supported by Mrs Harrop our Inspire Coordinator.


Academic Tutors

All students have an academic tutor. Academic tutors are responsible for a group of students within the year group. They are the daily point of contact with the student and will register students as well as offering appropriate pastoral and academic support. Academic tutors also deliver relevant SMSC sessions (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) in the weekly extended tutor period.


Attainment and Achievement Co-ordinators

These staff members support the Heads of Year in monitoring pupil progress against their targets which are based on prior performance. They are available to support both you and your child on their learning journey throughout their time at North Chadderton School.

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) – Mrs Mushing
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 9,10 and 11) – Mrs Robinson
  • Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13) – Mrs Hilton


Attendance and Punctuality Team

Mrs Knight is responsible for daily attendance. We understand the strong link between excellent school attendance and high achievement. Staff monitor attendance and punctuality information, taking immediate action where concerns arise.


Senior Staff

Senior staff oversee the work of the Achievement and Wellbeing Team and work alongside the staff to support them in their role.

  • Mrs North - Senior Director Education
  • Mrs Churchouse - Director of Teaching, Learning and Training
  • Mrs Greenwood - Director of Post 16 Education and External Partnerships
  • Ms Westhead - Director of KS4
  • Mrs Walker - Director of KS3

North Chadderton School is part of The Oak Trust.

Headteacher & Chief Executive:
Ms J Clark

Senior Director of Education

Mrs S. North


Mrs M. Meaden

North Chadderton School
Chadderton Hall Road, 
Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 OBN.
Tel: 0161 624 9939 


Mrs G Tonge
Mrs A Galgani

Chair of the Oak Trust Board - Mrs L Brierley, c/o North Chadderton School.
Chair of Local Advisory Committee - Mr G Crabtree, c/o North Chadderton School.


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