Welcome to Meet the Staff. Below you will find out more about the staff who you will be working with in the Sixth Form.
Head of Sixth Form
I have been at North Chadderton since 2000. During my time here I have had a variety of roles including teacher of Business Studies, ICT, French and Spanish. I worked as Assistant Pastoral Leader for Year 7 for a year and then became Curriculum Leader for Business Studies which I thoroughly enjoyed for 4 years. I am currently Assistant Headteacher and one of my newest responsibilities involves the leadership of the Sixth Form which I am finding to be one of the most rewarding opportunities to date.
I have remained at North Chadderton for all this time because I really do enjoy working here. I still have tremendous passion for my subject (Business Studies) and enjoy sharing this with my students. Improving my own teaching and learning and ultimately outcomes for students is a really rewarding experience. Making that difference to students’ lives and supporting them to realise their full potential is still something that I feel privileged to be able to do on a daily basis.
I also enjoy working with such a lot of creative and talented colleagues who are not only fun to be around but are always willing to support and help each other. The way that both students and staff at North Chadderton work together as a team is one of the special ingredients that make it such a successful school.
Assistant Head of Sixth Form
I started teaching at North Chadderton School in 2012 and in this relatively short space of time I have seen the school go from strength-to-strength. I have recently undertaken the role of Assistant Head of Sixth Form and it is a role that I am enjoying immensely. I have a strong passion developing students so that they fulfil their true academic potential, but I also think it is vital that our students take every opportunity to add value to themselves through participation in leadership and extra-curricular opportunities. This is something that I am championing in my new role and I truly hope that it results in our students becoming more well-rounded and more employable leaders and role models.
I am incredibly lucky to work alongside an outstanding team of staff who work tirelessly to get the best out of students. We have a wonderful set of students throughout the school and it is incredibly rewarding to see our students develop throughout their time at North Chadderton.
Alongside my role in Sixth Form, I am also a Business Studies and Economics teacher. I thoroughly enjoy teaching both subjects and I hope that students share my passion, whilst helping prepare them for the real-life business world after education. With a little luck, we may well produce a few budding entrepreneurs along the way too!
Achievement and Attainment Co-ordinator
I am the Sixth Form Pastoral Assistant. I have worked at North Chadderton School since 2007. I am the main point of contact for the Sixth Form students and am based in the office within the Sixth Form Centre so I am easily at hand to help the students when needed.
I deal with the day to day administration of the Sixth Form and work alongside our Assistant Headteacher, Mrs Greenwood and Mr Mannix to help raise attainment within the Sixth Form.
I started at North Chadderton School in January 2009. I am the Raising Achievement Co-ordinator for the Business Studies department and I teach KS4 and KS5 Business and Accounting. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at North Chadderton School and it has been a pleasure to see the school grow from strength to strength. The staff are great to work with and the students are a pleasure to teach.
I have been a sixth form mentor for a number of years now and this is a role that I particularly enjoy. The sixth form students always show great team work, independence and leadership skills and are a real asset to the school. It is rewarding to guide students towards their goals and celebrate their achievements and success.
I have been teaching at North Chadderton School since 2012 and prior to this school, I taught in Rochdale and Bradford. Before pursuing a career in education, I held many positions including working as a skiing consultant for a travel company and in the Press and Publicity Office at the Department of Employment in Westminster, London.
North Chadderton School is a stimulating and invigorating environment, where no two days are ever the same. My colleagues are a joy to work with and in my position of Curriculum Leader for Film and Media Studies, I benefit from spending time with students who are creative and imaginative whilst at the same time, demonstrate analytical, research and theoretical skills.
I particularly enjoy my role as a Sixth Form Student Mentor and it is a privilege to be involved in advising and assisting students in their preparation for the next phase in their lives whether that is preparing for university or employment. Teaching is a hugely rewarding and satisfying career, and North Chadderton is a school where those rewards and the satisfaction are vastly enhanced by the fantastic staff and students I have the pleasure of meeting every day and in a school which continues to go from strength to strength.
I have been teaching at North Chadderton since 2012 and I have the pleasure of working with a superb bunch of people. Staff here are very supportive of each other and there is a great sense of teamwork in everything that we do which is something that I think makes this school unique.
I teach History (and a little bit of Geography) to students from Year 7 right up to Year 13 and thoroughly enjoy being in the classroom. Our students work hard and achieve great results and find it very rewarding to be a part of this.
I have been a Year 12 mentor for 2 years and I have been very lucky in that I have great students in my mentor group. They are keen to get involved in whole school initiatives, respond well to advice and they are settling really well into life at Sixth Form - I couldn't ask for anything more really!
I have worked at North Chadderton School since January 2014 and I teach History and Government and Politics in addition to being a Sixth Form Mentor. History and Politics are my passions and I particularly enjoy teaching 19th and 20th century British History.
I enjoy working with a great bunch of young people in the Sixth Form and enjoy helping my form to make key decisions about going to university or taking up employment.
I started teaching at North Chadderton in 2013 after completing my PGCE year which I completed in Hazel Grove in Stockport. It was a very exciting move as the new school building had been completed and with access being made to new technology this was made all the more desirable.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and being able to teach such a variety of age groups has been great. I have been given my new role as Year 13 mentor this year and it has given me the opportunity to pass on my knowledge of going to university and the processes which are needed to enter higher education.
As well as being a Year 13 mentor I teach Sociology at both AS and A-level. I enjoy working with Sixth formers as you are able to let the students have greater responsibility over their own learning. It is great to see students taking such an active part in their own academic development and see where there success takes them.
I teach Geography from Year 7-Year 13 and also support the department in my role as Raising Achievement Co-ordinator I have just joined the sixth form mentor team this year and am really looking forward to supporting my lovely form as they prepare for the next step in their educational journey and be more involved with events like the Christmas Markets. I love my subject, especially when we get to go out of school on field trips, and our Yr 12 Geography residential to Colomendy, Wales is a highlight of my school year!
I joined North Chadderton School in January 2015 as the Raising Achievement co-ordinator in MFL. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching French and Spanish to all year groups and love the pace and challenge that comes with teaching in such a driven school. I am a Year 12 mentor and I have great students in my mentor group. They are keen to get involved in whole school initiatives, respond well to advice and have settled really well into life at Sixth Form - It's a pleasure to meet with them each week in our academic mentoring sessions. I particularly enjoy guiding them through the transition from GCSE study into A Level and seeing them mature and develop into young professional adults on their journey towards university or their chosen career path. It's great to be part of such a friendly and supportive sixth form team.
I am a new Sixth Form Mentor to North Chadderton but I have been actively involved with the sixth form throughout my teaching career at other schools. I have been teaching since 2002 and before being a teacher I was a Business Banking Manager so I use some of these skills in my teaching as a business specialist, especially in Accounting!
I have been at North Chadderton for since September 2014, having taught at two other schools in the Manchester area. I have been a Head of Year, and in charge of Careers and Work Related Learning in the past, but I am really enjoying my role here as Head of Business. I love working with sixth formers and find them both challenging and exciting to both teach and to mentor. I really enjoy assisting students to decide on their career choices and helping them through the tricky time of exams and university choices. Most of my teaching classes are with sixth formers and this helps a great deal in terms of advice and understanding of their needs. I am honoured to teach and be part of such a fantastic sixth form here and hope that pupils find my advice and guidance beneficial in their lives after North Chadderton.
I have been teaching at North Chadderton School since 1987 and have had an incredible time here at the school. I have taken on a number of roles which has included Curriculum Leader for Physical Education, Assistant Pastoral leader and I am currently the schools Induction Tutor and Professional Mentor for the NQTs, RQTs and ITT trainees.
I have remained at North Chadderton School for such a very long time because it is a vibrant school to work in. The school has gone from strength to strength throughout the years. It has benefitted from the completion of this state of the art working environment for all of the staff and the students and together this team ethic makes the experience of working at North Chadderton School incredibly rewarding.
My passion is Physical Education which has given me the opportunity to develop the teamwork and leadership skills of the students in lessons, and extending this development through extra-curricular activities that foster important qualities for lifelong learning. It is a privilege working as a sixth form teacher and mentor, assisting students in their preparations for their future careers and in my role developing and supporting staff as they embark on their professions in teaching and education.
I have been at North Chadderton since 1995 having taught previously at schools in Reading, Hazel Grove and Rochdale. In my many years I have taught several subjects such as Art, PE and Maths and taken on multiple roles including Assistant Head of year and Acting Head of Art. I am currently responsible for teaching and learning in the Art Department.
In my time at this school I have worked with many students, staff, Head Teachers and even experienced a completely new building yet the core essence of North Chadderton has always remained. The school is built on a foundation of striving to always be the best we can in all that we do, that through hard graft and working together we can achieve anything. This ethos filters right through the school from year 7 students to sixth form, from support staff to the Head teacher. I am proud to be able to contribute to this ethos and I genuinely believe this is the reason I have remained here so long and why North Chadderton is such a successful school.
Ms H Vaughan Hadfield
I have been teaching in the Mathematics department at North Chadderton School since 2001 and have the opportunity to teach up to A 'level in Mathematics and Further maths, which helps to helps to stimulate and reward my inner nerd.
Prior to my time at this school I taught in other schools in Oldham, Dewsbury and Manchester. Every school that I've worked in has been very good but North Chadderton is special, which is why I have stayed so long. The staff here are amazing and their hard work and dedication is the reason that the school has improved year on year.
I am relatively new to my role as sixth form mentor and I am enjoying it immensely. I feel privileged to be able to work closely and build strong relationships with our sixth formstudents as they prepare to take the next step in their lives, which may be university or employment.
I joined North Chadderton School in 2015 for an exciting role as the Curriculum Leader for Psychology. Since this time, I have also taken on the role as a Sixth Form Mentor for Year 12 students. It is great being part of such an innovative team and I particularly enjoy guiding and assisting students through their AS studies and extra-curricular activities.
I am extremely passionate about the subject I teach (Psychology) and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to support students in their learning and discovery of the brain and behaviour. It is very important for me to create a meaningful experience for students both inside and outside of the classroom. Teaching students who are vibrant and inquisitive is what makes the job so enjoyable.
North Chadderton really is about teamwork. It is a school in which both staff and students feel supported to achieve their potential and we are always striving for the best. The most rewarding part of my job, without a doubt, is when our students achieve fantastic results from their hard work and determination. It really is worthwhile!
Having carried out my PGCE training at North Chadderton I was fortunate enough to stay on and begin my teaching career here in 2015. Coming from a background of Classics and Ancient History, I now teach English at KS3 and 4 and specialise in English Literature at KS5 as well as being a Sixth Form Mentor. I am an avid reader and am very passionate about inciting an enjoyment of literature in my students.
I am really excited about becoming part of the Sixth Form team this year and am particularly looking forward to getting to know my new form. It will be a privilege to aid them with important decisions and offer advice and support with their academic pursuits and ambitions for the future.
I feel truly privileged to have worked with young people in the North West for the last 20 years. I was a Head of Department and Assistant Headteacher before working for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust developing Leadership training across the North West. I joined North Chadderton School in January 2016 an am responsible for developing teaching and learning in Geography.
I am delighted to have been asked to be a Sixth Form Mentor and am really looking forward to working alongside, supporting and celebrating the success of young people taking control of their own learning and making such important plans for the future. I am passionate about lifelong learning and am excited about been given the opportunity to work with and learn from such an outstanding Sixth Form Team.