As Headteacher I have overall responsibility for the school ethos and vision – Inspire, Care, Succeed.
My overarching role is to provide an environment where students feel cared for, where staff have the knowledge and skills to inspire students and where all the hard work that goes on every day leads to success at all levels, for all students, in all year groups all the time.
As Deputy Headteacher my role is based around data and standards; ensuring that we maximize student performance and progress across all year groups. This involves identifying key students who are not making the required progress, and working with Russell Stevens, and other with relevant staff such as Heads of Faculty, ensure that effective intervention takes place so that those students make more rapid progress and meet their targets. This also involves monitoring and managing the schools data collection and reporting systems and target setting. Linked to this I also take responsibility for the progress and attainment of students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and those who arrive with us in Year 7 below Level 4 in English and/or Maths. I also teach in the Science Faculty and line lead Maths and ICT.
I have responsibility for the pastoral care of our students. I work closely with the Heads of Year to ensure that the day to day operational management of students is coordinated; that students are able to conduct themselves appropriately whilst feeling safe in their school environment. It is our aim to ensure that all students at John Hanson feel valued, work hard and participate in as many activities as possible, regardless of background or circumstance. Sometimes extra support is required for some of our students, and I work closely with external agencies to ensure they receive the guidance needed to enjoy the success all of our students deserve. I am the schools SENCO and Designated Safeguarding Lead. I have responsibility for attendance and pupil premium. I liaise with the local primary schools to smooth the transition process to secondary education.
Karen Page – Business Manager
My role as a member of the Senior Leadership Team includes a broad range of non-teaching management activities, all of which contribute to ensuring the school achieves its aims and goals. Everything that is not teaching includes all the administrative and logistical aspects of running the school, from being responsible for health and safety, to ensuring that all absent members of teaching staff are replaced on a day to day basis. I also have significant contact with our local community from ensuring that local people can benefit from our facilities when they are not being used by the students to being the named contact for the community should they have any issues with the school.
I also have significant contact with our students, attend many school events and deputise for other team members when required.
As Director of Teaching and Learning, and the Key Stage 3 Raising Standards Leader, my main role is ensuring all lessons stretch and challenge every pupil. This work is in liaison with the Heads of Faculty, and with a designated team of Teaching and Learning coaches. I oversee the differentiated training programme for all staff , manage the organisation of performance management, and lead the Induction for all new staff. My role as link teacher to the LEARN Teaching Schools Alliance supports me in ensuring our trainees get the best teacher training possible. I teach in the English department and lead our successful Literacy Across the Curriculum programme as well as plan our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) stand-alone days. I am the subject line-lead for Art & Photography, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Music & Drama, and Religious Studies.
I am one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads