Mr. Darren Christian
Principal

Mr. Darren Christian, Principal

dc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk
01484 657541

I have been teaching for 20 years and in Senior Leadership for 10 years. SNHS is my fourth school. I have held many diverse roles including behaviour management, curriculum, timetabling and line management of teaching and learning. I was also Acting Principal before arriving at SNHS. Becoming Principal at this great school is something that I am immensely proud of.

Mr. Darren Christian, Principal

Specialism: Geography

Roles and Responsibilities:
School Development Plan
Self-evaluation
Standards and Monitoring
Teaching and Learning
Pastoral Year Group: 10
Line Management: English / Design Technology

Mr. Andrew Foster
Senior Vice Principal
aef@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

I was appointed as Deputy Headteacher at SNHS in April 2001. I have taught mathematics throughout that time and my management responsibilities have always involved both Curriculum and Pastoral elements.  I was the Associate Headteacher for four years, taking on the Headteacher role for two days a week. The new Principal has developed a much more dynamic Senior Leadership Team and I am proud to be the Senior Vice Principal in this new structure.

Mr. Andrew Foster, Senior Vice Principal

Specialism: Mathematics

Roles and Responsibilities:
Personal Development
Behaviour and Welfare
Attendance
Curriculum Development
Pastoral Year Group: 11
Line Management: Physical Education/Mathematics

Mrs. Samantha Johnson
Assistant Principal
sj@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

I was appointed as Assistant Principal at SNHS in January 2014. Prior to this, I spent 12 years at another Kirklees school as a Head of Year, Achievement Coordinator and finally as the school SENCO. I started my career in 1999, teaching Science in Wakefield, gaining promotion to Head of Year at the end of my first year.


Mrs. Samantha Johnson, Assistant Principal

Specialism: Biology

Roles and Responsibilities:
Safeguarding
Inclusion
Pastoral Year Group: 8
Line Management: Modern Foreign Languages/Performing Arts/SEN

Mrs. Victoria Mason
Assistant Principal
vsm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

I joined SNHS as a science teacher in 2003 and in 2011 I became a Head of Year. In September 2017 I was appointed as Assistant Principal and became responsible for the outcomes of our students. My role includes the analysis of assessment data, target setting and reports. My aim is for every student at our school to reach their potential.


Mrs. Victoria Mason, Assistant Principal

Specialism: Biology

Roles and Responsibilities:
Data
Assessment
Recording
Reporting
Timetabling
Standards
Pastoral Year Group: 11
Line Management: Science/ICT

Mr. Peter Cross
Assistant Principal
pc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

I was appointed as Assistant Principal at SNHS in 2009. Previously, I was Head of Humanities at a school in Rotherham and have been Head of Geography in another Kirklees school and at an International school. My role includes developing work related learning, careers guidance and promoting community links. I feel very proud to support the students at this school and the community they come from.

Mr. Peter Cross, Assistant Principal

Specialism: Geography

Roles and Responsibilities:
SMSC
Work Related Learning
Careers
Community Engagement
Pastoral Year Group: 9
Line Management: Geography/History/PEM

Mrs. Virginia Wood
Director of Finance and Resources
business.manager@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

I was appointed as School Business Manager at SNHS in December 2012 with my role evolving to Director of Finance & Resources within the Senior Leadership Team. The whole of my 37 year career has been within Local Government finance with the last 13 years being specifically based directly in schools, however the previous 13 years to that were also directly linked to providing financial support to schools.

Mrs. Virginia Wood, Director of Finance and Resources

Line Management: Finance Team, Admin Team, Premises Team, Lunchtime Supervisors