Mr. Darren Christian

Mr. Darren Christian, Principal
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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
Key Responsibilities: Leadership & Management

Roles and Responsibilities:
Vision and Ethos
Quality Assurance
Performance Management and pay progression
External Accountability
Communication to parents
Staff wellbeing

Pastoral Year Group: 11
Line Management: Geography/History/MFL/DT/ICT Technicians/Cover Supervisors

Mr. Andrew Foster
Senior Vice Principal

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
Key Responsibilities: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

Roles and Responsibilities:
Management of HoYs/SSMs and meetings
Daily Routines
Staff Cover
Absence Management
CLA Bids
Behaviour Management System
Attitude to Learning
Alt curriculum/SSC
Staff Duties
Trips and Visits Oversight

Pastoral Year Group: 10
Line Management: Physical Education/Mathematics

Miss. Jenny Hornsby
Vice Principal

I started in the role of Vice Principal at SNHS this September. Prior to this role I have held positions in senior leadership for the past nine years across the country; this is my fourth school. Through these roles I have led on all areas of school life including teaching and learning, curriculum, timetabling and behaviour. I began my teaching career as Head of English at a school in central London and since then my greatest drive has not changed; to secure the very best for every young person, no matter their circumstance.

Miss. Jenny Hornsby, Vice Principal

Specialism: English
Key Responsibilities: Quality of Education - 'Intent & Impact'

Roles and Responsibilities:
Curriculum Planning
Intervention System
Disadvantaged Students (RAG)
Target Setting
Year 7 catch up
Literacy & NumeracyHoDs meetings
Extra-curricular provision
BTEC Quality Nominee

Pastoral Year Group: 8
Line Management: SEN/English/Business Studies/Child Development

Mrs. Samantha Johnson
Assistant Principal

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. Sam Johnson, Assistant Principal

Specialism: Biology
Key Responsibilities: Personal Development

Roles and Responsibilities:
CLA Reviews
SMSC/British Values
Equality and Diversity
Community Hubs
School Visitors
Work Related Learning
Business Links/Enterprise/Careers
Public Events Co-ordination
Student voice/Student Council

Pastoral Year Group: 9
Line Management:Performing Arts/Food/RE/PME

Mrs. Victoria Mason
Assistant Principal

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. Vicki Mason, Assistant Principal

Specialism: Chemistry
Key Responsibilities: Quality of Education - 'Implementation'

Roles and Responsibilities:
Staff Development
Joint planning time
CDP Coaching
Induction new staff
PM Support
T&L Monitoring schedule
T&L Research Group

Pastoral Year Group: 7
Line Management: ICT/Art/Photography/Textiles/Science

Mrs. Ginny Wood
Director of Finance and Resources

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. Ginny Wood, Director of Finance & Resources

Key Responsibilities: Leadership & Management

Roles and Responsibilities:
Health & Safety
Support Services
Human Resources
Policy admin