Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Helen Key
I was born in South London but raised in East Sussex. It was here I gained my love of geography through a mixture of brilliant teaching and the wonderful scenery we are so lucky to have. After studying for a BSc in Geography and working in the commercial sector for a while, I decided my future lay in teaching. I have never regretted this decision. I gained my PGCE at the University of Leicester and subsequently taught in the Midlands, London and the South East of England.
My roots really are in East Sussex and when I started my own family, we decided to raise our children here. While developing my career I also studied for an MA in Education and the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers.
I also enjoy all sorts of sports, particularly road cycling, and am an avid fan of Leicester City FC!
Mr Julian Dale
I started teaching in1983 having studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths' College, and then completing my PGCE at Oxford. I started my teaching career in Hastings and then moved to Chailey School in January 1986. Through the years I have been promoted from Teacher of English to the position of Deputy Headteacher. I expect to complete my career at this fabulous school. My persistent loves outside of school are cricket, reading, theatre, cinema and supporting Spurs.
Mr Tim Dudgeon
I obtained my degree in History and Economics at Essex University, and my subsequent PGCE at Cambridge University. Since then, I have spent over 25 years in Sussex, teaching mostly History but also an assortment of other subjects as well. My role, as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) in my previous school, gave me experience in working with and supporting staff and students in a wide range of educational settings. I have also been involved in county and national school-based research and projects, most particularly concerning the role of student voice in developing teaching and learning, and also in engaging and challenging the most able. This is my fifth year as Assistant Headteacher at Chailey School. Outside of school I coach junior cricket and rugby.
Miss Louise Poole
I started as Assistant Headteacher (Standards) at Chailey School in 2010. In my role currently I lead on Raising Achievement along with responsibilities for Curriculum Development (including timetable), Whole School Data, Assessment and Reporting and Key Stage 4 Options.
I began my career as a PE teacher at Uckfield Community Technical College in 1994. I joined Chailey School as Head of PE and have also gained experience as Head of Year and KS4 Director before being promoted to my current role. These key positions afforded me a balanced perspective of how to attain high academic success coupled with compassionate student well-being. I studied Business and Finance at Farnborough College where I gained a HND Distinction and I then completed my BED Hons Degree in PE and Business Studies at Brighton University. Last year I was awarded my NPQH (National Professional Qualification in Headship).
As my career has progressed I no longer teach PE but I am still keen to keep fit and healthy and have completed three marathons to date. I am also an avid supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.
Ms Ruth Turner
I have 22 years of English teaching experience in comprehensive schools across London and Brighton; I was appointed Head of English at Chailey in 2006. For the last 15 years, I have led English faculties. In 2015 I was successful in my application to become a Specialist Leader of Education.
At Chailey, I am the Faculty Leader for English as well as Assistant Head with responsibilities for: Line managing the Maths faculty; Quality Assurance; and Leading the East Sussex English Hub.
Mrs Janine Slade
I started my career with the Auckland Education Board in New Zealand (where I was born) working in Finance, Audit and Payroll. I left there after three years to travel overseas and have remained in England ever since although I have been lucky enough to visit my family in New Zealand regularly.
After working as an Assistant Accountant for a Financial Services Company and having my children I have been working in schools in East Sussex for the past 17 years mainly in the primary sector in Finance and then as a School Business Manager. I completed a 3 year training programme with the National College of School Leaders to obtain my Advanced Diploma in School Business Management.
I have been at Chailey since January 2016 as School Business Manager and thoroughly enjoy working in such a lovely environment.
I enjoy keep fit, travelling and supporting the rugby (All Blacks of course).
|Miss Emily Akehurst||Numeracy Co-ordinator|
|Mr David Atherall||Lead in Teaching, Learning and Literacy: English|
|Mr Ben Austin||Key Stage 4 Director|
|Mr Andrew Baxter||Curriculum Leader: Music|
|Miss Elizabeth Bennett||KS3 Co-ordinator: English|
|Mr Callum Buckley||Science|
|Ms Katie Burke||English|
|Mrs Anne Burley||Curriculum Leader: Geography|
|Mrs Victoria Chalcraft||Faculty Team Leader: Science|
|Mr Josh Cullen||Joint Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Humanities|
|Mr Mark Darlington||Science|
|Miss Kerry Davey||Curriculum Leader: Key Stage 3 PE/PHSE|
|Mr James Deacon||Faculty Team Leader: Arts & Technology|
|Ms Elizabeth Fenn||Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Key Stage 4 English Co-ordinator|
|Mr Simon Fenn-Tye||Curriculum Leader: Computing|
|Miss Jenny Godfrey||Mathematics|
|Mr Dan Hallam||Design Technology|
|Ms Gypsy Harfleet||Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Modern Foreign Languages|
|Mr Andy Harris||Key Stage 3 Director|
|Mr David Hill||Mathematics|
|Mr Dan Hillier||Curriculum Leader: Key Stage 4 PE/PHSE|
|Ms Victoria Hopkinson||Literacy Co-ordinator|
|Mr Ian Hopwood||Faculty Team Leader: Mathematics & Computing|
|Ms Emma Hutton||Curriculum Leader: Drama|
|Mrs Dawn Johnson||Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Art|
|Ms Natalie Katona||Art|
|Mrs Jolene Lowe||Science|
|Ms Jenny Maynard||Faculty Team Leader: PE/PSHE|
|Ms Sandrine Milland||Curriculum Leader: French|
|Mrs Catherine Michica de Oliveira||Curriculum Leader: Humanities|
|Ms Fiona Morrow||Faculty Team Leader: MFL & Director of Language College|
|Miss Lorna Newman||Science|
|Miss Claire Palmer||Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Mathematics & Induction Tutor|
|Miss Megan Potter||Science|
|Miss Tana Purcell||Science|
|Mr Nathan Robinson||Modern Foreign Languages|
|Mrs Jane Searle||Design Technology|
|Miss Rebecca Sinclair||Faculty Team Leader: Humanities|
|Miss Michaela Tallant||Modern Foreign Languages|
|Miss Louise Thompson||SENCO|
|Mrs Tracy Thust||Deputy Faculty Team Leader: Science|
|Mrs Beatrice Walker||English|
|Mr Shawn Barker||Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Sarah Bodner||Library and Work-Related Learning Administrator|
|Mrs Sharon Durrant||Senior ICT Technician|
|Mr Dave Eyre||Site Manager|
|Mrs Raymer Hancock||Special Needs and Disability Support Manager|
|Mr Russell Hawkes||Learning Resources Manager|
|Mrs Jennie Hickman||Year 7 Student Support & Transition Manager|
|Mrs Elizabeth Hills||HLTA – Maths|
|Mrs Amanda Hilton||Headteacher's PA|
|Mrs Christine Howell||Clerk to Governors|
|Mrs Laura Hutchinson||Student Support Manager (Years 8 and 9)|
|Mrs Fran Kinderman||Student Support Manager (Years 10 and 11)|
|Mrs Diane Mace||HLTA - Science|
|Mrs Caroline Passfield||Food Technology Technician|
|Mrs Caroline Peck||School Administrator|
|Mr Mike Richards||Art Technician|
|Mrs Lesley Rickman||Educational Visits/Duke of Edinburgh Award Co-ordinator|
|Mr Malcolm Sanford||Senior Science Technician|
|Mrs Laura Skelton||Finance Assistant|
|Mrs Maureen Smith||HLTA - Humanities|
|Mrs Sally Steer||Catering Manager|
|Mrs Emma Streeter||Attendance Officer|
|Mrs Judy Streeter||Assistant Site Manager|
|Mrs Julie Symons||Teaching Assistant|
|Ms Jo Wright||Teaching Assistant|
|Ms Keren Young||Science Technician|
|Mr Stephen Ziegler||Technology Technician|
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