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Suzanne Howell

Responsible for the day to day running of Sacred Heart Catholic High School. Mrs Howell has the strategic overview of Staffing, Recruitment and Selection, Teaching and Learning, Quality Assurance, SLT links and School to School Support.


Dave Douglass

Responsible for Initial Teacher Training & School Finances. Mr Douglass is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

Deputy Headteacher & Director of SCITT

Larry Clarke

Responsible for pastoral care in KS3 and KS4, progress, safeguarding and PSHCE. Mr Clarke also teaches Chemistry.

Deputy Headteacher

Louisa Connolly

Responsible for quality of education, quality assurance systems, literacy and maths across the curriculum. Miss Connolly has the strategic overview of the Sacred Heart SCITT and also teaches English.

Acting Deputy Headteacher

Michael Cousins

Responsible for curriculum, progress in KS3-5, assessment systems, data analysis, examinations, target setting, pupil premium and student tracking. Mr Cousins also teaches Physics.

Director of Achievement

Michael Donnelly

Responsible for the Catholic ethos of the school, the school site and personal development. Mr Donnelly also teaches Chemistry.

Director of Ethos, Site & Personal Development

Ian Bradley

Responsible for whole school teaching and learning, continuous professional development, coaching and action research. Mr Bradley also teaches Geography.

Director of Teaching & Learning

Michael Ashton-Thompson

Responsible for primary transition, IT strategy and websites, educational visits and internal events. Mr Ashton-Thompson teaches Computer Science and is the Head of IT, Marketing & Communication for the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

Assistant Headteacher

Helen Tivnen

Mrs Tivnen is responsible for Sixth Form, Key Stage 5 curriculum and data (alongside Mr Cousins) and the Sacred Heart Alumni. Mrs Tivnen is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and teaches Applied Law.

Acting Assistant Headteacher

Lynsey Craig

Mrs Craig is responsible for Ethos, the Sacred Heart Network, Sacred Heart Goals and the RSHE curriculum. Mrs Craig also teaches Religious Studies.

Acting Assistant Headteacher

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