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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

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 trips and visits, internal events and overview of Sixth Form. Mr Ashton-Thompson also teaches Computer Science and is the IT & Communications Lead for the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

Assistant Headteacher

Louisa Connolly

Miss Connolly is responsible for the operational overview of the SCITT, curriculum and assessment, middle leader development, the overview of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum. Miss Connolly also teaches English.

Assistant Headteacher

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