Head of Years

Mrs V Barclay - Head of Year 7

As Head of Year 7 my role is to support students during this transition period and help them settle in to life at Redden Court. It is an exciting time but can also cause much anxiety for both students and also their families so my job is to put them at ease as much as possible to ensure this smooth transition.

I see this role as celebrating the achievements and also helping overcome barriers they may face throughout school life. It is also to ensure all the needs for each individual student are met.

I have high expectations for this year group and my aim is to help prepare them for their future and to develop the life skills they need. This will enable them to reach their full potential and succeed in the goals they set for themselves.

Miss D McAllister - Head of Year 8

As Head of Year 8 it has been a pleasure getting to know all students as they transition from Year 7. I am excited to watch all students develop and to be able to celebrate their achievements with them as well as supporting them through any obstacles they may face.

My aim is to ensure that students make the most out of their time in Year 8 and prepare them going in to Year 9. This will include monitoring their attendance, behaviour and tracking their attainment in all subject areas. I have high expectations for this year group and will be there to support them achieving their goals.

I look forward to working with the year group and preparing them for the year ahead.

Mrs D Bennett - Head of Year 9

It is a pleasure to be following Year 8 students into Year 9 and continue their journey with them.

Part of my role is to track and monitor attendance, achievement and the behaviour of students to ensure that successes are recognised and any underachievement is quickly addressed, as well as supporting students with the pressure of school life.

Year 9 is an important and exciting time for all students, especially as they will be choosing their options later in the year. My aim is to help students develop independence and take responsibility for their learning, as well as encourage students to work hard and start to think about their future goals and how they are going to be successful in achieving them.

I look forward to working with the year group and preparing them for the challenges ahead.

Mrs N Stiffel - Head of Year 10

As Head of Year 10 I have enjoyed seeing the students through from Year 8. They have grown and matured and I am watching them become the well rounded individuals I aim for them to be.

Year 10 is an important year for my students in terms of starting to fully focus on their GCSE's.

My role as Head of Year in this critical time, is to ensure students stay on track and achieve their goals and reach their potential, while supporting them emotionally.

I am looking forward to working with Year 10 this year.

Mr M Hoque - Head of Year 11

It is a pleasure being the Head of Year 11 at Redden Court School. I have been fortunate enough to see our students complete their GCSEs for a number of years now and seeing them achieve their goals is a great sense of pride for me.

Year 11 is a critical year for our students as they set the foundation for their futures. My aim is to ensure that they all reach their potential and that they have the same high ambitions that I have for them. Every staff member is committed in helping our students succeed and this can be seen by the high number of enhancements sessions we hold and the endless interventions that take place.

I endeavour to support our students and ensure that they have all the tools and skills needed to help them reach their potential and personal goals. In addition to this we will make sure that our Year 11s receive the necessary career support and guidance when thinking about post 16 options.