Meet the Senior Leadership Team
Ms Sue Maguire
I started my career in the Media but quickly realised that I needed to be in a role with a far stronger sense of moral purpose. I trained to be an English teacher in Oxford University and since then have gained over 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in 5 large and very different boroughs, three of which have been in London. My passion stems from a singular belief that our young people deserve the very highest quality educational experience and that all schools must be wholly focused on ensuring that this is delivered both in the classroom and beyond. I cannot abide "limits" being placed on any child and see my role as the Headteacher being instrumental in enhancing our students' life chances through an engaging, caring but always challenging curriculum and school ethos. The relentless drive from all our staff at Hatch End High School never ceases to amaze and impress me. I feel very lucky to lead such a warm and vibrant institution.
Ms Marina Dunford
Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral, and Community
Following completion of a BA in Geography at Birmingham University, I joined Hatch End High School in 1985 as a teacher of Geography. I worked as the Careers Co-ordinator before being appointed as a Head of Year, a position I held for 10 years. I completed an MA in Educational Management and my NPQH and held the position of Head of Lower School before being appointed to Deputy Headship, Pastoral and Community 14 years ago. I have a lifelong love of the Arts and am the Head of the Hatch End High School Production Society. Outside school, I have been a governor at a primary school in Hillingdon for four years as well as being instrumental in the setting up of a new primary school for 2018 in the local area called Harrow View. My length of time at the school is testament to the very special love I have for its inclusive ethos.
Mr Pete Wilkins
Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum, and Assessment
I have over thirty years’ experience of working in 4 large secondary schools in three neighbouring education authorities; Barnet, Hillingdon and Harrow. I have fulfilled numerous roles including: Head of Department, Head of Year, Assistant Headteacher and for the last twelve years, Deputy Headteacher, Curriculum and Standards at Hatch End High School. I enjoy particularly the opportunities Hatch End High School gives me to work with a wide range of fantastic students in a multicultural, multi-faith school. I am responsible for managing the curriculum and assessment systems and am proud to have overseen our outstanding provision in these areas. I believe passionately in ensuring all our young people have access to the highest quality and breadth of GCSE and Applied courses.
Ms Rebecca Cozens
Deputy Headteacher, Inclusion, and Provision
I started working at Hatch End High School over twenty years ago as a Geography teacher. I have taken on a number of roles within the school including Head of the Lower School and am now very proud to be Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion and Provision. I am responsible for ensuring that students who have educational or emotional special needs receive the very best support. I am the registered SENCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead. Keeping our young people safe and happy in and outside school is, I believe, absolutely key to outstanding learning and growing up to be active citizens in the world. I am also a Governor at the Jubilee Academy in Harrow, an alternative free school set up by the Harrow Academies in which Hatch End High School plays a key role.
Ms Emma Stabler
I started as Hatch End High School's Business Manager in April 2014 and have responsibility for non-teaching functions including Finance, Premises and Human Resources. My role includes the strategic development of the site and we are very excited about our multi-million pound investment plan which will transform the school site by 2020. I particularly enjoy working with the Student Council to ensure that our young people have a strong voice in this plan. I am a qualified accountant (CIPFA) with 25 years’ experience in public sector finance. Prior to Hatch End High School my roles included Head of Children’s Services Finance at Harrow Council and a variety of consultancy projects within schools.
Mr Peter Richards
Assistant Headteacher, Sixth Form / Key Stage 5
After working in graphic design and social care, I began my teaching career in the most northerly part of Namibia and have since amassed over twenty years of experience in teaching Economics and Business Studies in three very different London secondary schools and the London School of Economics and Political Science. I was appointed at Hatch End High School in March 2006. I have been responsible for establishing the Sixth Form and watching it grow to being one of the most successful Post 16 centres in the country being regularly in the top 10% and even 2% of schools in the country for the progress students make. I enjoy working as part of the wider Harrow Collegiate and believe that partnership and collaboration for all our young people is the only way to sustain school improvement. My daily motivation is still fuelled by my conviction in the positive transformative power of education.
Mr Duncan Phillips
Assistant Headteacher, Key Stage 3
After working briefly in the pharmaceutical industry I decided to take the plunge into the teaching profession in September 2000 as a Science teacher. I have worked in a total of 5 schools including Hatch End High School, across 4 London boroughs. I am a passionate believer in comprehensive education and believe that all young people have the ability to succeed. Hatch End High School leads on this and is always continually striving to do even better. I am presently Assistant Headteacher Key Stage 3 which is a role I am really enjoying and it is a pleasure watching the young students strive to fulfil their potential and achieve great success. I am passionate about pastoral care and sports and am also a qualified Rugby referee in my spare time.
Mrs Nicola Harvey
Assistant Headteacher, Key Stage 4
I started working at Hatch End High School as a newly qualified teacher of English and in my first year took on the responsibility of setting up the Drama Department. I then became Head of Drama and supported the introduction and development of a wide range of arts subjects. I was fortunate to be Head of the Arts Faculty when the school gained Arts College Status and led the faculty throughout that exciting time of change and development. I have completed the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance - Aspiring to Senior Leadership Programme and found this extremely developmental, enabling me to network with teachers and leaders from other local schools. In 2011, I was delighted to become an Assistant Headteacher at Hatch End High School and have had a range of responsibilities whilst in this role, including leading Personalization and Literacy as well as overseeing the English Faculty which has enjoyed outstanding results over the last four years, regularly being in the top 10% – 20% of all schools nationally. I have recently taken on the role of Assistant Headteacher Key Stage 4 which will broaden my pastoral and leadership experience in a school I love and feel is unique in so many aspects.
Mr David Robinson
Assistant Headteacher, Aspirations and Interventions (Pupil Premium)
I started my teaching career at Hatch End High School as a newly qualified teacher in 2008, teaching Psychology at Key Stage 5 as well as Religion and Ethics at Key Stages 3 and 4. During this time I have been offered countless opportunities to engage in my own professional development and work on a variety of different projects and initiatives to raise student outcomes. These include: overseeing the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education /Citizenship Programme in the Sixth Form, followed by successfully securing the role of Head of Citizenship in 2010 a subject which is key at Hatch End High School and has national recognition for its fantastic practice. In 2012 I was promoted to the Head of Faculty for Social Sciences as well as having whole school responsibility for ‘Student Voice’. Working closely with other experienced middle leaders and leading a larger team has exposed me to invaluable experience. Since September 2015, I have been working as an Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for raising standards and interventions. I am fully aligned with the school’s inclusive values and am glad to be part of the excellent staff body serving Hatch End High School.
Ms Pip Bower
Assistant Headteacher, Teaching & Learning, CPD / ITT
I trained through the Teach First training programme as a Design and Technology teacher in 2009 and joined Hatch End High School three years later as Head of the Design and Technology Faculty. As a new Head of Department, I was closely supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, who provided invaluable support and helped me to develop essential leadership skills and strategies that enabled me to raise attainment in my department. After completing my Masters in Educational Leadership, I decided that developing and improving teaching and learning in schools via first class training and support would become the focus of my career. At Hatch End High School I was given the opportunity to deliver whole school professional development and train beginner teachers. As part of the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance, I was able to complete an ‘aspiring to senior leadership’ course which prepared me for applying for and undertaking a senior strategic post and Hatch End High School supported my aspirations further to progress by offering me a year’s secondment to their own Senior Team. This secondment enabled me to develop as a leader outside of my department and although the role was challenging, I was fully supported and in June 2016 I was absolutely delighted to be offered a permanent post in the school I absolutely love – Hatch End High School! I am responsible for ensuring our beginning teachers receive the best support possible in the always challenging but ultimately rewarding career of teaching young people.
Mr Peter Saunders
Assistant Headteacher, Teaching & Learning, Performance Appraisal and Quality Assurance
After graduating from Durham University, I trained to be a geography teacher with Teach First in 2009. Before Hatch End High School, I taught in academies in Islington, Hammersmith and Fulham. My passion has always been in the development of teaching and learning and ensuring young people experience the very best lessons possible as this is what has the biggest impact on their future life chances. At Hatch End High School, one of my main responsibilities is monitoring the quality of teaching and learning and working with others to inform a bespoke package of professional development for all teachers at the school.