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 30 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 Thomas Murell
Assistant Headteacher, Key Stage 3
After graduating from Brunel University with a BSc in Sports Science, I began a career in business sales and client relations. After a short time in industry it became clear to me that my preference was to be involved in a profession where I could make a difference and help others. Following this decision, I went back to Brunel University to complete my Post Graduate Certificate in Education to become a teacher of Physical Education. My first teaching placement was at a nearby Harrow school and since then I have never looked back. Hatch End High is now the third Harrow high school I have worked in, and during my time in the borough I have held a variety of different responsibilities including Year Co-ordinator and Joint Head of Sports Studies. I am delighted to have joined Hatch End High School in May 2020 as Assistant Headteacher - Key Stage 3. I am passionate about helping our students to make a positive transition into secondary school and supporting them to fully embrace the school’s ‘WE CARE’ ethos, thereby enabling them to develop into young people who are caring, ambitious and continually striving to reach their goals in life.
Mr David Robinson
Assistant Headteacher, Head of Key Stage 4
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. I spent the first three years on the SLT with responsibility for raising standards and interventions. Since September 2018, I have taken on the role of Head of Key Stage 4, where I have responsibility for the pastoral and academic progress of students in Year 9, 10 and 11. 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.
Mrs Louise Jeffs
Assistant Headteacher, Teaching & Learning, CPD / ITT
After studying Geography at Exeter University I had a successful 10 year career in public relations. However, my love of geography and a desire to really make a difference led me to train at a teacher at the Institute of Education in London. At Hatch End I have held several roles; most recently as a senior leader responsible for teaching and learning. I have been privileged to work with colleagues from schools across London and Higher Education Institutions; supporting and challenging teachers as they have developed into reflective and research informed classroom practitioners. I have a strong belief that the best teachers continue to see themselves as learners and as teaching becomes an increasingly research informed profession I have been driven by a desire to ensure that collaborative professionalism lies at the heart of how schools engage with this research. I have spent the last three years leading learning in an all through international school in Jakarta, Indonesia. This time in such a diverse country has been a very enriching experience, both personally and professionally; I have learned a great deal and have grown in my role as a geography teacher, international educator and leader of teaching and learning. I have been exposed to different curricula and pedagogies in a range of contexts and have developed a real understanding of how we can support students’ learning and personal growth. I feel very privileged to be able to return to Hatch End High and I am looking forward to sharing my learning with colleagues at a school that places so much emphasis on colleagues learning together to support students to be the best they can be.
Miss Rebecca Cleary
Assistant Headteacher, Teaching & Learning, QA / Performance & Appraisal
Having completed a BSc in Geography at Queen Mary’s University and remembering the impact my own teachers had on both my academic and personal development, I decided to embark on a career in teaching. I was fortunate to be placed at Hatch End High School as part of my PGCE with the Institute of Education in 2010 and over the years have held many different roles and responsibilities as part of our school community, including Head of Geography, Head of the Humanities Faculty, Teacher Governor and Induction Tutor for teachers new to the profession. Currently, as a member of the senior leadership team, as assistant headteacher teaching & Learning, Quality Assurance, Performance and Appraisal, I work with our dedicated staff to ensure teaching and learning is underpinned by effective researched informed practice leading to our students making outstanding progress. With the overarching aim being to fully prepare each student to feel inspired, motivated and empowered with the knowledge and skills to embark successfully upon their next stage in their learning journey, be it higher education or the world of work.