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Leadership Team

Vice principal team 

Our school leadership team is the main decision-making group within the school. We have 3 Vice Principals, who each have their own responsibility at our school and are highly influential to everything we do. 

Katherine Patterson

 

Katherine has responsibility for primary phase and is the strategic lead for the “All through school” project whose aim is to create a unique all through school with shared vision, values and goals from reception to sixth form.

Katherine has worked at Caroline Chisholm since it opened in 2004. Prior to this, she was a primary headteacher.

Andrew Fisher

Andrew has responsibility for teaching and learning across the school and is the strategic lead for the “High Performance Learning” project whose aim is to create highly effective classroom practice.

Andy has worked at Caroline Chisholm since 2018. He is a serving Ofsted inspector and has previously worked at as the head of a secondary school and middle school. He is a history specialist.

Gary Wakefield

Gary has responsibility for assessment and data across the school and is the strategic lead for the “Innovative Assessment” project whose aim is to create highly effective assessment in the classroom.

Gary has worked as Caroline Chisholm since 2015. He has previously worked as a primary headteacher and as a deputy headteacher of a secondary school. He is a PE and maths specialist.

Our Assistant Principal Team: 

We also have 6 Assistant Principals who also play a central role to teaching and learning at Caroline Chisholm School:

  • Phil Ashton
  • Nicki Cairns
  • Adrian Colman
  • Miguel Lopez
  • Aaron Phillips
  • Lisa West

More details of our Assistant Principals roles and other key staff can be found here. 

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