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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. 

Andrew Fisher

Andy has responsibility for primary phase and is the strategic lead for the Community Hub, looking at developing effective working relations with all members of the local community and ensuring that communication is effective.

Andy has worked at Caroline Chisholm since 2018. He was an Ofsted team inspector between 2015-2021 and has previously worked as the head of a secondary school and a middle school as well as a National Strategy advisor. He is a history and business specialist.

Elizabeth Husband

Liz has responsibility for teaching and learning across the school. She is strategic lead for Quality of Education, which involves oversight of curriculum development, assessment and digital strategies.

Liz has worked at Caroline Chisholm since 2009. She is a specialist teacher of key stages 3, 4 and 5 English language and literature. Previously, Liz has been an assistant principal, head of English faculty and leader of whole school literacy. 


Gary Wakefield

Gary has responsibility for the operational running of the school, working closely with our Facilities Management team, Mitie, to ensure a smooth and dynamic learning environment.

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.


Assistant Principal Team

Mrs Nicky Cairns

Responsible for whole school Aspire Team. Oversight of Primary Phase.

Mr Adrian Colman

Responsible for whole school assessment.
Oversight of Key Stage 3.

Mrs Porsha McTaggart

Responsible for digital strategy and careers education. Oversight of Key Stage 5.

Miss Lisa West

Responsible for Senco, DSL, Designated Teacher, Attendance, Behaviour, School Counsellors and Inclusion.

Mrs Kathryn Wittich-Jackson

Responsible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and ECF Lead. Oversight of Key Stage 4.

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