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Our Senior Leadership Team

Ofsted 2014: 'The visionary, strong, uncompromising and outstanding leadership of the headteacher, senior and middle leaders, governors and the dedication and commitment of all adults have enabled the school to build successfully on many strengths found at the previous inspection'.

 

Sarah Marrion - Deputy Headteacher

Sarah started life in Lancashire and her experiences in music at Olderhill Secondary School in Rochdale set her on a road to a career in the arts.  After O’Levels Sarah went to study music and drama A Level at Oldham College in the performing arts department.  Here, the students benefited from working in a professional theatre ‘The Grange Arts Centre’.  

Before going to Liverpool Hope University at the age of 23, Sarah had a wide variety of jobs including working for Our Price Music, a season as a holiday rep for Euro Sites Camping Company and working as performer in the North West of England and Gran Canaria.  

To help fund her university studies, Sarah secured a position as a music instructor and worked for over 3 years at St. Finbars Primary School in Liverpool.  After graduating with a 2.1 degree in Music and English, Sarah went to Manchester University to study composition for a year.  During this time she also worked as a peripatetic music teacher in a variety of secondary schools. 

At this point, Sarah realised her passion was clearly in teaching and completed her PGCSE in secondary education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her first full time teaching position was as Head of Music at Oldershaw School.  After 3 years at Oldershaw a position as Head of a new Performing Arts Faculty was advertised at Ridgeway High School.  Sarah spent 14 busy and happy years at Ridgeway High School and secured a number of internal promotions including to Assistant Headteacher. Her close work, both with curriculum leaders and pastoral staff, developed her belief in personalised teaching and learning and a pupil-centred approach to monitoring individual progress.

The position at Wirral Hospitals' School was therefore a welcome opportunity to further pursue her role in leadership in a different setting and return to her original passion of teaching music.

After a hugely successful 3 years at Wirral Hospitals' School, first as Assistant Headteacher, then as Acting Deputy Headteacher, Sarah was successful in applying for the permanent Deputy Headteacher post in September 2017. Sarah is looking forward to continuing in her work to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning at WHS and leading by example in her own quest for lifelong learning and development.

 

Laura Birch Assistant Headteacher

Laura pursued her love of Science through education and graduated from Liverpool University in 2000 with a 2.1 Hons degree in Genetics. After travelling abroad and doing voluntary teaching in Fiji and Thailand, Laura realised the passion that she had for working with young people and, having decided to combine this with her enthusiasm for Science, returned to the UK to complete her PGCE.

Laura’s first teaching job was at Cowley Language College in St Helens where she taught Science and A Level Biology. After that she moved to Deyes High School in Maghull, where Laura held a number of additional roles including Key Stage 4 progress manager. In 2013, Laura successfully applied for the Head of Science position and joined the staff at Wirral Hospitals’ School.

Outdoor education is very important to Laura and as a qualified mountain leader she has brought her passion for the countryside and mountains to the students through launching and developing the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme here.

Over the last four years, Laura has continued to develop both her teaching and leadership skills and this commitment to continued improvement saw her successfully apply for the position of Assistant Headteacher in October 2017.

 

Vicki Tranter- Safeguarding Lead + Family Support

 

Vicki is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Leader. Her main role is to support parents and liaise with other agencies.
She has a background in Youth Work and Social Care she has worked for Wirral Local Authority, in a variety of roles, since 1984 - working as Social Worker with Looked After Children, a Deputy Manager of a Children's Home and a Senior Practitioner with the Education Social Welfare Team.
She has worked at Wirral Hospitals' School for 7 years and is part of the Senior Leadership Team.  She has developed areas for Wirral Hospitals’ School's Community including funding for equipment and facilities such as the Parents Room, music and garden area. She is the link person for Social Services and Health Services in Schools.  Vicki and her team ensure that students who are experiencing attendance issues receive an outreach service and they work closely with the teaching staff to ensure a smooth reintegration back into the classroom.

 

Heather South – Business Manager 

 

After being a "stay at home Mum" for 15 years, Heather returned to work as a volunteer in the school office at St Bridget's Primary School in 1999.  She was then appointed as Assistant Bursar at Wirral Grammar School for Boys before joining Wirral Hospitals' School in 2000 as a part-time Finance Officer.  Moving through the positions of Office and Finance Manager, Heather is now the School Business Manager, responsible for the financial management of the school's budget.  As a valued and important member of the Senior Leadership Team, Heather manages the Admin Team and is responsible for the development & maintenance of the JPC site & school building as well as HR issues, staff contracts and salaries.

Heather has climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the Great Wall of China and has done a variety of marathons & walks, raising in excess of £10,000 for charities such as Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, MIND and NSPCC.

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