Meet your support staff

Mrs Horobin

Head of Year

Having recently joined the Laurus Trust, I am thrilled to be a part of this unique opportunity to establish our clear vision and ethos within Laurus Cheadle Hulme.

After gaining my European Languages and Business degree in Leeds I trained as a Teacher of French working in West Yorkshire for five years. Through this I developed an interest in the pastoral care of young people supporting them and their needs on a more individual basis. For the past four years I have been employed as a pastoral year leader in a Cheshire secondary school working with students at both KS3 and KS4. This has provided me with wide-ranging experience of the issues which young people face in school such as friendship concerns, anxiety and other emotional difficulties. During this time I have worked with groups of young people on developing self-esteem and overcoming barriers to learning and I have received training on a range of mental health conditions.

I am really looking forward to extending the excellent pastoral care at Cheadle Hulme High School into Laurus Cheadle Hulme and to developing an outstanding climate for learning in which our new students can excel.

Mrs Gowen

Year 7 SEND Lead

I am delighted to be transferring over to Laurus Cheadle Hulme from Cheadle Hulme High school as Year 7 SEND Lead. I am passionate about all our students receiving the same opportunities and believe teaching confidence and resilience are the building blocks to helping them flourish. Throughout my years working in education I have been specifically involved with the autism team, understanding and learning how best to cater for the individual needs of the students, more recently I took over as Social, Emotional and Mental Health specialist and am committed to the overall well being of our students. I will bring enthusiasm and consistency to the special education needs department and look forward to supporting our students in achieving their full potential.

Mrs Holt

Literacy Lead

I have been a teacher of English at Cheadle Hulme High School since 2008 and am now moving into a new phase of my career to take a more specialist role in intervention with students who have specific literacy needs. I am excited about the opportunity to support students on a more personal level and work more closely with developing students’ skills in the mechanics of reading and writing. I feel passionately about the importance of developing literacy skills for life and know the significant impact this has on a students’ progress throughout their education.

Over the past two years, I have established the CHHS Form Time Literacy Programme, which is delivered across Key Stage 3 and 4. This year, I have also led the Fit 4 Reading literacy intervention programme. It has been extremely rewarding to observe the profile of literacy skills being promoted throughout the school and to observe reluctant readers showing commitment and dedication to improving their own reading skills by reading weekly with a Year 10 mentor. As a result of these experiences, I am really looking forward to the challenges of working in a new setting to continue to both promote and nurture literacy skills amongst our students.

Mrs Stephens

PA to Head of School

I joined Cheadle Hulme High School in 2013 as the Administrator in the Teaching School providing administration support for the school’s SCITT programme, NQT programme, CPD courses and the provision of school to school support. Since 2016, I have also held the position of Events Coordinator.

Before starting at Cheadle Hulme High School I held senior PA roles in the financial services industry supporting a number of Directors.

I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Laurus Cheadle Hulme and I am really looking forward to welcoming our first cohort in September.