The Senior Leadership Team

We have an exceptional Senior Leadership Team each offering vision, expertise and direction for Newcastle High School for Girls.

Michael Tippett


Overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of Newcastle High School for Girls, creating a shared vision which expresses the core values of the school while promoting excellence in teaching and learning, and creating a culture of high expectation and achievement in which every girl can develop her own identity and thrive.

Amanda Hardie

Acting Head of Junior School/Deputy Head (Academic) Senior School

Responsible for leading and managing the Junior School in close partnership with the Head. To create and communicate a shared vision within Junior School, which expresses the core values of the whole School and motivates and inspire others. To drive Junior School forward through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

Leading the academic programme for Newcastle High School for Girls. Working on the development and implementation of the curriculum, the timetable and ensuring high academic standards across Senior School.

Helen Harrison

Director of Sixth Form

Responsible for creating and maintaining an outstanding Sixth Form experience which will ensure each girl achieves the best academic results she can and is equipped with the skills for the 21st century. Pastoral welfare is paramount, as will ensuring the girls' continuous focus on achieving their aims.

Lucy Franks-Doyle

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Leading on the provision for pastoral care within the school. Working alongside the Pastoral Leadership Group to develop and implement a wide range of initiatives to support the personal development and well-being of all the girls within Newcastle High School for Girls.

John Crosby

Director of Finance and Operations

Responsible for the smooth running of the School's finances and support functions including estates coordination, travel planning, administration, ICT support, facilities and catering.

Janice Graves

Director of Marketing

Leading the marketing, communications, admissions, alumnae and development areas of the school. Ensuring that our values and ethos are shared with prospective and current parents and pupils as well as delivering excellent services and experiences. Supporting and working with our powerful network of alumnae.

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