Leadership Team & Key Contacts

Leadership Team and Key Contacts

Mr M. Fletcher

Headteacher

Mr C. Hambleton

Deputy Headteacher

Mrs V. Cartledge

Deputy Headteacher

Mr R. Titley

Assistant Headteacher

Mr S. White

Assistant Headteacher

Miss M. Parry

Assistant Headteacher​

Mrs E. Gritten Director of Finance & Business Operations

 

Directors of Learning

Ms. A-M Sprenger

Year 7

Mr R. Nelson

Year 8

Ms U. Ghantiwala

Year 9

Mr G. Burgess

Year 10

Mr S. Berry

Year 11

Mr S. White

Director of Sixth Form

Miss N. Westland Deputy Director of Sixth Form

 

Key Department Contacts

Art & Technology Mrs N. Vadera
Astronomy

Mr M. Metcalfe

Mrs S. Leithead - Acting Head of Science

Biology

Mr F. Groom

Mrs S. Leithead - Acting Head of Science

Business Mrs P. Ahluwalia
Chemistry

Mr S. Whitmore

Mrs S. Leithead - Acting Head of Science

Computing

Mr M. Pleasants

Mr A. Akram - Head of Maths and Computing

Dance

Ms D. Hutchings

Mrs C. Tidy

Drama Mrs S. Curtis
 
Economics Dr D. Wellings

English and Film Studies

Mr A. Jones

Mr R Blissett

French

Mrs M. Redrup

Miss S. Streatfield - Head of MFL

Geography Mr J. Carrera
German Miss S. Streatfield
History and Politics Mr A. Jones
Mathematics

Mr A. Akram

 


 
Music Mr P. Tompkins
Photography Mr A. la Grange
Physical Education Mr R. Gunn
Physics

Mr M. Metcalfe

Mrs S. Leithead - Acting Head of Science

Psychology Mrs A. Valley
Religious Studies Mr G. Pearcy
Sociology Ms L. Akhtar

 

Estates Manager: Mr B. Hawkins

Communication Guidance

Communication Guidance

The purpose of this structure is to aid parents / carers to communicate with the appropriate person at Rickmansworth School in the appropriate time frame.

Where there are more general opinions or ideas you wish to share we have regular Parent Panel meetings and Headteacher’s Surgeries half termly; both are scheduled on the School calendar.

If you have a specific issue about your child's academic progress please contact the Head of the relevant Faculty.

If it is a pastoral issue about your child please direct it to the appropriate Director of Learning / Head of Sixth Form.

Immediate responses to emails and meeting requests should not be expected. This is not being discourteous, it is because staff are teaching or involved in other aspects of their work during set periods of the day.  In order for your enquiry to be addressed effectively we have implemented the procedures below:

  • Receipt of an email will be acknowledged within 48 hours (2 working days when the School is open to students) during term time, but not over a weekend.
  • When more time is required and the parent has been initially informed, staff will respond within five working school days.
  • If a member of staff is not able to deal with the email directly then they will pass it on to the most appropriate person.
  • Staff are not to be expected to monitor or respond to emails outside of their normal working hours, including weekends and published school holidays.  
  • Parental meeting requests with staff must be made in advance and unannounced requests for staff meetings will not be agreed.  Instead a meeting will be scheduled within 48 hours (2 working days when the School is open to students).  This protocol will not apply to a safeguarding concern.
  • Parental appointments with staff will not exceed 30 minutes unless previously agreed.