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Ms Amanda Rowley

Ms Rowley is the Headteacher at The Wavell School. She joined the school as the sole Deputy Headteacher in January 2004 and took over as Headteacher in April 2005. She is one of the most experienced headteachers in Hampshire and works closely with the garrison and the MoD in support of service children. She is committed to The Wavell School being the best school in which to learn, teach, work and govern.

“The Wavell School is a very special place where we acknowledge that each day is about Life Chances and making a positive difference”.

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Mr Stuart Hicken

Mr Hicken is our Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum and Standards). He is a very experienced Deputy Headteacher having joined the school as Head of Science in 1997 and becoming Deputy Headteacher in 2005. He is responsible for the curriculum which includes curriculum design, and construction and management of the school timetable. He also monitors the performance of all students across the whole school to ensure standards are maintained and provides analyses for staff, Governors and outside agencies.

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Mrs Lisa Hogg

Mrs Lisa Hogg is our Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral & Learning). She joined Wavell as Head of History in January 2004 and still teaches History. Her role focuses on Inclusion and Learning, having oversight of the Pastoral Team. Mrs Hogg is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Mental Health Lead.

"What is special about Wavell is the sense of community, the way that staff and students have a common purpose to support students to be the best that they can be."

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Mr Mark Pike

Mr Pike joined the school in January 2019 as Assistant Headteacher having come from the Senior Leadership Team at Rowhill School.  Prior to that, Mr Pike was at Court Moor School for 12 years; during his time there he had held the roles of Head of PE and Head of Year. He teaches PE and is extremely passionate about the subject. Mr Pike is in charge of Personnel and is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

“Having visited The Wavell in 2016 what struck me was the strong sense of community within the school.  The school’s ethos of ‘We Care to Challenge’ was clearly evident and I left feeling that this was a place where I would one day love to work.  I now feel very fortunate to have been given this opportunity and look forward to working with the fantastic staff and students here.”

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Mr Andy Fearn

Mr Fearn is our Assistant Headteacher  in charge of Operations and Enrichment. He leads our Applied Learning programme including trips and visits which  help make sure our students can apply their learning in the Real World. He is one of our Assistant Designated Safeguarding Leads, a member of the Exams Team and is also our Staff Governor.

“I’ve been at the school since 2005, and have loved being part of the Wavell family since day one. The school’s continued success is a result of its ethos of team spirit, as well as the positive relationships between students, staff, parents and governors, as well as the partnerships with the local and wider communities. The Wavell is a very special place to learn and to work, where all are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.”

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Mrs Sam McKie

Mrs McKie is our new Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion & Intervention)

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Mrs Helen Blunden

Helen Blunden joined The Wavell School in September 2015 as Bursar. Helen’s responsibilities include the financial management of the school with a core purpose of developing, directing and coordinating the full range of school financial and administrative services.  Helen is also actively involved in the strategic development of the school covering such areas as site and the overall school business.

“This role is challenging and extremely rewarding with each day being different.  I thoroughly enjoy working with such dedicated, caring and knowledgeable professionals in a school were the students are given the opportunity to develop their learning. The Wavell School has a lovely feel to it and successfully works within the local community.”

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