Key School Contacts

Below you can find a breakdown of key contacts at the school including their roles and areas of responsibility.

Senior leadership team

Mr Craig Jansen

Executive Headteacher

Responsible for issues affecting the school, its pupils and its staff, where consultation with other senior members of staff is impossible or inappropriate; policy and practice; external relations; monitoring and evaluation/quality assurance; strategic direction and day to day operation; community working; finance and resources

Mrs Gail Howe

Associate Headteacher

Responsible for the overview of teaching and learning; structure of school curriculum; self-evaluation; school assessment strategies, policy and practice; strategic and day to day operation

Mr D Cumming

Assistant Headteacher

Responsible for extended school, including extra-curricular, pupil services, community engagement, induction of new staff, newly qualified teachers and staff CPD.

Mr C Taylor

Assistant Headteacher

Responsible for timetabling, tracking systems, intervention strategy, assessment systems

Mr I Curry

Assistant Headteacher

Responsible for reports to parents, pastoral systems, lunchtime duty, Parents’ Forum.

Mr M Staal

Assistant Headteacher

Extended Leadership Team – Leading on Maths and Numeracy across the school

Mrs J Ison

Assistant Headteacher

Extended Leadership Team – Leading on Science

Mr J Faricy

Assistant Headteacher

Extended Leadership Team – Leading on English and Literacy across the School

Mr J Battye

Associate Senior Leader

Miss L Geisel

Associate Senior Leader

Head of year team

Miss F Dickinson

Head of year 7

Miss L Geisel

Head of year 8

Mr D Flack

Head of year 9

Mrs D Antich

Head of year 10

Mr M Speat

Head of year 11

Other key contacts

Mrs B Atkinson

RGN RSCPHN – Child & Family Specialist Nurse

Mrs D Armitage

MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

School Counsellor/Kronos Co-ordinator

Mrs C Mason

Executive Headteacher’s PA/School Administration Manager

Responsible for personal support to Mr Jansen, school administration staff, day to day staff personnel issues

Mrs H Broadley

Operations Manager

Responsible for the co-ordination of school events and school transport, teaching staff cover arrangements

Mr M Galloway

Strategic Finance & Premises Manager

Responsible for finance, premises, day to day health and safety

You are welcome to contact members of staff.  The usual procedure on matters relating to your child or their subjects, is to contact your child’s Form Tutor, initially.

Email communication is used by staff on a daily basis and is a good way of making contact directly with them.

Our staff email addresses follow the format: initial.surname@holmfirthhigh.co.uk

For example, if we had a staff member called Andrew Smith, his email address would be: a.smith@holmfirthhigh.co.uk

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To telephone, use the main school number and press the extension number, if you know it, or wait for the receptionist.

Please be aware that, without prior arrangement, you may not be able to speak directly to a member of staff , as they may be teaching or in meetings etc.  However, you will be able to leave a message and the member of staff will call you back as soon as they are able.