Mrs Emma Wright
Mrs Wright is the Headteacher at The Wavell School and was appointed in 2023. She has 20 years of experience working in Secondary Schools and prior to her appointment at The Wavell School, was Deputy Head at Collingwood College in Camberley where she held several responsibilities including Curriculum innovation, Staffing, IT Strategy and Timetabling. Mrs Wright is passionate about Teaching and Learning and continues to enjoy teaching English. She is resolute in her determination for The Wavell School to continue to flourish and hold a position of excellence at the heart of our community.
“Within minutes of my first visit to The Wavell School, it was clear that this is a special place. Students, staff and governors all spoke affectionately about the school and the “Wavell Way.” Staff and students feel an incredible sense of pride at belonging to the Wavell community and it is infectious! It was a huge honour and privilege to have been appointed to work in such a successful and dynamic school and I am excited to be part of the team.”
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.
"Having been in the school since 1997, it has been a privilege to see the school develop and evolve over many years and to see so many students leave with such fantastic results. Two of the best aspects of the job is the opportunity to talk to parents at the Year Group Partnership Evenings, developing those relationships as we move through the 5 years and walking around a lovely calm school and seeing all the wonderful learning that is taking place in the classrooms."
Mrs Lisa Hogg
Mrs Lisa Hogg is our Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral & Professional Development). She joined the school as Head of History in January 2004 and has been Deputy Headteacher since 2013. 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.”
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 now Deputy Headteacher 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.”
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.”
Mrs Sam McKie
Mrs McKie is our Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion and Intervention). After joining Wavell in 2000, she soon became part of the Pastoral Team and has spent the last 17 years as a Director of Year. She spent a number of years working within SEN as a teacher of SPLD; she now teaches GCSE English, and is Head of Dance - her passion, which she introduced to the curriculum in 2004. Mrs McKie is one of our Assistant Designated Safeguarding Leads.
“Wavell is far more than a school; it is a family, and its ethos of respect and ‘caring to challenge’ is the bedrock of our school. The strong partnerships between staff, students, parents and governors allow every opportunity for our young people to thrive, building the skills and confidence for a happy and successful future. “
Mrs Helen Blunden
Helen Blunden is our Senior Bursar and joined The Wavell School in September 2015. 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.”