Staff and Departments

Senior Staff

T Pettengell

Deputy Headteacher

A Dixon

Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning

P Hill

Assistant Headteacher - Student Progress and Intervention

R Keeble

Assistant Headteacher - Student Support and Inclusion

A Thorne

Assistant Headteacher

E Mather

Director of Sixth Form

B Coggan

Head of Darwin House

S Short

Head of Nightingale House

C Uttley

Head of Pankhurst House

J Williams

Head of Wilberforce House

L Goldwater

Pastoral Support and Liaison Officer

Departments

Art & Design

A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. E-mail the Art department.

Business Studies

Business Studies is a broad subject in the Social Sciences, allowing the in-depth study of a range of specialities such as accountancy, finance, organisation and marketing. E-mail the Business Studies department.

Child Care

Child Care is the study of the physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of the child from conception to the age of five years old.  The course provides a basis for further study of Child Development and other related qualifications and could be the starting point for careers in Nursing, Play Therapy or Teaching. E-mail the Child Care department.

Classics

Classics is the study of the languages, culture, history and thought of the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome. It is one of the most varied and interdisciplinary of all subjects. Latin has had a huge influence on English and other modern languages and consolidates understanding of vocabulary and grammar. This rigorous, academic subject trains the mind and opens the door to a wide choice of future careers. E-mail the Classics department.

Dance

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity. At Yateley School Dance is offered at KS3, 4 and 5. Students can gain qualifications at GCSE and BTEC level. We offer Dance Shows, House Dance Competitions, Professional workshops and perform at the Rock Challenge Dance Competition. E-mail the Dance department.

Design & Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. E-mail the Design & Technology department.

Drama

Drama is a symbolic language with which is used to represent the ‘real’ world. Art has been used for this purpose for thousands of years. E-mail the Drama department.

English

A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening. E-mail the English Team

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition is about how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. E-mail the Food & Nutrition department.

French or Spanish

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. E-mail the Languages department.

Geography

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. E-mail the Geography department.

History

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. E-mail the History department.

ICT & Computing

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with
mathematics, science, and design and technology. E-mail the ICT & Computing department.

Mathematics

Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. E-mail the Mathematics department.

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians. Contact the Music department.

PE & Games

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. E-mail the PE & Games department.

PSHE and Citizenship

A high-quality PSHE & Citizenship education helps to provide pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play a responsible and active part in society and make wise, informed choices about their own individual lives. E-mail the PSHE department

Religious Studies

Religious Education is a unique subject, which provides a particular perspective on a wide range of issues, and this stems from the concepts of faith and commitment that are at the heart of religion. E-mail the Religious Studies department.

Science

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. E-mail the Science department.