Miss T Hartley - Headteacher
Originally from Canada, Miss Hartley became Headteacher of JHGS in September 2016, only the fifth Head and the first female Headteacher in the history of the school. Miss Hartley had previously been Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher at Nonsuch High School for Girls in Cheam, Surrey. She began her career in education teaching History and more recently Psychology. She joined the teaching profession after 6 years in sales and marketing firstly with Mr Kipling Cakes and then with Entertainment UK.
Mr N Hathaway - Deputy Headteacher
Mr Hathaway joined JHGS as Deputy Head in September 2019. He was previously Deputy Head at an independent school in Abingdon and held Acting Head, Deputy Head and Assistant Head posts at a comprehensive school in Swindon and a Grammar School in Manchester. He started his teaching career in Leicestershire where he also worked as a Head of Year and then as a Head of MFL at a school in Wigan. Originally from Cheshire, just south of Manchester, Mr Hathaway studied French at Sheffield University and gained a PGDipEd in Educational Leadership and Management from Warwick University.
Mr Hathaway leads on all pastoral matters at the school and is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mr D Sammels - Assistant Headteacher
Mr Sammels was educated in Edinburgh before reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of York. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a grammar school in Slough, where he also completed his NPQSL. He joined JHGS as an Assistant Headteacher in 2017.
Mr Sammels leads on assessment, data, reporting, exams and educational visits.
Mr J Turner - Assistant Headteacher
A product of a Devon based boys’ grammar school, Mr Turner graduated with a Business degree from the University of Surrey before gaining a PGCE from Kingston University. He was previously Head of Faculty and Assistant Director of Sixth Form at an outstanding Hertfordshire Teaching School, before joining JHGS as an Assistant Headteacher in September 2019.
Mr Turner leads on curriculum, digital strategy, outreach and pupil premium.
Miss H Burrow - Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form
Having been born and educated in the neighbouring county of Berkshire, Miss Burrow completed her BA Hons degree in German and Spanish at the University of Southampton. She joined John Hampden in 2013 as a newly qualified teacher and has since held the positions of Head of Year 7, Teacher in Charge of Spanish and Head of Sixth Form.
As Assistant Headteacher – Director of Sixth Form, Miss Burrow is responsible for the academic attainment and pastoral welfare of the Sixth Form students. She also acts as Professional Tutor and Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator, monitoring the standards of Teaching and Learning and supporting other teachers, including those who are new to the profession, with their own professional career development.
Mrs K Bailey - Business Manager
Mrs Bailey has been at John Hampden since 2012 and has been Business Manager since August 2014. She is responsible for finance, administration, HR and, together with the Site Manager, the premises. In short, most things that are not Teaching and Learning. She has worked in schools since 2007 and enjoys the varied challenges that each day brings!