Meet the SLT

Mr Alaric Govan - Headteacher

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Mrs Naomi Lewry - Deputy Headteacher

Naomi lewryI am a qualified teacher with an upper second class honours degree in English. I am passionate about reading and thoroughly enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for books and Literature with all my students. I have been teaching for many years and have taught in a number of schools across the county.

I joined CHSB in January 2009 and, after four years as Head of the English Department, I was very proud to secure the position of Vice Principal. In my current role, I am responsible for behaviour in school, the pastoral system and Literacy across the school . I also work closely with subject leaders to ensure all of our students make excellent progress in their lessons.

In my role as Deputy Headteacher, I am very much looking forward to the new and exciting challenges.

Mrs Julie Silcock - Acting Deputy Headteacher

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I have enjoyed teaching History at Chichester High School for many years and working with many talented and committed staff and pupils.

I have a BA (Hons) in History from Bangor University, UCNW and completed my PGCE in 1992 at the West Sussex Institute for Higher Education. 

I have been Head of Department in History and the Humanities Faculty for 12 years.

In recent years, I have also been a Governor at the school and Vice Principal for KS3 curriculum, assessment, transition, and careers.

In my role as Acting Deputy Headteacher, I am looking forward to supporting our community and working with a wonderful team to develop the best possible climate for learning.

Ms Vickie Smith - Vice Principal/Head of Sixth Form

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I started teaching at Chichester High School in September 2008 as the Head of Drama.

In 2015 I was promoted to Vice Principal with responsibility as Head of Sixth Form, which is a role that I love.

Working with the Sixth Formers is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had and I am proud of our students each and every day.

In addition to leading the Sixth Form I also Quality Assure all vocational courses within the school and line manage Careers. 

I have recently taken on an external role within TKAT as Strategy Lead across all TKAT Sixth Forms. 

I studied Drama Secondary Education for 4 years at UWIC, Cardiff, and left with a second class degree. Teaching drama is a passion of mine and I am pleased to be able to teach all year groups alongside my role as Vice Principal.

Mr Terry Waller - Vice Principal

Terry wallerI am a qualified Mathematics teacher, gaining my BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science degree at City University in London.

I joined a Chartered Accountancy firm in central London for three years then completed my PGCE at Chichester University in 1993.

I have taught in several schools across Hampshire and West Sussex, working at different Leadership levels.

In my role as Vice Principal at Chichester High School, I am responsible for Assessment and Reporting with a particular oversight of KS4 and Year 10.

I feel proud to be part of a fantastic team who will ensure your child has a wonderful experience at secondary school.

Mr Mark Johnson - Vice Principal

Mark johnsonIn my role as Vice Principal at Chichester High School I am responsible for leading the Science and Maths teaching team.  In addition to this, I create and manage the school curriculum and timetable. 

In 1994 I graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Sussex University. I then worked as a Design Engineer until I qualified as a secondary school Maths teacher in 2000.

I became Head of Maths at Chichester High School for Girls in 2006 and subsequently became Head of Maths at the new Chichester High School in September 2016.

I look forward to working within the Chichester High School team to ensure that all students enjoy their school experience and leave with all the tools needed for a successful future.

Mr Robin Barclay - Vice Principal (Secondment)

Robin barclay smlI have always had a passion for Geography and Humanities subjects, I studied at Middlesex University where I gained a BA (Hons) Human Geography, moving onto the University of East Anglia where I achieved my PGCE.

Chichester High School has been my home for over 25 years and I have seen some amazing changes.

I am very excited to see what the next few years have in store for the school! As Head of Geography, I love learning about different parts of the world and cultures within it.

Having e-learning as my other responsibility in the school, means that I enjoy finding new ways to use technology in the classroom.

Mr Julian Boniface - Vice Principal (Secondment)

I gained my BA (Hons) with QTS in Physical Education from Chichester University in 2010, I completed my NPQML in 2019. As well as being the Director of Sport I am also the ACE and disadvantaged lead. 

I love all sports and anything competitive. Most of all, I love spending time with my family and two beautiful children.

It is an honour to be part of this school community and its exciting journey.