Head of House

Miss C Skinner 

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I am an extremely proud Head of Hawking as I have the pleasure of working with a kind, caring and hard-working community of students.

Our House ethos is based around kindness, as there is no better quality to be remembered for.

I am inspired every day by the varying personalities I work with and the reason I joined this profession was because I was inspired by my PE teacher when I was at school.

I was very lucky to have a good education where I achieved 10 GCSE’s and was elected Head Girl in my final year.  I then studied at Peter Symonds College in Winchester where I gained 2 A Levels in English Language, Art and Design and Sports Studies.  I continued to read Sports Studies at the University of Chichester and carried on studying to achieve a PGCE.

I worked at a school in Southampton for the first three years of my career and then moved to Chichester High School where I have loved every minute of teaching here.  My passion for education led me to study a Masters Degree in Education and I hope to continue this path by studying for a PhD in Education.

I love being a House Leader and enjoy every day working with such lovely students.

 Mr McLagan

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I feel very privileged to be Hawking House Champion and working as a PE teacher at the High School. I hold a BA (Hons) in Physical Education and Sports Coaching and PGCE which were both attained at the University of Chichester.

In my current role, I am responsible for teaching KS3 PE and KS4 NCFE Health and Fitness Vcert Level 1 & 2.

As a House Champion, I assist Mrs Skinner as Head of Hawking house making sure that our students access the very best experience at School, both inside and outside the classroom.

I am an enthusiastic, passionate highly motivated teacher with the clear goal of striving for every pupil to maximise their potential and become the best version of themselves. I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and participation in exercise.

Our Hawking House Champion is Mrs Smith

Seeing young people grow and develop and knowing that I've been able to be a positive part of that journey is what inspired me to become a teacher.

In 2001 I started my studies of Sports Science with Sociology (BSC) at St Marys University, Twickenham and continued on to do a GTP to gain my teaching qualification. I completed this at a new Academy in West London where I remained for 6 years, teaching PE to year 7 through to year 11 and the BTec programme in Sixth Form.

Along side this role I was also a tutor and Assistant Head of Year, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

After a few years 'out' to look after my young family I decided I wanted to 'get back into teaching' and transitioned from a PE teacher to a teacher of English here at Chichester High School.

I am thrilled to be able to be a part of such a well established school and contribute within my role as Hawking House Champion.

As House Champion I will endeavour to support all students, encourage them to be the best that they can be and to always be kind to others.

I am excited to be part of this journey and look forward to what the future holds.