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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)

Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)

The Strategic Leadership Team of Poynton High School is made up of the following members of staff:

1.       Mr David Waugh, Head Teacher

2.       Miss Catherine Holyland, Deputy Head Teacher (Standards & Student Progress)

3.       Mr Matthew Dean, Deputy Head Teacher (Standards & Subject Progress)

4.       Mr Richard Hardman, Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Sixth Form)

5.       Miss W Ryder, Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Standards and Progress)

6.       Mrs Margaret Aldridge, Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Staffing & Personnel)

7.       Mrs Nicki Cooper, Director of Community, Business and Finance


For a summary overview of each person’s key focus and role please see attachment below.

Please do not hesitate to contact the relevant member of the team if you wish to discuss any aspect of our school work either by e-mailing on or using the direct e-mail address as given in the table below. 


Mr David Waugh

Head Teacher


Miss Catherine Holyland

Standards & Student Progress


Mr Matthew Dean

Standards & Subject Progress


Mr Richard Hardman

Director of Sixth Form


Miss Wendy Ryder

Director of Standards and Progress


Mrs Margaret Aldridge

Director of Staffing & Personnel


Mrs Nicki Cooper

Director of Community, Business & Finance