Meet some of the key academic team at InterHigh

The quality of InterHigh School's education is driven by its Senior Academic Team. Meet these key staff members here.

Director of Education

Dr Sara De Freitas

Dr Sara de Freitas is a committed educator with 25 years’ experience in the education sector. Working up to Deputy Vice Chancellor level in universities in the UK and Australia, Sara has led large organization-wide initiatives in transnational, online and blended education provision and developed educational technology applications. She is well known for her work with teachers, educational models to improve student engagement and for supporting strategic and operational development in different educational settings. Sara has published extensively on online education including 7 books and 100 journal and conference papers. She is a Fellow of the University of London, Royal Society of Arts and the Business Excellence Institute. She is proud of her work supporting the education of over 110,000 students worldwide.

Cal Hendry

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Head Cal has a PGCE in Secondary Science (Physics) and Performing Arts. She originally trained as an Engineer, gaining BEng (Hons) in Engineering Acoustics and Vibrations. She has over 25 years of teaching experience, 12 of these have been as a school leader, initially leading behavior and attendance and more recently leading improvements in teaching and learning. At InterHigh, Cal is responsible for Key Stage 4 and works with the Senior Leaders of Learning. Her focus is to ensure that students enjoy their learning experience, make good progress on their courses and end this phase of their education ready and able to be successful individuals.

Stephen Phipps

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Head Stephen has an NPQH, a PGCE in Secondary History and a PGCE in Special Educational Needs. He has over 23 years’ experience in teaching, 17 as a leader across a variety of successful schools. At InterHigh School, Stephen is responsible for Key Stage 3, Additional Educational Needs and Safeguarding. Stephen heads up the work of the pastoral leaders at the school and is responsible for the expansion and growth of the curriculum that support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.

Tom Millington

Head of Personalised Learning

Head of Personalised Learning Tom has a BA (Hons) in Education with qualified teacher status, and 7 years’ experience teaching in the UK and Italy, specialising in additional educational needs and English. Tom believes strongly that personalisation of learning is vital to student success, and works with students, parents and staff to support all pupils across the school. Tom also leads the InterHigh student council, and he is the Exams Officer for our exams centre based in Wales.

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How We Teach

Timetabled lessons are delivered in live, interactive online classrooms by a professionally qualified teacher. Students are encouraged to engage and interact throughout and have 24/7 access to multiple resources including the cloud-based lesson library.

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Learn more about our online curriculum

InterHigh offers a full British secondary curriculum in a wide range of subjects online from Key Stage 2. As pupils progress through the school, they can study a full range of IGCSE, AS and A Level courses.

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