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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.

Executive Headteacher

Wayne Owens

Executive Head Wayne has an MA in Education, a PGCE in PE and over thirty-five years’ experience in teaching English, PE and Drama. He also has extensive management experience in a wide variety of schools, including some of England’s best schools. At InterHigh, Wayne is responsible for a number of aspects of quality assurance, including progress data and the regulatory framework. Wayne is a strong advocate of the importance of a good education, knowing the role that it plays in transforming lives.

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.

Nick Leney

Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Head Nick has a MEd and PGCE. Nick has over 20 years’ experience gained in both the UK and New Zealand, which has seen him specialise in the leadership of 21st Century schooling. Nick describes his working role as situated 'at the interface of technology and learning'. A key responsibility of his work is the identification and translation of new opportunities through to enhanced student outcomes. Nick is a strong advocate of evidence based school leadership and the transformative potential of synchronous online education. He leads the schools adoption of new technologies including artificial intelligence.

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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