Faculty Leaders


Head of Faculty – English – Miss M Osborne

The Deputy Head of Faculty in English is Miss D Nazareth Kay.  


Head of Faculty – Mathematics – Miss L Higginson 

Miss Higginson completed her BEd Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She began her teaching career at Manor Road High School for Girls, before joining Mossley Hollins in 2010. She served the first 6 years with us as Deputy Head of Mathematics and now leads our dedicated and experienced Maths team.

The Deputy Head of Faculty in Mathematics is Mr M Frost.


Head of Faculty – Science – Ms H Smith (Maternity Cover)

The Deputy Head of Faculty in Science is Mr Fenton.

Technology & Art

Head of Faculty – Technology – Mr K McGuinness


Head of Faculty – Modern Foreign Languages  – Mr J Stevens

Miss Owen graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) degree in French and German studies. She spent 14 months of her degree studying in Heidelberg, Germany and Poitiers, France. She went on to do a PGCE in Secondary MFL at Sheffield Hallam University, completing one of her teaching placements at a secondary school in Dijon, teaching English and Biology. Miss Owen began her teaching career at Standish Community High School in Wigan where she taught French, Spanish and German as a classroom teacher and later as the Second in Faculty. Miss Owen headed up a European languages and sports project and secured substantial funding from ‘Comenius’ to complete the project. In 2015 Miss Owen joined Mossley Hollins High School as a Head of Year (Progress) and has worked as Second in MFL, Head of French and a Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator. She now works as Head of Faculty alongside Mr Stevens.


Head of Faculty – Humanities – Mr B King

Mr King graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from The University of Sheffield, followed by a PGCE in Secondary History. He took up his first teaching post in a large comprehensive school in Manchester, progressing to a Teaching and Learning Role within the school. Mr King moved to Mossley Hollins as Head of History in 2021 and eventually becoming Head of Faculty a year later. He is also been a mentee and is currently a mentor for the Highly Effective Teaching Programme for the Tame River Educational Trust.

The Deputy Heads of Faculty in Humanities are Mrs R Harrison (Head of Religious Studies, PSHE and Careers) and Miss R Hodgkins

Arts and Sports

Head of Faculty – Arts and Sports – Mrs V Dodd

Mrs Dodd graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003 with a BA(hons) Degree in Physical Education with a second subject in History. Her teaching career began in 2003, in Rochdale she then joined Mossley Hollins as a Coordinator of Physical Education. Before becoming Faculty Leader of Arts and Sports in September 2017.

The Deputy Heads of Faculty of Arts and Sports are Mr A Doodson (Lead responsibility for KS3 Core PE, BTEC Sport, Boys Extra-Curricular Enrichment and Competitive Sports) & Mrs V Ryan Head of Drama, Character Co-ordinator & Middle Leader (Performing Arts)

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