Senior Leadership Team

Headteacher – Mrs A Din

Mrs Din began her teaching career in 2003 in Leeds, as an ICT teacher. In 2005, she was appointed as KS3 ICT Co-ordinator at Droylsden School for Girls, where she quickly established herself, improving the ICT curriculum and provision with a significant positive impact on the ICT results. She was part of the ICT teachers network across Tameside. She then took on the role of Head of Department ICT in 2005 and then successfully secured a Temporary Assistant Headteacher, (Alternative Curriculum) role in 2008. Mrs Din worked alongside other curriculum leaders across Tameside as part of the Curriculum Network Group and the Diploma Board, where she led on aspects of Diploma development. In the same year she also successfully underwent an assessment to become a school based Advanced Skills Teacher for ICT, supporting staff across the school in their use of ICT for teaching and learning.

Mrs Din first joined Mossley Hollins in 2010, where she was Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for whole school ICT and alternative curriculum and senior leader of Technology.   She has led on different aspects of school leadership since this time, including Raising Achievement, Curriuculum Development, Timetabling and Pupil Development.  She was appointed as Headteacher in September 2021. 

Mrs Din is also chair of the Mossley and Carrbrook Primary Partnership.

Senior Deputy Headteacher – Mr S Wilson

Acting First Deputy Headteacher, Standards in Pupil Development, Behaviour and Attendance/PE

Mr. Wilson completed A-Levels in Biology, Geography and Physical Education before achieving a BSc(Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at Carnegie. Following this he completed a PGCE in Physical Education at Edge Hill University. Since then he has had a successful career teaching physical education and leading the Arts and Sport faculty at Mossley Hollins High School. Mr. Wilson completed the nationally accredited Future Leaders programme in 2010/11 and he has held a number of different senior leadership roles at Mossley Hollins High School. He is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and currently leads Standards in learning support and pupil development.

Deputy Headteacher – Mrs E Upton

Senior Deputy Headteacher, Teaching & Learning/Head of Bronte College

Miss Upton completed her Ba Honours Degree in English in 2007 and her PGCE in Secondary Education in English at Keele University in 2008. Miss Upton began her teaching career in 2008 in a secondary school in Stockport. Within her first few years at this school, she qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher before being promoted to the Head of English in 2012. In her 7 years as the Head of English, Miss Upton transformed the outcomes for pupils in English by sustaining results which were significantly above the National Average. As a result, she was promoted to the Senior Leadership team and was nominated by her Headteacher, and won, the ‘Teacher of the Year’ award in Stockport. Miss Upton joined the Senior Team at Mossley Hollins High School in September 2019 and is responsible for Teaching and Learning, English and Literacy.

Deputy Headteacher – Mr M Heaney

Safeguarding, Pupil Development, School culture and attendance.

Mr Heaney completed his A Levels, in IT, Business and Psychology before achieving a BSC(Hons) in Information & Communications from Manchester Metropolitain University, before going onto study a master’s in International Business from The University of Salford.  Following this he completed his PGCE in ICT at The University of Hudderfield.   With the changes to the ICT National Curriculum, Mr Heaney attended Sheffield Hallam, where he became an accredited Computing at Schools Master Teacher, upskilling ICT teachers to teach the newly imposed Computer Science curriculum.  During his teaching career Mr Heaney has led Primary transition, been a KS3 lead for ICT, the head of department for Digital Subjects, as well the Head of Sixth Form.  Before joining Mossley Hollins in 2023, Mr Heaney worked at a very large inner city secondary school, leading on all aspects of pupil personal development.  Mr Heaney current leads on Safeguarding, Pupil Development, School Culture and attendance.

Assistant Headteacher – Mrs L Hammond

Standards in mathematics, numeracy, Raising Achievement Intervention and Catch –Up, PP Outcomes and the Able Provision & Outcomes

Senior Leadership of Turing College T&L, Curriculum, Pupil Development

Mrs Hammond completed her BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics at the University of Liverpool before going on to study for her PGCE in Secondary Education in Mathematics at the University of Manchester.

Mrs Hammond began her teaching career as an NQT at North Manchester High School for Girls in 2003, before being promoted to KS3 Coordinator for Mathematics and then Head of Department. She was asked to join the Senior Leadership team when the school became Manchester Creative and Media Academy.

Mrs Hammond joined the Senior Team at Mossley Hollins High School in January 2014 as an Assistant Headteacher. She is the Senior Leader for Mathematics, The Able and is responsible for quality assuring teaching and learning at the school through the Faculty Development Cycle.

Assistant Headteacher – Mrs E Milburn

Standards in Science, Technology & Art, Computing, Character/Student Leadership Senior Leadership of Faraday College, T&L, Curriculum, Pupil Development

Mrs Milburn completed her BSc Honours Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Newcastle. She then completed a PGCE in Secondary Science at the University of Manchester.

Mrs Milburn began her teaching career at Saddleworth School in Oldham. She joined Mossley Hollins High School as Deputy Head of Faculty (Science) in 2008 before becoming Head of Faculty in 2012. During this time, the school was rated as outstanding by OFSTED on two successive occasions.

Mrs Milburn joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2017 and is now the Senior Leader for Science and Technology as well as co-leading teaching and learning

Assistant Headteacher- Mrs S Motteram

Standards in MFL, Pupil Development, Life Skills, Citizenship, Transition (Year 11-12), CEIAG, and student leadership.

Mrs Motteram completed her A’ Levels in Geography, Politics and Physical Education before graduating from Northumbria University with a first-class BSc Honours Degree in Geography in 2015. Following this, she completed a PGCE at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016 and began her teaching career in a Manchester High School the same year. Within a year Mrs Motteram was appointed the International Links Co-ordinator for the school, securing the International Schools Award, forging links with schools in China, Spain and Germany. In 2021, Mrs Motteram was appointed Head of Geography and led the Department to the school’s best-ever GCSE results in that area. As a result of her success, she was appointed to the position of Lead Practitioner of Teaching and Learning in 2022, leading continuous professional development for staff and establishing new and innovative methods of collaboration for teachers.

Mrs Motteram joined the Senior Leadership Team at Mossley Hollins in September 2023 and currently leads on Pupil Development, Life Skills, Citizenship, Transition to Year 12-13, Careers and Student Leadership.

Assistant Headteacher- Miss S Gillespie

Assistant Head, SENCO and Standards in Humanities

Miss Gillespie completed her A Levels in Geography, Sociology and Performing Arts before graduating Keele University with a BA Honours Degree in Geography and Education Studies and a PGCE in Geography and Field Studies. Miss Gillespie began her teaching career at Wollaston School in Northampton before moving to Crossley Heath School in Halifax as Head of Geography in 2009, she stay at Crossley Heath for 14 years. During this time, Miss Gillespie complete the NASENCO qualification with Edge Hill University in February 2021 and joined the Senior Leadership Team as Associate Assistant Head developing Teaching and Leaning as well as being appointed SENCO.

Miss Gillespie joined the Senior Leadership Team at Mossley Hollins in September 2023 as Assistant Head and SENCO.

Senior Leader Finance (Director of Finance and Business) – Mr W Lyon

Mr Lyon started his working life in the Accounts Directorate of the Ministry of Defence as a clerical officer before being promoted to Executive officer. He followed his parents into Education working at Knowsley Council as a finance officer progressing to Principal Finance officer in Bury Council then Education Finance Manager.
Visiting schools Mr Lyon was always impressed by the pride in their schools shown by Headteachers and Governors, and decided to apply for a job at a high school in Liverpool. To date, he has worked in five schools including two academies.

Senior Leader Operations – Mrs D Webster

Mrs Webster completed A-Levels in Maths, English and Geography before graduating from Liverpool University with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Information Systems.

Mrs Webster joined Mossley Hollins in 2005 as HR Manager, after holding the managerial positions of IS Co-ordinator and Whole School Administrator at the School of Construction and Property Management at the University of Salford. In 2013 she took the position of the Administration, Partnerships and Teaching School Manager, overseeing the administration of the school, the creation of the innovative collaboration of the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools’ Partnership, as well as the development of the Teaching School Alliance with everyonelearning@ and its successful School Direct programme, whilst studying for her Certificate in School Business Management (CSBM).

Mrs Webster joined the Senior Leadership Team at Mossley Hollins in September 2023, with responsibility for the leadership of the whole school administration and operations at Mossley Hollins High School, as well as for the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools’ Partnership (the MCSP).

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