Hove Park School
is a secondary school
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and sixth form
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centre located over two sites in Hove
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, East Sussex
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. Since 2002 the school has been accredited as a specialist Language College
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The school is located over two sites in Hove: The Valley campus educates pupils aged 11 to 14 (academic years 7, 8 and 9), while the Neville campus educates pupils aged 14 to 19 (academic years 10, 11 and sixth form). The school offers a selection of qualifications to its pupils including GCSEs, NVQs and A Levels. As a Language College, Hove Park School offers courses in French
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and Mandarin, as well as extra-curricular courses in Japanese and Arabic, as well as some more common languages. The school also participates in the European Union
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IVa programme, which organises regular educational and cultural exchanges with pupils from Europe
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. It is one of the only schools in the south east to offer a variety of Languages. The school will see Portsmouth headteacher Derek Trimmer take over at Hove Park School from previous headteacher Tim Barclay at Easter. On 26 April 2011, Mr Trimmer officially started as Headteacher of Hove Park School. Mr Trimmer has announced that his ambition and intention at Hove Park was to make Hove Park School the most improved school in the South East.
He has promoted his Ambition through the Media. Recently in The Argus, He talked about his ambition to make his school one of the most improved schools in the Country through GCSE Results. It was announced on 26th August, that the schools results, students getting between 5 A* - Cs or more had gone up by 4%.
Derek Trimmer: Head teacher
Ken Leonard: Deputy head, Curriculum + Resources
Jim Roberts: Deputy Head, C4L Y8/9
Tony Childs: Deputy Head, Safeguarding + Child Protection, P+A Y8/9
Liza Leung: Assistant Head, C4L Y7Y6-7 Transition
Huxley Knox-Macaulay: Deputy Head, Learning + Teaching, P+A Y10/11
Gill Hibbert: Direct of eLearning
Jayne Davis: Director of Staff Development
Valley Campus (Years 7-9)
Liza Leung: C4L Y7, Y6-Y7 Transition
June Greener: Leader C4L Y7
Lyndsey Weatherhogg: Leader Y7 Curriculum Project
Tony Childs: P+A Y7/8/9
Jim Roberts: C4L Y8/9
Simon Paul: Director P+A Y8/9
Alison Griffthis: Leader P+A Y8/9
Lesley Ruggles: Director C4L Y8/9
Sandra Hutchings: Leader C4L Y8/9
KS3 subject leader (see below)
Nevill Campus (Years 10-13)
Huxley Knox Macaulay: Learning+Teaching, P+A Y10/11
Gill Page: C4L Y10/11
Karen Puttock: Leader C4L Y10/11
Leysa Ghosh: Direcotr P+A Y10/11
Adam Marshall: Leader P+A Y10/11
Julie Watts: Direcotr of 6th Form
Phil Bryne: Assistant Director of 6th Form
Clare Pruteanu: Director of Language College
Charmain Hartley: Director of International Dimension, Interreg Chef de File
Leanne Griffthis: International Studies Leader KS3
Language subject leaders, see below
English + Media Studies
Kevin Alexander: Director of English
Diana Macdonald: English Leader KS3
Nansi Mellor: English Leader KS4 + Media Studies Leader KS4/5
Steven Brown: English Leader KS5
Kevin Alexander: Director of Mathematics
Kenneth Fraser: Maths Leader KS3
Mary Mahoney: Maths Leader KS4
Lisa Atkins: Science Team Leader
Nicola Halstead: Science Leader KS3
David Roberts: Science Leader KS4
Daryl Bailey: Languages leader Year7+Primary
Charlotte Stockel: Languages Leader Y8/9
Leanne Griffthis: International Studies Leader KS3
Corine Philibert: Languages Leader KS4
Maria Martin: Languages Leader KS5
Chantal Domaingue: Art Leader
Tania Banks: Drama Leader
James Miles: Music Leader
Jenny Gibson: Geography Leader
Judy Cooper: History Leader
Tanya Gorton: Philosophy, Ethics + RE leader
Ruth Golding: Technology Team Leader
Tracy Sykes: Technology Leader KS3 + Technology Leader Product Design + Graphics
Jayne Priddey: Technology Leader Textiles
Matthew Warwick: PSHE+ Citizenship Team Leader
Achievement + Support
Sue Jupp: Special Education Needs Co-ordinator
Sandra Chadwick: Special Facility Co-ordintor
Gary Kernan: Gifted + Talented Co-ordinator
- Robert Kazinsky
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, actor who played Sean Slater
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in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
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- Tom White
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, musician, producer and video artist