Meet Our Senior Leadership Team
Mrs Sue Hunt has worked at WGSG since 1985 and has enjoyed every aspect of her time at the school. During this period she has worked across a number of departments and roles as Head of Maths, Exam Secretary, Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Head and now of course, Head Teacher. As a young child from a working class background, Grammar School education provided opportunities for Mrs Hunt that were not available for others in her family, which made her passionate about offering those same opportunities to other young people, regardless of background. Mrs Hunt is also totally committed to ensuring that Wilmington Grammar School for Girls not only enables students to achieve at the highest level but also continues to provide the very special caring environment for which it is known, equipping our students for their futures beyond education.
Some of Mrs Hunt’s favourite memories have come from the annual school ski trips that she’s led. For her, the joy of skiing down the slopes at La Polsa, with a line of excited students following behind, can never be fully explained in words. Mrs Hunt feels a family ski trip will never be equal to skiing with a party of forty students! Sadly, now whilst the students are away skiing she stays in the UK spending part of the week cycling instead.
Mr Richard Beaumont has served as Deputy Head Teacher at WGSG since September 2017, having previously worked at six schools, including as an Assistant Head Teacher at Townley Grammar School (Curriculum, Timetable, Pastoral Care), as Head of Science, Chemistry and Specialism at Sutton Grammar School for Boys and at the City of London Freemen’s School in the Chemistry Department.
Mr Beaumont’s role involves ensuring that standards are maintained in the school through the timely and effective use of student data, through ensuring that our Curriculum Offer remains both competitive and highly relevant to the needs of our students as they enter the world of work, training and further study and that the School Timetable delivers both of the above.
Mr Beaumont thoroughly enjoys preparing students for interviews, specialising in ‘left field’ and highly challenging questions and scenarios so often used by the top Universities and the most competitive courses. His teaching always centres on real-world contexts, ensuring that students know exactly why they are studying each chemical or scientific concept.
Outside of work, Mr Beaumont enjoys family life with his wife and three children and his interests include contemporary military history, the interrelation between science and politics, and crime scene forensics. He comments ‘ there’s nothing better than relaxing with a good near-future-thriller or alternate-history thriller’. His friends maintain that he has the most eclectic tastes in music they have ever known!
Mrs Geraldine Tiddy. Mrs Tiddy has worked as Head of WG6 across Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and Girls since September 2013, having previously worked as Assistant Head at Wilmington Grammar School for Girls since September 2009 and Head of Sixth Form at Saint George’s C of E School in Gravesend.
Geraldine’s role involves strategic leadership of WG6 over both sites. This includes splitting her time at each site to lead the WG6 team to support Sixth Form students with their development and achievement as well as prompting an improved contribution to school life at each site.
As a mother of two very lively and sporting children, she is keen to promote the development of all Sixth Formers as individuals and help to prepare them with the necessary life skills to have successful futures.
Meet Mrs Marion Hollebon. She has been at the Wilmington Grammar Schools for almost 20 years. During this time she has had a number of roles. She is a teacher of Science (specialisms Biology and Chemistry), but has also been a Head of Year and Director of Learning. Since 2001 she has been SENDco at Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and has seen in both the 2001 and 2014 codes of practice. Now she is Executive SENDco for both the Girl’s and Boy’s Grammar. To ensure that she is enabled for her role Mrs Hollebon has undertaken qualifications in SEN, including being able to assess students for exam access arrangements.
Outside of school Mrs Hollebon’s interest in Biology extends to her garden, where she is a keen plantsman. Her love of exercise and Pilates can be traced back to the same roots.
Miss Jodie Wallace, Assistant Head WGSG. Miss Wallace has worked in secondary schools across London and Kent teaching Religious Studies as subject lead and shaping school ethos. More recently she has managed KS4, taking responsibility for data management and outcomes. Her role here at WGSG as Assistant Head takes in responsibility for Teaching and Learning across the school. Out of school she plays a lot of sport, enjoys regular trips to the theatre and reads historical fiction.
Mrs Jayne Leamon - Assistant Head. Mrs Leamon has worked here at WGSG for the past seven years as part of the PE department both as head of department and head of year. Her current role has developed from her increasing interest and involvement in pastoral issues culminating in her promotion to Assistant Head with responsibility for Behaviour, Welfare and Personal Development. She looks forward to building on the successes in all areas and in particular, continuation of attainment through celebrating student’s achievements and positive mindset. Mrs Leamon is part of an extremely active family and spends much of her time outside of school watching her sons play rugby for both school and club teams. When she does have time to herself she enjoys running and taking part in challenges such as the 'Nuts Challenge’ or for relaxation, by losing herself in a good fictional book.