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The Henry

The Senior Leadership Team

Sue Hearle - Headteacher

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of such a superb school. I am very well supported in my role by teaching and support staff who have children at the heart of every decision they make. My regular learning walks around the school allow me the opportunity to see great teaching in action. Our students are focused, engaged and ready for the challenges that learning at Henry Beaufort brings. I meet on a regular basis with students to hear their views on the school and how we can make it an even better place to learn. They talk to me about the ambition they feel for themselves as well as how that ambition is supported by their teachers and tutors and Heads of Year. The community atmosphere of the school is very important to us all and it is one of the reasons that we operate a vertical tutoring programme, allowing students of all ages to work together in a structured pastoral environment.

In addition to my main role, I also work with the following staff in the following capacities:

  • Ms Caplin – Bursar
  • Mrs Scott - Senior Deputy Headteacher i/c Teaching and Learning
  • Mr Applin – AHT i/c Pastoral , Inclusion and Student Voice
  • Miss Shelton –AHT i/c Progress and Attainment



Joanna Scott - Senior Deputy Headteacher

I have been a teacher for 25 years and in all of this time my educational core values have remained unchanged. I believe that if you build strong relationships with students, challenge them appropriately and give them high quality feedback they will be able to achieve their best. I want all of the students at The Henry Beaufort School to be self-assured, mature and ambitious young people who are ready for the next exciting stage in their lives.

I have strategic responsibility for the quality of teaching in school. This includes:

  • Further developing hb2
  • Induction of new staff
  • Performance management of staff
  • Quality assuring the quality of teaching across the school
  • Staff training and INSET
  • Working with our partner primary schools

I line manage the following areas in school:

  • Design and Technology
  • Education offsite visits
  • Humanities
  • ICT Services
  • PE
  • Science


Eleanor Shelton - Assistant Headteacher: Progress and Attainment

The Henry Beaufort School is a unique place to work; I consider it such a privilege to be a part of such a great team of staff and students. As well as teaching English, my role centres around ensuring the systems and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is reaching their academic potential, through tracking their progress, setting their targets and reporting their current levels of attainment in reports.

I have strategic responsibility for the Progress and Attainment in school. This includes:

  • Data
  • Options
  • Pupil Premium students
  • Reporting to parents
  • Timetable

I line manage the following areas in school:

  • Drama & Media
  • English
  • Exams Officer
  • Hearing Impaired Resource base
  • Maths


Mr Andrew Applin - Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral, Inclusion and Student Voice.

I am delighted to be part of the fantastic staff here at The Henry Beaufort School. I started here in September 2015 after relocating to the south coast.

My role is to secure happiness amongst students, ensuring they are taking pride in everything they do and finally to instill ambition for all young people beyond Henry Beaufort. The main aspect of my role is to support our five excellent Heads of Year in their pastoral role.  The Heads of Year work alongside experienced support staff who meet  to discuss each year group on a fortnightly basis to ensure no student is forgotten.

Another exciting part of my week is facilitating the decisions of the student council as they look to make a number of positive changes for the student body at The Henry Beaufort School, not only for today but for those students of the future.

I have strategic responsibility for Pastoral, Inclusion and Student Voice in school. This includes:

  • Alternative Provision
  • Attendance
  • Lead DSL and oversight of safeguarding for students
  • Enrichment week  
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Student Leadership

I line manage the following areas in school:

  • SMSC, British Values and Personal Develop Day Co-ordinator
  • Beauty
  • Careers
  • Head of Year Team
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Service Family Co-ordinator
  • Social Inclusion Officer
  • Cover