Please find below a brief introduction to key staff at NGHS6 as well as our Head Girl Team.
Mr M J Scott
Mr Scott has been Head of Newport Girls' High School since 2018. A keen linguist, he still enjoys teaching German and with a part degree in Music, he is a keen advocate of the role that co-curricular activities play (pardon the pun!) in enabling students to be most successful, especially as academic prowess alone may not be sufficient in today's diverse and exciting world.
Prior to joining NGHS, Mr Scott was a Deputy Head on the Wirral where he had oversight of the sixth form and the UCAS process. He has over 10 years experience supporting students with UCAS applications for universities both in the UK and abroad. He also teaches two groups of EPQ in the sixth form and believes the qualification is hugely beneficial for future study at university or in the world of work.
Mr Scott has oversight of the sixth form as Headteacher. He enjoys meeting and talking to prospective students and finding out more about their interests, passions and future goals. No request is too silly nor problem too small - do get in touch if you have any questions about the School and Mr Scott will be pleased to answer them.
Mrs K Griffin
Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Griffin joined NGHS in 2018 as Head of Sixth Form. She teaches both History and Politics to A-level as well as PSHE to all students in Year 12. Mrs Griffin oversees the wellbeing and progress of all 180 sixth form students. She leads the Sixth Form team of staff and tutors and coordinates our UCAS programme. A senior member of staff with a wealth of experience leading the sixth form both at NGHS and in her previous school, Mrs Griffin is happy to meet with students or parents at any time and she also oversees the work of our Head Girl Team who aid transition to the school. You may also catch her at a recruitment event at your own school or online in our Group Webinars.
Mrs A Bailey
Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs Bailey has worked at NGHS since 2012 and has taken on a variety of administrative roles including as Fundraising Coordinator for the wonderful new sixth form building. Always keen to offer support to students who come to the Sixth Form Office, Mrs Bailey helps coordinate sixth form applications and face-to-face discussions for students and families as well as all the important UCAS administration to help students get their applications finished and sent off in a timely manner.
Mrs D Martin
Mrs Martin joined NGHS in 2019 in a new position as Wellbeing Officer for Years 11-13. A qualified PE teacher, she teaches a very limited timetable and therefore is available throughout most of the day to support students with any pastoral matters. Mrs Martin helps students to develop resilience and face any anxieties in a calm, measured way. She can signpost students to agencies and other staff within school to get additional support and liaises regularly with parents as/when necessary.
Mr O Pointon
Mr Pointon joined NGHS in 2018 and is our Sixth Form Achievement Coordinator. Mr Pointon teaches Psychology and RE to A-level. He oversees the academic elements of our Sixth Form, in particular target-setting, data and reporting. He also works to direct support for students who are struggling academically and coaches students in form time to manage their workload and achieve their full potential.
Mrs A Benoit
Special Needs Coordinator
Mrs Benoit has taught Art at NGHS since 2013. She is our Special Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) and works closely with any student who requires additional academic support. This may include extra time in examinations or access arrangements such as laptops and scribes. Mrs Benoit coordinates extra testing for dyslexia and works very closely with students, parents and families to manage individual pupil passports/learning plans. She also chairs a parent panel where new ideas are discussed between parents whose daughters are on our SEND register.
Since the age of 11, I have had the privilege of being a member of the NGHS family and I have chosen to continue studying my A levels here. The opportunities and support offered by NGHS have helped me meet some of my closest friends and created some of the best memories of my life. One of my duties, along with my team, is ensuring that fellow students have the same wonderful experiences that we’ve had, helping girls to settle into our community seamlessly and offer as much support and guidance as we can.
Deputy Head Girl (Transition)
I joined Newport Girls Sixth Form last year, to study English, History and Psychology at A level. I think that our school has a great support structure in place to help students with their progression into Sixth Form life. As part of my role on the Head Girl Team, with the responsibility of integration, I hope to use my own experience to help make this transition even smoother for our y12s. NGHS has a great school community and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team to continue to build upon this welcoming school environment and hope to ensure everyone gains all they can from their time here in Sixth Form.
Deputy Head Girl (Academic Chair)
I have been a student at NGHS since year 7 and I am currently studying French, maths and biology at A-level. As Deputy Head Girl with the roles of Academic Chair and Sixth Form Council, I will be organising the mentoring scheme within school this year, which allows pupils from different year groups to support each other with their schoolwork. If anyone would like to be a mentor or be mentored themselves, feel free to approach me or send me a message via my school email. I would also welcome any ideas from year 12 and 13 students regarding topics to discuss at Sixth Form Council, which I am lucky enough to be chairing this year. Overall, I am looking forward to working with the rest of the Head Girl Team to give back to our amazing school community.
Deputy Head Girl (Wellbeing)
I have been a student at NGHS since year 7 and I am studying Maths, History, German and Further Maths at A-Level. My role as Deputy Head Girl has a particular focus on the health and wellbeing of the students. I will be working closely with the wellbeing officers in order to improve the already high standards of emotional support available at NGHS. Chairing the Health and Wellbeing Committee as well as supporting the PSHE and PE programmes are some of my other responsibilities. I am delighted to be part of this year’s Head Girl Team and we hope to make a positive impact on our school and the wider community through our work.
Deputy Head Girl (Community)
I have been at Newport Girls’ since year 7 and I am studying German, Economics and Psychology at A-level. My role as Deputy Head Girl with responsibility of Community and Careers allows me to work closely with members of the school and the local community in order to help the school to continue growing and develop opportunities offered to students to support their choices after sixth form. This year the school will begin its new expansion and through my role I hope to support the school by developing further links with local primary and secondary schools to assist with the school’s growth and provide wider opportunities to local students. I am really looking forward to being a part of the head girl team this year and working with the other members of the team to make a difference in this already amazing school.