Welcome to Cheadle Hulme High School

Dave Brown

Dave Brown

Executive Head

Dave is now approaching 30 years as a teacher. He joined Cheadle Hulme High School as a Deputy Headteacher in 2004 and has been part of the journey that has seen CHHS become an outstanding school as well as opening its own Sixth Form and attaining Teaching School status.

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Dave graduated from Bristol University with a BSc(Hons) before completing a PGCE at Leeds University. Prior to working at Cheadle Hulme High School Dave worked for 14 years at a number of high schools in Manchester.

He is an SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) in Behaviour and firmly believes in the importance of a rigorous and consistent approach to school discipline. Dave is a dad of four and lives in the local area.

Lisa Brooks

Lisa Brooks

Associate Head of School

Lisa graduated from the University of Manchester with a Master’s in Modern Languages in 2005 and joined Cheadle Hulme High School in 2006 as a teacher of French and Spanish.

In her time at CHHS, she has worked in various roles including Head of House, Specialist Leader of Education for Languages and Trust Director of Languages before joining the senior leadership team in 2017 with responsibility for Teaching and Learning and Professional Learning. She was Co-Director of Sixth Form and Deputy Head of School for three years before being appointed as Associate Head of School.

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Lisa completed both a Doctorate in Education (EdD) and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2023.

Born and raised in Greater Manchester, Lisa is proud to have been part of the journey of CHHS over the last 17 years and is committed to furthering the successes of Cheadle Hulme High School for its students and local community.

“Our vision is for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to achieve the grades and develop the qualities which will open the door to the future of their choice”

A very warm welcome to our website. We hope that reading these pages will help you to gain an insight into the essence and heart of our school.  Cheadle Hulme High School is the founder school of the Laurus Trust.

We work hard to ensure that every member of our school community has access to a rich and diverse range of opportunities. For our students, this is provided through our Cornerstones programme which comprises Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Culture and Creativity and Competition and Physical Endeavour. We believe that these four Cornerstones underpin an educational experience which will prepare students for life beyond school and deliver our vision.

We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning and on supporting our students in developing the ‘KASH’ – Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits – which will enable them to flourish and succeed. This ethos was recognised in our Ofsted inspection in December 2014:

The headteacher, senior leaders, middle leaders and governing body work with passion and a shared vision and determination for all students at the school to excel at all levels. There is an established and embedded ethos throughout the school of high expectations and aspirations for all. The headteacher is relentless in her drive for even higher standards and continuously challenges both staff and students to do their very best.

Ofsted January 2015