Meet the Team

Helen Dangerfield

Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Head of School

Mrs Dangerfield studied Economics at the University of Liverpool. After graduation, she worked for an accountancy firm in Manchester before making the decision to follow a career in teaching. She completed a PGCE in Economics and Business in 2004 and since then has taught in both state and independent schools, before joining CHSF in January 2020. She has an MBA from the University of Leicester School of Business and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Education.
Mrs Dangerfield encourages all students to pursue their academic passions, to read widely, develop intelligent opinions and find their own voice. She believes that Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form’s vibrant and inclusive atmosphere make it a brilliant place to study, and she’s enormously proud of the great things that our students go on to achieve.

Laura Rainford

Assistant Director of Sixth Form 

Miss Rainford graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Law in 2009. Upon graduating she spent six years practising within the legal profession. She joined Cheadle Hulme High School in 2017 to teach Law. She completed a master’s degree in Education in 2021 and also obtained Chartered Teaching Status in 2022.
Miss Rainford strongly believes that the Sixth Form is a place to nurture students’ future dreams as well as a chance for them to broaden their life experiences. She works closely with Sixth Form students to offer pastoral support, believing that a happy and nurturing education environment is key to academic and personal success. She also supports students with the Life after Laurus programme, ensuring that all students make appropriate applications beyond Sixth Form so that all students can progress to the next stage of their education. Her greatest pride is seeing students thrive, both academically and personally, in Sixth Form.

Aaysha Hussain

Head of Key Stage 5

Mrs Hussain graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 with a degree in Biology, before entering the profession through the Teach First programme. She has a real interest in educational research and holds a master’s degree in Education, also from the University of Manchester. She joined the Laurus Trust in 2014.

Her varied teaching experiences across the North West have allowed her to support young people from diverse backgrounds, instilling her passion for educational equality along the way. This sentiment is very much aligned with the Trust’s mission to ‘level the playing field’.

As well as teaching, Mrs Hussain thoroughly enjoys her role as head of Key Stage 5. She is fully committed to supporting the progress of students and developing valuable opportunities for them to enhance their Sixth Form experiences.

Christopher Rath

Head of Key Stage 5

Mr Rath studied Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. In 2006, after graduating, he worked In New York for a year as an Intern before returning to the UK to join a global digital technology company where he worked with schools and universities supporting their use of education technology. In 2014, after completing his PGCE in Mathematics at the University of Manchester, he joined Cheadle Hulme High School. He recently completed his Masters in Education.

Mr Rath is passionate about supporting students so they reach their full potential across all of the Laurus Trust Cornerstones, providing students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills, participate in competitions, pursue creative endeavours and achieve academic success.

Sue Reddy

Pastoral Head of Sixth Form 

Mrs Reddy joined Cheadle Hulme High School in February 2001, initially working in the SEND department and then taking on additional roles and responsibilities including Work Experience and then becoming a Higher Level Teaching assistant. She joined the pastoral team as an assistant Head of Year and later became Head of Year.

Mrs Reddy joined the Sixth Form team in 2021.  She feels privileged to have worked with some families throughout the fifteen years they have been a part of CHHS and especially as a part of #teamreddy. Mrs Reddy is passionate that every child is able to reach and achieve their full potential and will do everything she can to ensure they succeed at this.

Mrs Reddy was thrilled with the comment sent in by a parent; not only is CHHS unashamedly academic but we have the ethos, and should promote that, we are also unashamedly supportive.


Lucy Turner

Sixth Form Academic Services Manager

Mrs Turner graduated from the University of Leeds with an honours degree in Economics. She started her working life in accountancy and spent a number of years working for a major accountancy firm in Manchester. After a career break, during which she raised her family, she started her journey in education administration and has since undertaken a variety of administration and support roles in different educational settings.

Mrs Turner joined Cheadle Hulme High School in 2008 and feels very privileged to have worked in the Sixth Form as Academic Services Manager since it opened in 2013. Mrs Turner is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sixth Form team and coordinating the operations of the Sixth Form. She is often the first point of contact for general queries from students and enjoys helping and supporting them during this crucial time in their education.