Meet the Team

Holly Eckhardt

Director of Sixth Form and Deputy Headteacher

Miss Eckhardt read Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge where she stayed to complete her PGCE. She began her teaching career in 1998, working in the independent sector for almost 20 years before moving to Cheadle Hulme High School in 2017. She completed her master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2019 at the University of Manchester.

Miss Eckhardt feels that the purposeful atmosphere at Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form makes it a very special place to be, and she loves nothing more than seeing students thrive during their Sixth Form years before they move on to the future of their choice, whatever and wherever that may be.

Helen Dangerfield

Director of Sixth Form and Trust Director of Academic Aspiration and Enhancement

 
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. Her role within the Sixth Form is to support every student to access the best opportunities for their future. She is keen to ensure that our students are given every advantage in applying to competitive courses at competitive universities and preparing for great success when they get there.

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 and is currently completing a master’s degree in Education.

Miss Rainford is dedicated to supporting all students, so that regardless of background, they can achieve their goals. She works closely with Sixth Form students to ensure they are making progress across their whole programme of studies. She 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. As such, she runs a range of Elective courses from mindfulness to mooting (legal debating) for students to enrich their education beyond their chosen A Levels.

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.

Chris 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.

Sharon Goodeve

Pastoral Head of Sixth Form 

Mrs Goodeve joined CHHS in 1999, at first working in the SEND department and as a support assistant. She moved into pastoral care, as a Head of Year, and joined the Sixth Form team in this role in 2019. She has also been a school governor for both CHHS and a local primary school.

Mrs Goodeve feels privileged to be in a position to support our students as they take their important steps in the transition from high school, through the Sixth Form and on to university and other opportunities. She has built fantastic relationships with students, families, and the wider community.  Her ethos, that every child deserves the best possible education in life, is at the heart of everything she does; she believes that all children are unique individuals and given the right tools, have infinite potential and a world of possibilities in front of them.

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.