Clifton High School has a modern business approach and is managed by an Executive team of three who lead Clifton High and make decisions for the day to day running of the school.
Dr Alison Neill is Head of School. After training as a biologist, Dr Neill worked with undergraduates and taught at an FE college and then at a large co-educational secondary school in the maintained sector, interspersed with spells in industry. She joined Clifton High as a teacher of biology over 20 years ago. She progressed to being Head of Sixth Form and then took on management of the senior years before becoming overall Head of School. She has responsibility for educational strategy and direction, pupil welfare and staff appointments. Dr Neill is also an Independent Schools inspector and represents Clifton High as a member of The Society of Heads for independent schools. Dr Neill has introduced a Leadership Programme for pupils from Years 7-13 designed to develop their leadership skills.
"Positive interactions between individuals make a real difference to young people's learning experience. Pupils, staff and parents at Clifton High work together to create a unique environment in which individuals are valued, talents are nurtured and lasting relationships are forged". Dr Neill
Mr Tony Richards is Deputy to the Head of School and has also been Head of Nursery to Junior Schools since joining Clifton High in 2000. He leads a highly qualified and dedicated team of staff who have created an excellent learning environment in this part of the school, culminating in an outstanding award for the Foundation Stage. Prior to joining Clifton High School, Mr Richards taught in maintained sector schools in London and Birmingham and British international schools in Greece, Germany and Malaysia. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to British education overseas.
Mr Guy Cowper is Director of Operations and joined Clifton High in June 2008 with a wealth of experience and a background in management consultancy, change and general management for large UK companies. He is responsible for managing the business and operational functions of the school in line with our vision of enriched co-education using the Diamond Model.
The three members of the Executive team also sit on the Council of Governors.
Click here to read more about our Patron, Dr Richard Gliddon.