Meet the Team

Mrs J Lambert 

Director of Sixth Form, Assistant Head of School and Teacher of Languages

Mrs Lambert studied French, Spanish and Marketing at Salford University before embarking upon a career in an Aviation Route Development. However, eager to play a bigger part in shaping the future of young people, she decided to start her teacher training in 2007. She has been teaching within the Laurus Trust since 2008, starting her career as an NQT at Cheadle Hulme High School where she later became Trust Director of Languages.

She joined the leadership team at Hazel Grove in 2020, as Assistant Head of School and recently moved into the role of Director of Sixth Form. She is delighted to join the Hazel Grove Sixth Form Team at such an exciting chapter in its life and be able to continue its Outstanding achievements. She has an unswerving dedication to helping young people to realise their academic potential while helping them to open their eyes to the wealth of possibilities for future careers and opportunities all around the world.

Mr B Vickers

Deputy Head Teacher and Senior Link to Sixth Form

Mr Vickers studied Product Design at Sheffield Hallam University, before completing his PGCE at Sheffield. Mr Vickers spent two years at a school in Lincoln before moving to Hazel Grove High School in 2005 where he has been a senior leader since 2009. He has a love of learning and aims to develop students to reach their full potential with uncompromising aspirations for every individual.

Mr Vickers feels very honoured to be Deputy Head for Hazel Grove High School, helping the young people of Hazel Grove develop the qualities and skills that will enable them go on to the future of their choice. He is very passionate about Hazel Grove Sixth Form and the development of the facilities.

Mrs H Roberts 

Assistant Director of Sixth Form and Teacher of English

Mrs Roberts studied English and American Literature at Brunel University, London, before completing her PGCE at the University of Bath. She has been teaching for 24 years, 22 of which have been at Hazel Grove High School! She is an inspirational teacher who shares her love of literature with her students, encouraging them to become avid readers and to use language to find their own voices. She has high expectations of her students and encourages them to be aspirational in the way they view their future selves.

Mrs Roberts feels very honoured to work as a Sixth From lead and as an English teacher. She has devoted her career to supporting the development of young people at Hazel Grove High and she values the achievements of each of her students, no matter how small. Mrs Roberts believes in life-long learning and is passionate about raising the aspirations of her students. She is proud of the contribution that she has made to her students’ lives by supporting them to, ‘go far’ in their applications to employment and higher education.

Ms M Clifton

Head of Citius, Teacher of History and Head of House Link to Sixth Form

Ms. Clifton studied History at Durham University and graduated in 2015. Ms. Clifton worked as an LSA at Cheadle Hulme High School before completing her teacher training with Altius Alliance in 2017. She joined Hazel Grove High School in 2019 and became Head of Citius House in 2021. Ms Clifton has also just completed her Masters in Education in July 2022.

Ms. Clifton is passionate about continuing the House ethos and Laurus Trust cornerstones as students move into the Sixth Form. She strongly believes in providing opportunities for students to develop their leadership potential, actively serve the community, nurture their creativity, and participate in competitions, whilst aspiring to achieve the academic success that will open doors to their chosen futures.

Mrs C Leach

Sixth Form Head of Year

Mrs Leach joined Hazel Grove High School as a Head of Year in 2019 having previously worked at Cheadle Hulme High School. She has a background in both nursing and residential child care. Mrs Leach is passionate about pastoral care and supporting students throughout their time at school and sixth form. She firmly believes that each and every young person is unique, deserves the best possible education and has infinite potential given the right tools to achieve this.

Mrs N Khan

Lead Academic Tutor

Mrs Khan studied Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University before completing her MEd in Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester. Following this, she completed her PGCE at Edge Hill University in 2014. She joined the Laurus Trust in 2019 as Head of Psychology and is extremely proud of the Sixth Form’s outstanding success.

Mrs Khan is passionate about supporting all students, so that regardless of background or circumstance, they can achieve their goals and exceed expectation. Mrs Khan has high expectations and is dedicated to nurturing this in our students. She will work closely with Sixth Form students to ensure they are making progress and immersing themselves in the wonderful opportunities presented to them. She strongly believes that Sixth Form is a critical time in a young person’s academic life and feels privileged to be a part of the journey.

Mr J Warren

Lead for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science

Mr Warren studied Biomedical Science at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2012, before staying on a further year to complete his PGCE. Mr Warren completed his NQT year at a school in Tameside before moving to Hazel Grove High School in 2015, where he became Head of Altius House in 2020.

Mr Warren has taught A Level Biology since joining Hazel Grove High School and alongside this has supported many students in making successful applications to medical, veterinary and dentistry schools. He is passionate about guiding students through one of the most challenging and competitive application processes there is. Mr Warren leads on our MVD programme, through which we endeavour to ensure that our students have the best possible chance of taking the next step towards their chosen careers in these highly demanding yet rewarding fields.

Mrs V Gill

Sixth Form Academic Services Manager

Mrs Gill graduated from UMIST with an MSc in Marketing. After graduating she joined a leading retail company as a Marketing Executive before taking on a home-based administrative support role while bringing up her family. She started her journey in education administration at a tutoring firm before joining Hazel Grove High School in 2020.

Mrs Gill feels very privileged to be working in the redeveloped Sixth Form as the Academic Services Manager. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sixth Form Team and is often the first point of contact for parents/carers and students. Mrs Gill is passionate about supporting students to prepare for the next step in their lives, opening the door to the future of their choice.