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Mrs N Chandler

Executive Headteacher

Hello! I am Mrs Nicola Chandler, the Executive Headteacher of the Dedworth campus and substantive Headteacher of Dedworth Middle School. I feel very honoured to be managing the Dedworth Campus, having been a pupil in both schools myself in the 1980’s, and I am therefore determined to secure an outstanding future for the schools and have every intention of ensuring we offer a top class education for all the pupils we serve.


I absolutely love my job and am passionate about education but outside of school I love spending time with my family. I have 2 children (16,14) which keep us busy and our favourite place in the world is Disney! I love to keep myself fit and pound the pavements very early in the morning and I also enjoy doing fitness classes, shopping and never say no to a Starbucks coffee! I really am delighted to be here and look forward to working closely with you all in the many years to come.


Mrs C O’Donnell

Deputy Headteacher

I would like to introduce myself as Clare O’Donnell the Deputy Headteacher at Dedworth Middle School.  I know that I am already familiar face as I was Assistant Headteacher for a few years and I have already had the pleasure of teaching many of your children and getting to know your families. I am really excited about the journey that we are embarking on as a school. As many of you will know, I am a very competitive and passionate person and enjoy working to ensure that Dedworth is recognised as the best Middle School in Windsor.  There are lots of responsibilities that come with the Deputy role, but one of my main priorities this year will working alongside other leaders to refine and enhance our School Curriculum and strengthen our Assessment systems. I am still able to enjoy some teaching this year as part of the Geography and PE departments in year 7 and 8; this is the favourite part of my job! I also hope to join the pupils at various sporting fixtures, school trips and residentials throughout the year. We have desperately missed this part of school life and we are very excited to be able to partake in these extra-curricular activities again. I think its really important as a senior leader to always be approachable and supportive for pupils and parents alike, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the school office or at the school gate if needed.


Mr M Cross

Assistant Headteacher

Hello Dedworth Middle School, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mr. Cross and I am proud and excited to work with the Dedworth community in my role as Assistant Head Teacher: Inclusion. I will be working hard with members of the school community to ensure that our students are embracing our A.C.H.I.E.V.E values. I passionately believe that all children have the right to a strong education regardless of barriers and will work with all our fantastic staff to ensure every student at Dedworth Middle School has the skills they need to achieve success. I will be working closely with our fantastic inclusion team to ensure all students at Dedworth Middle School are given the support they need to reach for the stars. 


I have the opportunity this year to teach Mathematics to students in year 6, 7 and 8. I will also be teaching year 6 history through the academic year. I have a passion for these subject areas and look forward to working with my students to strengthen their understand and knowledge.


I enjoy travelling and have already visited a wide variety of foreign locations. I enjoy experiencing the different cultures and learning about the country’s history. I also enjoy hiking and rabbling in the countryside.


I have worked in the Education sector for 18 years in two vastly different countries. Completing my first 14years in Australia before moving to England to teach in primary school. I have worked in a variety of schools with a wide range of needs. I believed that the key to education is developing strong relationships forged with honesty, trust and consistency. I look forward to working with the Dedworth Middle School community to Unlock the Potential to Achieve for all our pupils.