Meet your Tutor

7A Mrs Todde-Wilson

Hello 7A!

I bet that looks strange to you but you will be a year 7 soon. The A stands for “awesome” because, of course, we will be the most awesome form in year 7

My name is Mrs Todde-Wilson and I have been a teacher of English at Crossley Heath for a very, very long time. I guess that says a lot about the school: I came here and didn’t want to go anywhere else. I’m certain you will feel the same way about your new school.

We will have an opportunity to get to know each other soon but feel free to e-mail me if you have any queries (you can contact Reception and they will pass your message on).

I can let you know a little about myself so you know what to expect: I like reading, comedy on TV and the radio, being in the great outdoors, gardening and spending time with my family and my cats. I can’t wait to get to meet you all! Looking forward to September…..

7B Miss Gillespie

Hello 7B!

My name is Miss Gillespie and I am going to be your form tutor when you start at Crossley Heath in September. I have been teaching at Crossley’s for 12 years, as the Head of Geography and I just know you are going to love the school as much as I do.

Being a form teacher is one of the favourite parts of my job and I can’t wait to meet you.  My first aim is to help you settle in to life at Crossley Heath and then continue to give you help, support and guidance throughout year and beyond.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling (I am obsessed with waterfalls) and also watching my favourite football team Huddersfield Town. I am really looking forward to meeting you and helping you with your transition to Crossley Heath.

Miss Gillespie

7C  Ms Grossova

Hello 7C!

My name is Ms Grossova and I am so excited to be your form tutor as you begin your journey here at Crossley Heath.  I’m sure you are excited but nervous about coming to your new school but I want to reassure you of two things.  One, our school is a fantastic place to be with so many different opportunities for you to get involved in.  Two, I will be right here helping you along the way as your form tutor.  My job is to make sure you are happy at school and to help you to overcome any difficulties you might have.

So a little bit about me before I find out more about you.  I have been teaching for a staggering 30 years in a variety of different schools but this school is by far my favourite, I have been here for 5 years now and can honestly say I love working in the fabulous MFL Department as Teacher of German and love teaching the wonderful students that come here.  Outside of school, I have two teenage daughters and spend a great deal of time with them, walking, visiting friends and family, eating out and going to concerts and the cinema. My main hobby (rekindled during lockdown) is art. I enjoy painting portraits, landscapes and slightly more abstract work. I love reading and watching movies and that is how I tend to relax after a busy day. My girls and have 2 cats, who are really hilarious at times and keep us amused with their crazy antics.

For now, enjoy the rest of the year at your primary school.  I’m sure that you will all have lots of fun things happening towards the end of the term.  I’ll see you at the transition events soon.

Ms Grossova

7D Ms Ryan

Hello 7D!

My name is Mrs Ryan and this is my 10th year of teaching at Crossley Heath. I have been a Year 7 and 8 form tutor for each of those years and am very much looking forward to becoming your new form tutor.

I teach Science to Year 7 and 8 and then teach Chemistry for Key Stage 4 and 5 so I’m sure teach you too during your time at here at Crossley Heath.

Outside school, I have played Rugby League since I was 6 years old and still play today. I have spent a lot of time training and playing and have managed to play at a high level. I am a massive Huddersfield Giants fan and go to as many games as I can both home and away (covid allowing!).

Welcome to Crossley Heath 7D. I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you.  See you at the transition events

Mrs Ryan

7E Mrs Potter

My name is Mrs Potter and I’m going to be your Year 7 form tutor. I am really looking forward to meeting you all and helping you to settle into our fabulous school.  My background is in teaching Modern Foreign Languages but I came to work at Crossley Heath 5 years ago as a Cover Supervisor, this means that when any of your teachers are absent you will probably have me teaching your lesson!

When I have some free time I love to be outside, walking in the countryside or running, well jogging really! I enjoy going to the gym, reading, gardening and meeting up with friends for a coffee and a chat… I am looking forward to September and to welcoming you all to The Crossley Heath School.

Keep well for now.

Mrs Potter

7F Mr Brown

I’m Mr Brown, I will be your form tutor from September this year. Firstly, welcome to the school and congratulations on getting your place.  I’m sure you can’t wait to start. I can remember being in your position, when I started year 7 at North Halifax Grammar School, feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension. However, rest assured, you will soon settle in, make new friends, and feel more comfortable here.

Just a little bit about myself….  Whilst at school, I became very interested in Mathematics and its applications, which led me to undertake a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University. After graduating, I decided to travel the world, working within a range of industries in New Zealand, France, and the USA. After this, I returned to the UK and decided to go into teaching to share my knowledge and passion for Mathematics, as well as my life experiences. I have worked at Crossley Heath for just a couple of years, but have quickly got to grips with the ins and outs of life here, so I will be able to answer any questions you have when you start. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and helping you through this new experience!

Mr Brown