Samantha Hockney

Head of Marketing and Admissions

Life before Teesside High School

I studied English Language and Media Communication at Newcastle University before graduating in 2010. From there, I secured a graduate role at a full-servicing marketing agency in Manchester, managing PR and communications accounts for some of the country’s leading public sector organisations. I moved back to the lovely Teesside in 2012 to take up a Marketing Manager position at a local sixth form college.

I completed my MA (Cert) in Educational Leadership before joining the Teesside High School team in 2016 and in my spare time I am studying an MBA at Teesside University.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love showing prospective families around our school. You cannot predict what you will see, but our students shine when you stop and ask them questions about what being a student at THS is ‘really like’ – their responses fill me with pride.

What do you enjoy most about Teesside High School?

The close-knit, family environment. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It is also an absolute privilege to come and work every day in a place with such beautiful grounds.

What is your favourite time of the year?

The summer holidays – when I get most of my planning done!

What do others say about you?

That I am very organised (I hope).

Summer Fair – Saturday 15 June
Join us to celebrate 125 years of the Former Students’ Association, with live music, raffles, funfair stalls and inflatables, delicious food and drink and much more.