We understand that your child’s wellbeing is extremely important to you, and it is a priority for us. Here, at The Cowplain School, we have an excellent Pastoral Team which will look after your child’s wellbeing for the duration of their time at the school.
We have a unique set up whereby our five Heads of Year do not teach, and are therefore on hand all day, every day, to work with their specific year group. We also have five Assistant Heads of Year who works alongside the Heads of Year.
In addition to this, we also have outstanding care with regards to your child’s mental health. Miss Graham is our onsite School Psychologist/Mental Health Lead, who works with our students who need additional support.
|Pastoral and Behaviour Structure 2023-24
Head of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Mr J Colebrook
Head of Year 7 (Primary Liaison and Transition Co-ordinator)
|Mr G Elliott
|Head of Year 8
|Miss C Uttley
|Head of Year 9 (E-Safety and Federation Inclusion Co-ordinator)
|Mrs C Dodd
|Head of Year 10 (Community Mentoring and 'Girls on Board' Co-ordinator)
|Mr M Simmons
|Head of Year 11
|Miss H Dennis
|Assistant Head of Year 7
Miss L Standen
|Assistant Head of Year 8
Miss S Dyer and Miss L Archer
|Assistant Head of Year 9
Miss M Hickman-Roberts
|Assistant Head of Year 10
Miss J Dyne
|Assistant Head of Year 11
Miss K Fowles
Miss B Knipe
|Attendance and Pastoral Clerical Assistant
|Mrs D Hughes
|Matron and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Mrs S Williams
|School Psychologist/Senior Mental Health Lead
|Miss C Graham
Should you be worried about your child’s well-being or behaviour at school, we would encourage you to contact your child’s Head of Year in the first instance, either by telephoning Reception, or emailing the Head of Year. Heads of Year will always try to respond as quickly as possible, but we recommend making an appointment to see or speak to them. Email addresses can be found above.
For those students who are not educated in the main school for all their lessons, we have our Resilience Centre. Students accessing their education here benefit from high adult to student ratios and bespoke individualised timetables. These students receive a broad and balanced curriculum offer. Pastoral and welfare care for these students is provided by Ms L Alden (RC Leader), Mrs P Stainsby (HLTA), Mrs P MacCallum (HLTA), Ms J Rankin (Behaviour Intervention Worker) and Mrs D Creighton (Behaviour Support Assistant). The Resilience Centre is line managed by Mr J Peters (Assistant Headteacher).