Pastoral structure

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       

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 L Archer

Assistant Head of Year 9

Miss K Fowles

Assistant Head of Year 10

Miss J Dyne

Assistant Head of Year 11

Mrs C Dobson

Attendance Manager

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.

Resilience Centre

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).