About us
at Cockermouth School

Key Staff


Senior Leadership Team

Rob Petrie

Dr Rob Petrie BSc [Hons] PhD : Headteacher

  • Strategic development, direction, planning and vision.
  • Development of future opportunities (e.g. MAT, TSA, School expansion, Site plan…).
  • Raising the profile of Cockermouth School locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Accountability to Governors and Trust Boards.
  • Development of external partnerships – local and national business links, local and national educational links.
  • Development of funding opportunities through links: CIF bids, SSIF bids, sponsorship opportunities, careers opportunities. 

Mr R King BSc [Hons]: Head of School

  • Day to day operational running of the school.
  • Coordination of Ofsted preparation.
  • Coordination, development and implementation of School Improvement Plan within the framework of the 3-5 year plan.
  • Oversight of recruitment plan and staffing structure.
  • Chair of Strategic SLT meetings and termly off-sites.
  • Implementation of strategic plan in line with agreed shared vision of the school. 
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Dr Michelle Henley MA (Cantab) MEd PhD : Deputy Headteacher

  • Improving the quality and consistency of teaching and learning.
  • Oversight of Teaching & Learning development plans.
  • Improve and develop understanding of what good learning looks like.
  • Develop methodologies for assessing effective teaching and learning.
  • INSET/CPD programmes for teaching staff / control of CPD budget.
  • Middle leadership team development.
  • Strategic plan for quality of homework/marking/ feedback/cover work. 

 Mr Hugh Carter BA PGCE : Assistant Headteacher

  • Raising standards of attainment & progress for all, including Post-16.
  • Cohort analysis and intervention to narrow all gaps.
  • Internal/External data analysis of cohorts and reporting to Governors.
  • Attainment and progress of disadvantaged students/other cohorts.
  • Pupil Premium/Catch-up premium strategy, plans and reporting.
  • Strategy for raising boys’ attainment/achievement.
  • Coordination of Careers strategy throughout school. 

Mr Steve Milledge BA [Hons] MA : Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Designated CLA Lead
  • Safeguarding training
  • Strategic plan
  • Representative at Inclusion Panel
  • Co-ordination of Early Helps
  • Healthcare and Medical Needs Plans 

All staff may be contacted by calling school Reception on 01900 898888 or emailing reception@cockermouthschool.org. 

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Our Head of Learning Support Department / Strategically Resourced Provision for Autism and SENco, Mrs Sarah Johnson, can be contacted by email johnsons@cockermouthschool.org or telephone 01900 898888