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Senior Leadership Team

Rob Petrie

Dr Rob Petrie BSc [Hons] PhD : Headteacher

Description: Overall responsibility for learning, performance, staffing, finance, ethos, organisation, discipline, efficiency, premises and strategy, Chair of Senior Leadership Team [SLT], overall responsibility for Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning. Accountable to Governors, Department for Education, Community and Local Authority.

Line Management: SLT

 

John Brettle

Mr John Brettle BSc [Hons] : Deputy Headteacher – Progress & Operations

Description: Day to day operational running of the school, strategic curriculum development and planning, Departmental Self Reviews and School Evaluation Forms, internal and external exams, vocational and alternative provision, data outcome analysis, co-ordination of whole-school target-setting methodology.

Line Management: Maths, English, BTEC Co-ordinator, Exams, Data Team

 

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Mr Richard King BSc [Hons] : Deputy Headteacher - Teaching & Learning

Description: Monitor and improve the quality and consistency of Teaching & Learning, oversee implementation and completion of departmental Teaching & Learning Development Plans, timetable construction, staffing analysis and deployment, CPD/training, co-ordination of whole school INSET and RQT/NQT/ITT co-ordination.

Line Management: Science, History, Business & Economics, Lead Teachers

 

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Mr Stephen Milledge BA [Hons] MA : Assistant Headteacher - Student Welfare

Description: Safety & welfare of students, Child Protection & Safeguarding [Designated Safeguarding Lead], Attendance, co-ordination of relevant agencies, representative at Inclusion Panel meetings, CLA Co-ordinator, co-ordination of Pupil Premium Strategy.

Line Management: Food & Nutrition, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Student Support including Inclusion team.

 

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Mrs Sue Bamforth FCMA CGMA : Senior Business Manager - Finance 

Description: Finance and Budget, Contracts, Building Development, Site Management, Health & Safety, Information Communication Technology [ICT] network, ICT Strategic Plan.

Line Management: Finance Team, Site Team, ICT Team, Midday Supervisors

 

 

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Mr Ian Routledge BSc [Hons] : Assistant Headteacher - Head of Key Stage 3

Description: Student Progress & Reporting, Intervention co-ordination, Tracking and Monitoring within Key Stage, behaviour of students, Internal Exclusion Room [IER] Management, Pastoral support for Heads of Year/Mentoring, Pastoral Self Evaluation Forms' co-ordination, Early Help Assessment, strategic development of pastoral system, Primary Liaison, Transition, Y6 Open Evening, Information Advice & Guidance/Careers, uniform.

Line Management: Art, Health & Social Care, Head of Year 7, Head of Year 8, Head of Year 9.

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Mr Rik Smith BSc [Hons] : Assistant Headteacher - Head of Key Stage 4

Description: Student Progress & Reporting, Intervention co-ordination, Tracking and Monitoring within Key Stage, behaviour of students, Internal Exclusion Room [IER] Management, Pastoral support for Heads of Year/Mentoring, Pastoral Self Evaluation Forms [SEF] co-ordination, Early Help Assessment, strategic development of pastoral system, Preferences, Information Advice & Guidance/Careers, uniform.

Line Management: Computing, Geography, Psychology, Head of Year 10, Head of Year 11.

 

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Mrs Charlotte Dumbill MA [Oxon] : Assistant Headteacher - Head of Key Stage 5 [Head of Sixth Form]

Description: Student Progress & Reporting, Intervention co-ordination, Tracking and Monitoring within Key Stage, behaviour of students, Internal Exclusion Room [IER] Management, Pastoral support for Heads of Year/Mentoring, Pastoral Self Evaluation Form [SEF] co-ordination, Early Help Assessment, strategic development of pastoral system, Sixth Form Open Evening, Information Advice & Guidance/Careers, dress code.

Line Management: Drama, Music, Personal Development/RS/SMSC Co-ordinator, Head of Year 12, Head of Year 13

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 is Mr Graeme Morley