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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 – Curriculum & Progress

Description: Strategic Curriculum development and planning, Departmental Self Reviews and School Evaluation Forms, internal and external exams, vocational and alternative provision, data outcome analysis, support for timetable construction & staffing analysis.

Line Management: Maths, English, BTEC Co-ordinator, Exams, Heads of Departments

 

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

Description: Improve quality of Teaching & Learning, Strategic planning and deployment of Pupil Premium funding, co-ordination of whole-school intervention strategy, timetable construction, staffing analysis and deployment, co-ordination of whole-school target-setting methodology, co-ordination of whole-school tracking & monitoring strategy, co-ordination of effective implementation of marking & feedback policy, monitoring progress of students.

Line Management: History, Business, Lead Teachers, Data Team

 

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

Description: Safety & welfare of students, Child Protection & Safeguarding [Child Protection Officer], Behaviour for Learning Strategy & Development including Internal Exclusion Room, Uniform, Attendance, Links with parents, co-ordination of relevant agencies, Representative at Inclusion Panel meetings.

Line Management: Science, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Inclusion team

 

Richard Cox

Mr Richard Cox BA [Hons] : Assistant Headteacher - Student Support

Description: Special Educational Needs [SEN] co-ordinator/Code of Practice, strategic Leadership of Strategically Resourced Provision [SRP], co-ordination of whole-school student support strategy, liaison with relevant agencies, Deputy Child Protection Officer, co-ordination of Early-Help Assessment, SENDIST, provision mapping, Educational Visits Co-ordinator [EVC]/Activities Week co-ordination

Line Management: Design Technology, Food & Nutrition, Learning Support Department, Student Support including Learning Mentors

 

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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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Mrs Jill Paton Cert Ed MBA FCIPD : Business Manager - HR

Description: Cover and Supply staff, Recruitment, Support staff development, Induction, Personnel Issues, Staff Contracts, Performance Management for Support staff, Staff Handbook, Policies and Procedures.

Line Management: Cover Manager, Cover Supervisors, Library, Supply Staff

 

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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.

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.

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.

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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