Student Support

Student Support is there to resolve any issues that may arise during a normal school day. These can be uniform, lunch money, speaking with parents, arranging medication etc etc. Our purpose is focused around ensuring students can attend lessons, behave well and make good progress. If you have concerns about your child and want to discuss any issues with school in the first instance please contact your Learning Manager (previously Tutor).

Meet the Team

Ms P. HallDirector of Student Support
Oversees behaviour and welfare of students throughout the school.
Mrs R. Scaife Student Support
Please contact if there are any medical issues that school needs to be aware of.
Mr L. CloughAssistant Headteacher
In charge of behaviour, overseeing the work of the Behaviour and Welfare team.
Mr D. Ketch and Miss K. HalpinBehaviour and Welfare Managers Key Stage 3
Working with Years 7, 8 and 9 ensuring good behaviour throughout the school and supporting students in their enjoyment of school.
Ms J. Mclean and Mr A. BrownBehaviour and Welfare Managers Key Stage 4
Working with Years 10 and 11 to ensure good behaviour throughout the school and supporting students in their enjoyment of school.

Heads of Learning

Miss A. AbsonHead of Learning Year 7
Mrs E. KellHead of Learning Year 11
Mrs V. FawcettHead of Learning Year 8
Mr P. GrovesHead of Learning Year 9
Mr N. SpoorHead of Learning Year 10

Useful Contacts

  • One Point: 03000 261 118,
  • Social Services: 03000 267 979,

The safety and wellbeing of young people is our greatest priority. Our school is one of many in County Durham that will be taking part in a new project aimed at providing extra support to young people who are affected by or witness domestic abuse in their home lives.

Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a young person. They can often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries and distress afterwards, or be physically hurt themselves.

A new project, called Operation Encompass, aims to support children affected in any way by domestic abuse. The project is a joint initiative involving Durham County Council, Durham Police and schools across the county.

A major part of the project is the training of school staff, known as ‘key adults’ in each school to liaise with police and work with the young people affected.

Starting from January 2017, following any serious domestic abuse incidents being reported into Durham Police, specialist staff will identify which school that child attends, make contact with the school and communicate relevant and necessary information. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest possible opportunity and they can subsequently provide support in a way that means the child feels safe and supported.

We believe our school’s involvement in this project demonstrates our commitment to providing the best possible care and support for our students.

In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone about the project or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact school on 01325 300328 or by email

You can also find out more information at

Keeping children safe in education


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