Pastoral Team

Deputy Principal

Our Deputy Principal oversees the discipline and academic progress of pupils.

Year Group Staff


Head of Year

Deputy Head of Year

School Counsellor

Leadership Team


Nathan Smith

Elaine Campbell

 Jean Smith

Inna Hakobyan


Catherine Stevenson

Anne Annand

 Ana Pereira

Lisa Hedges


Sandra Mandziuk

Sam Hendry

 Julie Mason

Matthew Van Lier


Hayley Copas

Lesley Browning

 Liz Harys

Deb Cooksley


Alan Johnson

Glenda Forsyth

 Caroline Wallace

Jon Lawson

Deputy Head of Year

We have five Deputy Heads of Year at Kingswood: Anne Annand, Elaine Campbell, Glenda Forsyth, Lesley Browning and Sam Hendry.

What is a Deputy Head of Year?

Deputy Heads of Year  work with pupils to help them address barriers to learning. They bridge academic and pastoral support roles with the aim of ensuring that individual pupils engage more effectively in learning appropriately.  Pupils of all ability levels can achieve, and Deputy Heads of Year  target these pupils and help them identify and address what it is that gets in the way of their learning.  These barriers can be wide ranging and often very personal to the individual pupil.

What is the purpose of Deputy Heads of Year?

The purpose of Deputy Heads of Year is to assist with:

Social, emotional and behavioural problems
Pupils experiencing organisational difficulties
Pupils who need support with study skills/coursework
Planning/revision/examination techniques

What do Deputy Heads of Year actually do?

The primary foci of Deputy Heads of Year :

  • Developing coping strategies
  • Small group work
  • Raising aspirations
  • Enhancing motivation
  • Encouraging re-engagement in learning

Deputy Heads of Year  will take into account the range of complex underlying issues that may impact negatively on learning and achievement.  For example:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental/Health issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Peer pressure
  • Family issues/concerns

Secondary Outcomes

Contributing positively through a supportive relationship on:
Emotional well being

More broadly, Deputy Heads of Year  work in a multi-agency or professional context, through the CAF (common assessment framework) process.  They have a significant role in helping schools address the five key outcomes of Every Child Matters.

Attendance Managers

Attendance Managers monitor attendance and pastoral issues. They are the first point of contact for parents regarding attendance issues. We have two Attendance Managers at Kingswood:

Julie Smyth - Responsible for Years 7, 8 and 9 girls
Julie Roberts - Responsible for Year 9 boys and Years 10 and 11


The Horizons (Connexions) team at Kingswood work closely with pupilsduring various sessions, particularly with Year 11 to guide them through choosing the right career path.  For more information click here.


If you have a query about your child, please telephone the individual teacher, form tutor or learning mentor for his/her year.