Meet your Tutor

Our Year 7 tutors are really excited to find out who will be in their form groups in September.  Form tutors play an essential part in our transition process and have the happiness and wellbeing of their students at the heart of what they do each day.

7A – Mr Nimmo
I hope you are all excited about being Crossley Heath students! I am certainly very excited about meeting you and being your form tutor.
My name is Mr Nimmo and I lead the Music Department in school. I have taught at Crossley Heath for 2½ years and I really love it! It is an excellent school and you will have so many exciting opportunities here. My job as your form tutor, is to ensure that you are happy, so if you have any problems at all then I can help. Very soon, we will meet in person but before this, I would like to introduce myself a little bit…
As I mentioned earlier, I am a Music teacher. I have been teaching for 17 years and my main instrument is the piano. In addition to my love of music, I am a huge sports fan. My favourite football team is Middlesbrough (which is where I was born). I also love spending time with my wife and three children, my cats (Shadow and Muffin) and my dogs (Nala and Oreo)!
I hope you enjoy the exciting things that I am sure you will be doing to mark the end of your time at Primary School. Have a lovely summer and I look forward to getting to know you in September.

7B—Mrs Griffiths
Hello 7B!
The ‘B’ stands for “best ” because, of course, we will be the best form in Year 7.
I am Mrs Griffiths; I will be your form tutor from September. Firstly, welcome to the school. I am sure you cannot wait to start, I have a son that is a similar age to you and I know first hand, as a parent, how transition can feel for you: exciting and also a little daunting.
I have been a science teacher for a very long time, I think it’s 20 years now!! I have only worked at Crossley Heath for three years. I have really enjoyed been a part of the Crossley Heath family.
Here is a little more about myself so you know what to expect: I like running, cycling and generally being outdoors when the sun is shining. I have had to start enjoying gardening too, otherwise we would be living in a jungle. I really enjoy spending time with my children.
I cannot wait to meet you all.

7C – Mrs Henson
Hello 7C! Welcome to your new form! I am Mrs Henson and I will be your form tutor.
I am really looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you on Transition Day and when the new school year starts in September. Some of you may be feeling a bit apprehensive and anxious but I really want to reassure you that you are going to have a wonderful time at Crossley Heath. You will make some lovely friends and there really isn’t anything to worry about.
You will see me everyday during tutorial periods and I am here to make sure you are happy, you settle in well and enjoy your time at school. Therefore if you have any problems you can come and talk to me (I also enjoy general chats too though!).
A little bit about me; I teach Art and Design and have been at Crossley’s for 12 years now and usually have a KS3 form. I love to travel, read, draw and take photos. I have a little girl who is 4 and starting school this September and a little boy who will be 1 in September too so most of my time is spent with them at the moment! You will usually find me with a cup of tea and a bit of chocolate! I look forward to meeting you all!

7D – Mr Todde-Wilson
Well 7D. My message to my lovely new form is: it’s going to be great! You’re at the start of an amazing journey and what happens next is going to be key to your progress in life. Here is where you’re going to make new friends, discover new things, develop new interests and become an even more amazing person (whilst continuing to build on your past friendships, interests & activities)! I can’t wait to meet you so I can say, “I was there – at the start!”
So, what about me? I’m mad for long-distance, trail & fell-running: I love running up and down hills & mountains in all conditions… and am delirious when scrambling over and above high mountains. I love walking with my wife, friends and family, camping, gardening, swimming, cycling.
I live with Mrs Todde-Wilson (who also teaches here) and 5 cats (who don’t teach here). I teach English. But most of all – I’m your new form-tutor and for the next 2 years, I’ll be one of your ‘go-to’ people. I’ll be there to help you settle in & deal with any hiccups (though there aren’t usually many of those) along the first part of your bigger journey. So welcome to you all. Have a GREAT summer – try and do something new and fun…. And I’ll see you in September!

7E – Mr Barber
Hi everybody,
It’s me …Mr Barber and I’m going to be your form tutor throughout Years 7 and 8. You’ve probably got stacks of questions but let me reassure you, you’re going to be fine. I’ve been a Year 7 and 8 form tutor for 10 years at Crossley Heath and before that I was 6th form tutor. I’ve been at Crossley Heath for a long time now and I genuinely love my job. One of the best parts of my job is when I get to meet new students and help them settle into our fabulous school.
I’ll be teaching you Design and Technology which is a really creative and practical subject and Personal Development which is a really important lesson where you explore and learn about topics that help you to develop into well prepared young adults.
Outside of school I like to keep active and enjoy running for my local running club, cycling long distances with friends and general tinkering around making and fixing things.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Mr B

7F – Miss Gaukrodger
Hello 7F,
Congratulations on securing your place at Crossley Heath. I am very excited about being the form tutor to the soon-to-be best form group in the whole of Year 7. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all on your Transition Day.
I understand that some of you will be nervous about starting at your new school. I am new too! I started in January 2022. Crossley’s is fantastic, all the staff and pupils are warm, welcoming, and friendly. The students here are exemplars of what it is to be a brilliant member of the school. They are kind, respectful, and caring individuals, as I’m sure you are! You will have no problem making friends here.
I can’t wait to get to know each one of you, but before that, here is a little bit about me. Luckily, Crossley Heath is my first school as a teacher. I teach Geography to students from Year 7 all the way to Year 11. Teaching a subject as amazing as Geography, naturally leads me to love travelling around the world, especially to the USA! Which is why it is even better when I get to teach you all about some of the amazing places there.
In my free time, I love being with my family and friends. I am a very active person, who loves going to the gym, running, walking, and even riding horses. Horses are my main interest; this is what I do every weekend! I have two horses called Flynn and Remy. They keep me very busy!
I hope you all have a lovely summer term—I’ll see you on Transition Day!