Year 7 – Meet your Pastoral Leaders

Mr C Davis – Y6-7 Transition Leader

My name is Mr Davis.  I am the Y6-7 Transition Leader and an Associate Assistant Head.  I have worked at Crossley Heath for nearly 20 years and, needless to say, thoroughly enjoy my role in supporting our wonderful students through their transition to our school community.  In my role, I work alongside students, their parents/carers, form tutors and other members of the Pastoral Team to oversee our students’ positive development.  Our main priority is to ensure that our students are happy and feel secure in their transition from their primary schools.  Their physical and emotional wellbeing is paramount.  I also monitor academic progress across the year group and work with subject staff to help address any areas of need.  I am eager to promote the high standards and expectations we have as an outstanding school and also encourage all of our students to participate in the wider opportunities we have available here at Crossley Heath.  My pastoral philosophy has always been to work with parents/carers and other supporting adults to create a ‘team around the child’ that can pull together to allow our students to grow to be confident, happy learners that can make the most of their potential.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Mrs E Griggs – KS3 Pastoral Lead

My name is Mrs Griggs, and I am the KS3 Pastoral Lead.  I also work as part of the schools dedicated Wellbeing Team.  I have worked at Crossley Heath School for the past 10 years.

As the KS3 Pastoral Leader, I have responsibility for the pastoral care of Lower School students, this includes Year 7 and 8.  My main priority is to support our younger students to find solutions to any challenges they may be experiencing and to help celebrate their achievements.

Being part of the Wellbeing Team involves supporting our students emotional and mental health. I have undertaken a range of qualifications and professional development experiences to build resilience and self-care strategies with students, including mindfulness training and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).

When not at work, I love spending time with my children, enjoy watching my son play football at the weekends and spending time with my grandchildren and making memories with them. I also keep active by going to the gym and walking.

Mrs A Barker – Healthcare Assistant

Hello, my name is Mrs Barker, I am Crossley Heath’s Healthcare Assistant and Student Support.  It is my responsibility to assess the medical and welfare needs of both students and staff and administer front line first aid.  I have experience of working with children of all ages and have taught 16 to 18 year olds. My early career was within the sport and fitness industry and I have also worked as a Registered Dental Nurse in an NHS practice. I hope to draw on these experiences to promote good health and wellbeing at Crossley Heath.

Outside of work I am a mum of 2 and I love spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include riding my motorbike and doing karate, both of which I thoroughly enjoy.