Year 7 – Meet your Pastoral Leaders

Mr C Davis – Associate Assistant Head Pastoral

My name is Mr Davis.  I am the Associate Assistant Head Pastoral.  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.  I will be working alongside Mr Spencer, our Year 7 Progress Leader, and the rest of our Pastoral Team to ensure that all students gain confidence and feel excited to join our amazing school community in September.  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.