Student Support Services

Below you will find details of the key staff members responsible for Student Support, all can be contacted on the main school telephone number 0191 496 0026 (their extension numbers are shown)

Full details of our Student Support Services can also be found in the Parent Information Booklet.


Mrs S Maher, Deputy Headteacher

Ext. No: 310

Mr M Phillipson, Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour & Attitudes

Ext. No: 220

Mr J McCaughey, Senior Pastoral Leader

Ext No: 238


Pastoral Leads 2022-23:

Mr S Jarvie, Pastoral Lead – Year 7

Ext. No: 226


Mr G Houston, Pastoral Lead – Year 8

Ext. No: 225


Miss J O’Brien, Pastoral Lead – Year 9

Ext. No: 317


Mr C Dunn, Pastoral Lead – Year 9

Ext. No: 225


Mrs T Bensley, Pastoral Lead – Year 11

Ext. No: 240


Safeguarding Team:

Mrs S Maher, Safeguarding Lead

Ext. No: 310



Mrs S MacPherson, Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext. No: 236


Mr M Phillipson, Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext. No: 220



Mr J McCaughey, Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Ext No: 238



Miss S Dewar, Attendance Officer

Ext. No: 227




Behaviour Inclusion Support

The Behaviour Inclusion Support team supports pupils and families so that the children they help can achieve their potential. The Team works within the classrooms, in Behaviour Inclusion Support and also supports pupils in their lessons. The aim is to enable pupils to fully engage with the school ethos whilst enjoying and experiencing a full and rewarding school life.