Leadership, Management and Achievement Staff

At Cowbridge Comprehensive School we have almost 150 staff undertaking a range of important roles and responsibilities. The below provides a brief outline of some of our key staff for the purposes of ensuring that you know who to contact in relation to your enquiry.

Contact Areas

  • 1.Achievement Assistants/Managers: First Contact for pupil related queries/issues
Title / Name Outline of role

Achievement Assistants

Mrs Bedford (Y7 & Transition)   

Mrs Hamilton (Y8)

Mr D’Arcy (Y9)

Mrs Mawhinney (Y10)

Achievement Managers

Miss White (Y11)

Mrs Howe (Y12 & 13)

First line communication re all pupil achievement and wellbeing issues, queries, first line complaints etc.

Achievement Managers have additional managerial duties to the above, involving managing 



  • 2.Leaders of Wellbeing and Achievement of Pupils
Title/Name Outline of role

Leaders of Achievement

Miss Bail

Mrs Best

Mr Davies

Mrs Davies

Mr Hopkins

Miss Kenworthy-Neale

Mr Taylor

Accountability for academic tracking of pupils in the designated Year group, including reward & discipline & wellbeing

De-escalating and resolving issues of conflict, bullying, social issues etc. between pupils and keeping parents informed

Meeting with parents to discuss, resolve any issues affecting pupils within the designated year group which involve across or outside of individual subject areas

Delegating communication (where appropriate), low level issues between pupils and any administrative issues to the Achievement Manager


  • 3.Senior Leaders: Senior Link for Wellbeing and Achievement of Pupils
Role Outline of role
Senior Leader: Y7 and Transition from Primary

Mrs Ingram

Senior Leader: Y8 and Y9

Mr Lewis

Senior Leader: Y10 and Y11

Mr Burgum

Senior Leader: Sixth Form

Miss Davies

Senior Link for Parents’ evenings

Investigation of more serious incidents/accidents/ bullying issues/ social issues and resolving issues by taking appropriate action in line with the School discipline policy

Meeting parents for serious incidents/issues or where intervention with the Leader (s) of Achievement has failed to achieve desired outcomes


  • 4.Examinations and Data Manager: External Examinations Contact
Title/Name Outline of role
Examinations and Data Manager    

Mr Stagg

Co-ordination and management of whole school data and external examinations


  • 5.Headship Team: Whole School Strategic Leadership & Management
Role Outline of role

Mrs Thomas

Whole school strategic direction including the School Improvement Plan, managing whole school budget

Designing, consulting and implementation of the whole school staffing structure, roles and responsibilities, Job descriptions

Whole School self-evaluation and review

Deputy/Assistant Headteachers

Mr Fowles

Miss Pennell

Mr Ling

Investigation and resolution of formal complaints/ grievances etc.

Lead responsibility for all whole school quality assurance systems and procedures including monitoring, evaluation and review.

Performance Management of teachers

Timetable, Options, Curriculum organisation

Educational Visits Senior Co-ordinator

Leadership of and ensuring accountability for standards, achievement, behaviour and wellbeing of students across the whole school

Safeguarding officer and staff safeguarding training. Prevent duty and associated training

Business Manager

Mr Walters

Financial planning & management of the school budget. Allocation of budget to delegated budget holders.

Accountability for School Financial Regulations, Fair Funding Scheme.

Lead for all matters relating to Human Resources e.g. payroll, contracts of employment, absence management, authorisation of staff leave, Staff Handbook

Strategic management and quality assurance of premises and co-ordinating various site projects including capital projects, bids and tenders

Income generation & lettings management, marketing

Associate Headteachers

Mrs Clode

Mr Griffiths

Mr Morgan

Mrs Williams

Strategies for closing the gap including interventions for pupils in Literacy/numeracy KS3 & 4

Strategic lead for literacy/numeracy development, training and co-ordination across the curriculum (LNF)

Initial Teacher Education Partnership, Link for Academic Research Development

Raising achievement, attendance, wellbeing of e –FSM pupils (and other disadvantaged pupils including LAC) including lead for action research for this group of pupils

ALN: Access, provision & inclusion of students with ALN, SA+, SA including complimentary provision: LRC, Alternative and off-site provision

Careers development KS4 & 5

Headteacher’s Personal Manager

Mrs Gandy

Managing and co-ordinating the work of Headteacher and policies/procedures