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Pastoral Team

Student welfare is really important to us. We want our students to be happy, to feel cared for and to understand that if they do have a problem, they have someone in school to turn to.

Supporting the role of the form tutor, is a team of support staff who deal with all manner of issues; whether that be a personal issue, an issue to do with friendships at school or an issue to do with their work. Indeed, for some students, they may just need an adult who can phone home if they have forgotten their PE kit or their Food Technology ingredients.

Our team of support staff are always on hand to offer a listening ear and offer wise counsel to students.

Assistant Headteachers, Mr Holloway and Mr Brokenshire, and Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Beech, are the overall leads of pastoral care (attendance, behaviour, rewards and welfare). Mr Holloway is also Head of Key Stage 3. Assistant Headteacher, Mr Brokenshire is Head of Key Stage 4.  Mr Holloway is the Safeguarding lead. Mrs Rippon is the Deputy Safeguarding lead. There is more information on Safeguarding at Richard Lander School here:


All staff are further supported by the Student Support team with each year group having a dedicated Pastoral Manager. These are Mrs N Richards (Year 7), Mr C Richards (Year 8) Mr S Barnado (Year 9), Mrs K Doherty (Year 10), Mrs H Rhodes (Year 11).  Miss C Filkins also provides pastoral support to Key Stage 3 and Mr Tonkin and Mrs Anderson also provide pastoral support to Key Stage 4. Their contact details are below.

In addition, Mrs Cornish is our Attendance Officer, Mr Bond is our Education Welfare Officer, Mrs Matavesi is our Emotional, Resilience and Wellbeing Monitor, Mrs Chilcott and Mrs Hyde are our Medical Officers, Mrs Grenfell provides Careers and Work Experience Support, Miss Carr is our Effective Learning Mentor.

HOY7@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk – Mrs N Richards – Year 7

HOY8@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk – Mr C Richards – Year 8

HOY9@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk –  Mr S Barnado – Year 9

HOY10@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk – Mrs K Doherty  – Year 10

HOY11@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk – Mrs H Rhodes – Year 11

Students and parents/carers can also email enquiries@richardlander.cornwall.sch.uk if they are not sure which pastoral support worker they need.