Pastoral System


At Maricourt, we pride ourselves on the support we offer to our students. This isn’t limited to their classroom education. We know that throughout school life, students and families may face challenges and barriers. Pastoral support has long been at the centre of life at Maricourt and we understand that pupil well-being, happiness and safety underpins development.

Teachers at Maricourt are more than subject specialists; they all offer pastoral support to our students. Students also have a dedicated team around them.

Form Tutors

Form tutors are the daily point of contact and the first line of support for our students. They build strong relationships with students and offer support and guidance on progress, conduct, organisation and attendance.

Progress Leaders

Each year group has a dedicated Progress Leader and Assistant Progress Leader. Our progress Leaders have experience dealing with a wide range of challenges that students may face during their time at Maricourt. Our Year 7 Progress Leader, Mr Marsh, oversees transition into life at Maricourt and support students and families with adapt to secondary school.  


Year group

Progress Leaders and Assistant Progress Leaders

Year 7

Mr C Marsh (Online Safety Lead) & Mr I Merrity

Year 8

Mrs K Barnet (Healthy Lifestyles Lead) & Miss B Hughes

Year 9

Miss N O’Rourke (Equality Lead) & Mrs K Sloan

Year 10

Miss R Burke (Anti-cyberbullying Lead) & Mrs M Threlkeld

Year 11

Miss L Orr (Anti-bullying Lead) & Mr S Heyes

Years 12 & 13

Mr M Halliday amd Miss A Rudkin

Progress Leader SLT Links

Year 7 & 8

Mr S Naughton (DSL)

Year 9-11

Mrs D Lawler (DSL) & Mr Friend (DSL)

Year 12 & 13

Mrs L Higgins

Wellbeing Team

Our Learning Mentors work closely with the pastoral team, offering support when required. More information on the Learning mentors can be found under the Wellbeing section of the website.

Assistant Headteacher Lead

Mrs D Lawler

Learning Mentors

Mrs A Turner

Miss N Allen

Miss S McCarthy

RESET Manager

Mr M Kirby


Mrs J Ashes


Assistant Sendco

Mrs S Linten

Miss L Scott

Independent Careers Advisor

Mrs A Grant

Careers Leader

Mrs M Wood

School Nurse

Mrs Karen Corris

School Police Officer
PSHE LeaderMrs S Bradley
RSE LeaderMr C Beckett supported by Mrs S Bradley