Pastoral Structure

At Valley Gardens, we strive to make sure our pupils are happy in school and feel safe. In order to do this we have a support network that pupils can call upon if they experience any difficulties. This network involves the form tutors and heads of year who are very experienced in addressing issues that pupils face. The vast majority of parental inquiries and complaints can be dealt with directly by this team. Details of the pastoral teams are below :


Head of Year 5: Karen Ferguson


5CB Emma Campbell / Lynn Kerr

5CR Dawn Charlton

5HK Sarah Harker / A Goel

5MW Deborah McMorrow

5SN Gill Sinclair

5TW Thomas Dibdin


Head of Year 6:  Matthew Hope


6BU Sean Burnside

6DR Nyima Dryang

6GB Scott Gibson

6KN Rachel Knowles / Kate Grimshaw

6MY Julie Murray

6SC Vicky Scurfield


Head of Year 7:  Jonathan Roys


7GY Kristian Grundy

7HL Sarah Hill

7HS Natalie Horsman

7HW Hannah Hardwick

7ST Charlotte Dent

7VC Sarah Vickers


Head of Year 8: Neil Wallbank


8DL Mark Dougall

8FA David Fairlamb

8HY Helen Heaney

8JO Lynn Johnson

8OR Helen Orchard

8WI Susan Winterburn