Our pastoral team are all dedicated and enthusiastic professionals with extensive experience in working with young people in settings that cover Education, Children in Care and Social Care. They are there to offer help, advice, guidance, and support to all pupils at Moorside High School.
The Pastoral team all work closely together, acting as a first point of contact for pupil, parents, and staff.
Please contact us if you require any assistance, information or have a query.
0161 804 4022
The Pastoral Team
Mrs H Ryles-Dean - Headteacher
Mrs C Smalley - Deputy Headteacher
Mr M Thompson - Deputy Headteacher, Behaviour, Attendance and Welfare
Mr S Mills - Assistant Headteacher, Personal Development
Mrs L O'Kane - SENDCo
Mrs F Henn - Pastoral Behaviour Support Manager
Mrs H Brickell - Family Support Officer
Mr B Patel - Attendance Officer
Mrs C Hope - Attendance Support
Mr T Williams - Head of Year 7
Mr J Halsall - Head of Year 8
Mrs D Stephan - Head of Year 9
Mr C Birchall - Head of Year 10
Miss K Aitken - Head of Year 11
Miss L Drinkwater - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs L Redmond – Child Protection Officer
Our pastoral team are keen to establish productive working relationships with our students, providing support, encouragement, guidance and assistance for learning and independence/personal development. Our pastoral support intervention programmes allow students to work in a positive, encouraging environment which supports their work and encourages good attendance subsequently impacting on academic achievement.
Students requiring pastoral intervention are identified by the pastoral team, where tailor made groups are developed. Along with the groups there are several one to one, mentoring and key workers assigned to students, providing individualised pastoral support unique to each young person.
Groups are developed on a needs basis; however, the following sessions are static and constantly run throughout the year with different students:
- Aspiration and Motivation
- Changing Habits
- Leadership, Encouragement, Aspiration and Desire to succeed
- Allotment Group
Medical Facilities at Moorside High School
If your son/daughter feels unwell during the school day, there is a medical area based at reception. This facility is for emergency first aid only.
We do not have a qualified doctor or nurse on site so we cannot diagnose any illnesses or medical problems that a student may have. If your child is unwell then please contact your local GP in the first instance.
We can administer First Aid, but we do not have nor can we give out any medication to students unless it has been prescribed by their GP and they have been instructed to take it during the school day. Parents must then fill out the appropriate school medical forms. All medication must be in the original labelled packaging with the pupils name on it and full prescription details as dispensed by the pharmacist. No loose medication will be accepted. All medication is then stored in locked cupboards in the medical room.