Pastoral Care

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

At Todmorden High School we expect our students to follow clear guidelines to ensure that they reach their full potential and create a positive learning environment for all other students and staff.

All students and staff are expected to uphold these minimum expectations, in and outside of school:

  • Ambition

  • Respect

  • Care

  • Honesty

Who can support you in school?

Gill Shirt
Headteacher & Deputy DSL
Emily Rawlinson
Deputy Headteacher for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Melissa Wells
DSL & Associate Assistant Head
Sharon Pickles
Safeguarding Manager & Deputy DSL
Gemma Cooper
Associate Assistant Headteacher (KS3 ARCH), SENCO & Deputy DSL
Jen Pitchforth
Deputy SENCO / TAC Officer
Rosie Crowther
Learning Manager for Year 7
Demi Kontogiannopoulou
Learning Manager for Year 8
Philippa Thompson
Learning Manager for Year 9
Jemma James
Learning Manager for Year 10
Emily Stansfield
Learning Manager for Year 11
Coral Dearden
Learning Manager for Community Engagement
Jason George
ARCH Restoration Manager
Gary Starr
ARCH Inclusion Manager


Todmorden High School has a zero tolerance policy on bullying. If you are directly affected by bullying, or are aware of someone who is, you must report this in one of the following ways:

Speak to Mrs Pickles or to another member of staff in school.