Heads of Year

Year Seven - Ms Cooper

I am very excited to be Head of Year 7 this academic year.  Moving into secondary school is a new challenge for everyone, with exciting opportunities ahead and I look forward to supporting our students and their families through this transition.

All our staff are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7’s into our school community.  It is important we help shape and build up confidence, resilience and independence as Year 7 begins their journey and always remember we focus not only on learning but also the well being of every student.  We want everyone to have an amazing time with us and offer clubs, trips and in school responsibilities within departments, to ensure an enriched school experience.

Myself and the Pastoral Team are here to make this experience transition as smooth as possible.  We encourage you to contact us to ask any questions you may have to help you feel confident about your new school and are very much looking forward to meeting with you and finding out more about you all and sharing all the opportunities, achievements, challenges and success that you will be a part of during Year 7.  


 “Don’t be afraid to start over, it's a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want”

You can contact Ms Cooper via email - jcooper@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Eight - Ms Beament

The year ahead is an extremely important one for year 8 as we start to build momentum towards GCSE options in year 9. Whilst 4 years may seem like a long way off, the knowledge and skills that they acquire at this stage underpin everything that they will learn for their GCSE's and prepares them for the challenges they will face at KS4. Whilst academic achievement and rigour is of the utmost importance, so is my role pastorally. I want to ensure that, along with academic success, year 8 grows socially, emotionally and they continually strive to be the best that they can be, feeling supported at all stages.

I am delighted that I am able to continue as their head of year and that I am able to continue building strong relationships with parents and carers so that we can work collaboratively to help year 8 achieve its highest potential. By focusing on their attendance, punctuality, learning and well-being, we can ensure that they become thinkers, learners, achievers and leaders.

You can contact Ms Beament via email: dbeament@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Nine - Ms Jarman

It is with great pride that I will remain the Head of Year to these young men and take them through their Year 9 journey at The Royal Liberty School.  We will continue to build on all that they have achieved in Year 7 and Year 8. 

This is a very exciting year.  There are big decisions to be made for their option choices ready for KS4 and this will be aided by special assemblies from subject leads, advice given by professionals and discussions with parents.

All staff will continue to work tirelessly to promote a calm, stable environment in which students can learn and to ensure that they are ready to progress.  There is a huge importance on the attitude to learning, attendance, punctuality and behaviour whilst promoting our school values, which we will continue to do throughout Year 9.  

I would like to thank all parents for their continued support and look forward to another successful year of working together for the future of our students.

You can contact Ms Jarman via email: djarman@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Ten - Ms Saunders

Year 10 presents an opportunity for students to further progress and build on what they have learnt previously.

The students embark on their second year in their chosen options subjects.

Continuing to embed knowledge and remain focused throughout this academic year, this also enables the boys to start to think about their future studies and pathways after leaving secondary education.

We remain focused on good attendance, punctuality and a desire to learn and achieve greater results.

I am extremely proud of the year group, this starts our third academic year working together as their Head of Year.

It is a pleasure to be continuing the journey into Year 10 with this cohort, building on great relationships with students and parents/carers.

The demands are greater as this year also sees the boys sitting their GCSE Mock exams.

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, studying, and most of all, love of what you are learning"

You can contact Ms Saunders via email: nsaunders@royalliberty.co.uk 

Year Eleven - Ms Williams

As Head of Year 11, I am again looking forward to supporting you all especially as you enter your last year of school with GCSE examinations at the forefront of your minds. 

Having seen you all grow and develop since year 7 you are now the role models to our youngest students so it is important that you continue to conduct yourselves in a mature and responsible manner and remember our school values. 

I want you to believe that they can achieve your ambitions and that you will succeed in life. 

Remember that both myself and the rest of the staff want the best for you all so never hesitate to ask for help, we will support you through this last chapter. 

Our standards still remain the same with attendance and punctuality being more important than they ever have. Please continue to take advantage of any opportunities offered to you, and understand that the daily interventions after school will enhance your subject knowledge and only be a positive extra leading up to your GCSE exams.

This year will pass quickly so we have no time to waste. I am here to share this journey with you and keep you all motivated and ensure that you give yourselves the best possible chance to reach your goals.

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”

You can contact Ms Williams via email: lwilliams@royalliberty.co.uk 

Other In-School Support

Attendance Officer - Ms Humphrey

My Name is Ms Humphrey and I am the Attendance Officer at The Royal Liberty School

My role is to be the first point of contact for parents/carers reporting the absence of their son. Monitoring daily of school registers and liaising with home and students to obtain medical evidence for appointments and long-term absences.

You can contact Ms Humphrey via email khumphrey@royalliberty.co.uk 

Home School Support Worker - Ms Dillane

I work in the Pastoral Team as the Home School Support Worker. My role here is to support the students in school, but also their families.

I have regular catch ups with the boys, as well as the drop in's available to them as and when they need extra support throughout the day.   

I also meet with our families, either in their home or in school, to ensure we are all working together to support our students to access their education. 

I work alongside various external agencies to support many of our families, alongside this I can organise foodbank vouchers and also run the pre-loved uniform website.

You can contact Ms Dillane via email on sdillane@royalliberty.co.uk

Education Welfare Officer - Ms Styles

My name is Ms Styles, I am the Education Welfare Officer at the Royal Liberty School. My role is to maintain a close working relationship with the student families and school, working within the law to support attendance and gain the best possible educational outcome for our students.

Meeting with professionals, internal and external to gain an understanding of barriers and additional support that may be needed to resolve attendance issues.

Liaising and meeting with parents and pupils to explain legal responsibilities, making referrals to HSSW to support additional needs such as meals and clothing.

You can contact Ms Styles via email vstyles@royalliberty.co.uk 

School Nurse - Ann Barden

My name is Mrs Barden, I am the school nurse.  I will be here for confidential sessions on a selection of Mondays (Week A) from 12.20pm to 2.00pm. The medical office will be able to tell you where I am located. 

Safer Schools Officer - PC Wayne Hopkins

Safer Schools Officers are police officers who have been appointed as members of the Safer Schools Partnership. The partnership's role is to work with schools to:

• Help keep you and your fellow pupils safe

• Reduce crime, but also reduce the fear of crime

• Help to improve people’s behaviour in the school and surrounding area

• Develop positive relationships between pupils, police and the community

The Safer Schools Officer at The Royal Liberty School is:



CONTACT: 07909960090