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HEad of Year Team

On entry to John Ferneley College each year group is led by a Head of Year Team. Our Head of Year Teams are there every day throughout your son/daughter's journey at John Ferneley College and focus specifically on behaviour, attitude to learning and support of students. As well as your child's tutor, our Head of Year team will be on hand daily to answer your queries, and help support your child in school day-to-day.

Please note our Heads of Year are also teachers and could be teaching throughout the school day. They will aim to respond to your emails within 24 hours. 

Please see key pastoral contact details below for each year group:



Head of Year Leader


Mrs Kate Hodges

Head of Year 7

Mr Jon Beaver

Assistant Head of Year 7

Mrs Jennie Herbert

Head of Year 8


Mr Gareth Mullarkey

Assistant Head of Year 8

Kaylee Shotton 

Head of Year 9


Mrs Leighann Fergusson

Assistant Head of Year 9

Mrs Sam Costello

Head of Year 10

Mrs Steph Richards

Assistant Head of Year 10

Mrs Halina Plowman

Head of Year 11

Mrs Lucy Mitcham

Assistant Head of Year 11

Mrs Paula Oates