Pastoral Care and Safeguarding

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Exeter Cathedral School
The Chantry, Palace Gate
Exeter, EX1 1HX

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Exeter Cathedral School is known throughout the city and beyond for its exceptionally high quality pastoral care. Pastoral Care and Pupil Wellbeing are at the forefront of all that we do, and we believe very firmly that happy children are best-placed to be successful learners and engaged members of the community.

At Exeter Cathedral School we take pride in the fact that we know your child: our small class sizes and the expertise of our staff ensure that each and every one of our pupils is known and valued as an individual. It matters to us very much that our pupils are happy; and resilient and self-aware enough to recognise when they are not and to ask for help. Our carefully structured pastoral care system, and the dedicated and highly skilled staff with key pastoral responsibilities, mean that pupil wellbeing and welfare is always top of our priority list.

The first port of call for pupils or parents when it comes to pastoral matters is usually the keyworker (Nursery), the class teacher (Pre-Prep) or the Form Tutor (Prep). Working alongside them to ensure closely monitored and tailor-made pastoral care is our team of specialist pastoral staff:


Meet the Pastoral and Safeguarding Team


James Featherstone


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Emma Ross

Deputy Head (Pupils) and Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Heidi Lawford

Head of Pre-Prep and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Cédric Baurance

Head of Upper years, Online Safety Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Hollie Fleming

Head of Lower Years and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Kate Newland

Head of Nursery

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Clare Standing

Head of Learning Support

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Emma Pearse

School Nurse

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Michael Totterdell

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

Jenny Ellis

Online Safety Governor

Kathryn Timms

School Chaplain

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Amy Hassell

Thrive Practitioner

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Tamsin Bullocke

Head of Boarding

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