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    Management and Responsibilities

    The Foundation oversees the financial and day-today management of both Pocklington Prep School and Pocklington School.

    It also manages the Tom Stoppard Theatre and supports the activities of the Old Pocklingtonians (our society for former pupils). The Foundation is led by the Headmaster who is accountable to the Board of Governors.

    The Pocklington School Foundation is managed through:

    Pocklington School Management Group

    *Mr T D G Seth MA (Cantab), Headmaster
    *Mr P S Bennett BSc FLS, Bursar
    *Miss C L Bracken MSc, Deputy Head, Professional Development Director, Head of Maths
    *Mr M J Davies BA,  Pastoral Director, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
    Miss S J Cheadle BSc, Head of Lower School
    Mr P J Donaldson BA, Head of Academic Administration
    Mr G J Hughes MA, Head of Middle School, Head of History, Government and Politics
    *Dr S McNamee BSc PhD, External Relations Director
    *Miss L J Powell MA, Curriculum Director, Head of Sixth Form
    Mrs C M W Swann BA, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of Pupil Welfare

    Pocklington Prep School Management Group

    *Mr I D Wright BSc, Head of Pocklington Prep School
    *Mrs S A Cobb BA, Deputy Head of Prep School, Head of Pre-Prep & Designated Safeguarding Lead
    Mr J R Parker BA, Assistant Head (Co-Curriculum)
    Mrs C L Sweeting BA, Assistant Head (Curriculum)

    Bursarial Management Group

    *Mr P S Bennett BSc, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors
    Mrs J L Knott, Deputy Bursar
    Mr A D’Arcy MIH Cert Ed, Domestic Bursar
    Mr A P Clark, Health and Safety Advisor
    Mr M G Partis, Premises Manager
    Mrs S A Readhead PGDip DSBM AlnstAM Chartered MCIPD, Head of HR and Compliance

    Each school manager shares in the following responsibilities, duties and commitments:

    • The promotion of child welfare and ensuring the safeguarding of children.
    • The promotion of the aims, values and practice of the Foundation.
    • Involvement with, and interest in, the pupils of the Foundation.
    • Support for the boarding community.
    • Maintenance of good order and discipline including reinforcement of school rules.
    • Contact and involvement with parents, support for events and activities.
    • Positive and effective leadership of and encouragement to all employees.
    • Health and Safety.
    • Significant pupil and staff issues.
    • Foundation development including teaching and learning.
    • Operation of the Foundation.
    • Financial planning and oversight.
    • Estate development and oversight.
    • External relations.
    • Inspection
    • A member of the Critical Incident Team.

    The Headmaster, Head of Prep School, Deputy Headmaster and Bursar attend full meetings of the Board of Governors. Most governors’ committees include one or more Foundation or School managers, either as members or in attendance.

    * Foundation responsibility