Pastoral Leaders

Key Stage 3

Miss A Henshall – Head of Year 7

ARodgersAbigail completed her PGCE at Liverpool John Moores University, after achieving an undergraduate degree in Sport & Business at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She was born and raised in Macclesfield and is a proud ex-student of Tytherington School. Beginning her career at Cheadle Hulme High School, Abigail then returned to Tytherington 2 years later in 2009. A former Assistant Head of Year, Abigail was appointed Head of Year 7 in 2015, where she has demonstrated a real passion for the pastoral care of her year group.



Miss C Linaker – Acting Head of Year 8

CLinakerCath grew up and still lives in the Rugby League town of Widnes. She qualified with a BA (hons) in Physical Education and Sports Development with Qualified Teacher Status from Liverpool John Moores University. After working in schools in Northwich she joined Tytherington from Wilmslow High School in 2004 as second in PE.

She was an exceptional hockey player, working her way up with her team Poynton Brooklands to the National League Premier division the top division in he country. She was in the top 3 goal scorers in the country, she still features in the top 10 goal scorers in the country. She still plays hockey now and spends most of her spare time playing football with her son Ewan, hoping he will play for Everton and England one day!!

She is passionate about providing the best possible pastoral care for all students.



Mr D O’Brien – Head of Year 9 (plus Associate Member of SLT – Head of Middle School)

DOBrienDan O’Brien graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in History in 2007 where he also studied modules in Psychology and Politics. Mixing his love for travel and passion for education, Dan spent time working in India, teaching English in a charity school in Mumbai. For the next two years he worked in a Stockport secondary school as a Learning Supervisor before completing his P.G.C.E at Edge Hill University in 2011. In his time at Tytherington, Dan has worked in the Pastoral Team as both Associate Head of Year 7 and in his current position as Head of Year 9 plus Associate Member of SLT – Head of Middle School.

Dan currently lives in Marple and enjoys the opportunity to go walking in the surrounding countryside. He enjoys reading, squash and travelling to new and exciting places. Dan is passionate about removing the barriers to education and giving every student the opportunity to learn, enjoy and achieve to their full potential.



Key Stage 4

Mrs S Holley – Head of Year 10

SHolleySheila grew up in North Yorkshire & graduated from Coventry University in 1982. After graduating she joined  Greater Manchester Police Force as a Police Constable. Sheila has also worked in the Retail Industry for Next before returning to Education to complete a PGCE with Greenwich University.

Sheila has worked as a teacher of languages in Brentwood Essex before returning to Cheshire in 2007 where she joined Tytherington and became Head of Elm House. It is at Tytherington I developed my passion for Pastoral care and Student well being. Sheila is an avid football fan supporting Leeds United. She loves all thing French and lives in Macclesfield with her daughter.


Mr D Pepper – Head of Year 11

DPepperDarren was born, raised and educated in Northern Ireland. He attended Portadown College before completing an undergraduate degree in Sports Science at the University of Ulster in 2010. Prior to completing his PGCE in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University in 2013 he was employed as a professional coach by Ulster Rugby (IRFU). Darren joined Tytherington School in September 2014 and was appointment as Assistant Head of Year 10 the following year. He is an extremely motivated and driven individual who demonstrates a clear commitment to the school community.



Mrs C Wearne – KS4 Support Manager

CWearneClare was raised in the south of England and educated in Abingdon, Oxon. She then married a Cheshire lad and moved to Macclesfield. Clare studied at Chester University for both her degree and PGCE. She has had two previous incarnations before becoming a secondary school teacher; dance teacher and teaching assistant.

Clare’s passion for caring for others is well suited to her pastoral role. Her door is always open for a listening ear or a kind word. Clare also takes an active part in the extra curricula activities that school provides, she is a member of senior choir and wardrobe assistant to school productions.


Key Stage 5 (Post-16)

Mrs H Pugh – Director of  Sixth Form

hpughHelen grew up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  She was brought up by a single mother with a determination that her children succeeded in education.  Having excelled academically at school she went on to study History and Social Policy at Leeds University, completing her PGCE in the same city 2 years later.  After 10 years teaching in Birmingham, Helen returned to the North to take up her position as Director of Sixth Form, teaching both History and Politics.  She met her husband at the school and they both now spend most of their spare time running around after their young children.

Helen is passionate about the highest standards of teaching and learning and ensuring that every child, whatever their background, has the opportunity to achieve to their potential academically.