Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Tel: 01803 842289


Student Services

Our Student Services team is one of the largest departments in the school – that’s because we know that some students need plenty of support to work well and happily. The team can deal with anything from a grazed knee or a lost tie, to long term support for ongoing problems at home or at school.

We have a dyslexia and handwriting specialist, and staff trained in working with many conditions including Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and dyspraxia. We also have a qualified counsellor, and a team of trained 6th form listeners, for students who need to talk.

Kate McPherson Head of Year 7
Pili Hegarty Assistant Head of Year 7
Alistair King Head of Years 8 & 9
Cathy Ballinger Assistant Head of Years 8 & 9
Daniel Greaves Head of Years 10 & 11
Sarah Reed Assistant Head of Years 10 & 11
Justine Owers SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)


The reason that Student Services are so great is that they are always, one hundred percent of the time, welcoming and kind. They always do whatever they can to help and they always care so much.