OFSTED April 2017 Key Comments: 

  • ‘Pupils shine at this school because they benefit enormously from being part of the ‘St James family’, a supportive and caring community. They are happy and safe in school.
  • ‘The conduct of pupils in this school, the way they interact with each other and adults, is impeccable – in fact, it is the best I have ever seen(Feedback from HMI to School Governors, Local Authority and Diocesan representatives)
  • Pupils readily respond to leaders’ high expectations evident in the ‘SHINE’ ethos. As a result, they ‘Speak politely, Have respect, follow Instructions, Never say never and Engage positively’ in all that they do
  • ‘Pupils work exceptionally well together’
  • ‘Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, they are curious and want to achieve their best.’
  • ‘Pupils know what it means to be ‘ready to learn’’
  • ‘Pupils’ conduct is exemplary. They show high levels of respect for each other and for their teachers and teaching assistants.
  • ‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school’
  • ‘The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Leaders make sure that pupils are cared for exceptionally well’
  • ‘Staff are proud to be a member of staff at this school’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work’
  • ‘Pupils are taught the skills needed to become thoughtful, self-confident citizens, able to express their views and opinions.’
  • ‘Progress overall is much better than that of similar-ability pupils nationally’
  • ‘Key stage 4 outcomes in GCSE examinations demonstrate consistently strong progress over each of the last three years’
  • ‘Parents have highly-positive views of the school and confirm their children are safe and happy at this school. They greatly appreciate the pastoral care and support provided.’
  • ‘Pupils say they feel safe at school, they say there are no bullies and are confident they would be listened to if they shared a concern with a teacher or pastoral leader.’
  • ‘Governors know the strengths of the school and where there are further improvements still to be made.’
  • ‘Pupils enjoy coming to school.’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work because most teachers have high expectations of pupils and plan work which is hard enough for them.’
  • ‘Pupils learn well and make excellent progress because teaching in English, mathematics and most other subjects is consistently good.’
  • ‘Leaders have successfully introduced a more ambitious culture in the school based upon high expectations.’
  • ‘Pupils typically make good progress because teachers have strong subject knowledge, which they use well to plan interesting and challenging work for pupils.’
  • ‘Teaching assistants support pupils well in lessons, including low-ability pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who need extra help.’

Staff Emails

Who to Contact: 2017-2018

Progress, homework, illness or pastoral concerns: Relevant Form Tutor, Pastoral Manager, Head of Year or Assistant Headteacher.

Pastoral Manager  KS3         Mrs C Chadwick caroline.chadwick@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk

Pastoral Manager  KS4         Mrs A Hutchings alex.hutchings@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk

Lay Chaplain                        Mrs E Bennett emma.bennett@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk          

Head of Year 7 Mrs E Doyle emma.doyle@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk  
7J Mrs R Wheelan rachel.wheelan@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
7A Mrs V Isherwood-Cann verity.isherwoodcann@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Monday & Tuesday)
  Mrs C Duggan ciara.duggan@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Wednesday-Friday) 
7M Mr S Lindo simon.lindo@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
7E Mr M Brown matthew.brown@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
7S Mrs L Wilby lucy.wilby@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
7C  Miss E Gould elizabeth.gould@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
   
Heads of Year 8  Miss O Woods olivia.woods@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
  Dr H Nye  helen.nye@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk  (Wednesday & Friday)
8J  Mrs L Birch louise.birch@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
8A Miss H Ffrench-Lange (hannah.ffrench-lange@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
8M Mr M Chester marcus.chester@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
8E Mrs E Bray elspeth.bray@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
8E Mrs D Rarity dominique.rarity@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
8C Mr R Maidment ryan.maidment@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
   
Heads of Year 9  Mrs E Keenan emma.keenan@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk  
  Mrs C Williams camille.williams@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Monday & Friday)
9J Mr P Coleing peter.coleing@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
9A Mrs A McGarr alison.mcgarr@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
9M Mrs C Malins christine.malins@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
9E Mr I Murphy ian.murphy@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
9S Mrs H Kibble helen.kibble@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
9C Miss D Massey donna.massey@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
   
Head of Year 10  Miss G Cheshire gill.cheshire@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
10J Miss C Mylott celia.mylott@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
10A Mrs C Brown charmaine.brown@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
10M Miss V Molyneux victoria.molyneux@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
10E Mrs K Gill katie.gill@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
10S Mrs V Bickerton victoria.bickerton@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
  Miss J Pratt jennifer.pratt@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Friday) 
10C Miss V Trainor victoria.trainor@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
   
Heads of Year 11 Mrs C Linford clare.linford@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
  Mr J Cawley joseph.cawley@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Mondays) 
11J Mr E Wheelan edward.wheelan@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
11A Miss K Sweeney karen.sweeney@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
11M  Mr J Cawley joseph.cawley@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
  Mrs L Moss laura.moss@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk (Monday)
11E Mr K Wilby kurt.wilby@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
11S  Mrs S Bratherton sophie.bratherton@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk +
  Mrs K Booth kerry.booth@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
11C Mrs H Grainger helen.grainger@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
   
Headteacher  Mr T Beesley headteacher@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Deputy Headteacher Mr H Brophy huw.brophy@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Assistant Headteacher Pastoral  Mrs P Mullen penny.mullen@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk  (+ child protection) 
  Mrs E Keenan emma.keenan@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Assistant Headteacher Progress  Mrs P Livesey patricia.livesey@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Assistant Headteacher T&L Dr S Guscott stephen.guscott@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Admissions & Uniform  Miss M McCumesky michelle.mccumesky@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Attendance office@stjameschs.org.uk  
Careers/Post 16 education  Mrs H Grainger helen.grainger@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Change of personal details  Reception office@stjameschs.org.uk 
IT / Moodle  Mr T Millar tony.millar@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Library  Mrs A Morrin amy.morrin@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Medical Needs  Mrs S Charnock stacey.charnock@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
School Buses  Reception office@stjameschs.org.uk
Special Needs SENCO Mr M Bulfin mark.bulfin@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk 
Boys’ Sport Mr I Walker ian.walker@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
Girls’ Sport  Mrs S Bratherton sophie.bratherton@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk
  Miss V Molyneux victoria.molyneux@st-jamescatholic.stockport.sch.uk