Andrew Finney: Headteacher

CullomptonCC-178My roles in school are as follows:                                                          

  • Strategic Development and overview of the college
  • Line management of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Governors Liaison
  • Premises Overview
  • Personnel
  • Finance
  • Recruitment
  • Community/Business Links including Primary Liaison; Partnership Developments
  • Monitoring, Self Evaluation, Review, (MER; OfSTED)
  • Performance Management
  • Special Educational Needs and Intervention
  • Staff Welfare

I have been involved with education for the past 29 years and have worked in senior leadership positions both in the UK and Australia. I am a father of three children and believe passionately that the aspirations we have at CCC are the very highest.

The most important part of the college is the people in it. I believe in making each young person feel valued and in the importance of good relationships between staff and students and student to student.

At Cullompton Community College we foster a respect for learning and for each other and we challenge our students to achieve the highest levels of attainment whatever their starting point. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, and for the environment in which they live. Care and guidance is very important to us and all students are valued equally.

Our highly dedicated staff do their very best to deliver innovative, interesting lessons as well as offering a range of extra-curricular activities to inspire and promote new experiences. We believe learning should be fun and enjoyable within a framework of the highest standards and expectations.

We welcome feedback and we are always looking to learn and improve. Please contact me at any time if you would like to enjoy a tour of the college. You will be most welcome.


Chris Haynes: Deputy Headteacher

My roles in school are as follows:- CullomptonCC-216

  • Quality of Teaching
  • Outcomes overview
  • Data Overview
  • Assessment
  • Reporting
  • CPL programme
  • Lesson observation for appraisal and the coaching cycle
  • Blue Sky overview and analysis
  • IT Strategy


Lorraine Stone - Senior Assistant Headteacher


My roles in school are as follows:

  • Strategic direction, development and implementation of Additional Needs across the school including special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Pupil Premium (PP) & English as an additional language (EAL)

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo)

  • Advise and support staff on the universal provision of teaching and learning for students with additional needs

  • Budget and resource management (related to students with additional needs)

  • Designated Officer for Children in Care

  • Behaviour and Attendance Strategy

  • Pastoral Overview

  • Deputy Safeguarding

My educational philosophy is underpinned by the notion that all pupils should be given the same equitable opportunities to excel in life, regardless of starting points, enabling pupils to leave Cullompton Community College ready for exciting post 16 experiences.


Tracy Ward: Business ManagerWard

My roles in school are as follows:

  • Financial management
  • Administration
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Buildings and Site management
  • Educational Visits Coordinator
  • Catering Management

I have worked at Cullompton Community College since April 2004, managing a team of staff that work together to help support and encourage all of the pupils to achieve their best, both in and out of the classroom. The environment in which we all work and learn is a crucial part of the daily experience of school and we are constantly striving to improve and develop our facilities for the benefit of everyone in the college and in the wider community.