Sixth Form Team

Assistant Headteacher & Sixth Form Lead

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Ms Clare Costello

Ms Costello was educated at a comprehensive school in North London, and went to study at Bristol university, gaining a degree in History. She has worked across London and Hertfordshire in roles ranging from specialist provision for emotional and behavioural need to leading  Teaching and Learning. Ms Costello has worked for the SSAT, providing national training and guidance, and also provides training for History NQTs. She joined Copthall School in September 2019.

Year 12 Director of Learning

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        Mr C. Maturine

Mr Maturine has been volunteering and working with young people for over ten years. He has worked in many different challenging environments and has gained many experiences from working with young adults. My main objective is to prepare students for the next steps and life outside of Copthall School. I believe in young people and believe with the right guidance and platform they can achieve the most wonderful things.

Year 13 Director of Learning

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Ms J. Smith

I studied Psychology at Goldsmiths University and whilst I was a teaching assistant I went on to complete my Masters in Educational and developmental Psychology at UCL/IOE University where I specialised in the effects of social, emotional and mental health on educational attainment. Shortly after I completed my teachers training in Social Sciences with East London Teaching Alliance and in 2017 I joined Copthall, shortly after I became the Curriculum lead for Psychology.

Deputy Director of Learning Sixth Form

Ms Connolly  Director of learning

Miss Connolly

Miss Connolly was educated at Copthall comprehensive school. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2009 with a First Class Honours degree in Dance Theatre. Miss Connolly continued her studies, completing an MA in Dance Performance in 2010 whilst touring as part of Transitions Dance Company. Miss Connolly then returned to Copthall completing her Graduate Teacher Programme in Dance. Since starting Copthall in 2010, Miss Connolly teaches Dance up to A Level, Physical Education and Drama. In 2014 she was appointed to Year 13 Director of Learning and UCAS Coordinator, working closely with Sixth Form students and their transition to Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employment Post 18. 

Sixth Form Administrator and Attendance Officer


Ms Carney


I have worked in schools for 15 years. I have an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration. For the last 10 years I have worked as a temp in schools all over London and Hertfordshire.  I am also studying Psychology and Counselling with Open University.

Careers Advisor

Mrs Manuelpillai                  
Form Tutors

Year 12

Miss A Mahdee 12C

Miss M V Jones 12O

Mrs L A Peacock 12P

Miss K E Viala 12T

Year 13

Miss R Heffernan 13C

Miss A D Walters 13O

Miss S Said 13P

Mrs S Begum 13T

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