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.

Curriculum Leader Psychology
Year 12 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 Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Director of Learning Y13

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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.

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 R Heffernan                          12C

Miss Walters                                 12O

Miss S Said                                   12P

Ms Begum                                    12T

Year 13

Mrs Manodheeran/Miss Rathindran   13C

Miss Jones                                     13O

Mrs Peacock                                   13P

Mrs Viala/Miss Sabeghi                    13T