Assistant Headteacher

Lucie Harrison

We are happy to provide paper copies of documentation on our website free of charge.  Please contact the School Office for further information.

Our Visitor Reception is open from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm - Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday during term time.  Opening hours during school holidays may vary.

By Post:

Tibshelf Community School, Doe Hill Lane, Tibshelf, Derbyshire, DE55 5LZ

By Telephone:

01773 872391 during reception hours (as detailed above).  Outside of these hours, please leave a message on our answering service and we will make contact with you as soon as possible on the next school day.

By Email:

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Our Senior Leadership Team is as follows:

Mike Pollard, Headteacher

Lucie Wainwright, Deputy Headteacher

Lucie Harrison, Assistant Headteacher

Louise Crowder, Assistant Headteacher

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Louise Crowder, Assistant Headteacher

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Lucie Harrison, Assistant Headteacher

The Appointed Teacher for Looked After Children/Virtual School is:

Patrick Roche, Director of SEND

The SENCO is:

Patrick Roche, Director of SEND

The Designated Lead for Anti-Bullying is:

Laura Tipping, Director of Progress KS3

Other Pastoral Members who take responsibility for Safeguarding are:

Pastoral Managers



In the event of needing to make a claim:


Information for Claimant’s Legal Representatives

The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employer’s Liability and Public Liability) Claims will apply to the majority of compensation claims with a value of £25,000.00 or less in relation to accidents occurring on or after 31 July 2013.

The Protocol requires the Claimant to make a reasonable attempt to identify the relevant insurance company.

Taking this into consideration, Derbyshire County Council volunteers that since 2014 it has had the benefit of Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance with QBE via Risk Management Partners, however all such claims are currently handled by appointed Loss Adjusters on the Council’s behalf.

This school is part of Derbyshire County Council and is included in these insurance arrangements.

Appropriate arrangements have been undertaken to ensure the Council is registered and clearly visible on the Portal operated by Claims Portal Ltd as a Compensator.

Therefore all Claims Notification Forms (CNF) relating to Tibshelf Community School should be directed to Derbyshire County Council via the Claims Portal, where Derbyshire County Council is clearly identifiable. All claims notified will be automatically directed to the Council’s Loss Adjusters to administer.

The Council therefore expects claims captured by the Protocol to be properly directed through the Portal from 31 July 2013 onwards. Should any claims (CNFs) be notified to the contrary, the Council will take issue in terms of any costs payable and subsequently claimed in excess of those payable for portal claims (in the event liability is conceded in full following investigation) and will produce this published notice to the Court.

For the avoidance of doubt, in respect of any claims arising for incidents that occurred on or prior to 30 July 2013, claims should be directed in writing via a formal Letter of Claim to the Legal Department, Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG.