Meet the Year Teams

Students are supported through a year group structure, whereby they are assigned both a Year Leader and an Assistant Year Leader. Both members of staff are assigned to support all aspects of development of our young people, to include their social, emotional, and mental development.

The Year group leaders provide an extra layer of support through their contributions to:

* Developing resilience in our students

* Raising Aspirations

* Encouraging re engagement in learning

We operate a lesson pastoral support system, whereby each Lesson 1 group is lead by a Lesson 1 teacher.  They are responsible for monitoring the academic development, attendance, behaviour and welfare of each child. It is with the Lesson 1 teacher that parents/carers should make initial contact concerning day to day issues. Any worries of a more serious nature should be drawn to the attention of the Head and Assistant Head of Year.

Year 11 students are placed in subject tutors (English, Maths and Science).  Here, students will study additional English, Maths and science. Students also receive additional careers advice and support to complete college applications.

New Year 7 students, or those joining the Academy at other times will be assigned a student buddy to help them find their way round and to make new friends. Year 7 have an exclusive use of a social area and outside area at break and lunch.

Year 7

SLT Link – Miss Nadine Peacock

SLT Link – Miss Nadine Peacock

Assistant Vice Principle KS3 and Community
Mr James O’Connell

Mr James O’Connell

Head of Year 7
Mr Harry Eccersley

Mr Harry Eccersley

Assistant Head of Year 7

Year 8

SLT Link – Ms Debbie Bonner

SLT Link – Ms Debbie Bonner

Assistant Head Teacher
Miss Emily Wheeler

Miss Emily Wheeler

Head of Year 8

Assistant Head of Year 8

Assistant Head of Year 8

Year 9

SLT Link – Mrs Emily Fryer

SLT Link – Mrs Emily Fryer

Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs Jo Turvey

Mrs Jo Turvey

Head of Year 9
Miss Fiona Newton

Miss Fiona Newton

Assistant Head of Year 9

KS4 Team

Miss Hannah Caprani

Miss Hannah Caprani

Director of KS4
Mrs Kerry Baron

Mrs Kerry Baron

Assistant Director of KS4

Year 10

SLT Link – Mr Ashley Howe

SLT Link – Mr Ashley Howe

Assistant Head Teacher - Teaching & Learning
Mr Dan McNiff

Mr Dan McNiff

Head of Year 10
Mrs Debbie Swales

Mrs Debbie Swales

Assistant Head of Year 10

Year 11

SLT Link – Mrs Lisa Tester

SLT Link – Mrs Lisa Tester

Assistant Head Teacher - KS4
Mrs Alison Healy

Mrs Alison Healy

Head of Year 11
Mr Ashley Riby

Mr Ashley Riby

Assistant Head of Year 11

Diamond Pathway

SLT Link – Mr Steve Jennison

SLT Link – Mr Steve Jennison

Deputy Head of School
Mrs Rachel Netherton

Mrs Rachel Netherton

Diamond Manager
Mr Chris Rhodes

Mr Chris Rhodes

Diamond Manager