Pastoral care and support

Our students benefit for the care, guidance and support of the following dedicated teams. We understand that a happy student is one that achieves more, and we provide bespoke support for students who need it, whether there are issues inside or outside of the academy.

Behaviour and Inclusion
Our Student Support Centre is judged to be ‘outstanding’ and offers interventions for students at risk of under achievement through social, emotional and behavioural issues. A range of programmes is offered according to age and need.

We take reports of any bullying seriously, and students can see any member of staff including their Form Tutor to report any concerns. Parents who would like to speak to us are asked to contact us. For those who don’t want to speak to a member of staff in the first instance, we have a dedicated email address

Our team of Subject Mentors and Coaches work with students who need a little extra support to meet their targets. This takes place outside of the classroom.

Special Educational Needs
Our Learning Support Faculty is a dedicated, motivated team, committed to supporting vulnerable students in achieving their best in all aspects of academy life led by our SENCO, Mr O Harrison.

We have a designated Attendance Office as well as a team working towards improving the attendance of every student. Parents are expected to ensure absences are unavoidable, and report these each morning. To find out more about contacting our attendance team, click here to visit our attendance information section.

For those students for whom English is not their first language, we have a team of staff who help students learn English and settle into school life. The team currently includes Urdu, Polish and Czech speaking members of staff.

Heads of Year and Student Liaison Officers

We have Heads of Year and Student Liaison Officers for each year group, dedicated to supporting our students. Below you can find their details for each year group:

Year 7:
Jason Boam (Student Liaison Officer) and Adam Craven (Y7 Achievement Leader)

Year 8:
Sona Pekarikova (Student Liaison Officer) and Joe Larkin (Year 8 Achievement Leader)

Year 9:
Glen Summerfield (Student Liaison Officer) and Catherine Holland (Year 9 Achievement Leader)

Year 10:
Paul Newlove (Student Liaison Officer) and Charlotte Fletcher (Y10 Achievement Leader)

Year 11:
Lindsey Coulson (Student Liaison Officer) and Andy Brooke (Year 11 Achievement Leader)