Pastoral care and support

All members of staff at Cathedral Academy are committed to providing a learning environment, which will support the children and young people in our care.

Cathedral Academy has very high standards and expectations of our students. The academy believes that all students have the capacity, and the right, to reach their full potential.

Therefore, the behaviour systems have been developed to ensure that there is an environment within the academy that is conducive to learning, so that all students of all abilities, backgrounds and needs can achieve academic potential and prepare for life.

The academy’s behaviour expectations are guided by our core values of; Empathy, Honest, Respect and Responsibility. Staff are expected to model these core values and use them in discussions and interactions with students.

Cathedral Academy believes that students should be encouraged to adopt behaviour that supports learning and promotes positive relations both inside and out of school.

Poor behaviour and low-level disruption threaten the rights of young people to an effective education and can lead to people feeling unsafe, bullied, intimidated, or threatened. Our Behaviour system seeks to encourage young people to make positive choices and re-enforces those choices through rewards. The academy’s rewards system is based on Achievement Points, which is promoted throughout academy life. For some students with special educational needs and disabilities reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure they reach their potential.

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

Adam Craven

Achievement Leader

Year 8: Sona Pekarikova

Student Liaison Officer

Adele Taylor

Achievement Leader

Year 9: Glen Summerfield

Student Liaison Officer

Calum May

Achievement Leader

Year 10: Paul Newlove

Student Liaison Officer

Catherine Holland

Achievement Leader

Year 11: Lindsey Coulson

Student Liaison Officer

Andy Brooke

Year 11 Achievement Leader