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School Structure

Leadership Team

Headteacher: Ms Helen Williams

Deputy Headteacher, Quality and Impact: Mrs Carly Purnell

Deputy Headteacher, Progress and Experience: Miss Sally Bishop

Director Business and Finance: Mrs Ali Kaye 

Senior Assistant Headteacher, Monitoring and Assessment, KS5: Mr Mark Rignall

Assistant Headteacher, Learner Experience, KS3: Mr Andy Calvert

Assistant Headteacher, Groups, Inclusion and Intervention, KS4: Mr Jamie Gutch

Key Stage 3

The transition from Primary to Secondary school is of paramount importance to ensure that students are happy, feel safe and enjoy coming to school. The process starts in February and continues through the summer term, culminating in an Induction Day in June/July, followed by an Induction Evening for parents. To help students to settle and make new friends, a variety of activities are arranged, including a day at Nell Bank Outdoor Centre, where students participate in and team leading exercises.Following on from Year 7, Year 8 is a time for consolidation of every student's work, learning and personal development in preparation for Year 9. Year 9 has the key event of option choices for GCSE and vocational courses at the end of February.

Head of Year 7 - Amy Harrison

Head of Year 8 - Cath Walsh

Head of Year 9 - Measha Harris

Key Stage 3 Student Support Manager - Sue Varley

Director of Key Stage 3 - Jess Watson (currently on maternity leave)

Key Stage 4

The GCSE course begins for all students, and throughout Year 10 they put independent learning and time management skills into practice as they embark on GCSEs. There is a focus on careers as students draft their CV and letter of application as preparation for a practice interview. Students also complete their work experience during Challenge and Celebration Week. Year 11 is the culmination of 5 years of secondary education. A key priority is to decide on a Post 16 pathway and to make the necessary applications help is on hand. The exams in January often highlight the fact that in order to achieve to potential, more preparation is needed. The rest of the year is spent preparing for the exams. Each individual receives the support that they need in this process, in order for them to achieve their Personal Best. The year finishes in May with the final assembly, before study leave commences. Following the GCSE exams we celebrate with a spectacular Summer Ball!

Head of Year 10 - Claire Robun

Head of Year 11 - Sarah McManus

Key Stage 4 Student Support Manager - Bridget Wilkinson

Key Stage 5

Director of Post 16 - Josh Sykes

Post 16 Student Support Manager - Jan Stewart

The two years spent in Post 16 mean that students can opt for four subjects that they wish to study in detail. This study leads into Higher Education or advanced employment. Post 16 is not all about work however and our students are also actively involved in the community through local charity work and work experience. We also have our own student committee which ensures an active social scene for all students in Post 16.

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