Within our school, we aim to create a harmonious and industrious environment, which supports students in fulfilling their academic potential. The progress, happiness, and well-being of our students are of paramount importance to us. The academy cares for its students’ welfare, seeing each as an individual learner with individual needs. This means we are supporting and developing the whole child, not just focused on examination results.
Considerable emphasis is placed on the provision of pastoral support. Our students are grouped by age in forms of around 25 young people with up to 9 forms per year group. Students are supported through a year group system, so their form group and all classes are with students of the same chronological age as themselves. Each year group is overseen by a Pastoral and Progress Leader.
Pastoral Leaders for each year group are assigned to manage the pastoral welfare of the
students in their year. They are the first point of contact for all issues. They are not teachers and as such have the time to deal with any issues that arise quickly.
As a general rule, all matters are dealt with by the form tutor or subject teacher (if there is a subject-specific issue). They will involve other senior members of the pastoral team as necessary.
Our staff are always ready to discuss any matter concerning students. If your child is
experiencing any difficulties please contact the academy.