Heads of Year
Each year group has a member of teaching staff as their head of year. If you have any question regarding achievement relating to your son/daughter then please contact the relevant head of year below.
Year 7 – Mrs Tatton
Inclusion is at the heart of everything I do at the Academy. Students who join us in Year 7 are made to feel welcome through our great transition programme and by ensuring they have all the information they need. It is important to me that students hit the ground running and make a strong, positive start to their academy life. I am on hand to help academically and pastorally, to help students build a platform from which they can continue to build on year on year – eventually giving themselves every opportunity to be a success and start a new life in further education.
Year 8 – Mr Jennings
As Head of Year 8 my role is to make sure students are achieving their potential. The students are my number one concern at all times and I will always make sure they are happy throughout their time in the academy. I have their best interests at heart. I believe all students need praise and by doing this they will want to achieve. As Head of Year I am approachable and love to work with the students whether 1:1, in a group or as a whole year group, by doing this I have built excellent relationships with students and have gained their trust. Year 8 is the biggest year group in the academy and on record the best for achievement so I look forward to making memories and helping all to reach their full potential and to ‘be the best’.
Year 9 – Mr Ahmed
As Head of Year 9 I am looking forward to taking pupils through into their important GCSE years. I will be responsible for aiding pupils academically and pastorally, with the help of the amazing staff and senior management team, to grow into the great young people I know that everyone in the year can be. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the year group since Year 7 and look forward to seeing them all reach their full potential. The year group as a whole will have to work hard over the next few years to reach their potential, but there will be plenty of opportunities for them to be successful and for them to ‘Be the Best’.
Year 10 – Mrs Hewitt
Year 10 will be starting the first year of their chosen option subjects for their GCSE work. Students will also begin the thought process about what course they would like to study at college. There will be many opportunities to develop their knowledge in higher education such as Scholars; Duke of Edinburgh; University residential trips and team building residential trips as well. I’m a firm believer in praise and rewards to encourage students to achieve and enjoy their learning environment to ‘be the Best’. Communication is key to their success not only with students but parents too.
Year 11 – Mrs Chilton
My role as head of year is to promote student achievement. It it my job to liaise with parents; subject teachers; form tutors; mentors; attendance officers and the inclusion team to ensure that, in line with our philosophy of “Be The Best”, every student in my year group achieves the best possible outcomes. Before taking on this role I have been a form tutor and a subject leader.