School Closure

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25th March 2020

Please click here for our most recent letter to parents and carers dated 25th March 2020.


We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives.


Community Classrooms for vulnerable students and key workers’ children


Parents should keep children at home wherever possible and thanks to everyone across our community who has followed that advice. The fewer children making the journey to school and the fewer children in our Community Classrooms, the lower the risk of the virus spreading.


The purpose of our Community Classroom is to provide care for the children of key workers and children who are vulnerable. Only children in these categories can attend. Information on the list of key workers is here.


Any parents who meet the criteria and who want their children to attend the Community Classroom must let us know, giving details, otherwise we cannot guarantee places.


We will ask parents on a weekly basis tore-confirm if they want to continue using the Community Classroom in school.


We are working to maintain as much stabilityfor the students education as possible. Whilst it is not possible to fully replicate the educational experience at home, we are putting in place plans to make sure students can still access work and teachers are able to support their learning. Learning resources for each year group have been posted on our website and you and your children can email our staff for support. Staff email addresses can be found

We will update this page and keep in touch with parents and students via our website, texts and letters.



Please continue to follow health guidance.   



Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.


If you need to contact the school, please phone 02392824204 and leave a voicemail. Voicemails are being forwarded to the relevant member of staff. Alternatively you can email



This is an unsettling and disruptive time for everyone and we will work together as a school and local community to face the challenging times ahead. Thank you for your support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances. If we can do anything more to help your family, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Every single member of the academy staff works hard to ensure that the site is immaculate, the classrooms are clean and tidy, the paperwork and filing are organised accurately and professionally. Student support is in place ready for when needed and lessons are planned and delivered so that all students make outstanding progress.  Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff are committed to supporting every student.

The Senior Leadership Team

Executive Principal

Mrs F. Chapman 


Mrs E. Morey

Associate Principal

Mr M.Masters

Regional Inclusion Lead

Mrs P. Dawson

Assistant Vice Principal

Ms J.Bailey

Acting Vice Principal

Ms L. Harper

Heads of Faculty

Science & ICT/Associate Assistant Principal – Mr Z. Morgan

Expressive Arts – Ms S. Cowern

Humanities/Associate Assistant Principal  – Miss G. Duffy

Heads Of Department

English - Mr J. Hayter

Maths - Miss R. Steer

MFL – Ms K. Fowles

Geography  – Miss L. Efford

History  – Miss E. Bennett

Art - Miss J. Bryce

Drama - Ms K. Claxton

PE – Mr M. Ozanne

Computing Science - Mr N. Thornton (Subject Lead)

Head of Year

Year 11 –  Mr I. White

Year 10  – Ms C.Barry

Year 9 - Mr L.Murray

Year  8  – Mr T. Beaumont

Year 7 - Mrs K.Rickman

House Leaders

Beckham - Miss G. Breach

Hawking -  this position is currently being recruited to.

King - Ms R. Pincott

Malala -  Ms V. Escott

Obama -  Miss N. Steaggles

Rowling -  Ms C. Torr


Ms K. Davess-Humphrey - SENCO (currently on maternity leave. Please email Mrs Dawson in the first instance)

Mrs C. Dunn - SEND Coordinator

Mrs P Dawson- Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms. L Harper- Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs E Morey-  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs D. Howe - Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer

Mrs C. Parker - Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer

Teachers (in alphabetical order)

Mr R. Ainslie -  2nd i/c of Maths

Ms F. Alexander - Teacher of Art

Mrs R. Antar - Teacher of Maths

Mr B. Armstrong - Teacher of English

Ms C. Austin-Warwick - Teacher of Nuture Provision

Ms C.Barry - Teacher of P.E/Head of Year10

Mr T. Beaumont - Teacher of Maths/ Head of Year 8

Miss G. Breach - Teacher of Science/ Head of Beckham House

Ms S. Buckland - Teacher of Science

Mr D. Cook - Teacher of Science

Mr S.Cookson - Teacher of Science (ATT)

Miss C. Cotton - Teacher of RE

Ms A. Elliott - Teacher of English

Ms V. Escott - Teacher of History/ Head of Malala House

Miss G. Ferron Palomo - MFL Teacher currently on maternity leave. Please email

Mr M. Francis - Teacher of Maths

Ms Gonzalez-Nunez - Teacher of MFL

Mrs S. Hardwick - 2i/c of PE

Mr W. Hobson - Teacher of Media Studies

Miss A. Jenkinson -Teacher of Humanities and ASDAN

Miss R. Johns - Peripatetic Music Teacher

Mr P. Kapnisi - Teacher of Science

Mr S. Kinsella - Teacher of PE

Mr T. McPherson- Teacher of Science/Associate Assistant Principal

Mr D. Medway - 2nd i/c Science

Ms Y. Mepham - Teacher of Maths (ATT)

Mr R. Newton - Teacher of Geography

Ms V. Ofosua-Gyamera - Teacher of English (Teach First)

Mr B. Ottesesn - Peripatetic Music teacher

Ms R. Pincott - Teacher of Science/ Head of King House

Ms D.Ralston - Teacher of Business studies

Mrs K. Rickman - Teacher of Humanities/Head of Year 7

Miss R. Robertson - Peripatetic Music Teacher

Mrs J. Rook - Teacher of Maths and Lead Practitioner

Mr C. Smith - Teacher of History

Miss N. Steaggles - Teacher of Music/Head of Obama House

Mr A Crouch - Teacher of English

Ms C. Torr - Teacher of English/KS3 Lead/Head of Rowling House

Mr I.White - Teacher of Maths/Head of Year 11

Site Services

Premises Manager – Mr S. Goodwin

Assistant Premises Manager – Mr L. Latham

Premises Assistant - Ms C. Little

Premises assistant - Mr E. Goodwin


Head of Catering and Hospitality – Mrs K. Nicholson

Head of Kitchen – Mr V. Bonniot

Trainee Chef - Mr H. Saunders

Kitchen Assistant – Mrs P. Seale

Kitchen Assistant – Miss K. Clark

Kitchen Porter - Mrs M. Tsikova

Admin Staff

Operations Manager  – Mrs A. Norton

Finance Manager - Mrs N. Docherty

Receptionist -  Miss T. Maddison

Attendance Officer – Mrs P. Jolly

Exams Officer – Miss A. Monard

Administrative Assistant - Mrs L. Pitassi-Ben Salha

Communications & Marketing – Mr W.Monaghan 

ICT Support

Field Support Manager – Mr A. Taylor

Onsite Technical Engineer – Mr A. Wade

Onsite Technical Engineer - Mr P. Cornick

IT Technician - Mr A. Jackson

IT Apprentice - Mr A. Wilson


Data/Cover Manager - Mrs A. King

Student Services

Pupil Sevices Coordinator - Mrs V. Dymott

Reflection Room Co-ordinator/Combined Cadet Force Lead - Mrs C. Taylor

Librarian – Mrs C. Cohen

Careers Lead - Ms. O Riches

Alternative Provision Coordinator - Mr V.Kaddy


Cover Supervisor

Ms K. Sugrue-Gee


Mrs S. Spragg

Miss A. Williams - Senior LSA

Mr D. Banks

Miss N. Murkin

Miss C. Watt - HLTA - Maths

Mrs P. Yarker - HLTA - Curriculum Support

Mr C. Page

Ms R.Blades



Art – Mr I. Tsikov

Science Technician – Miss A. Bonner

Reprographics – Mr W. Monaghan


Miss C. Little

Mrs J. Beckley

Mrs P. Campbell

Mrs J. Hodgkinson

Mrs M. Uzun

Miss J. Donald

Miss N. Donald