Pastoral care

Our students deserve a caring and supportive environment in which to learn and thrive. Please read about some of the systems we have in place to ensure all our students are valued and supported.

Academy

Learning and Pastoral Support Officers (LPSOs)

When a student (or their parents and carers) have a question or issue, their first point of contact will usually be their Learning and Pastoral Support Officer (LPSO). Our LPSOs are…

Learning and Pastoral Support Officers (LPSOs)

Academy Families

When a student joins the academy, they join one of our academy Families. The Families are named after pioneers from the international co-operative movement. They include men and women from…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Welcome to our SEND page, full of information about our offer for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We have a dedicated team of Teaching Assistants who work with our…

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Counselling service

“Counselling has helped me to feel more confident.” “It helped me to understand myself better.” “It helped a lot … discussing my problems instead of locking them away.” “It has…

Counselling service

LGBT+

The academy is a Stonewall School Champion and works towards eliminating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language and bullying from our school. These kinds of bullying and language can have a…

LGBT+

Keeping children safe online

The Internet is such an integral part of children’s lives these days. It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to, quite literally, a world of…

Keeping children safe online

Keeping children safe against radicalisation and extremism

Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks,…

Caring for looked after children

Some of our students are cared for by their local authority. We are committed to ensure that these students have access to all the opportunities available to other students, and…

Guidance for parents/carers in the case of bad weather

It is our policy to keep the academy open wherever possible. Please assume the academy is open unless you hear otherwise. The Department for Education recognises the delivery of education…

Guidance for parents/carers in the case of bad weather