Caring for Students
We have a lively and enjoyable induction programme to ensure a successful transition between primary and secondary school. This introduces the academy to prospective students and parents, explains its ethos and allows individuals to raise questions and concerns they may have.
The Academy is divided into five-year groups, each of about 130 students, mostly in five tutor groups. Each student has a tutor whose role is to monitor that young person’s academic and personal development. A Personal Development Programme ensures that students’ progress and develop skills and confidence to supplement the academic curriculum. In most cases the tutor acts as an Academic coach and meets with students to support with their goals.
All years are supported by Mr Roberts, Assistant Principal for Inclusion and Achievement. There is access to a range of external agencies to support individual students and their families where this is appropriate. The Academy has its own school nurse who offers support one lunchtime per week.
Ansford operates a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which incorporates the key measures the school has in place. Mrs King is the Designated Safeguarding Lead whilst Mr Roberts is the deputy DSL.
Our Student Support Team
|Shane Roberts||Assistant Principal - Inclusion & Achievement - DDSL|
|Maz Turner||Head of Transition & Y7|
|Natasha Blackmore||Head of Year 8 - Resistant Materials Teacher|
|Tom Cue||Head of Year 9 - Head of PE|
|Jane Mallord||Head of Year 10 - English Teacher|
|Jules Richards||Head of Year 11 - Science Teacher|
|Jane Rossiter||SEN Support|
For academic purposes there are eight faculties each area led by a Subject Improvement Leader: -
English - Rob Osborne (Assistant Associate Principal)
Mathematics - Michelle Harris (Assistant Associate Principal)
Science & DT - Sam Wignell
Humanities - Clare Kenchington
Modern Foreign Languages - Claire Kenchington
Creative Arts - Kerri Marshfield
Physical Education - Thomas Cue
Special Educational Needs - Robin Grimes
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If you have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact us.
Eleanor King - Assistant Principal - DSL
Shane Roberts - Assistant Principal - DDSL
are our Safeguarding Officers and you can contact them on:
Telephone: 01963 350895
For our policies relating to all aspects of safeguarding please follow the link to our