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 both Mr Roberts, Assistant Principal for Vulnerable Students, Mr Cue, Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Attendance and Ms Hirst for Inclusion . 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. Mr Roberts is the Designated Safeguarding Lead whilst Miss Harris is the Deputy DSL.
Our Student Support Team
|Michelle Harris||Associate Assistant Principal - Head of Mathematics - DDSL|
|Shane Roberts||Assistant Principal - Vulnerable Students - DSL|
|Tom Cue||Assistant Principal - Behaviour & Attendance|
|Fran Hirst||Head of Transition & Y7 - PE Teacher & Inclusion|
|Jane Mallord||Head of Year 8 - English Teacher|
|Jules Richards||Head of Year 9 - Science Teacher|
|Annie Beaton||Head of Year 10 - Librarian|
|Clare Kenchington||Head of Year 11 - Associate Assistant Principal - Head of World Studies|
|Jane Rossiter||SEN Support|
|Cassie Reynolds||PFSA & TAS|
For academic purposes there are eight faculties each area led by a Subject Improvement Leader: -
English - James Noott (Associate Assistant Principal)
Mathematics - Michelle Harris (Associate Assistant Principal)
Science & DT - Sam Wignell (Associate Assistant Principal)
Humanities - Clare Kenchington (Associate Assistant Principal)
Modern Foreign Languages - Claire Kenchington
Creative Arts - Kerri Marshfield
Physical Education - Rebecca Wood
Special Educational Needs - Robin Grimes
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If you have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact us.
Shane Roberts - Assistant Principal - DSL
Michelle Harris - Assistant Principal - DDSL
Lee Moseley - Safeguarding Governor
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