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 120 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. Mrs King is the Designated Safeguarding Lead whilst Mr Roberts is the Deputy DSL.

Our Student Support Team

 Eleanor King  Assistant Principal - DSL
 Shane Roberts  Assistant Principal - Vulnerable Students - DDSL
 Tom Cue  Assistant Principal - Behaviour & Attendance
  Fran Hirst  Head of Transition - Y7& Y8 - PE Teacher & Inclusion
 Jane Mallord  Head of Year 9 - English Teacher
 Jules Richards  Head of Year 10 - Science Teacher
 Annie Beaton  Head of Year 11 - Librarian
 Robin Grimes  SENCO
 Jane Rossiter  Mendip Team (Ansford Base)
 Cassie Reynolds  PFSA & TAS
 Careers  Wendy Watson

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 

World Studies - Clare Kenchington 

Creative Arts - Kerri Marshfield

Physical Education - Rebecca Wood

Special Educational Needs - Robin Grimes