Pastoral Care

At Downham Market Academy, we aim to support young people to develop emotionally as well as academically and we do this via our pastoral care system.

All students have a personal tutor that they will see every morning at the start of the day and this personal tutor should be the first point of contact for both students and parents if there are any problems or concerns. In addition to this, we have a Head of House, Assistant Head of House, and a Transition Leader. Students will be encouraged to compete in various activities throughout the year and represent their House. Tutor groups have a mixture of year groups from years 7 to 11.

Each week, all students will have an assembly that compliments the PSHE theme. PSHE (Personal, Health and Economic Education) prepares students for life in modern Britain and each week explores a different theme, making use of discussion-based activities, debates and reflection. In addition to this, there are different competitions each week that students are encouraged to take part in and represent their House.

Sue Campbell (Lead DSL)Director of Student Welfare
Louise O’KeeffeHead of Ventuslo'
Ellie CookHead of Ignis
Gareth MatthewsHead of Terra
James WilliamsHead of Aqua
Isabel FordHead of Stella
Casey WardAssistant Head of Ventus
Vicky CarterAssistant Head of Ignis
Esmee BloomfieldAssistant Head of Terra
Blanca LopezAssistant Head of Aqua
Robbie HunterAssistant Head of Stella
Natalie Paine (Deputy DSL)
Deputy Headteacher
Bev Ireland (DSL)
Transition Leader and Assistant SENCo
Annie Locke
Transition Leader
Sarah VenniAttendance Officer

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