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 tutor that they will see every morning at the start of the day and this 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 Heads of Year, Assistant Head of House, a transition Leader and Assistant Head of Year 11.  Students will be encouraged to compete in various activities throughout the year and represent their House. There will be a mixture of students from each house in each tutor group. 

Each week, all students will have an assembly with their Head of Year 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)Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral
Louise O’KeeffeHead of Ventuslo'
Paul SouthamHead of Ignis
Gareth MatthewsHead of Terra
Rachael Hopley
& James Williams
Head of Aqua
Casey WardAssistant Head of Ventus
Ellie CookAssistant Head of Ignis
Isabel FordAssistant Head of Terra
Rhiannon HarrisAssistant Head of Aqua
Natalie Paine (Deputy DSL)
Executive SENCo
Bev Ireland (DSL)
Transition Leader and Assistant SENCo
Kirsty Ward (DSL)Mental Health Champion
Oliver Alexander
Alice Watts
Antibullying Champions
Sarah VenniAttendance Officer

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