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 – Pastoralemail@example.com|
|Annie Locke||Head of Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rachael Hopley||Head of Year email@example.com|
|Dave Masdin||Head of Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lewis Swatman (DSL)||Head of Year email@example.com|
|Shaun Rippon||Head of Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bev Ireland (DSL)||Transition Leader and Assistant SENCoemail@example.com|
|Louise O’Keefe||Assistant Head of Year firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faye Low ||Assistant Head of Duffy Houseemail@example.com|
|James Williams||Assistant Head of Dyson Housefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ellie Cook||Assistant Head of Holmes Houseemail@example.com|
|Casey Ward||Assistant Head of Peake Housefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Natalie Paine||Executive SENCoemail@example.com|
|Kirsty Ward||Behaviour Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah Venni||Attendance Officeremail@example.com|