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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good

Pastoral Team

Deputy Principal

Our Deputy Principal oversees the discipline and academic progress of pupils.

Year Group Staff


Head of Year

Deputy Head of Year

School Counsellor

Leadership Team


Theresa George

Glenda Forsyth

 Julie Mason

Alex Bonner


Ross Nightingale

Elaine Campbell

Caroline Wallace/Liz  Hadrys

Alex Bonner


Gareth Thomas

Liz Ward

Caroline Wallace/Liz  Hadrys

Pete Sanderson


Kyla Smith

Lesley Browning

Caroline Wallace/Liz Hadrys

Dan Scallan


Zoe Bradley

Cheryle Hill (Acting)

Caroline Wallace/Liz Hadrys

Karen Martindale
Year Director of Sixth Form Sixth Form Manager Counsellor



Sixth Form Ben Eley Kaye Alexander Caroline Wallace/Liz Hadrys Michelle Newman


Deputy Head of Year

We have five Deputy Heads of Year at Kingswood (see table above). 

What is a Deputy Head of Year?

Deputy Heads of Year work with pupils to help them address barriers to learning. They bridge academic and pastoral support roles with the aim of ensuring that individual pupils engage more effectively in learning appropriately. Pupils of all ability levels can achieve, and Deputy Heads of Year target these pupils and help them identify and address what it is that gets in the way of their learning. These barriers can be wide ranging and often very personal to the individual pupil.

What is the purpose of Deputy Heads of Year?

The purpose of Deputy Heads of Year is to assist with:

  • Social, emotional and behavioural problems
  • Pupils experiencing organisational difficulties
  • Pupils who need support with study skills/coursework
  • Planning/revision/examination techniques

What do Deputy Heads of Year actually do?

The primary foci of Deputy Heads of Year :

  • Developing coping strategies
  • Small group work
  • Raising aspirations
  • Enhancing motivation
  • Encouraging re-engagement in learning

Deputy Heads of Year  will take into account the range of complex underlying issues that may impact negatively on learning and achievement.  For example:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental/Health issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Peer pressure
  • Family issues/concerns

Secondary Outcomes

Contributing positively through a supportive relationship on:
Emotional well being

More broadly, Deputy Heads of Year  work in a multi-agency or professional context, through the CAF (common assessment framework) process.  They have a significant role in helping schools address the five key outcomes of Every Child Matters.

Attendance Management

Our Attendance Management team monitor attendance and pastoral issues. They are the first point of contact for parents regarding attendance issues. 

Teresa Dixon - Acting Attendance Administrator - Responsible for Years 7, 8 and 9 girls
Julie Roberts - Attendance Manager - Responsible for Year 9 boys and Years 10 and 11


The Prospects (previously Connexions) team at Kingswood work closely with pupils during various sessions, particularly with Year 11 to guide them through choosing the right career path.  For more information click here.


If you have a query about your child, please telephone the individual teacher, form tutor or learning mentor for his/her year.