Queen Elizabeth’s Academy places great emphasis on providing a dedicated support system, which covers the pastoral system and assistance for special educational needs, to help our students achieve their full potential. The academy wants all students to feel safe and secure in their learning environment.

The academy’s pastoral system offers horizontal tutoring; meaning students receive tutoring in year groups, therefore allowing delivery of a bespoke programme. Each year group has a designated head of year and an assistant head of year.

At the academy, we value the relationship between the tutor and their tutees, as well as between tutors and parents. The tutor is the person to whom parents/carers and tutees should initially seek advice and support from.

Tutor groups meet daily and students and staff participate in a range of activities, including collective worship, assemblies, reading activities, work around a weekly focus and administrative tasks. In year 11, students concentrate on interventions, examination revision and techniques.

Our heads of year are as follows:

Year 7
Head of year: Miss Brunt / Mr Scothern
Assistant head of year: Mrs Meakin

Year 8
Head of year: Mr Simon
Assistant head of year: Mrs Gorman

Year 9
Head of year: Mrs Bland
Assistant head of year: Mr Millar

Year 10
Head of year: Miss Horner
Assistant head of year: Miss Carr-Field

Year 11
Head of year: Mr Kuffour
Assistant head of year: Miss O’Brien

Relationships, sex and health education

Please find a guide for parents below:

RSE secondary schools guide for parents