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Academy Life

Our commitment to student welfare

The pastoral care and support for our students is a priority for the Academy. We have a strong pastoral support network to ensure that no child is forgotten and that we effectively meet their pastoral needs.

Each student belongs to a year group family. The year group is led by an Achievement Leader and an Assistant Achievement Leader. These staff members work with the year group on a daily basis to support them with their learning and also to support them with any pastorals needs that they may have.

Additionally, each student is placed into one of 4 houses; Hawking, Luther King, Pankhurst or Parks House.  The House system permeates all aspects of school life and generates a healthy competitive spirit. The quality and range of extra-curricular activities helps students to develop their self-esteem and confidence to succeed.

In addition, the following pastoral support is available to our students and families;

– a SEND team comprising a SENDCo, Deputy SENDCo and a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants;

– A Behaviour Support Team;

– A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and 2 Deputy DSLs, both of whom are non-teaching and available daily to support our students;

– A school Medical Advisor, a team of First Aiders, a number of whom are trained in mental health first aid;

– Attendance Officer;
– An in house Wellbeing Officer

We also pride ourselves on the work that we do with a range of external agencies and providers to ensure that our students are safe, happy and well.

Standards of discipline and uniform are high at Smith’s Wood Academy. Our students know what good behaviour is and they demonstrate this in all that they do.

Should you wish to contact your child’s form tutor, please click here to find a list of email addresses.