We will open for ALL pupils on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

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The Team

Who to contact

Please contact your son’s Class Teacher or Form Tutor in the first instance if you wish to discuss your son’s education or inform us of anything which you feel might be important for us to know.

If your son is in the Sixth Form, or if you are calling from another Sixth Form provision with regards to a student on roll at Nightingale Community Academy, please speak to Mr Marion.

If the Tutor is unavailable or if you require further information, please contact the relevant Key Stage Coordinator. If you wish to talk about your child’s EHCP/Statement or your call relates to their Annual Review, please contact the SENCO.

Headship and Senior Leaders

Andre Bailey –  Principal

Jimmy Brownell – Assistant Principal (Positive Behaviour Support)

Paula Thomas – Assistant Principal (SENCO/Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Yasmin O`Connor – Assistant Principal (Vocational & 6th Form) (on maternity leave)

Richard Pemberton – Interim Assistant Principal (Vocational & 6th Form)

Michael McGraw – Assistant Principal (Curriculum)

Daniel Halstead – Senior Officer Manager


Middle Leadership

Gaynor Barnard – KS3 Co-ordinator (Year 8 teacher)

Emily Jones – KS1 & KS2 Co-ordinator (Year 1 and 2 teacher)

Michelle McLymont – Interim KS4 Co-ordinator

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

Latest News

Primary School Closure -14/12/2020

Dear Parents and Carers of students in the Primary School, I am writing to inform you that a member of staff has tested positive for the Coronavirus this weekend. As a result, I have taken the decision to close the …

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Laptops and wi-fi scheme – support needed

The Power to Connect Tech4Good award winning campaign helps local families access schoolwork from home with refurbished computers or broadband vouchers. Since launch, hundreds of emergency phone data top-up vouchers and wi-fi dongles, funded by a £10,000 donation from the …

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Access to Devices & WiFi

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Healing Together

COVID-19 has increased the anxieties of some students, so we are proud that members of our staff team have completed their ‘Healing Together’ training. Healing Together is a programme designed to support young people who are vulnerable as a result the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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