A member of staff has tested positive for the Coronavirus this weekend.
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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

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