Pastoral Care & Support

At Downham Market Academy, we aim to support young people to develop emotionally as well as academically and we do this via our pastoral care system.
All students have a tutor that they will see every morning at the start of the day and this tutor should be the first point of contact for both students and parents if there are any problems or concerns.  In addition to this, we have a Head and Assistant Head of Year 7 and four Heads and Assistant Heads of House.  Students will be encouraged to compete in various activities throughout the year and represent their House.  
Students in Year 7 are in dedicated tutor groups to aid their transition to secondary school and ensure that they settle into life at Downham Market Academy.  Year 7 tutor groups will be comprised of students from a mixture of Houses.
Students in Years 8-10 are in “vertical” groups that contain a mixture of students from each year group but all students belong to the same House.
Students in Year 11 are in subject-based groups to prepare for exams.
Each week, all students will have an assembly with their Head of Year or House that compliments the PSHE theme.  PSHE (Personal, Health and Economic Education) prepares students for life in modern Britain and each week explores a different theme, making use of discussion-based activities, debates and reflection.  In addition to this, there are different competitions each week that students are encouraged to take part in and represent either their tutor group or House.

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Head of Year: Mrs Annie LockeHead of House: Mrs Jo GearyHead of House: Mr Jon SiracusanoHead of House: Mr David MasdinHead of House: Mrs Lucy Howes
Assistant Head of Year: Mrs Helen RawlingsAssistant Head of House: Mr Michael BrownAssistant Head of House: Miss Rebecca O'DellAssistant Head of House: Mrs Ross CollinsAssistant Head of House: Mr Matthew Rogers
7.1 Miss Amy Chapman and Mr Sam MerryweatherMr Ben SmithMr James BoydMr Zach FisherMr Andrew Wilson
7.2 Mrs Sitara AminMrs Julie LewinsDr Kevin FeeneyMr Lewis SwatmanMiss Nicola Buchanan
7.3 Mr Martin MossMrs Victoria BolderoMiss Julie CowanMr Hefin MatthewsMrs Rebecca Norman & Mrs Kate Andrews
7.4 Mrs Clare GunnsMr Maurice RyanMrs Victoria Mill & Mrs Gemma GliddonMiss Sylvia GriceMr Chris Dobson
7.5 Mrs Sujata KhiradeMiss Eleanor NortonMr Robbie MuttonMiss Harriett BerryMr Zach Huggins
7.6 Ms Elaine Wells & Miss Kate Kelly
7.7 Mrs Karen Clayton & Mrs Louisa Dawson
7.8 Mrs Vicky Carter & Miss Blanca Lopez

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