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.
|Head of Year: Mrs Annie Locke||Head of House: Mrs Jo Geary||Head of House: Mr Jon Siracusano||Head of House: Mr David Masdin||Head of House: Mrs Lucy Howes|
|Assistant Head of Year: Mrs Helen Rawlings||Assistant Head of House: Mr Michael Brown||Assistant Head of House: Miss Rebecca O'Dell||Assistant Head of House: Mrs Ross Collins||Assistant Head of House: Mr Matthew Rogers|
|7.1 Miss Amy Chapman and Mr Sam Merryweather||Mr Ben Smith||Mr James Boyd||Mr Zach Fisher||Mr Andrew Wilson|
|7.2 Mrs Sitara Amin||Mrs Julie Lewins||Dr Kevin Feeney||Mr Lewis Swatman||Miss Nicola Buchanan|
|7.3 Mr Martin Moss||Mrs Victoria Boldero||Miss Julie Cowan||Mr Hefin Matthews||Mrs Rebecca Norman & Mrs Kate Andrews|
|7.4 Mrs Clare Gunns||Mr Maurice Ryan||Mrs Victoria Mill & Mrs Gemma Gliddon||Miss Sylvia Grice||Mr Chris Dobson|
|7.5 Mrs Sujata Khirade||Miss Eleanor Norton||Mr Robbie Mutton||Miss Harriett Berry||Mr 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|