Who’s Who

Who’s Who

The Senior Leadership Team

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Mrs R Frearson

Andy Freestone

Mr A Freestone
Assistant Principal: Curriculum

Gemma Baxter

Mrs G Baxter
Assistant Principal: Student Outcomes

Grace Balchin

Miss G Balchin
Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning 

Mr M Jackson
Associate Assistant Principal: Behaviour
Head of D&T

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Mr J Mather
Associate Assistant Principal: Behaviour
Academy Manager


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Mr O Marsh
Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Miss G Anderson
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Targeted Support & Engagement Lead

Heads of Department

Heads of Department are responsible for overseeing and ensuring high quality teaching and learning and for raising achievement within their subject areas.

Shirsten Fry

Ms S Fry
Head of English

Susan Afford

Miss S Afford
Head of Science

Lucy Holt

Miss L Holt (Maternity leave)
Lead Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

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Mr M Jackson
Head of D&T

Louise Dee

Miss L Dee
Head of Arts

Tanith Ludlam

Miss T Ludlam
Head of Humanities

Rachel Peabody

Miss R Peabody
Head of Vocational Studies


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Mr J Charlesworth
Interim SENDCo

Year Leaders

Our Year Leaders are non-teaching members of staff who are available throughout the day for students and parents. Part of their role is to visit classrooms and assist members of staff. They also undertake mentoring with identified students in order to help facilitate the work and help with the progress of all students in their year groups.

Mel Beecher

Miss M Beecher
Year 7 Leader

Will Bouwen

Mr W Bouwen
Year 8 Leader

Deb Oliver

Miss D Oliver
 Year 9 Leader

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Mrs K Gayle
Year 10 Leader

Lee Clinton

Mr L Clinton
Year 11 Leader

Office Manager

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Miss C Lowe
Office Manager

Contact Us

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E-mail: office@bluecoatbeechdale.co.uk
Tel: 0115 913 5211

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