Our Academy

Who’s Who

The Senior Leadership Team

Mrs S Bailey

Rachael Frearson

Miss R Frearson
Vice Principal: Teaching and Learning

Andy Freestone

Mr A Freestone
Assistant Principal: Curriculum

Chris Peach

Mr C Peach
Associate Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning

Mr J Mather
Academy Manager

Claire Kaziro

Miss C Grange
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Inclusion and Transition Lead


Alana Watson

Miss A Watson
 Regional Safeguarding Advisor

Gemma Anderson

Miss G Anderson
Senior Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Targeted Support 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.


Ms G Balchin
Head of English

Miss N Haydock
Head of Maths

Susan Afford

Ms S Afford
Head of Science

Matt Jackson

Mr M Jackson
Head of D&T


Ms L Dee
Head of Arts


Ms T Ludlam
Head of Humanities

Rachel Peabody

Ms R Peabody
Head of Vocational Studies


Mrs L Cassady
 Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

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.

Deb Oliver

Ms D Oliver
Year 7 Leader

Melanie Beecher

Ms M Beecher
 Year 8 Leader

Lee Clinton

Mr L Clinton
Year 9 Leader

Neil Hilliard

Mr N Hilliard
Year 10 Leader

Sandra Bromley

Mrs S Bromley
Year 11 Leader

Office Manager

Amelia Wedge

Miss A Wedge
 Office Manager

Contact Us

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Rd
NG8 3GP (for Sat Nav purposes please use: NG8 3BB)

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

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