Our Academy

Who’s Who

The Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Sarah Bailey

Chris Peach

Mr Chris Peach
Associate Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning

Rachel Frearson

Miss Rachael Frearson
Vice Principal: Teaching and Learning

Andy Freestone

Mr Andy Freestone
Assistant Principal: Curriculum


Miss Clare Grange
Leader of Transition

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.

George Cutts

Mr George Cutts
Head of PE


Ms Louise Dee
Head of Arts

Susan Afford

Ms Susan Afford
Head of Science

Matt Jackson

Mr Matt Jackson
Head of D&T

Rachel Peabody

Ms Rachel Peabody
Head of Vocational Studies


Ms Tanith Ludlam
Head of Humanities


Ms Grace Balchin
Head of English

Gareth Lewis

Mr Gareth Lewis
Head of Maths


Alex Taylor

Mr Alex Taylor
 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.

Sandra Bromley

Mrs Sandra Bromley
Year 7 Leader

Lee Clinton

Mr Lee Clinton
 Year 8 Leader


Miss Melanie Beecher
Year 9 Leader

Mr Neil Hilliard
Year 10 Leader

Deb Oliver

Ms Deb Oliver
Year 11 Leader

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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