Jodie Phillips will be Head of Year 11 in September

Jodie Phillips has been an English teacher at Pool Academy for 10 years. She was a Head of House for Fire and in September 2018 will become Head of Year 11.

She is looking forward to the new role where she will work hard to help students reach their full potential during their final year at Pool Academy.

Mrs Phillips said: “My vision is to make sure the students will be well and truly supported for their GCSE exams.

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“I want them to feel they are being led this year and have someone they can rely on to help them get through their final year of Pool Academy with as much enjoyment as possible.

“They are a great year group and I am honoured to be with them and excited for the next academic year.”

Mrs Phillips was a journalist for three years before she moved into teaching. Working in a school is where her heart truly lies. Outside of school hours she enjoys travelling, photography and spending time with her family.

She said: “I think we have a great team of staff at Pool Academy and I am really looking forward to working with the students and being in a role where I can work hard to look after the wellbeing and opinions of the students. This is something which is very important to me.

“I want to get the students prepared for the next step in education. I love the idea of being able to help them open doors to as many opportunities in further education as possible.”

Miss Meakin said: "I am absolutely delighted to have appointed Mrs Phillips as Head of Year 11.  She's incredibly passionate about ensuring all students reach their potential and I know the students will benefit hugely from such a positive Head of Year.  Year 11 can be a challenging time for parents and carers too and Mrs Phillips intends to ensure they have all the information they need to support their child fully.  I am very excited to introduce Mrs Phillips, along with all the other Heads of Year, formally to parents in September at our introductory evening.  For now though, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions."