Meet and greet a success

 Mr Ryder is Head of English and Modern Foreign Languages.

Mr Ryder is Head of English and Modern Foreign Languages.

A meet and greet session organised to introduce the new Heads of Faculty has been hailed a success.

Scores of people visited Pool Academy on Wednesday at 6pm to see the four members of staff who have recently taken on new roles.

 Mr James James is Head of Maths, Geography and History,

Mr James James is Head of Maths, Geography and History,

Alastair James is Head of Maths, Geography and History, Tim Bareham is Head of Science, Computing and DT, Emily Cromey is Head of Art, Music, Drama and PE and Pete Ryder is Head of English and Modern Foreign Languages.

The evening saw the teachers discuss their visions for their roles and allowed parents to ask questions.

Mr James said: “The parents were friendly and it was a genuine pleasure to meet them and talk to them over coffee and biscuits.”

Mr Bareham said: “It was a great opportunity to be able to tell parents how the new faculties work and to share the exciting plans we have for the year.”

 Mrs Cromey is Head of Art, Music, Drama and PE

Mrs Cromey is Head of Art, Music, Drama and PE

Mrs Cromey said: “We had lively conversations about a range of aspects of school life, including subject based questions on setting, intervention and revision.

“We also discussed new systems in place this year such as the fantastic appointment of an Achievement Lead who is charged with celebrating student success and progress.

“Parents were engaged and our conversations were really positive.

“The general feedback was that parents were pleased to have been given the opportunity to come and meet face to face and find out more about what is happening on a daily basis in the school.”

 Mr Bareham is Head of Science, Computing and DT,

Mr Bareham is Head of Science, Computing and DT,

Mr Ryder said: “It was nice to be able to engage with all the parents. There will be another opportunity after Christmas and we hope to see even more parents then.”