Alastair Durant – Head of Year 8

Alastair Durant will be taking on the role as Head of Year 8 this term and will also working as Primary Schools Liaison.

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Alastair has been Head of PE at Pool Academy since starting here five years ago. He previously worked at Richard Lander School as Head of High Achieving Students.

He is keen to take on his new roles at Pool Academy.

He said his vision for the future is to ‘keep students enthusiastic and ready to learn’. He hopes he can help prepare them for their future lives.

He said: “These new roles are an amazing opportunity.

“I have been out to visit all the primary schools. They were all outstanding and it was good to see so many of the pupils.

“I am looking forward to seeing some of the children move up to Pool Academy and I hope to make it as easy as possible for them and their parents.”

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “I was delighted to appoint Mr Durant into this role. His enthusiasm is infectious and I know he’ll be a brilliant link for parents, both of our current students and future ones. Ali absolutely believes in keeping healthy - mentally and physically - and will work tirelessly with students to help them be successful. I look forward to seeing a very positive year for our new Year 8.”