Meet the Curriculum Teams

From September 2018, departments will be arranged in 4 key faculty groupings.  This allows staff the opportunity to work more closely with teachers in other departments, along with supporting the Academy's cross-curricular programme.  

Students and parents will notice that some classrooms have moved place over the summer holiday to create faculty areas or zones - we hope you like the new look!

 
 
 Mr Pete Ryder

Mr Pete Ryder

English, modern foreign languages and sociology

Head of Faculty - Mr Pete Ryder pr@poolacademy.co.uk

Pete Ryder has been teaching since 2003 and has been at Pool Academy for 10 years. He has served in many different roles but has always stayed in the English department.


mathematics, geography and history

Head of Faculty - Mr Alastair James - aja@poolacademy.co.uk

Alastair James has been Head of Mathematics at Pool Academy for the last year, having previously worked in 2 local secondary schools in their Mathematics departments.

 Mr Alastair James

Mr Alastair James


 Mrs Emily Cromey

Mrs Emily Cromey

art, music, drama and physical education

Head of Faculty - Mrs Emily Cromey - ecr@poolacademy.co.uk

Emily Cromey joined the academy in September 2017 as Head of Music, having previously held senior pastoral roles in other schools across Cornwall.


SCIENCE, Computing and DT

Head of Faculty - Mr Tim Bareham - tb@poolacademy.co.uk

Tim Bareham has been Head of Computing at Pool Academy for 4 years, having held senior roles in schools outside of Cornwall

 Mr Tim Bareham

Mr Tim Bareham