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Pool Academy

Meet the Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Mr N WardPrincipal principal@poolacademy.co.uk  

Mr Ward comes with a wealth of experience after starting his career as a teacher of science at Launceston College in 1995. He has since worked at Treviglas Community College in 2004 and two academies in Plymouth. Mr Ward said he aims to prepare all students in ‘becoming responsible and active British citizens, who take pride in being part of their local community’.

Mrs L Neesham: Vice Principal lne@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs Neesham has worked at the Academy for 6 years after a relocation from Kent. Having been a Senior Leader for over 12 years she has held a range of roles during her time in Education consisting of Head of Project based Learning, Head of House, Raising Achievement Leader, Head of PBL and Assistant Curriculum Leader of English. Mrs Neesham also holds specialist teacher accreditation

Mrs T Thompson: Vice Principal tegen.thompson@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs Thompson started working at the academy this year- September 2023. Having been a Senior Leader at Launceston College and Redruth School for over 3 years, she has been responsible for Raising Attainment and Teaching & Learning. Mrs Thompson is super passionate about all students within the Pool Community achieving the best possible outcomes and reaching their full potential so they can go on to lead great lives. 

 

Miss A Pook: Associate Assistant Principal angela.pook@poolacademy.co.uk

Miss Pook joined Pool Academy in September 2023 as Head of Spanish, having previously been Head of Languages at Redruth School. She is also the MFL coordinator for the Athena Learning Trust and has the privilege to visit MFL departments across the Trust. Miss Pook was recruited to the senior leadership team in January 2024 with whole school responsibility for staff CPD and the reading program. She is committed to raising student attainment at Pool Academy and ensuring that all students leave with the skills they need to lead fulfilling lives. 

Pastoral Support

Mrs L Neesham: Designated Safeguarding Lead lne@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs L Trestrail: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Transition ltrestrail@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr R Schofield: Safeguarding Trustee rsc@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr A Durant: Head of Year 7 / Transition ad@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr D Roberts: Head of Year 8/9 dro@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr N Williams: Head of Year 10/11 nw2@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr N Hamblin: Pastoral Support Manager nh@poolacademy.co.uk

Miss B Clarke: Pastoral Support Manager beccy.clarke@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs K Drakeley: Pastoral Support Manager kathy.drakeley@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs R Sampson: Pastoral Support Manager rs@poolacademy.co.uk

Miss A Gates : Pastoral Support Manager (Reflection) alice.gates@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr R Vandersluys: Pastoral Support Manager (Reflection) rhys.vandersluys@poolacademy.co.uk

Miss S Richards: Attendance, Admissions & Pastoral Data Manager sr@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs L Gribble: Welfare / Attendance lcg@poolacademy.co.uk

Curriculum Leads

Mrs R Heartford: English romany.heartford@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr A James: Maths and Computing aja@poolacademy.co.uk

Mr M Chippett: Science, Food and Design Technology max.chippett@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs J Bareham: Humanities jba@poolacademy.co.uk

Mrs K Crawshaw: Expressive Arts and PE kcr@poolacademy.co.uk

Miss A Pook: MFL and Athena Learning Trust Subject Co-ordinator angela.pook@poolacademy.co.uk

 

Pool Academy is part of the Athena Learning Trust which is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Company No 08150106. An exempt charity. Registered Office: Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9JR