Meet the Curriculum Teams

From September 2018, departments will be arranged in 5 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!


English and modern foreign languages

Head of Faculty - Mr Cris Heartford -

Cris joined the Academy in September 2019.


Head of Faculty - Mr Alastair James -

Alastair James has been Head of Mathematics at Pool Academy for the last 2 years, 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 -

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 -

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