We operate a House system where every student in the school is assigned to one of the six Abbeys - Bolton, Easby, Fountains, Rievaulx, Selby and Whitby. Siblings are placed in the same Abbey, albeit in different tutor groups within the Abbey. This enables good relationships to develop between Heads of Abbey and Parents/Carers and offers families one main point of contact. Students from years 7 to 11 meet for 20 minutes a day with their tutor in mixed age tutor groups. Post 16 students have a specialist tutor within the House system. Older students benefit from the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by working with younger students in their Abbey or supporting Tutors with the organisation of Abbey events and competitions. Pastoral Team Mrs L. Walker - Head of Pastoral Care Mrs Walker has worked at Abbey Grange since 1995, starting out as a part time Design and Technology teacher before becoming a full time teacher here. She became Subject Leader for Health and Social Care and Child Development, a role she held alongside being Head of Year. In September 2014 Mrs Walker was appointed to her current role as Head of Pastoral Care. Alongside her pastoral responsibilities Mrs Walker coordinates the transition of students from primary schools to Abbey Grange and is one of the five Designated Safeguarding Officers in school.
Bolton Abbey Manager Miss V. Hall Miss Hall is the Abbey Manager for Bolton Abbey. She has worked at Abbey Grange in this role since September 2014. Prior to this she was a Learning Manager at David Young Academy for 2 years. As part of the varied duties of the pastoral team she currently has responsibility for organising the Internal Inclusion Room (Room For Improvement or ‘RFI’) and will be taking on some responsibility for Student Voice from September 2015.
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Easby Abbey Manager Mrs W. Hirlam Mrs Hirlam has worked at Abbey Grange since 2006 and has held a few different roles in the school, including coordinating the Aim Higher initiative that ran for 3 years, being a Pastoral Manager supporting two Abbeys and she is now Abbey Manager for Easby. Amongst the day to day pastoral duties, and other responsibilities undertaken by the Pastoral team, she is also the administrative organiser of the Year 8 France trip, supported by Mrs Clarke, the Assistant Principal and one of the five Designated Safeguarding Officers in school.
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Fountains Abbey Manager Mr A. Swales Mr Swales is the Abbey Manager for Fountains Abbey. He has worked at Abbey Grange in this role since September 2014. Prior to this Mr Swales worked at Roundhay High school for 4 years. As part of the varied duties of the Pastoral team Mr Swales has responsibility for coordinating the reward system ‘Vivo’ that is used within Abbey Grange.
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Rievaulx Abbey Manager Mr C. Darlington Mr Darlington is Abbey Manager for Rievaulx Abbey and has worked at Abbey Grange since January 2014. Prior to this he worked in many different roles with young people including working as family support worker, working for the youth offending team, working with individuals with learning difficulties and as a Police Officer.
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Selby Abbey Manager Mr A. Hare Mr Hare is the Abbey Manager for Selby Abbey, he joined Abbey Grange in September 2014 from his previous teaching role at David Young Community Academy. As well as his involvement in the pastoral team, he is one of the five Designated Safeguarding Officers in school.
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Whitby Abbey Manager Miss J. Etherington Miss Etherington is the Abbey Manager for Whitby Abbey. She has worked at Abbey Grange since September 2015. Before starting at Abbey Grange she worked in a similar role at Mount St Mary’s Catholic High School. As well as her involvement in the pastoral team, she also takes responsibility for organising and keeping track of the school detention system.
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Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 275 7877 Fax: 0113 275 4794 info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk Company No.: 07705552