Meet our pastoral team

Pastoral Managers deal with attendance, behaviour, and pastoral welfare issues. They are responsible for the induction of new school students. We support and work with pupils and families to maximise learning for individual pupils. We also contribute to the development of a ‘whole school’ approach to overcome learning obstacles and improve pupil participation in classrooms and throughout school life.


Year 7 – MR VARVIAS

Mr V is the Pastoral Manager for year 7. He has expert knowledge of working with children and can support you with strategies in class and support the development of positive relationships with students. Mr V is also a PE teacher and is extremely competitive, an attribute that our students love. He holds the staff record for rowing & table tennis- even beating the PE team!  He is based in the KS3 pastoral office at Ealing Road site.

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Deputy Pastoral Manager – Ms Ranasinghe

Ms Ranasinghe is the Deputy Pastoral Manager for Year 7. She has expert knowledge of working with children from KS3 to KS5 where she has maintained positive relationships with both the students and staff. Ms Ranasinghe prides herself on being organised and meticulous so all task are completed to the upmost standard. She is happy to support you in making sure your child reaches their full potential and is always available to lend a helping hand.

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YEAR 8 – MS GREEN

Ms Green is the Pastoral Manager for year 8. Her experience has guaranteed her status as ‘mother’ of the year group. Her calm demeanour permeates her year group and with a boy heavy year, that is a great bonus. Ms Green has always maintained outstanding parental relationships and the children hold her in the highest regard.  Her high expectations will be a large part of the upcoming year 8 success.

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YEAR 9 – MS ALEXANDER

Ms Alexander is the Pastoral Manager for year 9. She is an experienced member of the pastoral team who has ensured the smooth transition for year 8 students into the ACS ethos of Ready, Respectful, Responsible & Resilient. Now as Year 9’s they are a shining example for the younger students.  Ms Alexander has excellent relationships with parents and will be happy to support or give you the ‘heads up’ when contacting home.

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YEAR 10 – MR HAWES

Mr Hawes is the Pastoral Manager for year 10. They have settled very well under his expert guidance and will continue to set a great example to other students as we move towards becoming one school. With a strong Prefect team in place, they take their responsibilities as student leaders of the lower school very seriously.  They are an enthusiastic and energetic year group who live for competition and challenge. Mr Hawes is always happy to support in all Year 10 matters.

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YEAR 11 – MS WOOLFORD

Ms Woolford is the Pastoral Manager for year 11.  Year 11 have completed an excellent transition into their GCSE courses and have settled well. With her children’s TV-presenter-like skills, Ms Woolford has shaped a happy and high achieving year group. As a Mental Health First Aider she also has a team of year 11 students who support their peers in what can be stressful times. Together, they have all the ingredients to have an exceptional KS4 and beyond.  Ms Woolford will be really happy to fill you in on anything you need to know about year 11.

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Sixth Form – Ms BAILEY

Mrs Bailey is one of our longest serving PM’s. She has a wealth of experience and works well with students, teachers, parents and other external agencies. Mrs Bailey has move with her previous year 11 group to ACS 6th form and into her new role as Pastoral Manager for years 12 & 13.  She will be working along side the 6th Form Team to support students in getting excellent results, and also to ensure that KS5 students maintain the high standards that we expect within the school and also the wider community.

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ATTENDANCE ADMINISTRATION – Ms Dass

Ms Dass is the newest member of the pastoral team. Her expert knowledge on SIMs and her excellent ability to challenge has seen a significant rise in student attendance over the past academic year. Ms Dass works with Parents and also external agencies to ensure our target of 97% attendance for all students. If you have any concerns about students in your form please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Dass. “Education is the most powerful weapon which can use to change the world. By attending school regularly students are more likely to succeed academically. Beyond all the figures, it is my responsibility to promote high levels of attendance so that students receive access to the best possible education. Every day counts!”

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