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.


Ms Green is the Pastoral Manager for year 7. 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 7 success.

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Ms Alexander is the Pastoral Manager for year 8. She is an experienced member of the pastoral team who has ensured the smooth transition for year 6 students into the ACS ethos of Ready, Respectful, Responsible & Resilient. Now as Year 8’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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Mr Hawes is the Pastoral Manager for year 9. 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 9 matters.

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Ms Woolford is the Pastoral Manager for year 10.  Year 10 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 10 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 10.

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Ms Bailey is the longest serving PM and as such is revered in her role. She has a wealth of experience and works well with students, teachers, parents and other external agencies. Year 11 are well prepared for the challenges ahead and Ms Bailey has been instrumental in that.  They are all focused on gaining the best results we have ever had at ACS and they are all working together to achieve that. Ms Bailey will be happy to support you in getting the best out of her amazing students.

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Ms Wright is the Pastoral Manager for year 11 or 12. As well as handling the KS5 attendance, she is the member of staff who ensures that the 6th form are smartly dressed and contributing to the school community in a positive way. She demands high standards of her students as they will tell you. Ms Wright is also KS5 focused, helping students to prepare for university. UCAS and general well-being are just small parts of her outstanding skill set.  Ms Wright will support you with any issues to do with attendance and conduct for years 12 & 13.

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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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Mr V is the PSO and works across KS3 & KS4 supporting our most vulnerable and challenging students. He has expert knowledge of these children and can support you with strategies in class and support the development of positive relationships with these 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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