Pastoral Care

At Trinity Academy Leeds, there is an extensive network of experienced pastoral support on offer for students. We understand that when students feel settled and secure, they will go on to feel happier and achieve more.  The academy’s pastoral system – or the network of support we provide to students and parents – is a real strength and forms the basis of all that we do. As a staff team, we have a ‘my own child rule.’ The care we provide for students should be the same level of care we would expect for our own children.

When students arrive on their first day at Trinity Academy Leeds they are placed in a team. The power of teamship is important to all of us, with each team having a Latin mantra, Team Ambassador and a staff Team Leader.  The Team Leader ensures that all students in their team feel valued and supported. The Team Leader is also the first point of contact for parents and carers who need to communicate with the academy.

In each year group there is a Head of Year and 10 Team Leaders. Working alongside each team, there are key members of pastoral staff who offer support and guidance to students throughout their time with us.

Take a look below to meet the team!

Ms Kay

Hear of Year 7

My name is Ms Kay and I am the proud Head of Year Seven. I will stay with my year group throughout their time at TAL, providing them with both academic and pastoral support.

At TAL we unashamedly are ambitious for all of our students and we want the best for them. My job is to communicate those expectations with parents, carers and students. TAL is a hugely special community and it is a joy to work with our young people.

Miss Hardaker

Head of Year 8

Hello, I am Miss Hardaker, I am extremely excited to now be leading Year 8 to success. I strive for academic excellence and character growth for all my Purple Stars in this cohort.

At TAL, our expectations are high for behavior and conduct because we make success inevitable for the future. In addition to the pastoral support available, I will work collaboratively with parents and carers of our students to create strong relationships between school and home. My priority for Year 8 is for students to become active citizens within their community, by taking advantage of the endless opportunities that will develop their character.

Mrs O'Hanlon

Head of Year 9

I am here to support you through your 5 years at TAL; to help you become outstanding members of our school and local community and to help you develop the tools you need to flourish academically.

My expectations are high and unwavering. I expect you to always demonstrate our Core Values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility, and to be on time and on task every single day. We are all responsible for making our school a welcoming and safe place and you will never see me without a smile on my face. I will always be there to lend an ear and help you overcome barriers to learning. Your attendance and behaviour are incredibly important to me, my role is to make sure you are always being the best version of you.

Mrs Spink

Vulnerable Student Officer

As Vulnerable Student Officer I work with young people and their families to overcome barriers to accessing their learning and enabling them to reach their full potential.

I have over 20 years of experience working in education, and I am able to support families with the early help process and signposting to agencies and resources that will assist families with any difficulties that they might face. I am here to provide help and guidance to young people and their families through difficulties that they experience.

Mrs Morrell

Education Welfare Officer

As Education Welfare Officer my role is to work in partnership with young people and families so that together we ensure they attend school regularly and punctually.

Here at TAL we strive to ensure that students are on site daily, accessing quality first teaching, enabling them to achieve their full potential. I have extensive knowledge of working with young people and families and I am looking forward to working with you so that your child can reach higher and achieve their dreams. I am Early Help trained so I am happy to assist families with support around attendance.

Miss Battye

Attendance Lead

My name is Miss Battye and I’m delighted to be joining TAL, taking on the role of Attendance Lead. What a fantastic opportunity it is to be part of this wonderful project!

I have 18 years experience in supporting young people in their journey to success. I’m very much looking forward to getting to know the team, students and their families. My role will ensure students can achieve their dreams by having the best attendance and being fully engaged in their education.

Miss Gater

Education Inclusion Mentor

s your Education Inclusion Mentor my role is to help you reach higher, see further and shine brighter to achieve future success and make the right choices both in school and the local community.

I have high expectations and will work with you and your families to improve attendance, attainment, social emotional regulation and behavior. My role will ensure that students have the tools and opportunities to be successful and reach their full potential.

Mr O'Hanlon

Student Liaison Officer

As your SLO I will be closely monitoring your attendance, behaviour and conduct around the academy.

I am here to ensure all students are on time and on task each day and embodying our core values. My role involves supporting both students and families to ensure that we can work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes that will facilitate future success. Reach higher, see further, shine brighter.

Mr J Brown

Student Liaison Officer

As your SLO I will be here to support students and families to help our young people reach and maintain the exceptionally high expectations that I know they can reach at TAL.

I will be closely monitoring their behaviour, attendance, personal development, and academic progress. My role involves supporting students and families to make sure our Purple Stars reach higher, see further, shine brighter.

Mr Travis

Student Liaison Officer

The most important part of my role at TAL, is to help you become the best possible version of yourself.

I have high expectations and will support you to ensure your attendance remains high, your behaviour is outstanding and the way you conduct yourself in school and the wider community is exceptional. I will work with you and your family so that you grow into a well-rounded, successful individual, who reaches their full potential.

Mr Naylor

Student Liaison Officer

The core values, culture and ethos of TAL are what make it a truly special community to be a part of.

It is my job as an SLO to support students, families and other staff members to maintain exceptionally high standards of academic progress and personal development, including instilling our core values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility not only within TAL but also in your wider community. By ensuring you embody the TAL ethos throughout your school life, I will work collectively with all ‘Purple Stars’ to obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to have a challenging, stimulating and rewarding academic career that will develop your potential in all your future endeavours.

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