Meet the Curriculum Leaders

Mrs Angela Moore Director Of Communications | The Dearne ALC

Mrs Angela Moore - Director of Communications

I am a specialist English teacher who has experience of working across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in a variety of schools in both West and South Yorkshire. I have held a number of leadership roles within English curriculum faculties but also in a...

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Adam Stead | The Dearne ALC

Mr Adam Stead - Director of Mathematics

Having worked at The Dearne ALC for almost nine years, I have progressed from being a Cover Supervisor to becoming the Head of Maths during this time and I have now been teaching maths for 6 years. Despite wanting to teach Physical Education since...

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Mrs Gill McFadden Director Of Science Sept 2017

Mrs Gill McFadden - Director of Science

Science is all around us and plays a pivotal role in everything we do, see and hear. Science is how we feel, how we look and how we behave. We use science to make sense of the World and use it to find answers, cures, treatments and improvements to...

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Mr Nairn Willens Head Of Humanities | The Dearne ALC

Mr Nairn Willens - Head of Humanities

As a curriculum leader I have a strong commitment to providing an environment where every student feels safe in their learning - safe to try new things and sometimes get things wrong, always willing to experiment and develop. I am a firm believer in...

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Mr Sean Barry Head Of Adt | The Dearne ALC

Mr Sean Barry - Head of ADT

I have worked in education for 19 years undertaking numerous roles inclusive of Senior and Middle Leadership. I have been at The Dearne ALC since January 2016; I was drawn to the opportunity to develop innovative practise in a new and challenging...

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Mr Richard Woodward Head Of Pe Performing Arts | The Dearne ALC

Mr Richard Woodward - Head of the Physical Education and Performing

Specialism Physical Education with interest in ICT Previously acted as Head of Year to Year 7, 9 and 10 Personal Commitment I enjoy helping young people realise their potential. I aim to support and challenge our students to achieve their very best...

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Mr Ryan Purdy Head Of Sen | The Dearne ALC

Mr Ryan Purdy - Head of SEN

I joined the Dearne in September 2015 as the SENCO, which means that I have overall responsibility for supporting pupils who may need a little more help in or around school. I tend to split my day between teaching English, or Life Skills, and...

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“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016

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“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”

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68% of students make expected progress or better

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“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016

90%

of more able students achieved an A or A*

Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths

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