The Pastoral System


At Da Vinci Academy, we aim to nurture the students in our care and help them achieve their full potential. To facilitate this our pastoral (achievement) teams consist of an achievement leader for each year group and an assistant achievement leader. In addition to the student’s tutor, the team work tirelessly to support the learning and ultimate progress of every student.

Every student is also placed in one of four houses:

Abbey, Breadsall, Darley and Hastings.

Assemblies take place on a weekly basis and numerous activities where students can gain A points for their house. Healthy competition, leadership skills and team building skills are nurtured throughout the house system. Each house also takes part in regular competitions and, at the end of the academy year, one house is crowned overall winner.


Overview of staff and roles within the team:

Assistant Head Teacher Achievement and Behaviour: Miss Gemma Tyers

Achievement leader Year 11: Mrs Judy Sisson

Achievement Leader Year 10: Miss Abbie Quinn

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 10 & 11: Mr Greg Barker

Achievement Leader Year 9: Ms Victoria Roberts

Achievement Leader Year 8: Miss Kim Bradshaw

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 9 & 8: Miss Hannah Wilmot

Achievement Leader Year 7: Miss Purven Jandu

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 7: Mr Niall Mather

 Success Centre Leader: Miss Claire Meaken

Primary liaison/transition: Miss Purven Jandu

 Designated Safeguarding Lead: Keir Mather

Deputy Safeguarding Lead/mentor: Karen Thompson

Assistant Head Teacher SENCO: Mrs Sophie Mckenzie

Assistant SENCO: Mrs Sylvia Britton

Attendance officer: Mrs Cat Wragg and Mrs Nicky Fairweather

First Aid: Reception