Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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This internet based system allows parents secure access to information including attendance, interim reports, and information messages from the academy. Schoolgateway can be accessed here. If you are unable to register for SchoolGateway, or have any questions – please email:


Self Evaluation Form. This is the mechanism used within the academy to monitor our own progress and standards.


SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. In line with the SEN Code of Practice 2014, the Academy supports all students individually to ensure progress is made in lessons by ensuring that all teachers plan accordingly for all students needs. There are four areas of SEND – Social Communication, Cognition and Learning, Physical and Sensory and Social, mental and emotional need.

Further information on how the Academy supports students with SEND is available in the Nunthorpe SEND offer in the Inclusion section in the Subject area.


Students are put into sets in KS3 and 4 according to ability and prior attainment in Maths, English and Science. Sets are also used in Languages and PE for students at KS3.

Sex Education

Students are taught this topic through Life Lessons in KS3.


Senior Leadership Team. This includes the Executive Principal, Head of School, Vice-Principal and Assistant Vice-Principals.


Senior Pastoral Manager


This stands for Sport, Physical activity, Outdoor Education, and Recreation Team. It is the name of the Faculty who deliver PE to all students in Years 7 – 11 as well as running a number of examination courses at KS4 and 5 and offering numerous extra-curricular opportunities available to all. Students should check out the weekly SPORT bulletin on display in their tutor room or ask any member of the SPORT team for details of the activities which they can get involved in.

Please refer to the student planner to see the requirements regarding the school PE kit. Please note that some items are compulsory and some optional. Please see the policies section for our Uniform Policy.

If you have any questions regarding the work of the SPORT Faculty please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department for SPORT.

Staff contact

Contact details for all staff at the academy are in preference by email. Staff email addresses are all constructed in the same way: first initial, then surname, followed by An example for Mr Lee Brown would be

Student Council

The Student Council is a group of students, who represent KS3, KS4, KS5 and the Pastoral system. Students apply for this position through an application and interview process for the sub-committees and through an election for the Whole Academy Council. Regular meetings are held to discuss whole academy curriculum and pastoral student issues and then actions are decided. These students lead on monitoring of low level student behaviour in lessons, creation of resources and changes to curriculum, the learning environment, informing middle management meetings on a variety of issues, such as assessment, marking and feedback. The students are also involved with improvement projects around the academy including the wider community. For information about Student Council please contact Miss Kerry Dixon –