Meet the Curriculum Leaders

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 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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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 Luke Moreton Head Of Ibc April 18

Mr Luke Moreton - Head of IBC

I joined the Dearne ALC as Head of Faculty for Vocational IBC in January 2018. Previously I was Head of Faculty for Computing and Business at a 3 to 18 Academy in Nottinghamshire whilst also being academic lead for sixth form. I have also had many...

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Miss Rachel Pollard Head Of Humanities April 2018

Miss Rachel Pollard - Head of Humanities

During my career I have held a range of leadership roles ranging including driving whole school priorities including Literacy and the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education of young people and leading a successful Religion and Ethics...

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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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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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