Heads of Year

The role of Head of Year at John Willmott School is is to ensure that the School’s vision of ‘Potential into Reality’ are promoted and maintained throughout every aspect of the school day.

The Heads of Year monitor the progress of each student in their year group and work closely with families to support students throughout their school life. Mr Grove (Assistant Headteacher, Standards Culture) and Mrs Spawton (Pastoral Manager), overviews the work of the Heads of Years in Years 7-11 and holds overall responsibility for the standards of behaviour and attendance across the school. Ms Richards, Deputy Headteacher, carries overall responsibility for standards of achievement. Mrs Aston (Associate Assistant Headteacher, Sixth Form), overviews the work of the Head of Years 12/13. Through this team, students will be guided appropriately through the key stages of their time with us – for example, transition from Primary School, choosing GCSE Options, advice on work experience placements and post-16 possibilities.

The Heads of Year lead a team of tutors who meet with their tutor groups for twenty minutes every morning. During this time, students undertake a range of activities such as private study, reading for pleasure and ethos activities. Tutors also use this time to with individuals and groups of students to monitor their academic progress and well-being.  Any additional intervention needed by individual students also takes during this period of daily tutor time.

The Heads of Year are:

Head of Year 7r.mcderrmott@jws.bham.sch.uk r.daley@jws.bham.sch.uk  
Head of Year 8h.young@jws.bham.sch.uk  
Head of Year 9r.holland@jws.bham.sch.uk  
Head of Year 10s.wootton@jws.bham.sch.uk  
Head of Year 11n.noreen@jws.bham.sch.uk  
Head of Year 12 & 13a.sharpe@jws.bham.sch.uk