Dear Parent/Carer,

Following the earlier letter you have received from me this week, I am now delighted to write to you with further news of two new appointments at The Edge and details of new revision sessions which will be starting up for Year 11 students.

I would first of all like to introduce Andy Hubble to you who will be starting as Vice Principal in the Summer Term. Andy brings with him a vast experience in leadership including in an Alternative Provision setting, his role will primarily focus upon rewards and behaviour systems. Secondly, I am also delighted to announce the arrival of Rachel Currie as the academy’s new Finance Officer. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Andy and Rachel to the academy, both staff will be more than happy to assist students and yourselves in any way that they can.

Students have been made fully aware of this, but for your information due to recent staffing changes, Assistant Principal Jackie Bailey is now the academy’s “Designated Safeguarding Lead”. Deanne Davies remains the academy’s deputy DSL, as Principal I am also a “Designated Senior Person”. Safeguarding our students is of the utmost importance to us and all staff receive regular training in this area.

We were delighted with the commitment of Year 11 students during the Easter holidays as they attended revision classes in good numbers, we are now following up on this by offering a variety of after-school sessions for any Year 11 students who would like to attend them. The sessions below will begin on Monday 23rd April and will take place each week until the beginning of the examination season, we hope this will provide further support and guidance for Year 11 students at this crucial stage of the year.

Monday 3.15pm Wednesday






(Sue Herbert, F2)



(Donna Blythe, F3)

General Coursework Catch Up/Private Study


(Shazad Gulfam, Computer Room)





(Jackie Bailey, T4)



(Helen McClane, T2)


If you have any questions regarding the above or if I can help and support in any way, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,


Andrew Wakefield