How we support our students

At West Walsall E-ACT Academy we pride ourselves on the excellent pastoral care we provide, ensuring each student is happy and settled in their environment, and that all students develop into confident, hard-working and ambitious young people.

Our strong support network includes heads of year, progress leaders, form tutors as well as a dedicated pastoral team. We cater to the individual needs of each and every student at the academy.

All students at West Walsall E-ACT Academy spend half an hour per day with their form and form tutor. During this time, form tutors deliver the pastoral curriculum which is designed to support our students wellbeing and improve their academic outcomes. This is done through PSHE and numeracy. Also, form tutors are aiding our students to improve their literacy skills by reading to their form. This has a significant impact in not only improving reading ages, but also encouraging a love of reading in our students.

Alongside this it is also the role of a form tutor to support their students welfare. As form tutors see their form each day, they will be able to notice any patterns in behaviour, attendance and general wellbeing of the student. Our form tutors will then address these issues where necessary to ensure the students in their form are receiving as much support needed in order to help them succeed in the challenging and completive world.

Martyn Johnson Martyn Johnson Head of Year 7
Martyn Johnson Martyn Johnson Head of Year 7
Liam Mallin Liam Mallin Progress Leader for Year 7
Liam Mallin Liam Mallin Progress Leader for Year 7
Lisa Jones Lisa Jones Head of Year 8
Lisa Jones Lisa Jones Head of Year 8
Riana Campbell Riana Campbell Progress Leader for Year 8
Riana Campbell Riana Campbell Progress Leader for Year 8
Niall Felton Head of Year 9
Niall Felton Head of Year 9
James Heaton James Heaton Head of Year 10
James Heaton James Heaton Head of Year 10
Sarah Turner Sarah Turner Head of Year 11
Sarah Turner Sarah Turner Head of Year 11
Shannon Cartmell Shannon Cartmell KS4 Raising Standards Lead
Shannon Cartmell Shannon Cartmell KS4 Raising Standards Lead
We recommend
Safeguarding
Mental health curriculum
Supporting our SEND students