Student Support Team

The Student Support Team (SST) provides a first point of call for parents and students. 

The SST is a well established team of non-teaching pastoral staff, who do not have the constraints of a teaching timetable and are therefore free to respond to parent and student queries throughout the day. They offer support around Special Educational Needs (SEND), Emotional and Mental Health and resolve issues such as bullying and behaviour.

Please use the following links to find out more about the team and how they can support both you and your child.

Meet the Team

Michala Parks
Director of Student Support

Hi! I am Miss Parks and below are all of the member of our brilliant Student Support Team.  The team are all very different, multi skilled and compliment each other really well.  I am extremely proud to be part of this team.  Our main priority is to help students to be happy, safe and flourish as young people in their education by supporting them, teachers and parents. 

The Student Support Team want the best for all our students and will do what we can to support them in their education journey, it may be that support is needed with a learning need, attendance, behaviour, mental wellbeing, a listening ear, some guidance or advice.  We are here to help and no question is too small.

Michala Parks

Elliot Bloomfield
Student Behaviour Manager

I manage and co-ordinate the daily activities of the Behaviour Unit within the Student Support Team and help contribute to the development of other related pastoral initiatives in the Academy. 

This will include the promotion of emotional wellbeing, good mental health, positive behaviour and high attendance among children and young people.

Elliot Bloomfield

Ms Claire Sadler
Assistant SENCO

Hi, I’m Ms Sadler and I am privileged to be part of the Student Support Team thanks to all students who come and see us. It is really important to me that students know they have someone to talk to or a place to be when they are in need of support or to share in their achievements.

My favourite place to be is the beach regardless of the time of year. I enjoy books by authors such as Sophie Kinsella and Cecelia Ahern. I am not very musical but I am trying to learn to play the keyboard and I like Escape rooms.

Claire Sadler

Mrs Isabelle Allot
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Hi, I’m Mrs. Allott. I am originally from Switzerland but I have been living in Norfolk for over 20 years.

I love working with young people as each day is different and often full of surprises, and often feel that I learn as much from my students as they learn from me! I am passionate about travelling and hiking, my favourite movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”, my favourite author is John Irving.

Isabelle Allott

Ms Shirley Linnitt
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Hi I’m Ms Linnitt and I love being part of the Student Support Team and part of Attleborough Academy. We have the best students and it is an honour guiding and supporting them through their GCSE years.

I am a HLTA and a large part of my day is based in the classroom or in small group work, but outside of lesson time I am available, as everyone is, to help with any problems or if you just want to share some awesome news.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love food, fitness and family… They also know that if talking was an Olympic sport I would be a gold medallist!

At Attleborough Academy we recognise we all have different strengths in different areas, none of us are the same and that’s why we make such an amazing team.

Shirley Linnitt

Mrs Michele Caddamy
Student Support Mentor

I have been working in education since 2000 and have been part of the Student Support Team from 2018 and absolutely love my job. 

I work daily with some incredibly inspiring Young People and Colleagues and am very proud to be part of Attleborough Academy.  

I am originally from Cornwall and absolutely love walking with my two dogs in my spare time exploring Norfolk.

Michele Caddamy

Mrs Amanda Dysart
Student Support Mentor

Hi, I’m Mrs Dysart and my main role within the Student Support Team is the recording and monitoring of attendance, ensuring our students are safe and where they should be when in school.

I love going for long walks in the countryside, travelling and exploring new places.

Amanda Dysart

Miss Charlotte Fagg
Student Support Mentor

My name is Miss Fagg and I work in Student Support, and you will usually find me in the vulnerable area of the Bridge. Sometimes school can feel overwhelming for lots of different reasons, and we are all hear to listen and help with any worries you might have. So if you’re upset or struggling, please come and find us because I very much believe that ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. 

I love to go on long walks and spend my spare time reading books and watching movies or series. So I always love a recommendation!

Charlotte Fagg

Mrs Katie Savage
Student Support Mentor

 have been working in education since 2009, first as primary school teacher and now as a mentor.  

I mainly work with Looked After Children but also support students with interventions.  I have a special interest in supporting students with literacy difficulties and dyslexia.

Katie Savage

 

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