Year Heads and Managers
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Mrs Holland - Transition Mentor
Date joined Academy: June 2021.
Interests: I love spending time with my family and seeing my friends. I love spending time outdoors, whether it be walking or running, and I have ran a Marathon - something I’m very proud of as it has taken lots of training and dedication. When I’m at home I love reading and listening to music, as well as going to concerts.
My favourite book: I love so many different authors and genres of book, it’s hard to choose! I’ll give anything a try once, but at the moment, I would recommend all books by Will Dean, as his books are beautifully written.
My favourite food: Chocolate!
My ideal holiday destination: I love Italy but have always dreamed of a safari holiday.
Three words to describe you: Kind, honest and sociable.
Hi, my name is Karen Holland and I am the transition mentor for Year 7. This involves meeting all of the students prior to them joining OAW by visiting each primary school and spending time with the students to assist them with a smooth transition from primary to secondary school. My role allows me to work closely with all of the students as they settle into life at OAW. This means that I have a strong relationship with the Year 7s each year.
I embrace our school ethos and the 9 habits, while encouraging our students to believe in themselves in order to succeed. I offer empathy to each of the students and help them navigate their way through Year 7, which can be a difficult and overwhelming time. I value honesty and strive for every student to value and care for themselves as much as our school staff value and care for them. I make myself available to offer pastoral advice and reassurance when required and resolve any issues that may arise, checking in regularly to maintain good relationships. I am loving my role at OAW and within the pastoral team, as I believe we all work with the students at the core of everything we do. This is evident when seeing how happy and settled they are. I also will be available to speak with and meet parents during my working day if they wish to chat about any worries they may have.
Mr McUrich - Head of Year 7
Date joined Academy: September 2014.
Interests: Football, gym and spending time with my family.
My favourite book: Not sure I have one.
My favourite food: Pizza.
My ideal holiday destination: Ibiza.
Three words to describe you: Energetic, team-player, positive.
Hi, My name is Ed McUrich, I am the current Head of Year 7 at the academy. I am also a maths teacher at the school. I have worked at OAW for 9 years now, I thoroughly enjoy the challenges that my job entails. I work closely alongside Mrs Bell, who is the Year Manager for Year 7. No two days are the same at the academy and every day is exciting and a challenge. The main roles I am responsible for are attendance, behaviour management, intervention and supporting students in the academy to push themselves to their maximum potential – whether that be academic, sporting or being the best version of themselves.
I enjoy working with the students on a daily-basis, especially the pastoral support and getting students “back on track” when I have supported them to resolve any conflict or problem. The tutors in the Year 7 team are fantastic, they have a consistent approach and really care for the students in their groups. Mrs Bell and I will work tirelessly to form strong relationships with our year group. I feel confident that they can go on to be successful young people, whilst working hard and enjoying the challenge that school life brings.
Mrs Bell - Year 7 Manager
Date joined Academy: September 2003.
Interests: Spending time with my family and walking my dog.
My favourite book: Ferney.
My favourite food: Roast Chicken Dinner.
My ideal holiday destination: By the sea, anywhere in the world.
Three words to describe you: Hardworking, kind and approachable.
Hi, my name is Mrs Bell and I am the current Year 7, Year Manager. I enjoy my role immensely and I will always endeavour to help and support your child through their Academy life. I will remain their Year Manager throughout their time here, from Year 7-11. Together we will watch them grow into confident young adults equipped to enter the world of work with a positive and mature attitude.
I work very closely with the Head of Year 7 Mr McUrich, we are both determined to ensure that the whole year group feels safe and secure within the Academy. Ensuring that they achieve their potential and thrive within the society in which they live.
Mr Whiteley - Head of Year 8
Date joined Academy: September 2016.
Interests: Football, Rugby League, spending time with my family and eating out at restaurants.
My favourite book: Moneyball.
My favourite food: Fish and Chips.
My ideal holiday destination: South Africa.
Three words to describe you: Enthusiastic, positive and active.
As Head of Year 8 I will be working very closely with Miss Gilbert (Year 8 Manager). Firstly, to ensure the safety and well-being of the whole year group. I always support students to demonstrate perseverance with their social, emotional, and mental health, especially in their development through the years. My door will always be open to any student and the one thing I want from our year group is to always be honest. My role is to also support all students to fulfill their aspirations in lessons, including positive information and advice around their education and successful opportunities into the next steps of the journey. Most importantly, I will encourage students to look after themselves, each other and be happy.
Miss Gilbert - Year 8 Manager
Date joined Academy: March 2011.
Interests: Spending time with my family and friends. Being outside in the sunshine. Going out to eat at nice restaurants.
My favourite book: I enjoy reading Roald Dahl books with my children.
My favourite food: Domino's.
My ideal holiday destination: New York.
Three words to describe you: Understanding, Supportive and positive.
My role here as the Pastoral year manager is to work directly with students, I am always here if they need someone to talk to offering help support and guidance. I am available in the day for parents if they have any concerns or worries, they would like to discuss. Mr Whiteley our head of year and myself work closely together to ensure students are supported throughout their time at OAW and to make a positive difference to ensure our students are happy.
Miss Eckersall - Head of Year 9
Interests: I love watching live music and getting outdoors in the sunshine! Being around my friends and family, and having a coffee in my hand makes me very happy too!
My favourite book: Michelle Obama – Becoming. I found the book so inspiring, and really look up to Michelle’s hard work ethic and family values.
My favourite food: Peanut Butter M&Ms.
My ideal holiday destination: Hawaii – It has a tropical climate, active volcanoes, incredible beaches and surf. It’s definitely at the top of my bucket list!
Three words to describe you: Compassionate, loyal and warm.
I am beyond thrilled to be following our Year 7 group throughout their academy life at OAW. My relationship with each student is one that I value. Our Year 7 group has a vibrant energy and have shown such resilience through recent unsettled times.
My role as Head of Year is to enable the students in us to aim high and achieve all they can. I want to ensure that our students are recognised and celebrated for their efforts and successes. When students take a wrong turn or make a mistake along their journey, I will help guide and support students back on to the right path. I am passionate about fostering a sense of community amongst our year group, where we are kind and compassionate to ourselves and each other. My role is to help students realise and meet the high expectations that we have for them so that whatever they aspire to, they can succeed. Whether students need academic support, someone to talk to, or just a smile to see them through the day, it is my mission to be there for them.
Mrs McIntyre- Year 9 Manager
Date joined Academy: September 2003.
Interests: Walking my dog, reading and spending time with my family.
My favourite book: Little Women.
My favourite food: Chocolate.
My ideal holiday destination: USA.
Three words to describe you: Supportive, understanding and organized.
Hello, my name is Joanne McIntyre. I am a Year Manager and I have worked at Oasis Academy Wintringham since 2003. In my time here, I have seen many changes, the biggest being moving into the fantastic building we have now. I am proud to be a member of the Oasis family and everyone strives to make it the best it can possibly be.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and walking my dog.
My role as a Year Manager enables me to work very closely with the students and I am always there for them if they need someone to talk to, offering them help, support and guidance. I am also available any weekday from 8am to 4pm for parents if they have any concerns or worries they would like to discuss.
Mr Hyldon - Head of Year 10
Date joined Academy: January 2007.
Interests: Sport and music, especially supporting the mighty Chelsea football club!
My favourite book: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.
My favourite food: Indian.
My ideal holiday destination: Anywhere hot with a swimming pool.
Three words to describe you: That’s for other people to decide! I would say honest, firm but fair.
As Head of Year 8 it is my responsibility to oversee the key areas that affect all of the students and staff within the year group.
The first of these is safeguarding and I work closely with the Year Manager and tutors to ensure that we are keeping our students safe and cared for. Secondly I oversee academic progress, liaising with teaching staff to ensure that all of our students are making the progress they are capable of. In order to do this we work very hard on a daily basis ensuring that regular attendance and positive behaviour are at the forefront of everything we do.
Most of all, I want every one of my Year 10 students to look forward to coming to school and enjoy their time in our academy. I endeavour to form positive relationships with them and put a smile on their faces whenever possible!
Mrs Clark - Year 10 Manager
Date joined Academy: February 2012.
Interests: Music and spending time with my family.
My favourite book: Think like a monk by Jay Shetty.
My favourite food: Thai.
My ideal holiday destination: Greece.
Three words to describe you: Caring, patient and forgiving.
My name is Mrs Clark, and I am the Year Manager for Year 10. I have worked at Oasis Academy Wintringham for approximately 10 years.
My role as a Year Manager involves supporting students on a day-to-day basis, build positive relationships, work collaboratively with Mr Hyldon whilst monitoring attendance, behaviour, and liaising with parents/carers.
Most of all, I am always happy to help, and my door is always open for any worries, concerns, and support during school life.
Mrs Stow - Head of Year 11
Date joined Academy: January 2018.
Interests: I love spending time hiking/orienteering particularly in the lake district. This interest and my role at OAW has allowed me to set up and run the Duke of Edinburgh Award. I also regularly marshal for our local quadrathlon group ‘Linsquad’. I love reading and watching fantasy and love listening to music, particularly if it is live. I am recently married and have 4 cats who I love spending time with.
My favourite book: I love reading Fantasy books and have always loved reading Terry Brooks novels, however anything fantasy with a dystopian feel always peaks my interest.
My favourite food: Love, love, love cooking and eating Jamaican food.
My ideal holiday destination: Somewhere that needs exploration and anywhere that has a relaxing beach.
Three words to describe you: Bubbly, caring and supportive.
I am Lisa Stow and I am currently the year 11 Head of Year.
This was a new role to me at the end of 2021 and in that time have got to know my year group extremely well. It is my role to ensure that all year 11’s have everything they need to prepare themselves for when they leave school, whether they progress to college and university or other exciting future.
I took on the role as maternity cover and had mighty shoes to fill and I was and am very fortunate to work with the students within my year group.
I work very closely with my year manager Mrs Kent to monitor attendance, behaviour and achievements.
I take pride in being able to forge positive relationships quickly with young people and work hard to provide the guidance and support they need on a daily basis to succeed which include forging strong relationships with parents and carers.
I truly enjoy seeing our students succeed and feel pride on a regular basis when I see how far they have progressed.
I work hard to ensure students feel comfortable within the academy and within their lessons and am there to support them when and if times become challenging for them.
My role is to ensure students are empowered to follow dreams, reach their goals, and make the Academy a fulfilling and exciting place to learn.
Mrs Kent - Year 11 Manager
Date joined Academy: January 1998.
Interests: Crafting, cooking, travelling, family time.
My favourite book: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
My favourite food: Paella.
My ideal holiday destination: Maldives.
Three words to describe you: Caring, creative, funny.
I have been working in my Pastoral Role now since 2002. My Year 11 Manager role is very varied, every day is different and ultimately my role is to support our students, parents and carers, with any worries/issues that may arise, whether inside or outside of the Academy. Building relations is vital so we can give the very best support. I also liaise with Academy staff, outside agencies and parents/carers. We want to offer the best support for our students and empower them to help them deal with any challenges, moving forward through the rest of the Academy year and beyond. We can also arrange additional support – especially regarding mental health issues. Together with Mrs Stow, HOY we work as a cohesive team and our roles complement each other so, together, we can make a positive difference in our young peoples’ lives and ensure a happy, successful future.