Year Heads and Managers
Miss Eckersall - Head of Year 7
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 is to enable the students in Year 7 to aim for the sky 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 7 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 8
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 8 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!
Miss Brambles - Year 8 Manager
Date joined Academy: February 2021.
Interests: Going on holiday, eating out, baking.
My favourite book: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
My favourite food: Chinese.
My ideal holiday destination: Maldives.
Three words to describe you: Cheerful, enthusiastic, trustworthy.
As Year 8 Manager I provide day to day pastoral care for our students, I am the first point of contact for the students in the morning providing them with any missing equipment uniform so they are ready for the day. I will make and take most phone calls to parents and so it is important for me to build positive relationships with our parents and students to ensure I can support them in the best way possible. I will make contact with outside agencies to give our students and families the help and support they need whenever they need it. I help our students overcome their behavioural, social and emotional problems that may affect their learning.
Miss Smith - Head of Year 9
Date joined Academy: September 2015.
Interests: I enjoy spending time in the garden and at the beach. I also enjoy making and eating food!
My favourite book: I don’t have a favourite book. There are too many to choose from. I do have a favourite author - Brandon Sanderson.
My favourite food: Cheese!
My ideal holiday destination: I love to travel and visit new places. My favourite place, so far was Krakow in Poland.
Three words to describe you: Compassionate, charitable, kind.
In my role as Head of Year 9 I work collaboratively with Alli Kent the Pastoral Manager for Year 9. Our roles often overlap so that we can provide a holistic approach to care for the students who attend within our year group. I want every child to be happy and healthy and have the opportunity to develop into a kind, confident and independent individual. I strive to do this by having high expectations of our students in both the classroom and other areas of the school. Alli and I monitor attendance, behaviour, and liaise with parents/carers daily to build strong relationships. In Year 9 we provide high quality SMSC and advice/mentoring to all students. Year 9 is when our students are given advice and guidance about careers and options, and we provide additional support withing the pastoral team to allow our students to make the correct choices for them. So that they are engaged, challenged, and have all the correct tools for their future endeavours.
Mrs Kent - Year 9 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 9 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 Miss Smith, 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.
Mr McUrich - Head of Year 10
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, happy.
Hi, My name is Ed McUrich, I am the current Head of Year 10 at the academy. I am also a maths teacher at the school. I have worked at OAW for 7 years now, I thoroughly enjoy the challenges that my job entails. I work closely alongside Mr Watson, who is the Year Manager for Year 10. 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 10 team are fantastic, they have a consistent approach and really care for the students in their groups. Mr Watson and I have worked tirelessly to form strong relationships with our year group. I feel confident that they can go on to be successful with their exams, whilst working hard and enjoying the challenge.
Mr Watson - Year 10 Manager
Date joined Academy: September 2007.
Interests: Entomology, Gym, Walking.
My favourite book: Don Quixote.
My favourite food: Seafood Linguine.
My ideal holiday destination: Thailand.
Three words to describe you: Methodical, creative, diligent.
Hello, my name is Mr Watson and I am Year 10 Manager, and I support all of Year 10 student’s pastoral needs. My role as Year 10 Manager is to make sure that all of our students are excelling and achieving their full potential, but also making sure students are happy during their time at Oasis Academy Wintringham. If there are any problems that are getting in the way of our students learning, and this can include a wide range of issues, I will work with students to resolve any problem they might have and offer ongoing support either from myself other staff members, or potentially from other outside agencies, this will be done in conjunction with Mr McUrich Head of Year 10.
Our aspiration for our Year 10 students is for them to be successful, to be innovative and creative, and to show perseverance in all the things they pursue. Myself and Mr McUrich Head of House are very proud of our Year 10 students, who are very caring and who are constantly striving to excel in everything they do.
Mr Whiteley - Head of Year 11
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 11 I will be working very closely with Miss Gilbert (Year 11 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 this vital year with their GCSEs. 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 fulfil their post-16 aspirations, including positive information and advice around Careers Education and successful applications 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 11 Manager
Date joined Academy: March 2011.
Interests: Exercise classes , quality time with my family, trips out/holidays.
My favourite book: Not sure I have one.
My favourite food: Domino's.
My ideal holiday destination: New York.
Three words to describe you: Empathetic, witty, adaptable.
My role as the Year Manager is to work directly with students. I will support them with their health and wellbeing and to ensure they are happy during this vital year of study. Mr Whiteley and I work closely together to ensure students are supported throughout their remaining time at OAW, including positive post-16 choices. I am able to help and support students with social, emotional and personal problems as well as their academic progress. I will always be every student’s biggest fan! We want our students to know they can come to us with any matter and above all else be happy!
In September 2021, the Year groups will change to the following:
Year 7 – Ashley Whiteley (HoY), Kirstie Gilbert (YM) + New Transition Mentor
Year 8 – Sophie Eckersall (HoY), Joanne McIntyre (YM)
Year 9 – Justin Hyldon (HoY), Courtney Brambles (YM)
Year 10 – Kirsty Smith (HoY), Alli Kent (YM)
Year 11 – Ed McUrich (HoY), Wayne Watson (YM)