North Cornwall APA.
North Cornwall APA is located in the North of the county in Bodmin.
We work closely with all the secondary schools in the North of the county to ensure the needs of those most vulnerable pupils are met.
Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils and staff work extremely hard to ensure pupils are given every opportunity to succeed and aspire. The curriculum is diverse and offers pupils opportunities to experience a wide range of activities and vocational courses as well as a solid foundation in the core curriculum.
We work closely with a diverse range of out side agencies both statutory and voluntary so that our young people can access the support and guidance they need.
The staff are very hardworking and creative and always go the extra mile with the young people on roll here, we are a very experienced team and promote an ethos of respect for all in our community.
North Cornwall AP Academy Deed of Variation – 24 November 2016
North Cornwall AP Academy Deed of Variation – 18 September 2017
North Cornwall APA PPSG Declaration of Interests 2017
North Cornwall PPSG Attendance 2016-17
Richard Triggs – Principal, North Cornwall
Richard graduated from Plymouth University with a first class honours degree in Biological Science (BSc Hons). He then attended Exeter University to complete PGCE in Science/PE. Richard taught Science at Brannel since 2000, along with a pastoral role as Head of House. He has always been committed to making a positive difference to the most challenging pupils in his care. Richard is fortunate enough to have played football for the County Senior team, and now coaches an under 10’s team, keeps fit primarily by cycling, but enjoys many sports. He enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two children).
Nathan Hayes, Vice Principal:
Nathan has been a teacher for 14 years (having taught Science and Mathematics), with varying TLR responsibilities, including Head of Visual Impairment Unit, Inclusion Manager for KS3, Second in charge of Mathematics, Quality Assurance Manager & ITT mentor. He enjoys looking at the data behind student outcomes and how they can be improved. He was a two sport international, having achieved caps for Wales in basketball (Men’s, U23’s & U18’s) and volleyball (Junior men’s) and won the National League and Cup Final (Wembley Arena) with Plymouth Raiders in 2001. He now enjoys spending his spare time with his family enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer.
Lee Quirke – Family Support Manager:
Lee has over 17 years experience supporting children and young people with an array of complex needs. Her philosophy and day to day working style is to give young people a voice in any decision making whenever possible and to make sure their opinions are heard. She has a wide skill set built up from both academic study and practical experience. She holds a BA (Hons) from the open university as well as NVQs and a stack of Diplomas and Certificates in vocational subjects. Outside of school Lee enjoys surfing, taking long walks around the North Cornwall coast and spending time with her family.
Andrew Godfrey – SENCO:
Andrew has been a teacher for 14 years. He completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Physical Education and Geography and the University College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. He taught PE in Dorset for 6 years, becoming head of Key stage three and then Head of Year 8. Andrew started working at North Cornwall APA in 2010 as a maths and PE Teacher and has since covered as Deputy Headteacher and took on the role of SENDCO in 2015. Andrew loves water sports and has been lucky enough to compete for his country and county in Surf Life Saving and swimming.
Some comments from our parents:
J was absent as she had a dentist appointment – ‘she did not want to go to the dentist she wanted to come to School, she loves it‘
‘Can I start by saying a big thank you to all involved in changing L’s mind set towards her peers. She has returned to school today’
‘My child goes to the APA at Delabole and it’s the best decision I ever made bullying isn’t tolerated and the teachers are fantastic, understanding and will do anything to help the child.’
‘Just wanted to say how proud I was on Saturday when E received not one but two certificates and gift vouchers for her hard work in Maths and English! Credit due to yourself and your staff who have given her the support and encouragement to achieve things which I wouldn’t have thought possible less than a year ago! Thank you.’
‘B returned to School after half term break and following a serious incident on the Thursday before; she came to the Office and said “it feels good to be back home, this is like my home’
‘During a session with her WYZUP Worker she said that she “loved it here, is really liking it here, the staff are great and she has made some friends’
‘A is very complimentary about Acorn and is looking forward to getting back to school’
‘On receipt of a positive report one mother said – Fantastic to hear this. We have seen such a massive difference in J since she started and that’s due to you’
Of our Principal, one parent write ‘thanks so much Rich you’re a man to be admired, you’re a rock to them kids’