Supporting Your Child

The Academy takes the wellbeing of all our students very seriously. In addition to their tutor, students have the support of progress leaders for their year group, mentors and the senior leadership team.

Students are encouraged to talk to an adult (their form tutor, mentor or progress leader) if they have any worries or concerns. Although we run specific parents evenings during the year to discuss your child's progress, please feel free to contact your child's form tutor or progress leader via the main school number if you or your child have any particular concerns.

  • Mr L Wharin - Year 7
  • Mr Robinson - Year 8
  • Mr Gardner - Year 9
  • Dr Wetherill - Year 10
  • Mr S Wharin - Year 11
  • Mrs Harrap - Sixth Form


Also, our Senior Leadership Team are:

  • Miss Proctor - Principal
  • Mrs Eastwood - Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Mrs Chambers - Assistant Principal
  • Mr Podlewski - Assistant Principal
  • Mrs Phelan - Assistant Principal
  • Mrs Richmond - Assistant Principal
  • Mrs Pitchfork - School Business Manager


Special Educational Needs

Our guiding principle is one of Inclusion. We want to identify and break down all possible barriers to learning so that all pupils whatever their physical or learning needs, can achieve their full potential.

For more detail about how we support students with SEND, please visit our SEND page here



At Airedale Academy we take bullying extremely seriously. All children have a right to attend school without fear of being bullied. Details of our approach can be found in our Anti-Bullying policy.


Mental Health Awareness

Here is an extract from mentally healthy schools

What's mental health?

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual achieves their potential, copes with the normal stresses of life, works productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act.

Like physical health, mental health is something we all have. It can range across a spectrum from healthy to unwell; it can fluctuate on a daily basis and change over time.

Good mental health helps children:

  • learn and explore the world
  • feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions
  • form and maintain good relationships with others
  • cope with, and manage change and uncertainty
  • develop and thrive.

Building strong mental health early in life can help children build their self-esteem, learn to settle themselves and engage positively with their education. This, in turn, can lead to improved academic attainment, enhanced future employment opportunities and positive life choices.



There are a number of websites available to support parents, carers and young people in promoting and looking after their mental health and wellbeing.  Here are some for you to look at: