Through outstanding academic, sport, music and performing arts programmes, and wide co-curricular activities, we inspire our students to become independent thinkers, learn how to get along with others, and gain the foundations for a lifetime of learning.
The secondary experience at BSAK is one that challenges our students to achieve their very best in all that they do. There is a plethora of opportunities to challenge, excite and encourage our students to develop their learning journey.
In addition to academic excellence, BSAK encourages everyone to get involved in leadership opportunities and activities outside of the classroom. Resilience, hard work, creativity and passion are all key to the development of the students at BSAK. We encourage the development of independence and highly effective personal qualities that will enable our students to engage with the range of people that they are likely to meet through our global approach to education.
These future leaders get the start they deserve at BSAK secondary and we look forward to seeing our students develop through the BSAK experience and access the highest-ranking universities around the world.
Head of Year 7
The transition from Primary to Secondary School is a big step in a student's educational journey.
Our head of Year 7 is supported by a strong pastoral team of six experienced form tutors, who work closely with the students, encouraging, supporting and guiding them throughout the year.
The majority of students starting Year 7 in September will have experienced many lessons in the Secondary School during a two week transition period at the end of Term 3.
From this initial introduction they grow and develop as successful learners and confident individuals within a community that expects and delivers the highest standards.
Dr Joe Noyes | 7CE
Mrs Naomi Foster & Miss Hiba Alkurdi | 7CH
Mr Brian Hogan | 7CH
Mrs Idil Kilic | 7HY
Miss Wendy Baskett | 7PE
Mrs Uzma Khan | 7PH
In Year 8, students build upon the foundation of Year 7 to grow in confidence as active, engaging young people who enjoy the intellectual challenges of the curriculum.
The year is full of new adventures and as students develop greater independence, they are encouraged to broaden their horizons and experience all that BSAK has to offer through its extensive co-curricular programme.
Mrs Ailbhe Gannon | 8CE
Mrs Sascha Dallas | 8CH
Mr Luke O’Boyle | 8GR
Mr George Meechan | 8HY
Mr James Bertrand | 8PE
Madam Anecha Mathieu | 8PH
Head of Year 9
The transition into Year 9 presents an ideal opportunity to push educational boundaries and continue to develop interests and hobbies beyond the classroom.
The Year 9 curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for students to experience the broader world in a more independent manner and develop a passion for life and learning.
A key focus for students this year is making positive choices for their future and our Year 9 pastoral team is here to fully support them through the GCSE options process.
Mr Musharraf Tanvir | 9CE
Miss Hazel McConnell | 9CH
Mr Thomas Smith | 9GR
Miss Beth Lowe | 9HY
Mrs Erin O’Neill | 9PE
Mr Jonathan Sterling | 9PH
Head of Year 10
Year 10 is a very exciting year for students. As they embark on their chosen GCSE courses, they can stretch themselves academically and still find a balance, embracing the many opportunities that the wider school environment presents.
With the attentive support they receive from staff and parents, this is a time of real growth.
Mrs Magda Bienka (Cover Mrs Marina Zaballa) | 10CE
Mrs Charlotte McIlroy | 10CH
Mr Craig Smith | 10GR
Mr Paul Sewill | 10HY
Mrs Josephine Eaves | 10PE
Mr Graham Murray | 10PH
Head of Year 11
Year 11 is a very important and demanding year in which students will take public examinations in May and June in all of their GCSE subjects.
We work together as a close knit team to support them to give their very best in the exams, as well as preparing them for life beyond GCSEs.
Mr Jon Mason & Ms Duaa Adaci | 11CE
Mrs Isabel Garcia & Mr Hisham Abdullatif | 11CH
Mrs Helen Monaghan-Greene & Mr Gethin Richards | 11GR
Mr James Bentley & Mrs Shabina Saleem | 11HY
Mrs Kathryn Mayall & Mr Sonny Zimmer | 11PE
Mrs Rima Schooley & Mrs Amal Amer | PH
GCSE Roadmap 2022
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At BSAK we aim to celebrate uniqueness and neurodiversity. The Inclusion Department is an integral part of the Secondary School at BSAK and our approach is entirely child-centred according to students’ individual needs. As a department, we foster a warm and supportive environment and work hard to promote an inclusive approach across the School towards different learning profiles.
We understand that every child is unique. We embrace this and work proactively and supportively to ensure that strengths are harnessed and built upon and that barriers to learning are identified to ensure the best outcomes for all of our students. At our core, we’re dedicated to nurturing self confidence and equipping students with the skills and strategies required for independent learning. We work hard to support the whole child through their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development.
The Inclusion Department offers a personalised programme tailored specifically for each student. We fully embrace a multi-disciplinary approach and support staff to cater for the individual needs of our students through staff guidance and training and the sharing of key information through Pupil Profiles and Individual Learning Plans. Our experienced Inclusion Teachers and Assistants form strong relationships with students and teachers and their work is based on a deep knowledge of the curriculum, our students and the resources available.
Our specialists collaborate closely with students, parents, class teachers, specialist teachers, the pastoral team and, where necessary, coordinate with external providers to meet the needs of our students. We also work with other professionals across the school to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all students. Learners with more significant needs will have an Individual Learning Plan which will be created through collaboration between the student, staff and parents.
We are here to ensure that every student feels supported, valued and ready to excel on their unique learning journey. Welcome to a place where students truly come first.
The Inclusion Department is based on UK best practice and is underpinned by the SEN Code of Practice (2015) and the Equality Act (2010).
Frances Marshall, Head of Secondary Inclusion Department