Communication with Parents\Carers

We want every child at The Pingle Academy to be happy and to succeed.  In order for that to happen, we wish to maintain a healthy and collaborative relationship with parents/carers.  Communication from the academy to parent/carers is extremely important to us.


The academy will develop an open and transparent relationship with parents/carers by the following means of communication:

  • All parents/carers of students in Year 7-13 to be invited to Parents’/Carers’ Information Evening in September.
  • Parents’/Carers’ Evening for all year groups calendared from October to June.
  • Open Evening in October and Year 6 Transition Day/Evening in July for new Year 7.
  • A calendar of academy events is published on the academy website at the start of each academic year and published in the Principal’s parent/carer letter throughout the year.
  • Classcharts is used by the academy to communicate attendance, rewards and behaviour.
  • In Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 students in Key Stage 3 will take their subject books home to show parents/carers.
  • A curriculum Faculty newsletter for all KS3 subjects is published twice per year/per subject.
  • The Pingle Academy Newsletter published half termly providing an update on academy events, visits, achievements and progress.
  • Information podcasts on the academy website covering key themes such as:
  • Most Able
  • Attendance
  • Safeguarding topics.
  • Progress booklets which provide a guide to assessments and strategies for parents/carers on how to support their child/children.


How you can find out more about the academy events and activities:

  • Academy website: -
  • The academy newsletter
  • Parent/Carer letters
  • Events and announcements
  • Curriculum information
  • Policies and procedures
  • Contact information.


Key staff:


Leadership Team



Mr S Hall

Principal or

Mrs M Hall

Vice Principal

Mr P Harvey

Vice Principal

Mr J Done

Assistant Principal

Mr M Hurst

Associate Member

Mrs N Toshney

Assistant Principal

Mrs B Parker

Assistant Principal

Miss S Rea

Associate Member

Mr D Riley

Assistant Principal

Mr S Waller

Assistant Principal

Mrs D Wilcox

Assistant Principal




Heads of Faculty



Mrs S Taylor

Art & Technology

Miss K Robinson


Mrs L Harling


Mrs T Foster


Mrs S Rea


Mrs N Manan


Mrs K Mills

Modern Foreign Languages

Mr D Brown


Mrs S Morgan

Performing Arts

Mrs S Siniara


Mr D Parker


Mrs D Holland

Social Studies




Safeguarding Team



Mr M Hurst

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs E Orme

Safeguarding Officer







Mrs S Lane

Acting SENDCo

Mrs R Townsend

Acting SENDCo