Proud to be a member of the
Lincolnshire Gateway Academies Trust

Meet Our Staff

All staff at Pilgrim Academy aim to provide a happy and safe environment for your child. At various points during the school year, we will invite you into the Academy to discuss your child's progress and to take part in various workshops connected to the curriculum. Please feel free to contact the Academy at any time if you wish to speak to your child's teacher or any other member of staff.

Senior Leadership Team:

Position Name
Executive Principal Mr Andrew Clark
Principal Mrs Rachel Clarke
Vice Principal Mrs Kayleigh Morley
Assistant Principal Mrs Carolyn France
Assistant Principal Miss Julia Somerscales
Interim Assistant Principal Mr Jordan Gibbon

Additional Leadership Responsibilities:

Position Name
Curriculum Leads Mrs Rachel Clarke & Mrs Kayleigh Morley
Pastoral Leads Mrs Rachel Clarke & Mrs Kayleigh Morley
Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Carolyn France
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Lianne Senior
Pastoral Support Assistant Miss Katherine Copley
Behaviour co-ordinator Mr Jordan Gibbon
SEND co-ordinator Mrs Carolyn France
EAL co-ordinator Mrs Melanie Portlock
Mental Health Champion Mrs Louise Stamford
Early Years Lead Miss Julia Somerscales
Key Stage 1 Lead Miss Jade Grayson
Key Stage 2 Lead Mrs Rachel Clarke
Attendance Officer Miss Julia Somerscales
Teaching & Learning co-ordinator Mr Jordan Gibbon
Cover Officer Mrs Kayleigh Morley
Health & Safety Lead Miss Julia Somerscales
Student Leadership co-ordinator Mrs Kirsten Wright

Curriculum Leaders:

Position Name
Art & Design Mrs Annaliese Backrath
Computing Miss Leanne Kapka
Design & Technology Miss Gabrielle Gray
English Mrs Kayleigh Morley
French Mrs Carolyn France
Geography Mrs Kirsten Wright
History Mrs Melanie Portlock
Mathematics Mrs Rachel Backhouse (KS2) & Miss Jade Grayson (KS1)
Music Mrs Laura Dolby
Physical Education
Mrs Holly Thompson
Mrs Louise Stamford
Religious Education Miss Charlotte Jennings
Science Mrs Joanne Ireson
Mrs Melanie Portlock

Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants

The Pond of Possibilities
Class name Year group Teacher Teaching Assistant
Tadpoles Nursery Mrs Stamford Mrs Evison
Mrs Burniston
Mrs Allen
Mrs King
Frogs Reception Miss Somerscales
The Lake of Learning
Class name Year group Teacher Teaching Assistant
Cygnets Year 1 Mrs Portlock Mrs Chambers
Mr Searby
Miss Badics
Dragonflies Year 1 Mrs Backrath
Mrs Wright
Swans Year 2 Miss Jennings
The River of Resilience
Class name Year group Teacher Teaching Assistant
Otters Year 3 Miss Grayson Mrs Farrell
Miss Lewis
Mrs Dale
Mrs Kearns
Kingfishers Year 4 Miss Kapka
Turtles Year 4 Mrs Dolby
The Ocean of Opportunities
Class name Year group Teacher Teaching Assistant
Sea Stars Year 5 Miss Gray Miss Barrass
Mrs Blease
Mrs Jones
Mrs Davis-Williams
Orcas Year 5 Mr Gibbon
Blue Whales Year 6 Mrs Backhouse
Mrs Ireson

Administration Team:

Position Name
Senior Academy Administrator Ms Michele Swann
Administrator Miss Lynne Fretwell
Administrator Miss Rebecca Robertson

Wider Support Team:

Position Name
Custodians Mr M Blackmore
Cleaning staff Mrs L Crampton

Ms L Goldsmith

Mrs T Holt

Miss J Kyeremeh
Midday Supervisor Assistants Mrs S Allen

Mrs A Burnett

Mrs D Ridge (Senior)
Breakfast Club Team Mrs D Ridge