TBAP Cambridge AP Academy

The Academy supports up to 35 secondary learners who have experienced difficulties with their learning and behaviour in mainstream school.The academy takes referrals from a wide variety of Secondary school across Cambridge and the surrounding villages, predominantly focusing on Yrs 9 – 11. Learners are taught in small, well supported groups and follow a broad curriculum of English, Maths, Science, PE, Art, Food Technology, Media and a range of college courses.



'Relationships between staff and learners in the school are impressive and help create an atmosphere of trust. School leaders’ strong understanding of learners’ emotional wellbeing means that learners are making greater progress in terms of attendance and progress that they have in previous schools.'

Dynamic School review Dec 2017


Learners have extra support for literacy and numeracy delivered by a team of learning Support Professionals. Learners also benefit from a weekly enrichment programme which allows them to explore healthy lifestyles and to experience outdoor pursuits and encourages team building. We work closely with families and outside agencies to give learners the skills and resilience they need to be safe and to raise their expectations of themselves as successful citizens.

 

 

Our Senior Leadership Team

Head of School

Tony Machin

Head of School

Previous experience as a Senior Leader with Harris Academy and senior leadership in a mainstream school in the London Borough of Havering leading on Inclusion. Tony has a background in Physical Education and was Formerly a head of PE before moving into senior leadership as a director of learning.

Director of Learning

Bronson Forshaw

Director of Learning

Previous experience as Head of English, Core Subject Lead and literacy lead. Bronson started working in education after spending almost ten years in the private sector working in communications.

Student Services Manager

Melena Newbury

Student Services Manager

Previous experience leading alternative provisions, behaviour management and inclusion in main stream education. Qualified to degree level. Certification held in family links and professional support interventions, specialising in family engagement . Mel has an advanced diploma in  psychotherapeutic counselling and volunteers at Youth charity counselling service.