Our Leadership Group consists of the Headteacher, two Deputy Heads, three Assistant Heads, the Business Manager, the Personnel Manager and the Data Manager. The group is fundamentally concerned with school improvement and whole school management. Leadership Group members work closely with the Governing Body in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Each of the Core Subjects (English, Maths and Science) is managed by a Curriculum Leader supported by a Deputy and Assistant.Foundation Subjects (Business Studies & IT, Design & Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, and P.E.) have a Curriculum Leader supported by a Deputy. Creative Arts (Art, Drama & Music) and Humanities (History, Geography & R.E.) have a Curriculum Leader and specialist Subject Leaders. We also have Curriculum Leaders for Applied/Vocational Learning and Learning Support and Assistant Curriculum Leaders to manage our Co-operative Learning programme. Each Curriculum Leader is linked directly with a member of the Leadership Group.
The curriculum is delivered at all key stages through a 50 period, fortnightly timetable. All lessons are of 1 hour duration. KS3 is completed in two years and three years is spent on KS4.
Although some staff have designated responsibility for each pupil, in practice every member of staff is involved in pastoral care. Our School subscribes to the philosophy that staff are teachers of children first and foremost and should recognise their responsibility for establishing and maintaining a community in which individual potential, in the broadest sense, can be maximised.
Mixed ability form groups are divided vertically into Colleges (Dod, Lovell, Moreton and Royce). Students stay with the same Head of College Head and hopefully the same Form Tutor throughout their five years in the main school. Form Tutors are the cornerstones of our pastoral system and have direct responsibility for each individual pupil in their tutor group. Heads of College, who are members of the Support Staff, monitor effort and contact parents to praise or express concern. They lead weekly assemblies which help to develop and establish their college ethos. Members of the Leadership Group are linked to individual Colleges.
The Sixth Form is led by a Director and Deputy Director.
Support Staff work in a wide range of roles and are central in supporting the work of teachers in the School to enable them to concentrate on moving teaching and learning forward. Alsager School has a proud tradition of appointing Support Staff to innovative roles including acting as Form Tutors.