Year 7 Team

We have a brilliant Year 7 team, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure you settle straight into life at North Liverpool Academy.

We’ve profiled the team below, so you can get an understanding of who your new teachers will be when you join!

Mrs Johnston – Key stage 3 Progress Leader

Mrs Johnston has worked at North Liverpool Academy for the last 9 years. Her hobbies include reading, going to the gym and spoiling her two little girls. She has previously worked as Head of Modern Foreign Languages but now her role as a Key stage 3 Progress Leader means that she is responsible for monitoring your academic progress and well-being. She is committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their full potential and to enjoy their time at North Liverpool Academy. She is very excited to meet you all and she is looking forward to working together you in becoming the best Year 7 that the Academy has ever seen!

Mr Gunning – Key stage 3 Assistant Progress Leader

Mr Gunning has worked at North Liverpool Academy for 6 years and is KS3 Assistant Progress Leader. He teaches Food Technology and Hospitality & Catering and can be found in the Technology if there are any issues. He also has a love for music and play guitar, piano and violin. This year he is looking forward to meeting all the new students in KS3 and making sure that you all enjoy their learning and make outstanding progress.

Mr Powell – Year 7 Year Manager

Mr Powell has been part of North Liverpool Academy for the past 3 years.  He has over 15 years of experience working in schools across the city and found that North Liverpool Academy is the best place to educate and nurture your child. He is really looking forward to working alongside the Year Seven Team to help and support our new students. He also has the privilege to manage the Year Seven Football Team this year, so hopefully together they will be able to bring some trophies home like his beloved Everton Football Club.

Miss Donnelly – Year 7 form tutor

Miss Donnelly is the curriculum leader for Art and Design.  She is very much looking forward to meeting her new students and helping them settle into their new school. She will mostly be found in her art room G017, which always has an open door for creatives and friends. She wants to reassure her new form that at North Liverpool Academy they will always have somebody to talk to and if they ever need help, guidance, or someone to sing out of key with – bringing a little humour to the day – head her way

Mr Clark – Year 7 form tutor

Mr Clark is an English teacher and this will be his third year with the trust but his first in North Liverpool Academy. Being new to the building himself, he knows how the new Year 7 cohort must be feeling. He is looking forward to helping the new Year 7’s find their way around and can be found nearest to the refectory in the English corridor.

Miss Barker – Year 7 Form Tutor

Miss Barker is a maths teacher at North Liverpool Academy and has worked here for over a year. She is very much looking forward to meeting and helping her new Year 7 form settle into their new school. In her spare time she decorates cakes and competes with her dog Lulu.

Mr Spencer – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mr Spencer is a history teacher at North Liverpool Academy and will be a Year 7 form tutor. He is very much looking forward to meeting his new students and helping them to settle into their new school. His favourite individual in History is Pastor Paul Schneider who bravely opposed the Nazi regime and if he could teach any other subject, it would be PE as he loves watching and playing football.

Miss Baroud – Year 7 Form Tutor 

Miss Baroud is an English teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is excited to be a Year 7 form tutor. She is looking forward to helping the Year 7 settle into their new school.

Mr Tynan – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mr Tynan is an English teacher at North Liverpool Academy and will be a Year 7 form tutor. He is very much looking forward to meeting his new students and helping them to settle into their new school. His favourite novel is On Beauty by Zadie Smith and if he could teach any other subject, it would Music as he loves to play the guitar.

Mrs Bailey – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mrs Bailey is a Business teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is excited about being a Year 7 form tutor this year. She is also new to the school but has a wealth of experience, having taught for 10 years not only business but also Computer Science, ICT and Cooking! She is really looking forward to supporting and enriching her New Year 7 form.

Mr Kearns – Year 7 Form Tutor 

A previous North Liverpool Academy student, now member of the technology department he is excited to pass on his tips and tricks to the students on how to make the most of their time here at North Liverpool Academy. He is looking forward to watching his new Year 7 form grow into the wonderful and successful adults they will undoubtedly turn out to be and helping them in any way possible whilst they make that journey.

Mr Hussey – Year 7 Form Tutor 

Mr Hussey is Head of Humanities, leading in Geography, also starting at North Liverpool Academy this year. Before being a teacher, he worked in outdoor education and lived in Switzerland for two years. He is most looking forward to getting to know his new form and settling into to life at North Liverpool Academy.

Miss Whitehead – Year 7 Form Tutor 

Miss Whitehead is an English teacher at North Liverpool academy. She is very excited to meet her new Year 7 form group as she knows they will be amazing. Her favourite books are the Harry Potter books. If she could have a cup of tea with any writer from the past or present, it would be William Shakespeare.

Miss Barnes – Year 7 Form Tutor 

Miss Barnes has been a teacher at North Liverpool Academy for 8 years. She teaches English and in particular love working with Key Stage 3. Poetry is her favourite thing to teach. She loves North Liverpool Academy for the friendly atmosphere and the experiences that the children have from being here. There is always somebody to talk to and so you are never on your own.

Mr Hughes – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mr Hughes is a maths teacher at North Liverpool academy that is currently in his third year teaching at the academy, in the past two years he has been a form tutor for year 8 and year 9. This will be the first time he is a Year 7 form tutor, however over the years he has taught a numerous Year 7 classes meaning he has good experience with that year group. He looks forward to meeting his form and helping them through their first year through high school.

Miss Richardson – Year 7 Form Tutor 

Miss Richardson has been teaching at North Liverpool Academy 2017. Her degree is in English and she trained as an English and Drama teacher. She has worked in a variety of schools. Previously, she was responsible for whole school Citizenship and PSHE. These are subjects, which she considers, to be of vital importance for our students. Its helps them to understand adapt to the world in which we live. She also has had the privilege of teaching talented, young people throughout her career and also, in the Arts, whilst she was Curriculum Leader for Drama, at two inner city state schools. She has also been able to engage with many of our Primary Schools, during her role as Primary liaison Coordinator.

Ms Taylor – Year 7 Form Tutor

Ms Taylor has taught Performing Arts at North Liverpool Academy for eight years, and can’t wait to deliver the SEAL programme (Social and Emotional Learning,) to years seven and eight.

She believes that social and emotional development is vital for young people, and loves how the students at North Liverpool Academy embrace the concept of caring for those in their community

Mrs Challinor  – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mrs Challinor is a PE teacher at the North Liverpool Academy. She is a Year 7 form teacher and is looking forward to her form being the best one in the North Liverpool Academy!! Her favourite sports person is Mo Farah as he never gives up and that is what she would like to see from all the students in her form! If she could teach another subject it would be art as she loves drawing.