Year 7 Team

Our brilliant Year 7 team is on hand to support you as you settle into life here at North Liverpool Academy. 

Here’s a short introduction to the Year 7 team members who you will meet during your time at NLA…

Mrs Johnston – KS3 progress leader

Mrs Johnston has worked at North Liverpool Academy for the last nine 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 wellbeing. 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 the new Year 7 and is looking forward to working together with you in becoming the best Year 7 that your Academy has ever seen.

Mr Gunning – KS3 assistant progress leader

Mr Gunning has worked at North Liverpool Academy for six years and is KS3 Assistant Progress Leader. He teaches Food Technology and Hospitality & Catering. He also has a love for music and plays 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 your learning and make outstanding progress.

Mrs Bailey – Year 7 form tutor and primary liaison lead

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 ten years not only in Business but also Computer Science, ICT and Cooking! She is really looking forward to supporting and enriching her new Year 7 form.

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 7s find their way around.

Miss Barker – Year 7 Form Tutor

Miss Barker is a Maths teacher at North Liverpool Academy and has worked here a couple of years.  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 in shows.”

Mr Spencer – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mr Spencer is a History teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is 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.

Mr Tynan – Year 7 Form Tutor

Mr Tynan is an English teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is 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.

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, also starting at North Liverpool Academy last 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 Wright – Year 7 form tutor

MissWrightMiss Wright is a Technology teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is in her sixth year at the Academy.  Louise’s passion for teaching is driven by a desire to work with young people to help them reach their full potential.

Miss Barnes – Year 7 form tutor

Miss Barnes has been a teacher at North Liverpool Academy for eight years. She teaches English and in particular loves 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 our students are never on their own.

Mr Hughes – Year 7 form tutor

Mr Hughes is a Maths teacher at North Liverpool Academy and is currently in his third year of 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 numerous Year 7 classes meaning that he has good experience with that year group.  He looks forward to meeting his form and helping them through their first year in high school.

Mrs Challinor – Year 7 form tutor

Mrs Challinor is a PE teacher at 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.