Meet the Teams

The Leadership Team

Leadership Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress Leaders

Progress Leaders Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Team

Transition Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastoral Support Assistants

PSA Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Teacher

Name

 

Mrs Rixham
Position in the school

& overview of main

Responsibilities

 

 

I am one of the Assistant Principals within the Senior Leadership Team.

My areas of responsibility include: making sure everything goes well as part of transition into Year 7, organising events like our annual awards evening and  parents’ evenings. I also plan the RESPECT curriculum which is the work we do in tutor time and includes the wonderful enrichment activities that we have on offer.

I also teach English and line manage the SEND and Art departments.

What are your qualifications? E.g. BA/MA/PGCE etc
 I studied English and Psychology at University then went straight on to a PGCE (teacher training certificate) in English and Drama. I recently studied for my Master’s degree of which I am very proud  – you are never too old to learn new things!

 

What inspired you to go into teaching/your current role ?
 My English teacher was my inspiration. I had never thought of a career in teaching but she arranged for me to spend a day at a University and it all went from there.

 

Why did you choose your specific subject/area? (Or if a specific subject does not apply – which subject have you taught in the past and why?) Include your career history.
I have always loved English, particularly English Literature so it seemed like the obvious choice Although, I have always loved History and sometimes wish I’d pursed that area as well.

Beamont is the only school I’ve worked at, apart from those that were part of my training. I started working here in 1997! The plan was to stay for  a couple of years and then move on but every time I thought about it a new opportunity came up. I am very lucky to have found such a wonderful place to work.

Where did you grow up and go to school/University etc
I grew up in Huyton, Liverpool where lots of my family still live. I went to a school in Widnes and my family eventually moved there when I was 16. I studied at a local University for lots of different reasons and loved my time in Liverpool.

I live here now with my own family.

What are your hobbies and interests?
My family take up a lot my time! I have two daughters who are 11 and 6. A lot of our spare time is spent taking them to their various dance classes and swimming lessons.

However, as they have got a bit older I have picked up some of my hobbies again and found some new ones. I am part of a Book Club which meets one a month for a lovely meal and a chat about the book we have read. I have made some lovely new friends and am so glad that Miss Mason from BCA set it up.

We have a touring caravan so love planning holidays and visiting lots of places whenever we can. My husband loves cars so we have a lovely MG that is our pride and joy but takes a lot of looking after.

I also like to go for walks with the family; we love being outside and I’ve started taking part in online Zumba lessons which I hope to continue once the lockdown is fully over.

What impresses you about Beamont Collegiate Academy?
There are so many things that impress me about BCA and I can’t wait for you to be a part of it. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond every day for every student in their care. The students look after each other and have high aspirations. Students tell us that they feel safe in school and that their opinions are valued

BCA offers so many opportunities – make sure you take them all!

 

 

Name

 

Bev Ivins
Position in the school

& overview of main

Responsibilities

 Transition Co ordinator
What are your qualifications? E.g. BA/MA/PGCE etc
I have GCSE’s, A-levels and a Btec. I also have a degree in English and History.

 

What inspired you to go into teaching/your current role ?
I started at BCA 12 years ago as a TA, with a view to becoming a teacher, however I was then given the best job in the whole school as Transition Coordinator. This role was a new role and I was allowed to make the job my own… a very exciting opportunity. It also meant I got to work with all the local primary schools building strong relationships and links between us. The perfect job for me.

 

Why did you choose your specific subject/area? (Or if a specific subject does not apply – which subject have you taught in the past and why?) Include your career history.
My past work life has been a very varied one. I have worked and travelled all over the world and have been self employed and also worked in sales and marketing. I have organised events and worked at big exhibitions. Most of my jobs have been working with people, which I love to do.

 

Where did you grow up and go to school/University etc
I grew up in Croft and Culcheth. And went to Croft Primary school then Culcheth High School. I went to Padgate College and then to Edge Hill to do my degree.

 

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love spending time with my family, I have 2 kids and a husband and we spend a lot of time outdoors. We visit places and go for walks. I love to travel and have travelled to lots of places from South Korea, Australia and South Africa to France, Andorra and Spain. We love to visit places in the UK especially Cornwall and Northumberland. I especially love coffee shops and can always tell people about amazing places to visit for a good cuppa and a yummy cake.

I also love castles, museums, art galleries, antique fairs and big old stately homes… I spend a lot of time visiting national trust places.

I love to read, but don’t get the chance as much as I would like and I enjoy a good film. But, by far my favourite thing is just hanging out with my kids… they are the best thing in my world…and it is even better if there is cake!

What impresses you about Beamont Collegiate Academy?
I love my job and working at BCA is a privilege. The staff are amazing and the ethos of BCA as a whole is brilliant. The school has such a good atmosphere of warmth and is the perfect environment for kids to learn and become a well rounded human being. What I also love is that the school is equally as bothered about extra curricular activities as the traditional subjects. This helps our students to explore so many different avenues and opens their eyes to what else is out there.