My name is Victoria Gowan. I am very privileged to be the Headteacher of Lord Derby Academy.

Lord Derby Academy is part of the Multi-Academy Dean Trust. The Dean Trust comprises a number of high-performing primary and secondary schools across four Local Authorities.

Lord Derby Academy caters to approximately 1020 pupils, aged 11-16. We operate a three year Key Stage 3 and a two year Key Stage 4.

We have very robust safeguarding and pastoral systems in place. Our House System is developing pupil leadership at all levels and plans are underway for our Pupil Parliament to be launched this academic year.

The carefully designed curriculum is broad, balanced and inclusive. The majority of our pupils access the English Baccalaureate subjects at Key Stage 4. We work closely with our feeder primary schools and with the other schools in the Trust to ensure appropriate challenge across subject areas. Our Teaching and Learning practice is founded on the pedagogical principles of Dr Doug Lemov.

Lord Derby Academy, with its traditional approach to education and its ethos of high aspiration, provides a progressive learning environment in the heart of a caring community. We operate to the highest of standards. We are unwavering in our ambition for every pupil and we work tirelessly to ensure each individual receives a quality educational experience and is set on a personal pathway to success.

Head of School Lord Derby Academy

     Miss V Gowan NPQH
     Lord Derby Academy

With kind regards,

Victoria Gowan