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Pupils 'improve their behaviour and begin to rebuild their self-esteem' - Ofsted

Welcome from the Headteacher, Andrea Spowart

Andrea SpowartAs the Headteacher at Mary Astell Academy, I feel incredibly privileged to work with our community in supporting young people to achieve success.

I firmly believe that all young people deserve the very best a modern education has to offer and should be fully prepared to become responsible adults.

Mary Astell Academy is based upon values which include giving young people a fresh start and our ultimate aim is to always to provide an opportunity to return to mainstream education.  In instances where this is not possible, we continually endeavour to provide a curriculum which provides equality of opportunity which mirrors that of a mainstream education.

Based in the outer West of Newcastle young people are able access a stimulating and caring learning environment supported by talented and committed staff who put learning and progression at the forefront of everything they do.

Having high expectations of young people is critical and I support an ethos where simple things are ‘done well’ to ensure everyone succeeds.