Student Support - Year 11


Year Team Leader : Miss McCullough

My name is Francesca McCullough and it’s my job as Year Team Leader to ensure that students are achieving their full academic potential and making optimum progress. My daily work in partnership with Mrs Williams is to remove the barriers which get in the way of students learning; to build resilience into students so that they can tackle issues for themselves and to ensure that they are being fully stretched and challenged within their lessons. My main goal as a Year Team Leader is to instil the ability for students to accept the mistakes they make along the way and ensure that tomorrow is an even better day than yesterday.

In addition to working within the Student Support team, I am a passionate English and Media teacher here at the school and have been here since joining RSA Academy Arrow Vale in 2012.

Outside of school I am a keen netball player, Aston Vila supporter and lover of skiing!




 Head of Year : Mrs Williams

Hello, my name is Debra Williams and I am the Head of Year 11.  The Year team is made up of Miss McCullough the Year Team Leader & myself and between us we are responsible for ensuring that all students in the year group are able to access the curriculum by ensuring that they attend school every day, are safe whilst in school and can access the appropriate support to allow them to reach their full potential.




"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Nelson Mandela

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