Mrs Sally Saunders


Head of House


Head of House


Barr Beacon School

Areas of Support

  • Behaviour
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality

Mrs Sally Saunders | Head of House

My mantra: Committed to achieving positive outcomes for all pupils by supporting pupils, parents, leaders, staff and outside agencies in being the best that they can be.

I achieve this through my experience gained in working and leading as a Head of House responsible for the behaviour, attendance and punctuality of over 400 pupils and maintaining high standards and expectations of pupils. My achievements have enhanced my practice and allowed for training of others. These achievements are: The National Award for Middle Leaders (NAML) / PGCE Coaching and Mentoring and PGCE in Educational Management and Leadership/ Advanced Safeguarding Training Level 2 and Level 3. I also have 14 years of experience delivering CPD sessions to staff and Senior Leaders within Barr Beacon School and the Matrix Academy Trust.

This experience has led me to supporting other schools with behaviour such as Bloxwich Academy where I was responsible for improving behaviour, attendance and the restructure of the the pastoral system.


My work has led for positive outcomes for pupils such as allowing opportunities for pupils to aspire to become prefects who are role models in the school and designing and initiating clear structures and referral systems for all staff and pupils so that boundaries are clear. This has resulted in an improvement in behaviour over time in lessons and around school. A better structure and start to the school day and management of uniform has allowed for a calmer environment within school. Managing and supporting pastoral leaders and form tutors to deliver engaging activities has meant that pupils become more knowledgeable about the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of life.

The impact of my work for attendance and punctuality has been very successful for pupil outcomes. We are below national average for fixed term exclusions, persistent absent pupils and have reduced repeat isolations. Parental meetings, outside agency involvement and internal referrals for success centre courses ensure pupils are safeguarded and positive outcomes for pupils through intervention strategies has led to a reduction in the number of pupils on report card due to behaviour issues.