Kickstart Academy is a Key Stage 4 Secondary School (PRU) based at Tan Bank. We provide learning programmes for 48 pupils who are referred from within the Telford and Wrekin area.

This referral takes place through the well-established Fair Access Process (FAP), due to behaviour concerns or being at risk of permanent exclusion or those that are permanently excluded from school.

We pride ourselves in supporting learners with a wide range of difficulties, with the intention of them returning to mainstream education. Where this is not viable, students remain with ourselves and we look to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people.

Our ethos at Kickstart Academy is for students to learn and develop as a young person in the most positive way possible, we pride ourselves on giving students the opportunity to better themselves, please see the curriculum statement to the right. 

For general enquiries from parents/carers and the public, contact Terri Evans (School Administrator) on 01952 642402 or email Terri.Evans@telfordcollege.ac.uk

Our team
  • Paul Roberts – Acting Lead (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Emma Rennie – Gibbons, Headteacher
  • Peter Ford – Pastoral and Behaviour Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Joanne Kimm – Pastoral and Behaviour Officer (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Terri Evans – School Administrator
  • Katy Roberts – Teacher (Head of Teaching and Learning)
  • Alison Lewis – Teacher (SENCO)
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald – Teacher (Exams Officer)
  • Georgia Coultas – Teacher (PSHE/RSE lead)
  • Jason Parry – Teacher (Careers lead)
  • Jason Silverthorn – Teacher (Sport)
  • Marie Roy – Teaching Assistant
  • Jordan Price – Teaching Assistant
  • Adrian Hamilton – Teaching Assistant
  • Harry Hill – Teaching Assistant
  • Tammy Gilsenan – Family Liaison Officer/Teaching Assistant
Pupil referral unit for Key Stage 4

For information regarding the provision, referral process, policies, curriculum offer, exam results and staffing or any further information regarding Kickstart Academy, please contact us.

Telephone: 01952 642402

Academy Sponsor: Telford College, Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford, TF1 2NP | 01952 642200

Academy Address: 11 Tan Bank, Wellington, TF1 1HJ | Chair – Rosie Beswick, Address – c/o Kickstart Academy

Emma Rennie-Gibbons, Headteacher
Email – emma.rennie-gibbons@telfordcollege.ac.uk
01952 642541

Acting Lead  (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Paul Roberts hlcadmin@lct.education or 01952 387000

Pastoral and Behaviour Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Peter Ford 01952 642511


Pastoral and Behaviour Officer (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Joanne Kimm 01952 642402


School Administrator

Terri Evans 01952 642402