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Very good pastoral care and tight on safeguarding. Bullying not seen as a problem by the girls we met - 'Everyone's friendly – you don't have bullies at Belvedere'; 'The teachers are very aware of social problems'. Sixth formers assigned...

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The Belvedere Academy is a non-denominational, non-fee paying, independent secondary girls school for approximately 800 students: including 250 students aged 16 to 19. In the future, boys may be admitted into the Sixth Form.

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Very good pastoral care and tight on safeguarding. Bullying not seen as a problem by the girls we met - 'Everyone's friendly – you don't have bullies at Belvedere'; 'The teachers are very aware of social problems'. Sixth formers assigned to KS3 forms, may help individuals with reading; NSPCC training for peer mentors ('buddies'). The girls quickly feel...

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Since 2006 (one year before the school changed from a selective independent GDST school to a state-funded academy), Mr Peter Kennedy BEd Dip Man Ed (50s). Attended Cardinal Allen Grammar School, Liverpool, Christ College Education, and the then Manchester Polytechnic. Head of English and sixth form in a Knowsley comprehensive, deputy head of two other comprehensives in Knowsley, head Ellen Wilkinson High School (mixed) in Manchester, head of Chorlton High School, Manchester. Married, three grown-up children; outside interests...

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