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I am Marcus Shepherd, a 28-year-old BME headteacher at Merrill Academy. Prior to September 2016 behaviour was extremely poor, with several students displaying extremely poor attitudes towards learning and behaviour which could not be managed effectively. A number of students would display extreme behaviour, and this would result in several incidents and issues occurring throughout the day. Students would regularly be out of lessons and running around corridors, causing disruption to lessons. In lessons and around the academy, students displayed constant defiance and extremely poor engagement in their learning.

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Merrill PTFA were again successful in 2016 in gaining the support of Allenton Big Local to help fund a trip to Dimmingsdale for 20 of the Allenton children. The PTFA organised a residential weekend at the Dimmings-dale Youth Hostel for the children to enable them to go out into the countryside and learn about the environment and opportuni-ties in the areas close by.

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Merrill Academy Role Models

  • Ewelina Wisniewska

    Aspiring architect Ewelina Wisniewska laid firm foundations for her future career at Merrill.
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    Studying at Merrill helped sports fan Rebecca Lombard-Thompson to raise her game - and she is now on her way to an action-packed career in the world of sport.
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