About us

The TBAP Unity Academy has a clear focus on improved behaviour and follows the overarching TBAP Behaviour and Keeping Safe Policies. As such we have a set of expectations that all children must work within. These are based around safety, respect and learning. When things go well learners are rewarded in various ways. When Learners’ behaviour is less than acceptable school staff adopt restorative approaches which aim to repair harm and restore order so that effective working relationships continue.

We are an Academy where belonging, growth and achievement are at the core of all we do. These are important to our purpose, procedures and practice. We aim to provide a sense of security so that everyone feels safe, confident and can demonstrate respect for both themselves and others. We encourage a sense of responsibility and accountability, with an awareness of fairness and an appreciation of diversity in an atmosphere aimed at realising and developing potential through challenge.

Our Senior Leadership Team

Head of School

Sarah Anderson-Rawlins

Head of School
Sarah Anderson-Rawlins has been working in the field of education for 23 years. Having completed a teaching diploma in 1999 at The London School of Music and Dramatic Art, she then gained a English Speaking Board Higher Certificate and a BA Hons Degree and, more recently, she completed a National Qualification for Headship (NPQH) .


Director of Learning

Lois Downton

Director of AI

Lois Downton Director of Learning. Previous experience specialist art teacher working with young people with SEND and SEMH.

Hazel Gering

Dr Hazel Gering

Curriculum Lead

Previously a lead teacher, Hazel leads science and maths and her specialism is sciences. She worked in mainstream education as a deputy lead in science before moving into SEMH provision. 


For more information contact:
Head of School – Sarah Anderson-Rawlins