Sandwell Academy Advocates

What the Advocates will do for you

  • Listen to your views and concerns without giving their personal views or making a judgement about you.
  • Help you explore your options and rights (without pressuring you) and without giving personal opinion
  • Provide you with information to help you make informed decisions
  • Support you to speak to parents and/or members of staff and help you contact relevant people or contact them on your behalf
  • Support you in meetings.

What the Advocates do for the Academy

  • Raise awareness across the Academy and promote a culture of respect.
  • Contribute to the Assembly/PHSE programme

mr Kumar
Mr Kumar
Anti-Bullying Advocate

Mr Richards
Mr Richards
Disability Advocate

Miss Leach
Miss Leach
Gender Equality Advocate

Miss Leach
Mr Singh Uppal
Gender Equality Advocate

Miss Payne
Miss Payne
LGBTQ+ Advocate

mr Bevin
Mr Bevin
Marketing Advocate

Miss Tulloch
Mr Backhouse
Mental Health Advocate

Miss Tulloch
Ms Tulloch
Mental Health Advocate

Miss Rai
Miss Rai
Racial Equality Advocate

mrs Jarvis
Mrs Jarvis
Young Carers

Students can contact the advocates at 

What does Advocacy mean?

Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights . Someone who helps you in this way is called your Advocate.

At Sandwell Academy we have Advocates in 6 key areas.

  • Mental Health
  • Racial Equality
  • Gender Equality
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Disability
  • LGBTQ+