Welcome to the Mendip@Ansford Academy page.

We now have two base provisions at Ansford Academy, one for KS3 and the other for KS4. We are a provision for supporting students through a mainstream secondary education with our focus on qualifications and independence. Some students have come from The Mendip School and others have come to use from other schools around the local area. Each student receives a personalised support package, timetable and reduced timetable. The bases are safe quiet and calm spaces to come back to after a stimulating and thought provoking mainstream lesson. We have the ability to sit down, have a cup of team and a good catch up.

We have YouTube videos to explain what we do and what the base looks like. Click here   and  here   to view them.

We also have a pamphlet that we show potential students and families which can be viewed here.

Our Staff

Jake Godfrey

Jake has worked at the Mendip School for 5 years now after working in a primary school in inner London. Jake has worked across the key stages and is Computing and Online Safety lead for the school. Jake now leads TMS provision at Ansford Academy as well as working once a week at TMS. When not working Jake is spending time with his family, cooking, being out in the garden or riding his bike.

Jane Rossiter

Jane has worked at Ansford Academy for 18 years, before this she worked at another local Somerset Secondary school for 2 years as a Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages: French and German and was also a Head of Year. For the first part of her time at Ansford Academy, she was Head of Department of Modern Foreign Languages, then moved into a pastoral role of Assistant Head of Upper school, leading Restorative Justice practices across the Academy. Her real passion for inclusion in a mainstream setting led her to be co- opted into the Special Educational Needs department in 2017 at Ansford and to subsequently train as a SENCO. Jane currently manages the TMS provision in the additional second base on site at Ansford Academy. When she is not at school, Jane loves spending time with her family and 2 cats and rabbit- trying out new recipes and catching up on the latest foreign dramas and films.

Amy Sloman


Amy worked in a Somerset primary school as an LSA for two years before moving onto the Mendip School. Amy worked with various key stages and post 16 pupils for 2 years before coming to Ansford to help support Jake when he was setting up TMS provision. When not working Amy is spending time with family, walking her dog, reading and enjoying films.

Victoria Knight

Victoria has worked at the Mendip School for 2 years.  She previously worked in PR in New York and London before training as a primary teacher and working in schools in Somerset.  Since joining the Mendip School Victoria has worked across all key stages and joined the provision at Ansford Academy a year ago.  When not at school Victoria enjoys baking, gardening, walking and recently took up paddle boarding.

Debbie Pattenden

Sophie Treneman


Sophie has recently joined the Mendip School and is currently working in the TMS provision at Ansford Academy. Sophie has worked as a volunteer in India, teaching English to underprivileged children. She studied Journalism at University and will soon be starting her English teacher training. When not working, Sophie enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, yoga and reading.


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