I am Vice Principal and Head of the Sixth Form Campus. Our dedicated Sixth Form campus is a wonderful place for post-16 study. We have created a mature learning environment which provides the perfect stepping stone to higher education. We have a broad range of courses enabling students to choose between traditional A Levels and vocational courses, or take a combination of them both. We pride ourselves on developing students as independent learners through a programme of enrichment activities. We also like to encourage students to take ownership of sixth form life and as a result have created leadership roles for students. We have several student committees representing wellbeing, student voice, societies and social activities. This has developed a real sense of community on the campus where students feel part of something they are proud of.
I am the Head of Year for both Year 12 and Year 13 students. You will find me in the Student Guidance Office along the SB corridor. My door is always open for students to come and talk to me about any concerns or worries they may have with regards to their academic studies alongside any other Sixth Form issues they are concerned about.
I am regularly in contact with parents regarding any concerns we have with students progress, attitude to learning or attendance and punctuality.
I am excited to meet all the new Year 11 students, albeit in a different way to normal; I hope you engage and enjoy your virtual Sixth Form induction process.
I am the Assistant Head of Year 12 and 13. You will find me alongside Mrs Hulbert in the Student Guidance Office along the SB corridor. I am responsible for the attendance of all Sixth Form students, this involves me monitoring and talking to students regarding their attendance and also keeping parents informed of any concerns. I am also responsible for informing students and parents about the 16-19 Bursary, which students can apply for depending on their household income.
I am also trained in Mental Health First Aid which is used to support student well-being. I work closely with the well-being society and help arrange different events and awareness of mental health throughout the academic year.
I am the Sixth Form Learning Mentor. I run the Independent Study Centre (ISC). This is a quiet, high effort space where you can come to complete work, use the textbooks and revision guides, borrow a MacBook, use the printer or ask for any general advice. For example, this could be getting help with organisational skills, coursework or homework tasks, revision planning, UCAS applications and much more. I am also the EPQ centre coordinator responsible for delivering the optional Extended Project Qualification
In addition to this, I am also a HOPE trained mentor. This means that I am able to offer a 1:1 listening ear service so that students can speak to someone confidentially about any emotional or social difficulties they may be experiencing. This could include (but is not limited to) anxiety, low mood, exam stress, bereavement, self-harm, relationships, or LGBTQ+ support.