Pastoral Support

Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Sixth FormMiss R Murray
Head of Sixth FormMs K Gaches
Head of YearMr A Bull
Head of YearMr D Church
Sixth Form Learning MentorMiss C Collings
Sixth Form AdministratorMrs N Loczy
Exam OfficerMrs T Dolt

Our dedicated Sixth Form team maintains a high profile amongst the student body and are available to offer advice, support and guidance to all who require it. Frequent and timely monitoring and assessment ensure reporting to parents is accurate and informative. This also enables us, together with heads of faculty and subject leaders, to target individual students and work towards achieving the best possible outcomes. We work together to ensure that students are well-motivated, focused and thrive on the academic rigour of Sixth Form life. We have a highly experienced team of Sixth Form tutors. They build a close relationship with students in their group and support them in all aspects of Sixth Form life.

Pastoral care in the Sixth Form is seen as an extremely important part of our offer as students make the transition from GCSE to Post 16 study. Our Learning Mentor is experienced in supporting students with a wide range of issues, from organising workload and folders, to supporting them with personal issues and mental health, as well as with UCAS and apprenticeship applications. We also have access to the school counselling service and can signpost students and families to outside agencies where appropriate. Our inclusion team provides invaluable support to our SEN students and our experienced Exam Officer ensures students who require individual support in examinations receive the appropriate access arrangements.

The Tutors and the Sixth Form specialist staff meet weekly in order to share pastoral information and ensure all staff are kept up-to-date with Sixth Form activities. Tutors also facilitate Enrichment sessions each week and provide invaluable support throughout the UCAS process.