Sixth Form Staff
The Sixth Form Management Team
The Sixth Form benefits from its own management team who oversee the strategic direction and performance of the Sixth Form as well ensuring the day to day running of the establishment is safe and effective.
Mr Jared Baldwin
Head of Post 16 Education
Responsible for: Curriculum and Study Programmes, Assessment and Data, Post 16 Teaching and Learning, Quality Assurance, DFE, EFSA and Ofsted Compliance, Post 16 Safeguarding Lead, Pastoral Provision, Progression, Post 16 Bursary.
Mr Adam Fox
Deputy Director of Post 16: Head of Year 13 and KS5 Sport and PE Leader
Responsible for: Student Performance, Safeguarding and Welfare, Attendance, Retention, Progression and Enrichment. Sport and PE Curriculum and Enrichment Leader.
Mr NeiL WHITELAW
Deputy Director of Post 16: Head of Year 12 and Vocational Curriculum Leader
Responsible for: Student Performance, Safeguarding and Welfare, Attendance, Retention, Progression and Enrichment.
email: Mr Neil Whitelaw
Ms Julie Randell
Careers Coordinator and Child Care Curriculum Leader
Responsible for: Post 16 Work Experience, Careers Advice, Referrals to Independent Careers Advice Service, Liaison with external Careers Agencies, Coordinating and organising careers events such as Annual Careers Fair. Child Care Curriculum Leader.
The Sixth Form Non-Teaching Team
We have a very friendly non-teaching team of staff at Sixth Form who maintain the ‘family feel’ and keep everybody organised, fed, watered and safe at Place House.
Ms Penny Clark
Sixth Form Communications Officer
Responsible for : Admissions, UCAS applications, Sixth Form events and promotions, Sixth Form reception and switchboard, first aid, secretarial assistance to management team, enquiries and tours, learner bursary and transport bursary.
Mrs Kim Stepney
Sixth Form Data Manager
Responsible for: SIMs course manager, student reports, census and ALPs administration.
email: Mrs Kim Stepney
Mr Patrick Naylor
Sixth Form Site Manager
Responsible for: Maintenance of building and facilities at Place House Sixth Form
email: Mr Pat Naylor
The Sixth Form Tutor Team
The role of the sixth form tutor is a key factor in the success of our students. The tutor’s primary role is to support their tutor group to achieve their full potential and the achievement of their target grades through close individual tracking and monitoring of their progress related to their curriculum pathway, their attendance and overall pastoral welfare. The tutor is the key contact for each student, their parents/carers and the tutee's teachers.
Tutors act as a role model to their tutor group and lead them in developing a positive work ethos and ensuring that the sixth form experience is a fun and enriching one for them. Tutors guide students to observe the sixth form policies and procedures.
Being a sixth form tutor is a truly rewarding experience. Tutors and their tutees develop professional relationships of the highest quality. Our tutors love supporting their students to navigate their way through the challenges and triumphs of their time in sixth form and guiding them on their way to exciting and fulfilling progression routes.
Mrs Samantha Brooks
(Year 13 BKS Tutor Group) and Head of Economics, Business and Enterprise Learning Institute Lead Tutor and SDCC Curriculum Leader
Mr Neil Whitelaw
(Year 12 WLW Tutor Group) Deputy Head, Head of Year 13 and teacher of History