Staff

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.

 

Mrs Kirsty Matthews

Deputy Principal: Director of Post 16

Responsible for: Curriculum and Study Programmes, Assessment and Data, Post 16 Teaching and Learning, Quality Assurance, DFE, EFA and Ofsted Compliance, Post 16 Safeguarding Lead, Pastoral Provision, Post 18 Progression, Post 16 Bursary.

 

Mr Adam Fox

Deputy Director of Post 16: Head of Year 12 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 Jared Baldwin

Deputy Director of Post 16: Head of Year 13 and Vocational Curriculum Leader

Responsible for: Student Performance, Safeguarding and Welfare, Attendance, Retention, Progression and Enrichment. Vocational Curriculum Leader.

 

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.

 

Mr Allan Sutton

RISE Coordinator, Critical Thinking, Extended Project and AQA Baccalaureate Curriculum Leader

Responsible for: Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities Liaison and Entry Programme, Post 16 High Performance Support.

 

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: Sixth Form Reception and switchboard, first aid, secretarial assistance to management team, enquiries and tours, bursary and transport administration.

 

Mrs Kim Stepney

Sixth Form Data Manager

Responsible for: SIMs course manager, reports, census and ALPs administration.

 

Mrs Julia Webber

Attendance Officer

Responsible for: Maintaining and reporting on student attendance.

 

Mrs Theresa Stevens

Head of Sixth Form Catering

Responsible for: The preparation and service of food at Place House Sixth Form

 

Mr Martyn Matthews

Sixth Form Site Manager

Responsible for: Maintenance of building and facilities at Place House Sixth Form

 

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 Claire Buckler

(Year 13 BKL Tutor Group) and Computer Science Curriculum Leader

 

Miss Nicola Bush

(Year 13 BUS Tutor Group) and Psychology Curriculum Leader

 

Miss Gemma Craze

(Year 13 CRZ Tutor Group) and teacher of Business and Economics

 

Mr Ben Hall

(Year 13 HAL Tutor Group) and Mathematics KS5 Curriculum Leader

 

Mr Martin O’Halloran

(Year 13 HRN Tutor Group) and Sociology and Health and Social Care Curriculum Leader

 

Mr Tony Veevers

(Year 13 VEV Tutor Group) and GCSE Sport and PE and Apprenticeship Curriculum Leader

 

Mrs Samantha Brooks

(Year 12 BKS Tutor Group) and Head of Economics, Business and Enterprise Learning Institute Lead Tutor and SDCC Curriculum Leader

 

Dr Laura Burgos-Lejonagoitia

(Year 12 BUR Tutor Group) and teacher of MFL

 

Ms Lisa Gasson-Jones

(Year 12/13 GSN Tutor Group – Hairdressing Vocational Students Only) and Hairdressing Curriculum Leader

 

Mr Nick Long

(Year 12 LON Tutor Group – Atrium Students Only) and Head of KS5 and Science Curriculum Leader at Atrium Studio School.

 

Mr Ben Lovick

(Year 12 LVK Tutor Group) and Physics Curriculum Leader.

 

Mr Allan Sutton

(Year 12 SUT Tutor Group) and RISE Coordinator, Critical Thinking, Extended Project and AQA Baccalaureate Curriculum Leader

 

Mr Ed Tomlin

(Year 12 TMN Tutor Group) and teacher of 3D Art, Fine Art and Photography

 

Mr John Whitehead

(Year 12 WHD Tutor Group) and teacher of Dance and Initial Teacher Training and NQT Coordinator

 

Mrs Becky Flint

(Year 12 FLI Tutor Group) and Science Deputy Curriculum Leader

 

Miss Cara Young

(Year 12 and Year 13 Cover Tutor and Study Supervisor)