Welcome to the Sixth Form
A very warm welcome to the new Sweyne Park School Sixth Form. In August 2013 we were granted permission by the Department for Education to open a sixth form on our school site and in September 2014 our plans became a reality as our new Year 12 began their studies.
This is a very exciting time for our school and, indeed, the whole community. Our sixth form is building upon our work as a Thinking School, our excellent track record of teaching and learning, and our highly successful approach to pastoral care and transition.
We are very proud of our school and are committed to making our sixth form an outstanding place of learning. The sixth form shares our distinctive school ethos, which is underpinned by a strong culture of respect, where happy, confident and successful learners thrive.
We have worked hard to ensure we offer a rich curriculum and teach lessons which encourage students to challenge and question, articulate complex ideas, conduct their own research and develop a life-long passion for learning.
We take great pride in our care and support for each individual. Our nationally recognised work on transition is enabling us to ensure that each student settles in quickly to their studies. Our focus on supporting all students to set aspirational goals, empowering them to achieve and building friendships for life, will secure success.
High staffing ratios enable a highly personalised approach to pastoral care, and the role of sixth form tutors is crucial in ensuring progress and supporting students as they prepare for the next phase of their lives as independent and confident young adults. Our commitment to supporting students with statements for hearing impairment continues.
We have developed an extensive programme of personal development which will include visits to universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, and other top universities, and opportunities to undertake work experience placements. The programme links to our work as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and our Employability for Life Charter which, in recognising and accrediting life skills, holds high value with employers.
|Head of Sixth Form:||Dr Alick Robertson|
|Acting Sixth Form Administrator:||Mrs Jan Abel|
|Head of Year 12:||Ms Helen Banks|
|Head of Year 13:||Mr Tony Woods|