Sir Robert Pattinson Academy Sixth Form
Our Sixth Form team work together to support our students with both their pastoral and academic needs. We have dedicated members of the team to ensure all of our students progress onto their chosen next steps, as well as support their day to day needs too.
Head of Sixth Form
Mr J Griffiths
Director of Achievement & Tutor
Miss N Court
Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Miss K Walker
Sixth Form Administrator
Miss K Brown
Director of Careers & Tutor
Mrs S Mather
Wellbeing Mentor & Tutor
Mrs C Gadsby
Careers Guidance Practitioner
Ms T Taylor
Sixth Form Tutor
Ms S Papaioannou
Sixth Form Tutor
Mr G Wilson
Sixth Form Tutor
Miss S White
“The quality of education in the sixth form is improving.” – Ofsted. November 2019
Student Senior Leadership Team
Our careers provision is comprehensive in the Sixth Form. We have a careers guidance practitioner who visits to offer tailored support to help students in their career goals and next steps. Our skilled Sixth Form intervention team support students through the University or apprenticeship application process. Our UCAS co-ordinator supports all students in their University applications including Russell Group and Oxbridge candidates.
All Year 12 students benefit from a work experience programme. Where possible, this will be tied to their career goals. This often leads to students continuing on a voluntary basis or even paid employment.
Our enrichment programme has a wealth of opportunities for student to broaden their experience with us. We have a comprehensive programme to develop our students understanding of the wider world, relationships and health and wellbeing. We have a dedicated 5 hours per fortnight dedicated to supporting the personal development of our young people, as well as a drop down day each half term to reinforce key themes and offer other opportunities such as practical and off site activities that lend themselves to a day off timetable.
Our students have the opportunity to attend presentations and lectures on a wide variety of diverse topics delivered by external providers from universities or the world of work. Our students also use this time to develop their own learning through Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). We currently have students learning short courses in Spanish, first aid and a wide variety of other fields. In addition, we support student health and wellbeing by allocating time for students to be active and take advantage of the sports facilities we have on site.
Three other key areas of enrichment we pride ourselves on are EQP, volunteering and senior student leadership opportunities. You can meet our current team below.
For our highest achievers, the Academy offers the Extended Project Qualification which is equivalent to half an A-Level and enables students to pursue a topic of their choice in greater depth. This is led by our EPQ co-ordinator and is enhanced through University visits for academic research and lectures.
All students are expected to volunteer in the Sixth Form as part of their enrichment. Opportunities such as peer mentoring, Subject Champions, lesson support, and student leadership offer great opportunities for students to get involved. The support provided to our younger students, particularly in their transition, accelerates their development as young adults. As well as being integral to our ethos here at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, it is also valued by universities, employers and apprenticeship providers and as a key part of their own personal development.
Our sixth form student leadership team offers opportunities for students to work with a number of staff and students across the academy. They lead from the front at the Student Council, on open evenings, all events at the academy, including our full school assemblies.
There are a number of roles open to our students that focus on key priorities such as our peer mentoring programme, extra curricular activities and student voice. Some of our student leaders also have a specific objective of raising the profile of and promoting our six SRPA Values. As a part of their development they are allocated a senior member of staff as a coach who meets with them regularly to support their leadership journey.