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Sixth Form Leadership Team

Mr D.Gratton

Director of Sixth Form

Mr Gratton has successfully led the Sixth Form for the past 20 years and has a vast knowledge of the UCAS application process and basically anything there is to know about…anything.

Also Head of Economics, Mr Gratton leads a trip to New York every two years. Recently there has been a massive uptake in Economics at A Level but he can’t quite work out why.

When asked about his favourite thing about being the Director of the Sixth Form, his response was: “I love the positivity and energy of the sixth form students. It’s a real privilege to work here.”

Miss F. Dunnakey

Assistant Director of Sixth Form

Miss Dunnakey looks after all of the data within the sixth form as well helping to lead the day to day running. It’s her ideal job because she crunches numbers as part of the maths department and enjoys doing the odd marathon from time to time. The perfect equation (sorry).

When asked about her favourite thing about working in the sixth form, her response was: “Seeing the difference in the students from the day they arrive to the day they leave, it’s such an honour to see them achieve their potential.”

Miss S. Ghost

Sixth Form Enrichment

Miss Ghost will make you rich. Do we need to go on?
Along with being a key member of the English department, Miss Ghost is in charge of enrichment across the Sixth Form and works to ensure that you leave Egglescliffe with skills beyond the academic, including first aid and work experience. She also runs DofE and is currently in talks with the royal family about whether she can take the title Duchess of Enrichment.

When asked about her favourite part of the sixth form, her response was: “The sense of community spirit, of fun and enthusiasm, that the students bring to all activities, whether it’s for their studies or for the benefit of others: it’s a feeling that you just can’t get anywhere else.”

Miss G. Crook

Sixth Form Data and Progress

Miss Crook has a vital role in the Sixth Form, crunching all of the data in order to identify how we can maximize your learning potential at Egglescliffe. A natural number-bod as part of the maths team, Miss Crook loves everything there is to do with these all-important digits; it could explain her passionate hatred for Alphabetti-Spaghetti. By hook or by crook, she will help you get to where you want to be.

When asked about her favourite part of the sixth form she responded with “I love being part of a team that helps and supports students realise their dreams and ambition.”

Mrs A. Hart

Sixth Form Pastoral

Mrs Hart is in charge of the tutorial programme and sixth form career opportunities. She also assists Mr Gratton in the day to day running of the place. You might say she was the Hart and soul of Egglescliffe. You also might not say that. Also subject leader for religious studies, Mrs Hart has a wealth of knowledge concerning the wider care provided by the sixth form and will always strive to develop students so that they leave as well-rounded individuals.

I’ll say my favourite part of the sixth form is “making a real difference in students’ lives. Unlike other professions where you may work behind the scenes, as a teacher you are up front to see the visible changes. There’s nothing quite like seeing a student grow in confidence or achieve their goals from the support and time you have given them.”

Mr C. Smith

Sixth Form Recruitment and retention

You might well be here because of Mr Smith. When he’s not blowing things up in science or dealing with the behemoth that is the school timetable, Mr Smith loves nothing more than recruiting for the Sixth Form to help form the wonderfully diverse community that we have. This involves arranging visits and organising taster days so you can sample the delights of what we have to offer. Essentially it’s timetabling - it’s like it was (recruit)ment to be. Apologies once again.

When asked about his favourite aspect of working at Egglescliffe Sixth Form he responded “It’s fantastic to see the nervous faces enrolling into our Sixth Form turn to excitement, confidence and gratitude throughout the rest of their time with us!”