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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.”

Mr S. Morrison

Assistant Director of Sixth Form

Also Head of A Level English Language, Mr Morrison is responsible for the careers and tutorial programme in the sixth form. When not analysing verbs and adjectives, he takes students through their first aid qualifications and puts together a careers package to ensure students gain experience in their own fields of interest so they can progress beyond Egglescliffe.

Whilst he doesn’t run a trip himself, he is often more than willing to tag along as an extra member of staff.

When asked about his favourite thing about working in the sixth form, his response was: “Seeing the students become much more independent. It’s a really special atmosphere in which I genuinely believe everyone can thrive.”

Miss S. Whitaker

Assistant Director of Sixth Form

Also Head of the Law department, Miss Whitaker is responsible for the fantastic enrichment programme at Egglescliffe. Having previously worked in the legal profession, she has a real passion for her subject which has seen many of her students go on to read Law at some of the country’s top law schools. Like Mr Gratton, she runs a trip to London in which students visit the Old Bailey and observe real criminal cases. She’s an avid Newcastle United fan but we mustn’t hold that against her.

When asked about her favourite thing about working in the sixth form, her response was: “Not feeling as though I’m coming to work. I don’t see it as a job because there are so many wonderful things happening here with such amazing staff and students.”