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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. 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.”