Sixth Form Specialist Learning Mentor – Mrs Beverley Scaife

Bev is always available to speak to on a one to one basis about any issue you may have, from discussing career aspirations and plans to matters of a personal nature. Part of Bev’s role is to provide assistance to any student who may need extra support that may not be directly related to education. Bev can produce this support and refer students to agencies that may be best placed to help. She also oversees the UCAS application process when students are applying to universities and gives advice and guidance on next steps in terms of employment and careers.

The Personal Tutor

Students are allocated a Personal Tutor at the start of their time at English Martyrs who will remain their tutor for the two years that they study here. Every morning, students will register with their tutor and they can speak to their tutor in the first instance in relation to any issues they may have. Because our tutors come to know their tutor group well, they are instrumental in adding a personal touch to references, helping students through difficulties and passing on key information throughout the year.

Head of Sixth Form and Heads of Year

As well as a Personal Tutor, students also receive support from the Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Hogarth and the two Heads of Year, Mrs Coulter and Mr Roberts. The Head of Sixth and Heads of Year will monitor students in terms of attendance and academic performance and progress but they are also here to support them pastorally too so that they can achieve success. Appointments can be made to speak with them if there is something that you need support with but they are always on hand to help.

Consistently, over 80% of our Year 13 students go on to study at university with almost all of the remaining students leaving with a clear destination in mind. The Sixth Form Team support students and guide them to follow the appropriate progression route for them. Students from our college go on to follow a number of pathways including: apprenticeships, employment, gap years and university.