I am proud to be involved in the development of the Sixth Form students at this crucial and exciting time in their lives. Being responsible for their teaching and learning, their academic progress and personal development is a great privilege. In my present role I work alongside the Student Support Managers, an expert tutor team and the Sixth Form team at Ralph Thoresby to ensure the effective day to day running of the Sixth form. I am responsible for the tutorial, study and wellbeing programme, which includes the delivery of the wider curriculum such as EPQ, Progression Module, Brilliant Club, Mentoring, Internships, Paired Reading Programme and many other opportunities to help equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experience for their journey beyond Lawnswood. It is a pleasure to work with a diverse and vibrant student community to support and stretch them to reach their full potential to successfully progress to higher education, apprenticeships or employment.
The opportunity to be part of our students most pivotal years is one I do not take for granted. I am incredibly proud of the young adults that our students leave us as, having taken full advantage of the amazing opportunities that we offer our students, both within school and through the many partnerships and networks we have formed with other organisations. Encouraging our students to apply for opportunities advertised in the weekly bulletin, watching their natural curiosity develop with our support and building their confidence to believe in themselves and their abilities are but some of the great privileges I have as one of the Student Support Managers. As a community, we emphasise the need not only for academic success, but also happiness and positive mental health. Entering this position with a degree in Psychology, and a background working in mental health, allows me to support our young adults throughout their time with us and foster positive emotional well-being, whilst they strive for greatness.