Mr Victory, Head of Sixth Form
Welcome to Teddington Sixth Form.
I am delighted you are taking the time to consider us as a place to continue your education. This is a very exciting time in the history of Teddington School and for the young people who will enter our new Sixth Form Centre as its first students. After extensive planning and preparation we are in a position to deliver an outstanding educational environment that will provide excellent academic outcomes for all our students.
I appreciate your post-16 education will play a vital role in helping you to achieve success in the future and our aim is to help you acquire and develop the skills and qualifications you need to meet the demands the next stage in your life will bring. In this respect I recognise it is essential we provide all our students with the skills to be independent and knowledgeable learners, and that we develop global citizens who are able to progress confidently into the workplace of the 21st century.
With a wide range of courses, inspiring teaching, strong support and an extensive enrichment programme, I believe Teddington Sixth Form will be large enough to offer you the choices you want, but small enough so you can thrive in a supportive and friendly environment. With our fantastic new Sixth Form Centre, a more adult relationship with staff and a greater degree of independence, it will also seem different enough so you feel you have moved on as an individual.
As a student at Teddington you will be expected to take responsibility for your own learning and demonstrate a committed and conscientious approach to your studies. However, whilst you will be encouraged to become an independent learner, you will not be left on your own as your academic progress will be closely monitored to ensure you remain on track to realise your full potential. I believe such a caring and proactive approach to post-16 study will produce excellent results and be a distinctive feature of our sixth form.
Alongside high academic standards, we are also keen to focus on your personal development by placing a strong emphasis on involvement in extra-curricular enrichment activities. Whether this is participating in sports teams, the Duke of Edinburgh programme, or assisting and leading others within the school and wider community, I want you to grasp the opportunities we present.
I am a passionate believer in the merits of a school based sixth form and for 4 years I led a very successful one at a school in Surrey. In May 2011, this sixth form was judged by Ofsted to be ‘an outstanding one, where students make outstanding progress’. Furthermore, the attainment and progress of students showed a significant improvement under my leadership. I hope you feel reassured that this experience will help me lead Teddington Sixth Form to excellence in the coming years.
Please take time to invest in your future success by looking at the extensive range of courses and activities we will have on offer.
I look forward to discussing your future in our sixth form community.