Ms Nicky Meston, Director of Sixth Form
I am delighted that you are taking the time to consider Teddington Sixth Form as the place to undertake your Post 16 pathway. This is a very exciting time for Teddington School as we enter our second year and build on the success following our AS results which has been recognised by ALPs (the national A level performance indicator) as a 4.
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 matured 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 is 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.
With over 19 years’ experience in education and 14 years spent specialising in Post 16 education I believe I can continue to grow and build Teddington Sixth Form into a natural step for our own students and a first choice for externals students. 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.