Sixth Form Team
Mr Johnathan Lane
Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Principal
I have taught at Wyedean since 2005 and have been involved with leading and co-ordinating the Sixth Form since 2007. As Director of Sixth Form, I am responsible for the transition, progress and pastoral care of all those in Years 12 and 13. As well as my role in Key Stage 5 I am also a teacher of History and Politics.
My aim is to make sure that students flourish, enjoy their time in Sixth Form and are looking forward to a life beyond school. Central to this is ensuring that students meet or exceed their academic targets, develop relevant skills and gain valuable experiences for the next stage of their lives. I intend to stretch and challenge our students, intervene when they need more support, and provide extra-curricular opportunities that develop skills and broaden horizons.
Miss Samantha Bishop
Assistant Director of Sixth Form
I began teaching at Wyedean School in 2013 and have had experience in developing and supporting the Sixth Form since 2015. As well as my role within Sixth Form I am an experienced teacher of Design and Technology, specialising in Product Design. As Assistant Director of Sixth Form, my main responsibilities include supporting the Director of Sixth Form in the development of quality pastoral and PSHEE provision and interventions across Year 12 and 13. In my role, I aim to build on the ‘community feel’ of the Sixth Form by encouraging active involvement within the school and locality. I believe fostering creativity and collaboration within the cohort through the form of leadership groups to be a valuable experience. Providing enriching experiences through the tutorial programme will provide an insight into employability skills and will prepare students for life after Sixth Form.
Mrs Maureen Stephens
Sixth Form Academic Mentor
I started at Wyedean in December 2014 after a long career at Gloucestershire College, based at the Forest of Dean Campus.
My role is to support the students in Years 12 and 13 to ensure they develop the necessary independent study skills to enable them to achieve their goals and progress to the next stage of their lives, whether this is to university or into employment.
The key aspects of my role are to monitor students’ progress in each of their subjects, so that they stay on track and achieve the best grades they can; to offer help with study and revision skills and to monitor attendance and punctuality, to ensure students are taking full advantage of the opportunities available to them.
Mrs Hannah Searle
Sixth Form Academic Mentor
I joined the Wyedean Sixth Form team in September 2018 in order to work alongside Maureen in providing both academic and pastoral support to year 12 and year 13 students.
As a qualified teacher I have taught English to students aged from 11 to 70, but spent the majority of my career teaching GCSEs and A levels in a local Sixth Form College. I have also been involved in voluntary youth work over the years as I love working with and supporting young people.
A significant part of my role at Wyedean is to work one-to-one with students in order to support them in improving their organisational and study skills, and managing their workload. I am available to provide a listening ear to students should they need to talk. As a team, as well as encouraging students to aim high, we are also committed to ensuring that they focus on their wellbeing.