I am delighted to introduce myself as the Head of Sixth Form at Southgate School. Having worked at Southgate for over ten years I know the high standards of excellence we set as a school and am excited to now lead a Sixth Form that is already successful.
My vision for all Sixth Form students at Southgate School is that they leave us not only with the academic achievements they need for their next steps in life but also having had a rich and varied experience. With 38.76% of our students in 2022 achieving A*-A grades (above the national average) we are already in a strong position when it comes to our academic achievement, proving that Southgate School Sixth Form is a place of academic excellence. We were so proud of all the students who obtained their first choice course choices at top Russell Group Universities, particularly those who secured places at Cambridge University.
We also currently offer a wide range of extracurricular activities for our students to get involved in, including the highly sought after D of E Gold award. This year we will be building upon the opportunities already available and extending our subject specific enrichment as well as a variety of community based, Leadership and Mentoring opportunities.
The Sixth Form has a high profile Leadership Team who will take on leadership opportunities with younger students and be given a range of opportunities to lead on whole school events, build their public speaking skills and mentor others. We also appoint Head Girl and Head Boy through the Sixth Form which is a highly sought after and respected position within the school.
We as a Sixth Form team also understand the importance of the mental and emotional wellbeing of our students. We provide a wide range of support for our students and a safe and comfortable working environment. We appreciate the pressure that comes with Sixth Form study as well as the personal pressures of growing up and have various Be Well Zones and a supportive school staff to ensure no student feels left adrift.
It is a privilege to be a part of Southgate School Sixth Form and I look forward to continuing our successes and developing more opportunities for our students.
Clare Devlin- Assistant Headteacher- Head of Sixth Form