Meet the tutors form tutor presentation 2012

Ms Bellis
Director of Sixth Form
Mr Weeks
Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 12
Miss Venton
Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 13
Mr Leonard
KS5 Academic Progress Coordinator
Mrs Bajomo
Mrs Cannon
Mrs Clothier
Mr Grady
Ms Conreen
Ms Brolly
Mrs Haslam
Mrs Kempster +Mrs Hart
Mrs Bromfield
Mrs Wakenshaw + Ms Hoffman
Mrs Freeman + Mr Johnson
Mr Coxhead
Mrs Haslett
Students see them for all admin matters:
 D9 ‘Hatch’ open between 8 and 10.30 and break
th form team via Ms Haslett
 appointments to see 6
 attendance
 change of subjects
 medical routine info / appts (emergencies to B7)
 monitoring and supervision
 Oyster cards, references
 NUS cards,
 UCAS and Admissions………and much, much more!
Attendance Officer: Ms Lyddall
Examinations Officer: Mrs Lovell
The start of non compulsory education
Freedom to study independently
Opportunities to contribute to the wider
school community
Aspire to Higher/Further Education or career
“The sixth form is led exceptionally well; a relentless focus on
improvement ensures that all students have every opportunity to
achieve their best outcomes.”
Ofsted 2011
Dress Code
Identity Badges
Use of mobile phones
Meeting Deadlines
Attendance and Punctuality
Achieve your best
Take responsibility....
Sixth Form Assembly
Registration / tutor notices
Sixth Form notice board
Letters home
Group Call
Sixth Form website
[email protected]
We will endeavour to respond to enquires within 48 hrs.
Compulsory for all sixth form students
Registration with the Tutor each day at 8.20
(Marked late from 8:30am)
Tutor time (PSHE through General Studies)
on Friday period 1
Year 12 Assembly: Monday in the Hall
Whole School Assembly every Tuesday in
the Hall
Inform Ms Connolly (SENCo) and Mr Weeks if your
daughter/son has any special educational needs
such as;
You must provide documentation for any support
you may need e.g. additional time for exams. This
will be passed onto the SEND Dept.
“The proactive work of the pastoral team is very effective in ensuring
vulnerable students are well provided for.”
Ofsted 2011
Students who enter the Sixth Form as young adults
within the school community understand the
importance of acting as role models and are
expected to set an example to the rest of the School.
Ultimately, students enter the Sixth Form to work
and contribute to the wider school community –
their dress should reflect this.
As a general guide your should dress therefore as
though you were in a formal environment.
So what does this really mean?
Conventional tailored jacket in dark colours, as a general guide in brown, blue, grey,
or black. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle
of smart professional dress i.e. – pin stripes, or faintly chequered. Ponte/jersey
jackets are not permitted.
Conventional tailored trousers or skirt, in dark colours, in brown, blue, grey or black.
Trousers should be full length and not cut off. Skirts must be worn with tights and
must not be mini-length. Ponte/jersey trousers or skirts are not permitted.
A conventional blouse or shirt - plain, or modestly patterned providing it is tailored
and designed for professional wear. It must have sleeves and must not be low cut; it
must cover shoulders and midriff. Cleavage should not be visible. T shirts are not
Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with blouse/shirt
and jacket.
Plain leather shoes capable of being polished; suede shoes are not
permitted. Shoes should be conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark
colours. Heels should be less than 5cm high.
Conventional two piece suit, with matching tailored jacket and trousers in dark
colours, as a general guide in brown, blue, grey, or black. Trousers should be
full length. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the
principle of smart professional dress (i.e. – pin stripes).
Conventional office shirt plain or modestly patterned (i.e. stripes and checks)
pastel coloured formal shirts may be worn providing they are tailored and
designed for professional dress; these must be worn with a tie. Shirts must be
tucked in to trousers at all times. The tie must be fully visible to below the knot
at all times.
Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with shirt, tie and jacket; tie
knots must still be visible if a jumper or cardigan is worn.
Plain leather shoes, capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted.
Conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours.
Ties are to be worn with the top button done up at all times and the
knot covering the top button; jackets are to be worn to assembly
and formal events.
The dress code is to be worn smartly around the
school. Jewellery must be subtle and consistent
with smart professional dress. Apart from earrings
no other visible piercings, are permitted and it is
not acceptable to cover up additional piercings
with, for example, plasters.
These rules are in place so that you feel you are
coming to the Sixth Form to work, and because you
are setting an example to the rest of the school,
which is very formally dressed.
You may need to bring in an appropriate
change of clothes for P.E. and Dance.
Jeans or chino style trousers
Jersey jackets, trousers or skirts
Corduroy or denim
‘Hoodies’ of any description even if worn
as an outdoor coat
Headgear (except for parentally confirmed
religious or medical reasons)
Combat trousers, shorts or cut-offs
Strappy tops or vests
Exposing bare midriff, cleavage or chest
Sportswear / leisurewear, including velour
and cotton jersey
Extremes of style, for example, mini skirts
Visible facial or body piercings (except ear
rings) or tattoos
Unnatural hair colourings or extreme
The nature of homework changes significantly
in the Sixth Form and students are expected to
be more independent in allocating time to
study. There will not be a published timetable.
However a good general guideline is that you
should allocate FIVE HOURS per week outside
lessons to each subject.
October Half Term
Exceed (Potential to significantly exceed target)
Above (Potential to achieve above target)
On Target (Potential to achieve target)
Below (Potential to achieve below target)
Concern (Significant cause for concern)
Target Grade
Current Grade
Target Grade
Current Grade
Target Grade
Subject comment
Tutor comment
14th February Year 12 Parents Evening
60% A*-B
84% A*-C
99.5% pass rate
33 A* grades
2 students
secured places
at Oxford
Simon Free A*A*A
Alex Wade A*A*AB
Maria Cufley A*AA
Victoria Allen A*AA
Eleanor Cozens A*AB
Laura Evason-Browning A*AB
Sarah Spooner A*A*BB
Jessica Sargent AAAB
Elizabeth Roe A*ABC
Emily Badcock AAA
Emma Gurney AAA
Emily Morris AAA
Sophia Patsikas AAA
Leighanne Sullivan AAA
Amy Lawes A*A*A*
Zoe Whiting A*A*A*
Elle Nichol A*A*AA
Celine Saxby A*A*AA
Sivajini Yoganathan A*A*A
Kerrie Shand A*A*A
Louise Foster A*A*A
Wendy Smith A*A*A
Jessica Scott A*AAA
Dylan McDonnell A*AA
Niall Wadham A*AA
William Hardy A*AAB
Billie Nicholson AAAC
Cayleigh Williams AAA
Georgina Welch AAA
See Ms Bellis / Mr Weeks
Seek permission from Head of
Complete form which is in sixth form
office. This must be approved by Head
of Department, Parent and Ms Bellis
Avoid changes after October half term
Bullers Wood has funds if think you might struggle with the costs for
your studies. For advice and to see if you are eligible please go to the
following link.
All documents can be found on the school website under the sixth
form tab.
Students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary. This group
• students in receipt of Free School Meals
• people in care
• care leavers
• people claiming income support
• disabled young people who receive Employment Support
Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a
bursary at the discretion of Bullers Wood.
Support with;
 university applications (UCAS)
 CV writing
 Gap year options & organisations
“All students benefit from the school's outstanding procedures
for care, guidance and support... excellent support and guidance
is given to students to help them move on to the next stage of
their lives, be it university, employment or training.”
Ofsted 2011
Parents section on UCAS
[PDF] New Parent Guide 2012 - Ucas
Useful UCAS Guides
Search courses now on
UCAS. Be prepared!
What are Cambridge and
Oxford looking for?
“Students need to be excited by intellectual
complexity and uncertainty”
“your subject becomes your hobby”
Suitability for tutorial system:
Ability in and passion for their subject
Enquiring / questioning mindset
Analytical / logical thinking style
Proven track record at GCSE
Self motivated & reads outside the classroom
Selection process for Oxbridge
and Medicine
GCSE results
AS levels
The Cambridge supplementary questionnaire (UMS
A2 predictions
Plus interviews / aptitude tests / written
work etc
Students must demonstrate academic
potential AND an interest in their subject
Bullers Wood Oxbridge / Medicine
support programme
Year 12
- Identification of potential
- Increase awareness (alumnus talk, Epsom Talk),
- Summer schools / Taster Day promotion
- Further Education and Careers evening
- Oxbridge / Medicine evening conference
- Pathways to Success Conference (Cambridge)
- “Discussion workshops”
- UCAS personal statement workshop,
- Departments and college open days,
- Discuss summer preparation
Bullers Wood Oxbridge / Medicine
support programme
Year 13
Sep: - UCAS personal statement assistance
- Subject specific preparation
- UCAS form completed by the October 15th
- General interview preparation
- Mock interviews at Bullers Wood
- Mock interviews with Imperial College Tutor
- Mock interviews with subject specialists
Nov / - Interview / Aptitude test preparation and completion
Chairman –
Martin Lilly, Laura James-Ross
Vice Chair – Carrie Goodwin
Treasurer – Barry Tuckwood
Secretary – Jill Palmer
Ways parents and friends can support:
Offering time to come in and support fund-raising events
Supporting the students in activities such as paired
reading, careers, enterprise activities, work experience
placements, mentoring etc.
Gift Aid Scheme - The most effective way to help school
Recently the Friends of Bullers Wood raised £40,000
towards the refurbishment of the library, the sixth form
centre and a new combi oven for the canteen.
Friends of Bullers Wood
Autumn Quiz Night – Friday, 12th October 2012
7.30pm in the Hall
•Parents of our new Year 7 and 12 students are particularly welcome
•Get to know others parents in your daughter/son’s year group
•Prizes for the winners!
•Tickets are priced £5 and are available from Reception in Bullers Wood House
•Licensed Bar

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