Meet the Team
At Whitefield Sixth Form, we provide a challenging and rewarding curriculum. Building on the skills gained at GCSE level, we offer a variety of both academic and vocational subjects, suiting all needs and ensuring every student leaves us fully prepared for further education, training or the world of work.
We inspire our students to develop a strong work ethic and a sense of independence in preparation for their future lives. With dedicated Sixth Form spaces within the school building, students have the resources and support they need to succeed. Our recent success is characterised by the fact that, in 2015 and in 2016, 100% of students who applied to University received an offer from their first choice institution.
We have a rigorous approach to monitoring students’ achievements. We track every student in every subject to ensure that no one falls behind in their studies and we address any areas that need attention. Parents are also kept well informed of how to support their child’s progress.
Whilst studying in Whitefield Sixth Form, students also benefit from a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, including the chance to take on leadership roles within the Sixth Form and whole school and to participate in a number of field trips both in the UK and abroad. Through work experience, students also gain valuable experience of the world of work.
Applications to the Sixth Form are welcome from both Whitefield students and applicants from other schools. Should you wish to find out more or to arrange a tour of the Sixth Form, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to you joining our successful Sixth Form.
Mr Miles Rushton - Assistant Headteacher/Director of Sixth Form
Ms Yasmin Sheikh - Sixth Form Deputy
I joined the ICT department at Whitefield School in 2013 following a profession as a university lecturer in computing. I have experienced the accomplishment of the best years of successful GCSE and A level grades in ICT at Whitefield school including 100% ICT GCSE A*-C in 2015. I am passionate about widening opportunities and networking for our students gaining essential skills to pursue aspirational careers. I have joined the sixth form team to inspire, motivate and encourage students towards Russell group universities, professional qualifications, ambitious careers and becoming positive role models in society. My role involves liaising with professional organisations to seek work experience opportunities and meeting the needs of our students to provide them with interviewing and employability training, increasing confidence when interacting with others and having the drive to excel. I have recently attended The House of Commons Celebration Event led by Access Aspirations and met with employers of leading industries including Banking, Healthcare, Broadcasting, Law, Politics as well as web based organisations such as Twitter and Facebook that host valuable insight and work experience opportunities within the leading businesses of today.
Ms Avril Fielding - Pastoral Support Officer
My role in the Sixth Form team is to offer our students opportunities to grow intellectually, socially and personally through programmes which include academic, vocational and enrichment activities. I also act as the ‘go to’ person for any Sixth Former who has any issues or in need of some extra support during their time here. We encourage every student to take part in local community initiatives wherever possible. I have helped organise the annual Mapledown Christmas Party, as well as First Aid training and our successful Silver Surfers ICT programme. I thoroughly enjoy supporting our students on their journey through Sixth Form, and seeing so many move on to university and successful careers.
Ms Angela Beatty - Information and Guidance Tutor for KS5 students
I have been a member of staff at Whitefield School for many years and have held several different posts, including teaching, careers and now a role assisting all of our Sixth Formers who are aiming to access further or higher education. During my time at the school, we have seen many hugely successful and ambitious students come through our doors, moving on to study a range of subjects including Engineering, History, English and Medicine at high-ranking universities across the country. My role is to support every Sixth Former who has the ambition to go to university, ensuring each student makes the best subject choice to align with their future plans, and encouraging applications to Russell Group Universities where appropriate. My role is an ever-changing one and, with the determination and ambition that our Sixth Formers show, an extremely enjoyable one.