Sixth Form Team
Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Student Bursary
Telephone - 01865 755268
School Admin Assistant
Sixth Form Mentoring
We have a small team of Sixth Form mentors who work with students to develop their study skills, including personal organisation, revision skills and note-taking. Students are recommended for a short program of weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions, with the aim of building students’ independent learning skills.
Sixth Form Super Tutors
Ms Warbrick (Pastoral Leader), Ms Patel (Super Tutor), Ms Mortimer (Super Tutor), Ms Hackett (Head of Sixth Form), Ms Greenbank (Super Tutor), Ms Berry (Super Tutor), Mr Gimson (Super Tutor)
Next Steps: UCAS, Careers and High Attainers:
Mr David Gimson - DGI@cheney.oxon.sch.uk. 01865 759275
Learning to Learn: Study Skills and Personal Organisation:
Miss Katherine Greenbank - KGN@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
Leadership and Volunteering: Leadership and Mentoring, Skills, Outreach, Communication and Teamwork: Ms Zaiba Patel - ZPA@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
Mental Health and Wellbeing including PSHE:
Miss Victoria Berry - VBE@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
Contemporary Issues: Local and Global, Politics and Society:
Ms Phoebe Mortimer - PMO@cheney.oxon.sch.uk
"We have a much more mature relationship with our teachers. Cheney Sixth Form is a fantastic, unique experience which offers lots of opportunities for students to develop their interests." Year 12 Student
Students see their Super Tutor for an hour lesson once per week, and are delivered a varied and rich extended curriculum, devised by the Super Tutor team. Areas of focus are:
- UCAS and Next Steps
- Volunteering & Leadership
- Study Skills
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Contemporary Issues
In addition, students attend a weekly Assembly, where we cover relevant issues, invite speakers and do team building and group activities. This year we have had sessions from Oxford Vaccination Group, Dame Helen Ghosh, PC Massie, and have run ‘Student Voice’ sessions on how to improve our Sixth Form. Future plans include sessions by Danny Dorling, team building with the Marines and a session with Jacob Rees Mogg.
Ms Sarah Warbrick - SWR@cheney.oxon.sch.uk - telephone - 01865 755306
Ms Molly Yalci- MYA@cheney.oxon.sch.uk - telephone - 01865 759276
Our students are at the heart of what we do, and there is a range of support available to students should they need it. Sarah Warbrick and Molly Yalci are based in the Sixth Form Office and look after attendance and any day-to-day issues that the students are facing. Our school nurse, Caroline Smith, is also available to help students with any medical issues and we have a counselling service available to which we can refer students for in-school support.
We also work closely with other external agencies, like CAMHS and our local Community Support Officer, to ensure that students and their families are supported to ensure the best possible progress.
We believe strongly that our Sixth Formers are key to a robust and empowering culture and we encourage all our Sixth Formers to volunteer throughout the school. All Year 12s support the younger years with a literacy session on Thursday morning, and students also have the opportunity to work in Pam’s Diner, work as classroom assistants or be mentors for the younger students, for example.
Cheney Sixth Form Attendance
To report an absence:
Phone: 01865 755306
- Illness to be reported before 8.30am by phone or email, copying the teachers whose lessons you will miss. If your parent/guardian is unable to phone in please provide a note on your return.
- Illness during the school day Report to the Sixth Form Office before you leave. They will inform your teachers and parents or guardians.
- Medical appointments Notify the Sixth Form Office ahead of the appointment. In case of emergency appointments, please phone in and bring evidence in on your return, as with illness.
- Planned absence (e.g. open days, summer schools) Complete a form to be authorised by the Sixth Form Team.
In all cases, make sure you contact your teachers at the earliest opportunity to collect any work you need to catch up on.