Sixth Form Staff...
Mr R Clarke
Assistant Headteacher (Director of Post 16 School and Departmental Standards)
Mr. Clarke is the member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for The Abbey Sixth Form. His responsibilities include the overall strategic development of Key Stage 5, the key stage 5 curriculum and academic monitoring and outcomes.
Ms N Jones
Head of Sixth Form and IBCP Co-Ordinator
Ms Jones is responsible for the development of every student's growth as a 6th Former. This runs from the management of their personal welfare, behaviour and attendance, through to students' adherence to the Sixth Form dress code. In addition, she is responsible for the PSHE programme delivered in form time and the aims and objectives of the Sixth Form Leadership Team and Year 12 Prefects, whether that be the yearly Prom or improving the fabric of the Sixth Form as a whole. She has academic responsibility for Year 12 students and oversees the programme of Raising Standards for Vocational qualifications.
As IBCP Co-Ordinator she is responsible for managing our International Baccalaureate Careers Programme. Her main responsibilities include supporting our current IBCP students academically, developing our programme to give our students the best possible experience and promoting the programme to potential future students, employers and other relevant groups.
You can find out more about our International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme here:
Mr M Sandmann
Manager of the Dover Athletic Football Academy
Mr Sandmann is responsible for the management and coaching of the Dover Athletic Football Academy. His role is to lead the overall training and footballing philosophy that supports the development of our football academy players both on the pitch, in the classroom and around the wider school. He oversees the football academy students as their form tutor and focuses on the progress of their academic achievements as thoroughly as their development as football players.
Mrs M Woodfine
Key Stage 5 Support Manager
Mrs. Woodfine is often the first point of contact for students with a query along with the 6th form tutors. Amongst her responsibilities Mrs. Woodfine supports students with their applications to university, apprenticeships or other pathyways for their next step after 6th form. Mrs. Woodfine also heads up the private study area, supporting students to become more independent and responsible lifelong learners.
Mrs S Priestley
Work Experience Coordinator
Mrs. Priestley supports students in obtaining work experience placements which helps our students to stand out when applying for jobs, apprenticeships and university places. In addition to this, Mrs. Priestley is developing our business mentor links to allow us to offer additional sources of advice and guidance to our students from experts in the career sector they are interested in.