Head of Sixth Form Announcement
On Thursday 13 December the School informed parents, pupils and staff about changes to the leadership of the Sixth Form from September 2018, following Andy Giles announcement that he would be retiring at the end of the academic year.
After 10 years as Head of Sixth Form at Claires Court, Mr Andy Giles has announced his retirement at the end of the summer term 2018. Having seen the division grow to record numbers during his time in post, Andy’s leadership has been instrumental in the academic, social and personal success of the students in his care, raising standards and aspirations around the Sixth Form principles of ‘Aim High, Believe in Yourself and Make a Difference’. In addition, he has made a significant contribution to the development of staff here and supported other sixth forms across the state and independent sectors seeking change.
The Principals would like to thank Andy for his commitment, hard work and sense of humour which has ensured every student excelled and enjoyed their Claires Court Sixth Form experience.
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Stephanie Rogers, his deputy and current Head of Year 12, will be his successor. Stephanie joined Claires Court in 2007 as teacher of PE, taking on the role of Head of Year 12 from September 2011. The appointment brings about familiarity and continuity for our students, parents and staff, alongside a professional and well qualified leader to the executive management team at Claires Court. As assistant head with responsibility for the school’s careers and enterprise education programme over the past four years, Stephanie has considerable experience already in leadership, winning for the school the Education 2 Employment Gold Award in 2016 for outstanding planning and development in preparation for work, self-employment or training.
We are now seeking to appoint a Head of Year 12 and will make further announcements in the new year.
Andy Giles said, "I am delighted that Stephanie Rogers has been appointed as Head of Sixth Form. We have worked together for the past seven years and seen the Sixth Form go from strength to strength. I have every confidence that this success will continue under Stephanie’s guidance."
Commenting on her appointment Stephanie Rogers said, "I am looking forward to building on the success of our students by encouraging them to aim high in every aspect of their lives, believe in themselves and make a difference to those around them. The importance and value of each individual will remain paramount as we empower our students to meet the challenges ahead. I am proud and excited at being given this opportunity."