Chris Herring joined Wyke in September 2009 as a Progress Tutor and subsequently a Senior Tutor and now the Assistant Principal. His role, as Assistant Principal (Student Support and Guidance), includes maintaining the provision and quality of the pastoral and support functions within the college. he leads several teams of student support staff, including: learning support, student careers and work experience guidance, safeguarding and our team of specialist progress tutors. Chris also manages the careers and UCAS coordinator and he oversees the UCAS application process, along with ensuring that our library remains an outstanding resource. All of these areas work tirelessly to support the students, specifically focusing on student transition from year eleven to twelve, academic support and guidance, and progression into University or employment. Wyke are proud of the level of support available at the college and staff endeavour to ensure that all students have the appropriate care required for them to achieve their potential.
Inspiring European Citizenship through Educational Technology
Erasmus+ Key Action II Strategic Partnership for School Education
Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Wyke Sixth Form College, Bricknell Avenue, Hull, UK
Wyke Sixth Form College is situated on the western edge of the city of Kingston-upon-Hull. It serves approximately 2000 students from the city and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The College opened in 1988 and is one of the largest A-level providers in the region. It has four buildings as part of its site, which include a library and learning resource centre, canteen, sports facilities, theatre, dance studio and classrooms. The college has grown significantly in recent years. The significant majority of our students are aged 16 to 19 and 80% are on A-level programmes. The college offers a variety of Level 3 courses, including A-Levels and BTEC qualifications, as well as provision for Level 2 study. In August 2017, the college achieved a 99.6% A-Level pass rate, as well as a 100% pass rate across 29 subjects with the proportion of students achieving A* to B grades being 47%. A total of 97 students managed to achieve an A* grade, with fifty of those achieving at least three grades at A* or A. 62 students studying BTEC courses at the college also secured three triple distinctions.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union
Andrea Mason has worked at Wyke Sixth Form College for five years, most recently as a Senior Tutor. She jointly oversees the pastoral provision at the college, ensuring the academic and pastoral wellbeing of students. The tutorial provision at Wyke is extensive and incorporates taught sessions on health, study skills and citizenship. Andrea is seeking to enhance this provision even further by working on this project with the partner organisations and is looking forward to building relationships with educational establishments in the EU.