ED6 first group of staff members

ED6 A-Level Staffs' Planning Day Success

Thu, 2001-09-13 01:00

East Durham Sixth Form, known as ED6, held its very first staff orientation and development day for all the new staff that will start to teach its A-level provision in September.

It was the first time the group of A-level teachers had got to meet each other and start planning for the first day of term at ED6.

The 23 new ED6 staff got a full tour of the College’s Peterlee Campus and the purpose-built ED6 classrooms. They spent the day curriculum planning, Value Added Advanced Level Performance System (ALPS) training and timetabling.

Eugene McCrossan, Interim Principal, said: “It’s all getting very tangible as the first day of term at ED6 approaches, and this was another exciting milestone.

“The staff we have recruited are all experienced, highly-qualified A-level tutors – people with proven track records of delivering successful student A-Level passes.

“At ED6, staff and students will work together to produce a mature learning environment that is supportive, exciting and challenging - and I’m confident the team we have recruited will make this a reality.”

New recruit Ian Gregory, who will teach A-level Maths, said: “It was really good to meet all the other staff that are going to be involved in this fantastic new sixth form for East Durham College.”

Fellow new recruit Lauren Robinson, who will be Curriculum Leader for Maths and English, added: “I really enjoyed meeting everyone today and I can’t wait to get stuck in to the new academic year.”

ED6 has been created by East Durham College in partnership with their local schools and offers 20 different A-level subjects including law, chemistry, biology and business studies. For more details please visit www.ed6.ac.uk