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Andy Backwell – Head of Sixth Form
Andy is an experienced science specialist and has been Head of Sixth form at Malmesbury School for 12 years. Under his guidance and expertise, the 2016-17 cohort achieved the best A level examination results in the school’s history, putting Malmesbury School into the top 11 Comprehensive sixth forms in the country.
Andy has a range of experience dealing with pastoral and academic issues which are specific to the sixth form experience; as well as overseeing all university applications. Students at Malmesbury are in safe hands.
Ziska Dodd – Academic Leader Year 12
Ziska joined the sixth form team in 2014 and enjoys the challenge of supporting students through their sixth form journey. A DT specialist, Ziska is a practical and approachable teacher who works closely with the year group to track and monitor academic progress. She is the go-to person for any academic concerns throughout Year 12.
Elizabeth Main – Academic Leader Year 13
Elizabeth joined the team in 2013 and loves working with the sixth form. This year she will be supporting the Head Students and Committee in organising the Prom, alongside her regular role in supporting and tracking student progress throughout Year 13. As an English teacher she enjoys helping students to craft their personal statements to stand out from the crowd.
Sarah Haines – Assistant Headteacher KS5
Sarah oversees the strategic running of the sixth form, working closely with Andy Backwell (Head of Sixth Form). She also oversees the Extended Project Qualification and runs The Oxbridge Group.