Mr. MobberleyHead of Sixth Form
Mr Mobberley joined Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form in 2012 as Director of Studies for Seacole House and has been Head of Sixth Form since October 2014.

Prior to 2012 Mr Mobberley spent four years as a sixth form pastoral tutor/ personal tutor, guiding year 12 and 13 students through their A Level studies and supporting them through their UCAS and career applications. Mr Mobberley also has a proven track record as lead teacher of A Level History, International Baccalaureate History, A Level Critical Thinking, as well as experience coordinating the Extended Project Qualification.

Mr Mobberley is working with the Sixth Form Student Committee and our partner school, Haybridge Sixth Form to create an academic, student focused sixth form where students are able to be independent young adults whilst giving the opportunities to take on whole school roles and responsibilities to those who wish to get involved.

Mrs. MorganAssistant Head of Sixth Form, Pastoral Team
Mrs Morgan joined Christopher Whitehead Language College as a science teacher and learning mentor in 2007. She has been Assistant Director of Studies for Curie House and the Looked After Children Coordinator. She is now the KS5 Coordinator for science.

After gaining her degree in Biology from the University of Bath she travelled extensively.

Her career before teaching was in the biotechnology sector including two years working in New Zealand. She organises the annual trip to Hay on Wye Literary festival, the year 12 biology field studies residential and has brought in numerous outside speakers to inspire the students.

Ms. BythewaySixth Form Administrator
In her role as Sixth Form Administrator, Ms Bytheway ensures the smooth day to day running of the sixth form, monitors sixth form attendance and provides pastoral support to students. Ms Bytheway has had a varied administrative career both within and outside the school environment and brings a wealth of pastoral and administrative experience to the sixth form. Before joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form in May 2015, Ms Bytheway was a pastoral manager at a local school where she supported young people with behavioural, physical and emotional concerns, was the first port of call for parents and agencies communicating with the school as well as fulfilling an administrative role.

Previously, Ms Bytheway has worked within hospital environments and is a qualified first aider. She has also been involved with the setting of up of the mental health charity ‘Safe with Sam’ and has a good understanding of mental health issues.

Having three adult children who have been through the education system and one currently at university, Mrs Johns is well placed to the students in their education journey.

Mrs. CuerdenLearning Co-Ordinator
As sixth form Learning Co-ordinator, Mrs Cuerden supports students to meet their academic targets through individualised support and mentoring. During the UCAS process, Mrs Cuerden supports staff and students to ensure the quality of students’ UCAS applications. Prior to joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth From, Mrs Cuerden has been an English teacher and sixth form Personal Tutor in local schools for many years; guiding hundreds of students successfully through the rigorous application process for Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science and most other university courses. She has also had first-hand experience of the application process; having two daughters who studied Law and Medicine. She is an affiliated member of the British Psychological Society and is qualified to test students who may need access arrangements for examinations. She is a qualified mentor and coach, with considerable experience of teacher training, working as a professional mentor in schools and with Worcester University’s secondary PGCE course leaders.
Mrs. BenjaminSixth Form Personal Tutor, Pastoral Team
Mrs Benjamin has been a Christopher Whitehead personal tutor and teacher since 2005 and head of IT and Computing since 2008.

Within the last two years she has supported both of her children in their applications and transition to university and thus has first hand experience of the trials and tribulations of post -18 career choices, university course selection, UCAS applications, personal statements and student loan applications.

Since 2012 Mrs Benjamin has been a Duke of Edinburgh leader and assessor for silver and bronze groups and is looking forward to working with students going for their gold award in the sixth form.

Mrs. CrossSixth Form Personal Tutor, Pastoral Team
Mrs Cross joined Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form in 2012 as an RE teacher and learning mentor.

Prior to teaching, after gaining an undergraduate degree in philosophy, she spent two years working for social services in a family assessment centre.

In 2010 Mrs Cross pursued her passion for academia and higher education by gaining a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from The University of Birmingham.

Mrs. De AbreuSixth Form Personal Tutor, Pastoral Team
Mrs De Abreu has returned to Christopher Whitehead Language College this September as a Lead Practitioner who is also in charge of our newly introduced Mandarin Excellence Programme. She previously worked here as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher and the teacher in charge of More Able, Gifted and Talented students between 2005 and 2012. Her degree is in French & Law.

During her time away from the school she has successfully headed Modern Foreign Language Departments at two 11-18 secondary schools and has also enjoyed developing a school’s Global Dimension where students in the sixth form had strong ambassadorial roles.

Mr. HallSixth Form Personal Tutor, Pastoral Team
Mr Hall joined Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form in 2015 as a History and Politics teacher. He is a highly experienced A Level History teacher and Sixth Form personal tutor. Prior to 2015, Mr Hall spent 12 years as a sixth form pastoral tutor/personal tutor at an 11-18 school in South Yorkshire, supporting students through the challenges of A Level studies and advising students on post 18 options in particular the UCAS application process.
Ms. MelvilleSixth Form Personal Tutor, Pastoral Team
Ms Melville joined Christopher Whitehead Language College in 2004 as an English teacher and learning mentor; she was appointed as International Dimension Coordinator in 2008, overseeing implementation of the global dimension across the curriculum and establishing collaborative curriculum links with schools abroad. She has taught in the UK since 2002, but began her career in the United States in 1995, teaching English and Journalism to students aged 15-18. In addition to her role as a sixth form personal tutor, Ms Melville is the link member of staff for the sixth form Peer Teachers.
Mrs. PlaskittSixth Form Personal Tutor, Hairdressing, Pastoral Team
Mrs Plaskitt joined CWLC in 2012 having spent 14 years teaching all aspects of hairdressing at a local F.E College. Mrs Plaskitt has over 28 years experience in the hairdressing industry, including working on board cruise liners, running her own business, and acting as a Quality Assurer for colleges and schools that offer hairdressing courses. Mrs Plaskitt is involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at CWLC and has recently passed her Bronze and Silver Assessor awards.
Mr. StansburyExtended Project Qualification Coordinator, Pastoral Team
Mr Stansbury joined Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form in 2011 as a Teacher of Design and Technology. He has previously been Assistant Director of Studies for Da Vinci House and is Head of KS3 in Design and Technology.

Prior to teaching Mr Stansbury spent twenty years working in the Aerospace Industry ascending to managerial level and has mentored craft engineers and university graduates. Mr Stansbury is also coordinator for the Extended Project Qualification.

Mrs. StephensSixth Form personal tutor, Pastoral Team
Mrs Stephens joined Christopher Whitehead in September 2015, having taught A level Psychology and Sociology at a local school and college of Further Education prior to this date. During her time in FE she was responsible for providing pastoral support for both year 12 and year 13 pupils, as their personal tutor; guiding them through the UCAS application process and offering targeted careers advice.

Mrs Stephens also has considerable experience in the field of SEND, having been a SENCO for four years, alongside her role as an A-level teacher. As a member of the British Psychological Society She is on the register of test users, allowing her to facilitate psychometric testing. In addition to this, she has a long history of providing learning support to a range of students, having been the manager of a Learning Resources Centre for over ten years.