Many parents, OWs and students will already recognise Mr Jordan, whether it be from the tennis court, in the psychology classrooms, or the Sixth Form Centre. However, we are pleased to announce that Mr Jordan has been appointed as our new Head of Sixth Form. We sat down with Mr Jordan to discover what he has planned.
How long have you been at Worksop College?
I have been at Worksop College since May 2017, when I took up the role of Head of Psychology here and enjoyed the opportunity to grow the department. I have since been very lucky to get involved in different aspects of school life, in particular getting involved in the racket sports and developing the badminton and tennis squads, and I have been a tutor in Pelham for the past 5 years. I stepped up to Assistant Head of Sixth Form in 2018 and Head of Careers in 2020, and thoroughly enjoyed both of these roles until stepping into the Head of Sixth Form position.
Why did you want to become the Head of Sixth Form?
Sixth Form is an incredibly exciting and dynamic time in our education, where students begin to think about what they want to achieve in life and the adults they want to become. To be such a big part of that time for any student, let alone the entire cohort, is a real privilege. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment in my role as Assistant Head of Sixth for the past four years, where I've spent much of my energy on providing enrichment opportunities for the students, careers advice, and UCAS support. To take the step up to Head of Sixth Form, and take the responsibility that comes with it, is a natural progression for me and one that I am very excited about.
What is special about the Sixth Form at Worksop College?
We have a cohort here of genuinely the most humble yet ambitious students I have seen in any independent school sixth form I have come across. They are a joy to be around, and it is a pleasure to support them through their education. Visitors often comment positively on their impression of our sixth form students as excellent role models, and thoroughly decent individuals, which I - and many of our staff here - are proud of. We are particularly proud of the way we develop our students holistically by providing lots of different opportunities and experiences as well as strong academic support, something which I am keen to maintain.
What are you most looking forward to about starting your new role?
I am looking forward to the new challenge of increased responsibility. I'll be taking a much more active role in many facets of the Sixth Form Life than before, such as overseeing UCAS, supporting scholars and university applicants, and developing academic support and intervention strategies for our students. I will get to spend more time up in the Sixth Form Centre with our students, which will be rewarding. The bigger desk is always a perk, too.