Investing in Teaching Excellence
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
At Cronton Sixth Form College we believe in the power of education to transform lives. We recognise that investing in the very best teachers is the key to ensuring that every student reaches his or her full potential.
Inspiring, passionate and highly experienced teachers are at the heart of what makes Cronton Sixth Form College such a high performing institution. Along with our unique support systems and commitment to keeping class sizes small, we have recruited some of the best teaching staff in the country to complement our exciting highly qualified and enthusiastic team.
Dr Luke MacMahon
Dr Luke MacMahon taught for six years in Oxford and for two years in a Beacon College in Lancashire. He studied at the Universities of Warwick, Kent, London, Oxford and Bath to achieve a Degree, a Master’s Degree, Ph.D. and complete post-doctoral research. He was the Research Editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 1997-2002 and collaborated on two research projects which led to the publication of books on the development of European warfare and practice of Renaissance diplomacy.
Dr Pam Dugdale
Dr Pam Dugdale gained the highest marks in the year in her undergraduate finals in Physics at The University of Liverpool and went on to gain a Ph.D. She has undertaken research at the National Physical Laboratory and has completed a number of years of teaching in a very strong department. Last year Pam achieved the best added value in the country for physics at Cronton Sixth Form.
After starting his education at St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in St Helens, John gained a 1st Class (Honours) degree in Mathematics from De Montfort University, Leicester. He has over 15 years experience of working at Grade 1 Beacon Sixth Form Colleges and has an exceptional record as a Mathematics teacher, as a Head of Department and more recently as a Head of Faculty. Over the past three years the students that John has taught have achieved a 99.4% pass rate at A level maths with over 69% of his students achieving Grades A*/B.
Laura graduated with a M.A. in Music from Queen’s University Belfast (Distinction), a Bachelor of Music Education from Trinity College Dublin (graduated top of class), and a Graduate Diploma in Instrumental Teaching Methodology and Repertoire from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She has performed at the world premiere of Irish contemporary piano works and has also previously taught Musicianship classes at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Before joining Cronton, Stephanie taught English for nine years in private schools working her way up to the position of Deputy Head Teacher. Prior to this she achieved a 1st Class (Honours) degree in English Literature & Theology from The University of Liverpool. Over the last six years as Head of English Literature at Cronton, Stephanie has consistently achieved a 100% pass rate in both AS and A2 Literature. In the summer of 2012, 100% of her students gained A-C grades with 90% achieving A*-B.