Pastoral Team

Director of Sixth Form:Mr Karran
Assistant Head of Sixth Form:
(Responsibility for Higher Education)
Mr Watson
Assistant Head of Sixth Form:
(Responsibility for Collaboration with SNHS, the Foundation Programme and Part-Time Students)
Miss Hall
Assistant Head of Sixth Form:
(Responsibility for Pastoral Care)
Mrs Kinrade
Assistant UCAS Co-ordinator:Mrs Lewin

Mr Karran's Blog

For a Director of Sixth Form, the end of an academic year is always filled with a mix of nostalgia and excitement. There is definitely a feeling of sadness about losing the outgoing Year 13, especially after helping them to get into such a great working mindset. When you add to this that they were my first cohort of Balla students, the sadness becomes even greater. There are some wonderful characters who I will remember for a long time and some tough and resilient students who I have admired greatly.

However, as a teacher, hope springs eternal and, having met many of the Year 11s at our Transition Day, I am very confident that they can join our brilliant Year 12s to create the best possible Sixth Form cohort. They have been very impressive in their GCSE year and they will only be strengthened by the lovely group of new students we have coming in from other schools.

In order to make sure that they are successful, our pastoral team works closely with the students and their parents. We wish all ‘Balla Families’ a very happy Summer Break and we look forward to seeing you all on results day.

Follow Us

In addition to the Ballakermeen Twitter account, parents and students can now follow a dedicated Sixth Form feed too (@BallakermeenSF).