Key Stage 4
14 – 19 An Introduction
Welcome. I’m Teresa Winiarski and as the Head of Key Stages 4 and 5, I work closely with a team of staff and together we have an overview of the pastoral and academic progress of students from the ages of 14-19. Within Key Stage 4 the Deputy Head of Key Stage, Jayne Capel, and the Pastoral Support Tutor, Mary Monk play lead roles in ensuring students achieve their full potential within all aspects of College Life. Similar roles are performed by Matthew Clements, Head of Post 16 and Katrina Fleming, Post 16 Support Officer with regards to Key Stage 5.
We focus on both their pastoral and academic development, acting as the link between the two distinct and yet inter related areas. We work in partnership with parents, to ensure that every child attends college regularly and makes progress in all subjects. We keep parents regularly informed of their child’s progress, with rigorous assessment and reporting procedures..
As a College we are very proud of the expanding and innovative curriculum that we provide students. Students enjoy far more choice than in the past. The range of courses open to students between the ages of 14 -19 is growing rapidly. You can choose between traditional subjects such as GCSE, AS and A level, or vocational courses which are job / work related.
The choices you make during this phase of your education can affect your future and with the widening choice they can be hard decisions to make. Tonypandy Community College is very proud of the support structures that we have in place. First class advice and guidance from experienced staff will enable this process to be as painless and stress free as possible.
At Tonypandy we are part of the Rhondda Post 16 Partnership where the schools and colleges of the Rhondda have come together to extend and broaden the number and range of courses available to sixth formers The Rhondda Consortium makes possible a greater range of subjects which can be studied by a wider range of abilities. Whatever your ability or previous achievements sixth form is open to you or anyone who can benefit from the education and opportunities on offer.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact me through this site, or by telephoning the college. I look forward to hearing from you.