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Meet The Sixth Form Team

Sixth Form » Meet The Sixth Form Team

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Andy Backwell – Head of Sixth Form

Andy is an experienced science specialist and has been Head of Sixth form at Malmesbury School for 12 years. Under his guidance and expertise, the 2016-17 cohort achieved the best A level examination results in the school’s history, putting Malmesbury School into the top 11 Comprehensive sixth forms in the country.

Andy has a range of experience dealing with pastoral and academic issues which are specific to the sixth form experience; as well as overseeing all university applications. Students at Malmesbury are in safe hands. 

Ziska Dodd

Ziska Dodd – Academic Leader Year 12 

Ziska joined the sixth form team in 2014 and enjoys the challenge of supporting students through their sixth form journey. A DT specialist, Ziska is a practical and approachable teacher who works closely with the year group to track and monitor academic progress. She is the go-to person for any academic concerns throughout Year 12.


Sarah Haines

Sarah Haines – Assistant Headteacher KS5 

Sarah oversees the strategic running of the sixth form, working closely with Andy Backwell (Head of Sixth Form). She also oversees the Extended Project Qualification and runs The Oxbridge Group.


Emma Hall – Academic Leader Year 12

Emma joined the sixth form team at Malmesbury School in 2018 as a tutor then gained the role of Academic Leader in 2018. Emma has always worked with sixth form students as she teaches a significant amount of A level History and Sociology but loves the opportunity to support students in a more holistic manner. She is an approachable and supportive member of the team who has high expectations of A level students.


Jon Brown – Excellent Programme Coordinator

Jon joined the School as a Geography teacher in 2018 and became the Excellence Programme Coordinator in the summer of 2019. Prior to working at Malmesbury Jon spent 7 years working in the further education section as a sixth form college lecturer. His role is to enhance the student experience of all our learners and try to ensure that they have access to a range of opportunities that will help them to grow in both a personal and academic sense during their time in the sixth form.