Meet the Sixth Form Team

Wajid Raja– Assistant Headteacher  

Welcome to our Sixth Form.  

I joined BEA in January 2021, to lead the Sixth Form and be the Enrichment and Careers Leader too, a role that serves all learners from years 7-13.   

I have taught Business and Economics for over ten years now, and I am excited to introduce Economics to BEA for the first time. As you would have read in the prospectus, I am very keen on bringing industry, and HE experiences to our students. Whether that be students partaking in high-quality work experiences or university widening participation schemes, in addition to the many other experiences available to students from more traditional methods such as the DoE awards to the lesser-known mentoring schemes offered by large MNCs locally and in the City of London.   

I have a strong track record in supporting students to achieve their aspirations. The opportunities young people have nowadays are unique in many ways. I am hopeful that every BEA Sixth Form student can leave us well prepared for the next steps in their lives equipped with the grades they all deserve.   


Alice Craft- Academic Tutor  

I joined BEA in January 2021 and I will be the Sixth Form Academic Tutor, I will have oversight of the Russell Group pathway. In this role, I will help you navigate the Sixth Form and support you through your university applications. Having only recently graduated from university, I will be able to give you an insight into higher education and what you can expect to encounter once you leave the Sixth Form at Bourne End Academy.  

I studied History at Hertford College, University of Oxford between 2017 and 2020, where I loved having access to some of the best libraries in the world and being taught by leading academics.  

I love travelling to new places in my spare time, and I am also a keen runner, having completed the Oxford Half Marathons in 2018 and 2019. I am excited about working with you and helping you to achieve your dreams and aspirations.  

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions you may have. 


Ben Martin- Sixth Form Tutor and teacher of Criminology, Psychology & Sociology  

I am passionate about setting the highest expectations in the sixth form. I focus on developing good working relationships with students to act as a motivator within the sixth form. My door is always open. I believe in an equally approachable and helpful manner for the benefit of our learners.   

I studied Psychology at the University of South Wales. I was fascinated by the subject when I studied it for A-level and decided to continue at university. Since then, I have developed a strong passion for the subject and wish to pass this passion on to my students. While at university, I enjoyed meeting new people, broadening my horizons and learning even more about the subject I love. 


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