Support & Guidance
We believe strongly that you are most likely to achieve your full potential if you are happy and well supported. This is certainly an aspect of College life which we take very seriously and one which is frequently remarked upon in external reviews and inspections.
You will be assigned a personal tutor when you come into the College and this tutor will stay with you during your two years with us. You will meet your tutor weekly in the first term (and fortnightly thereafter) for a group tutorial during which the Skills and Work-related learning programme is delivered. This is supplemented with small group and individual tutorials which take place once per half term. During these one-to-one tutorials, tutors will track your progress, set targets and generally ensure that you are helped to make the maximum use of the time and opportunities available to you.
With the help of our learning support department, students with a wide range of Special Educational Needs have achieved great success with us. Students have overcome issues including visual and hearing impairments, physical disabilities, Aspergers, dyslexia, social anxiety and depression to move on to the next stage in their lives with the confidence and independence to achieve their goals.
Sixth Form is a challenging time in itself and some of you may also be struggling with issues which are beyond the expertise of your tutors. For this reason we enlist the help and support of a trained counsellor, a life coach/mentor and a specialist careers advisor from whom you can receive confidential advice, guidance and support throughout the year. Alongside all of the above the Director, Deputy Director and Year Heads are always happy to offer support and guidance.