Our philosophy is that all students should be supported on a personal and individual basis in terms of both academic progress and general welfare and well-being. It is our aim to ensure that you not only achieve your educational goals but that you become thoughtful and active citizens leaving College with confidence, commitment and optimism for the future.
College is all about the transitions; from school into College and almost as soon as you have settled here, from College to university or employment. All students are assigned a personal tutor who will be there to support your progress, offering help when necessary and encouraging you to take responsibility for your learning and your future. You will meet with your tutor once per week.
Shaping Futures is the name we give to our tutor programme. The Shaping Futures programme is designed to build your life skills, support you with your study skills as well as support you with your planning for your next step beyond Godalming. There are sessions in the first term to help you settle into College. There are also sessions built into the programme for 1 to 1s with your tutor, so that you can review your progress. We will also cover topics relevant to current affairs, issues affecting young people, for example participation in Safe Drive Awareness
Student reviews, which are issued to all students and their parents twice a year, give an account of progress in terms of attendance, effort, performance against target grades. Students will have, as a minimum, a personal review of progress with each of their subject teachers at least five times across a two year A level/ BTEC programme. In addition, students will meet with their personal tutors three or four times a year for a progress check. There are three parents’ evenings across the two years when parents can meet with subject teachers to discuss academic progress.