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 transitions: from schools 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 a guide and mentor, keeping an eye on your progress, offering support when necessary and encouraging you to take responsibility for your learning and your future. Tutor Group sessions take place once a week and are used for one-to-one discussions and for whole group activities to support your wider development.
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 level 3 or 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.
Shaping Futures is the name we give to the programme of activities delivered in tutor group time and in a range of university style lectures and activities such as Safe Drive Stay Alive, cross-college debates, visiting speakers, and careers support. In total, Shaping Futures is designed to build your life skills, study skills, and social understanding. In this way we aim to broaden your education and help you develop as an independent, confident and well-informed person who is ready to take your place as an adult in the wider world.
"We aim to broaden your education and help develop as an an independent, confident and well-informed person"