Most students need some extra help with their studies from time to time. Innovative strategies have been developed to support individual students
Every student belongs to a faculty at the college.
There are currently three different faculties:
Each faculty has a floor of the LRC where students can go to get some advice and guidance.
Martyn, Ellie and Anthony were all appointed over the summer break and have been finding their feet here at the college with us ever since. They each give an encouraging account of their first few weeks with us and have all commented on how welcome they have been mae to feel.
Between them they have some remarkable experiences:
•A Burslem born qualified helicopter pilot.
•Someone who has set themselves the mission to complete the 3 Peaks Challenge next year.
•Someone who spent 8 years of their life growing up in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.
It’s your task to find out which is which!
Anthony is particularly impressed so far: “The first few weeks have been fun, getting to know the staff and students, delivering tutorials, getting lost around the college and working my way through the menu in the refectory... I can highly recommend the cheesecake!”
Nigel Mansfield, Director of Students said; “The Achievement Coaches are here to make sure every student is fully supported in achieving their potential. They are already shaping up as a great team!” Martyn commented; “As the role of Achievement Coach is new to the Sixth Form College, I aim to make it a success and to help my students get the most out of their time here.”
Ellie agreed; “We hope to make a real difference to the students’ confidence and stretch their capabilities and hopefully this will be reflectd in their brilliant achievements at the end of the year.
Our Achievement Coaches are based in S1 and they won’t bite they promise (they have been fed on refectory cheesecake). Please feel free to introduce yourself to them and find out which of them may be on the hunt for sponsor money when they sign up to the 3 Peaks Challenge! (rather them than me!)
We recognise that some students will have a substantial role in providing elements of care for other members of the family. Understanding this, we would make every effort to provide flexibility.
We can support your requirements and hopefully integrate family and study arrangements.
The college offers a professional service, with a qualified counsellor available for appointments and for weekly drop-in sessions. Gill Griffith offers a valuable service available to all of our students. Gill is a member of the The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Provided you are under 19 years of age when you start college and have been resident in the UK for three years or more, tuition is free. A variety of financial support arrangements are in place to help you where problems may arise.
Helping all of our students consider and plan their next step is something we excel at and take great pride in. Our Careers Personal Advisor works full time at the college and is always available to help you when choosing and applying for Higher Education courses and jobs.
In 2011, we were delighted to lead the way as the first college to be awarded the Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) Staffordshire & Stoke-on- Trent Quality Mark, confirming that we are meeting the needs of our young people in this key area.
If you have any physical disability or special educational needs, you can be sure of receiving help from the learner support team at the college and we will make every effort to adjust our provision and facilities to meet your needs. The college has a Disability Equality Scheme. People with a disability have been involved in the production of the scheme, which provides details of how we actively seek to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly.
Copies of the scheme are available from the Director of Student Services, Nigel Mansfield.