Most students need some extra help with their studies from time to time. Innovative strategies have been developed to support individual students.
Your Progress Coach
As a student at the Sixth Form College you will have a Progress Coach who will monitor your progress throughout your studies as well as deliver your weekly group tutorial. Each term you will spend one-to-one time with your personal Progress Coach to discuss your overall progress in college. Each meeting will also focus on your attendance and future plans. All this information will be recorded and will be accessible to both parents and students via the Internet.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Helping our students consider and plan their next step is something we excel at and take great pride in. Our Careers and Progression Team are always available to help you research careers, education, apprenticeships and employment opportunities, as well as assisting you with your applications for universities or 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. As a student at the Sixth Form College you will have a Progress Coach who will monitor your progress throughout your studies as well as deliver your weekly group tutorial. Each term you will spend one-to-one time with your personal Progress Coach to discuss your overall progress in college. Each meeting will also focus on your attendance and future plans. All this information will be recorded and will be accessible to both parents and students via the Internet.
We encourage all students to participate in the work experience programme. For some students it will be essential to carry out work experience to complete your course. For others it may be needed in order to gain a place on your chosen university course or apprenticeship. We will support you before, during and after your placement to ensure you have a successful experience in a safe, relevant and friendly environment.
At the Sixth Form College we offer selected internships to our students. Internships are similar to work experience placements but are based within the college. Areas where internships are currently offered include; marketing, admissions, reprographics, estates, catering, reception and IT support.
Students with Additional Responsibilities
We recognise that some students will have additional responsibilities at home, e.g. providing elements of care for other members of the family or being a young parent. Understanding this, we would make every effort to provide support and flexibility for your studies.
Students with a Disability or Learning Difficulty
The college is committed to ensuring that as far as possible, students with a disability or learning difficulty have equal access to courses and services offered by the college. If you have any physical disability or special educational needs, you will receive help from the student support team at the college and we will make every effort to adjust our provision and facilities to meet your needs. Via our close links with local high schools we will make every effort to make sure your transition to the Sixth Form College is as smooth as possible.
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 British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Find out more about our Counselling Service
The SHARP System
The SHARP System is a Help Advice Reporting Page System allowing you to make us aware of any issues you, your friend, or another student may be experiencing. As well as reporting there’s lots of information and guidance available. Please take the time to look through the pages and if you feel that you can help to keep our college a safe, friendly and fun place to be, you can get in touch using the link. This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING. You don’t have to leave your details if you don’t want to.
How do I access it?
Click on the following link -> Sharp System Reporting
OR Login to MySFC using your college username and password. Using the menu system, navigate to >>>Student Services >>> Safeguarding and click on The SHARP System Reporting button.
PREVENT will be holding drop in sessions in the cafe area in the Atrium every 4 weeks on a Friday 12:30pm – 2:30pm.