About the College
Safeguarding - How we look after you
The College is a Beacon College and specialises in sixth form education. It can offer you an unrivalled choice of courses and a first class education. You can choose from the International Baccalaureate, over 40 A Levels and a wide range of vocational courses at levels to suit you.
Every applicant is interviewed, if a suitable course is available, and admissions are handled by an experienced team. It is important that applications are made as early as possible as many of the courses are over subscribed.
The College is a totally smoke-free zone to protect your health. Litter is anti-social and environmentally unfriendly and we have bye-laws to make the College a pleasant place in which to study.
We place a strong emphasis on your well-being whilst at College. Any bullying, harassment or discrimination is not tolerated. There is comprehensive CCTV coverage to provide a safe environment for you.
If you have any concerns during your time at College, please do not hesitate to speak with your Personal Tutor or a member of staff.
Beryl Richardson, the Director of HR and Professional Development, is the senior member of staff responsible for Safeguarding and offers support and guidance to staff and students.
We hope that your time at College will be happy and rewarding.
You will have a personal tutor who will provide help and support during your time at College and regularly review your progress with you.
Your Tutor will:
• help you to settle into College through our Welcome Programme
• help you to design your programme of study to include structured research
• help you to plan your work and meet deadlines
• monitor your progress and help you to set targets
• monitor your attendance closely and liaise with parents if there is a problem
• refer you to specialist advice where necessary, such as careers
• help you to make applications to higher education or employment
• advise your parents about your progress through reports and parents' evenings.
We monitor your progress regularly, with formal reviews three times a year. There will be two reports during the year with Aim Higher weeks to agree your Individual Learning Plan and targets with your subject tutors. Parents are sent all reviews and reports as well as targets.
We aim to give you the best education in a supportive and caring environment and will make every effort to look after the needs of every individual.
The College welcomes applications from students from all backgrounds and cultures and aspires to widen participation to post 16 education.
The College is proud of its commitment to its Single Equality Scheme which values and celebrates the diversity and differences of everyone studying and working at the College.
Suitable arrangements will be made, wherever possible, to support students with any learning difficulty or disability, to provide appropriate facilities and a full access to its educational provision.