Academic & Learning Support

What is learning support?

Cirencester College is committed to providing excellent pastoral care for each and every student. You will have your own personal tutor who will be responsible for ensuring that your programme of studies meets your needs and for monitoring your progress at college. Your tutor will get to know you well and will support you as you make decisions about your next steps. We offer extensive guidance to help you make those critical choices about your future and offer support through our Careers Offi cer and Careers Library, our Higher Education programme of guidance, and through the expertise of our specialist teachers.

Our impressive new “Hub” has centralised all the key student support services and is now a “one stop shop” for students, housing Reception, Student Services, Finance and Transport , Exams, Reprographics and the Shop, together with the Careers, Counselling and Guidance Services.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Offer

This document explains the college’s provision for students with special educational needs or disability.

If students are considering applying to Oxford or Cambridge or any highly competitive courses at other universities, we offer a special programme of support which includes philosophy, critical thinking, interview techniques and a series of visits to colleges. Further details are available from Janet Williams, our Aim Higher Co-ordinator.

Our College actively welcomes students with a wide range of abilities, specific learning difficulties and disabilities. Wherever possible we adjust to, and cater for, your needs including access to buildings. We promote equality and diversity across all sectors of the college.

All students are screened to assess their individual learning needs. Where Academic Support tutors identify students who would benefi t from specialist support, they will invite these students for further assessment, draw up an individually tailored programme of support and liaise with subject teachers, tutors and parents to ensure that this planned support is delivered effectively. This can include 1 to 1 private tuition or in class support.

Other Useful Information

Procedures in the case of staff absence

Procedures in the case of staff absence and cover of lessons at Cirencester College Information for Students, Parents and Guardians

Student Code of Conduct

The full code of conduct for students.

The Student Charter

The standards of behaviour expected from students and what you are entitled to expect from the college