Pastoral & Safeguarding Support

Pastoral Leads

Personal and Progression Tutors are supported by Pastoral Leads who are responsible for the guidance, counselling, pastoral care and monitoring of progress for 16-19 year old students. They are also involved in target setting, progress reviews, reference writing, following up concerns and disciplinary issues. Each Pastoral Lead has a designated area of responsibility:

Greg Pollock
Greg leads on Tutoring

Charlotte Vaughan
Charlotte leads on Careers Guidance and Employability

Mel Smith
Mel leads on Wellbeing

Please be confident that every member of the tutorial team fully respects the need to ensure that sensitive information remains confidential. Reception and the Student Journey Team in the Hub can also provide help and information, particularly if you are not sure who you need to talk to.


We provide a limited, short-term one to- one confidential counselling on site. Any student who would like to see if counselling is appropriate for them can make an appointment themselves- online via the college intranet CCO. Where appropriate we will signpost other services that can offer support.

Safeguarding and Security

Cirencester College takes it’s safeguarding responsibilities towards our students very seriously. All our staff have undertaken safeguarding and Prevent training and we have appointed dedicated Safeguarding Officers who can be contacted with any concerns:

Karen Fraser

Mike Cadman

Charlotte Vaughan

Mel Smith

Greg Pollock

The tutorial system supports students in staying safe including advice on online threats and radicalisation. Our Security Officers will become familiar faces to all our students, throughout the day they have various roles around the campus, keeping an eye on the well-being of staff, students and visitors.

Between them they make a world of difference, ensuring the College is a safe environment. There is also a Pastoral Lead on duty on a daily basis, where they will be available to deal with concerns and offer advice on an emergency basis should the need arise.

Whilst at college your tutor will guide you through a programme of activities and events designed to help you make the transition from school to work or university.

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Financial Management
  • Staying Safe