Tutorial, Careers and Personal Development Support

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.

Pastoral Support and Student Attendance

The Pastoral Team provide support for students on a drop in basis. They are based centrally in the Hub area to provide immediate assistance and problem solving on issues relating to attendance, well-being and performance.

Our Progression Tutors and Pastoral Tutors also intervene where attendance levels are of concern and work with students and parents to overcome any barriers to their achievement.  For every 10% drop in attendance, students can be expected to drop a whole grade therefore this role helps reinforce the importance of good attendance in all aspects of our learning.

We appreciate there will be circumstances when lessons have to be missed and we will record these reasons appropriately. We may also refer you to a Pastoral Lead for discussions about any additional support that can be put in place to ensure the effect on student success is minimised.

We strongly recommend that you register on Parent Zone to monitor your son or daughter’s live attendance data. There is always a Tutor on call in the Hub to help students with any queries.

Tutorial Support

Our Team of Personal Tutors are responsible for monitoring the progress of each student, as well as providing information advice and guidance and ensuring that they are safe and well at college.

Each personal tutor is committed to supporting each of their tutees in achieving their full potential. If you have any issues or questions regarding your son or daughters progress then please contact their personal tutor. Contact details are listed on your Parent Zone page and on each students’ CCO page.

At the start of the year, tutors will ensure that students settle into college and begin the process of finding a clear line of sight to employment, apprenticeships or Higher Education. This is supported by our tailored tutorial education programme ‘Education For Life.’

Students meet with their tutors to work on their Personal Development Plans at key points in the year; tutors will encourage students to take ownership of developing their knowledge, skills and confidence during their time at College, and your son or daughter can share their development plans via Parent Zone.

Progression and Pastoral Tutors are responsible for:

  • Clearly and actively signposting support services (academic support, careers guidance, counselling, Pastoral Leads).
  • Encouraging students to take an active role in their own progress and learning outside the classroom.
  • Addressing and dealing with attendance concerns that can act as a barrier to success.
  • Liaising with parents/carers.
  • Provide pastoral care, careers guidance and support.
  • Actively supporting students to engage with, and contribute to, the life of the College and beyond.
  • Safeguarding and actively promoting equality & diversity, British values and preventing radicalisation.
  • Delivering a tutorial programme to ensure students are learning valuable life skills and getting the most from college life. 

Tutorial Programme

Tutorial activities

Delivering a tutorial programme to ensure students are learning valuable life skills and settling into college life.  We call this programme Ed for life.

Next-step focus

  • Providing first-level progression guidance and referring to careers guidance where necessary
  • Supporting students completing UCAS, CVs, employment applications and work experience
  • Provide UCAS and employment references for their tutees

Outcomes focus

  • Monitor and track the progress of their students against targets (for example attendance, EPGs (Effort and Projected Grades) and assignment completion, intervening or referring where necessary.
  • Setting aspirational targets for students ensuring they are on track to achieve their potential.
  • Ensuring students complete their  Personal Development Plan (PDP) and the activities therein.