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.

Progression Tutors

Progression Tutors are able to provide one-to-one support for students regarding their progress, health and well-being. They act as a point of contact in the duty office every day from 9-4 for all students who may have any general concerns or concerns about with their progression.

Progression tutors will ensure that students maintain high levels of attendance and any barriers to attendance are addressed and resolved through working with themselves and parents. 

Personal Tutors

Moving from a school to a Sixth Form College is an exciting time. Sometimes this will feel challenging, but we have the expertise to provide outstanding and age appropriate support. While recognising the need to treat students with respect and help to develop independent learning skills, we are still keen to ensure that students have the pastoral support and guidance to help them develop and to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Tutors Groups

We will ask you at interview about your ambitions and then to try and match you as closely as we can to a personal tutor who specialises in your chosen area.  For example there are tutor groups for students wanting to progress to universities to study a particular degree such as history, a particular field such as medicine or engineering, to move into the media industry or to progress to an apprenticeship. Tutor groups meet weekly to help prepare you for your chosen paths and to ensure that you know about the huge range of events and opportunities we offer throughout the year.

Personal Tutoring: one-to-one

Personal Tutors support students on their journey through College, helping students to settle in and working together to help ensure the best results possible.  This is done by tracking progress and supporting students into becoming independent learners.  As well as reviewing target grades, tutors will set separate targets linked to their progression, whether that is in higher education or employment and will be a key point of contact for parents.

Target Setting and Academic Monitoring: one-to-one

Three times a year, students will formally meet with each of their lecturers on a one-to-one basis to discuss progress.  These meetings will provide information on performance and target setting to maximise grades and to keep students on track.  Targets are available for students to see in their own area of the website and parents are encouraged to keep updated on performance via Parent Zone.   When all the interviews are complete, students will sit down with their Personal Tutor to discuss overall progress.

Pastoral Managers

Pastoral Managers and Progression Tutors provide another level of one-to-one support for students regarding their progress and well-being. Progression tutors will ensure that students maintain high levels of attendance and any barriers to attendance are addressed and resolved through working with themselves and parents.  Pastoral Managers (think year heads at school) will oversee any disciplinary and welfare concerns and will work with tutors to ensure students achieve and succeed.
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.

Jenny Owen

Pastoral Manager

Charlotte Vaughan

Pastoral Manager Charlotte also leads on Careers Guidance and Employability.

Alana Johnson
Mike Cadman

Counselling

Students can access free one-to-one confidential counselling on site. The Counselling Service enables students to explore and understand issues, be they personal, family or College related, that are impacting negatively on their ability to gain the most from their time at College. Any student who would like to see if counsellingis appropriate for them can make an appointment through by contacting Jenny Overal or Alana Johnson or by emailing counselling@cirencester.ac.uk

Safeguarding and Security

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

Sharon, Kim and Ash, our Security Officers, have 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 have made a world of difference, ensuring the College is a safe environment.

Alana Johnson
Jenny Owen
Charlotte Vaughan
Libby Reed
Mike Cadman

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