Support and Progress

Relationships between students and teachers are extremely positive and are a major strength of the college. This is a highly caring and supportive college that is building a strong reputation in the community for the personalised attention it gives to its students.

Ofsted Inspection Report 2014 - Quality of Teaching

Each student is assigned to a Personal Tutor. The Personal Tutor team consists of senior management, including the Principal, who carefully supervise the progress of students. The Personal Tutor team is passionate about its role within the College and upholds our mission of turning student academic aspirations into reality. The role of the Personal Tutor is to lend personal support to students’, watching over academic progress, university applications and general welfare. Supporting our ethos of an open community, Personal Tutors keep in frequent contact with subject tutors and parents and fully commit to helping and encouraging students under their care.

Parents are warmly welcomed to communicate with Personal Tutors on a regular basis and informal meetings between parents, students and tutors provide a constructive forum for assessing progress. We support and monitor our students attentively, setting high standards regarding punctuality, attendance and work completion. Our Personal Tutors believe in a policy of quick intervention regarding student performance to help ensure that every one of our students’ has the greatest chance of success. We encourage parents to access our excellent intranet site providing helpful information on the weekly Timed Assignment performance of students. We want the best for our young people and this is why we work in close partnership with parents. We provide an extensive reporting system with reports going out twice in the Autumn term, twice in the Spring term and once in the summer.

Our Personal Tutor system is something we are proud of because we know it plays an important role in the educational success of our students. As educators we are here to make a difference and as Personal Tutors we will go that extra mile.

Regular monitoring and tracking of students’ progress through timed assignments in Key Stages 4 and 5 allow students to have an excellent understanding of how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve their work.

Ofsted Inspection Report 2014 - Quality of Teaching