Student Support and Enrichment
We strongly believe that success in built from supportive relationships between staff and students. Our committed pastoral team includes tutors, heads of year, pastoral manager, sixth form deputy and a head of sixth form, as well as our active student leadership team. We offer an open-office policy, providing personal advice and guidance to our students daily.
Our programme of pastoral support and enrichment includes:
- Daily tutors time sessions - Our diverse and exciting tutor time curriculum includes weekly sessions on independent learning, careers and application preparation, debates and current affairs, alongside a structured PSHE programme.
- Weekly assemblies – We are proud to have welcomed several prominent figures to inspire our students from a wide range of industries. We also use our assemblies to promote exciting opportunities for personal development to our students including ‘The Challenge’, university summer school programmes and work experience opportunities.
- Workshops run by our partner organisations - These sessions provide opportunities for our students to network with professionals from across every career sector.
- Barclay’s life skills sessions - These sessions run by financial professionals develop our students’ financial awareness, as well confidence and transferable skills.
- Two-week work-experience programme - We support all our year 12 students in securing and making the most of a specialist two-week work placement relevant to their chosen post-18 pathway. Two weeks of the summer term are designated to ensure pupils can engage with this experience without missing out on teaching.
- Summer school applications - We promote and support our students in applying to free summer programmes run by leading universities. Our students have successfully secured places on programmes with the Nuffield foundation, UCL, Imperial Collage London, LSE, University of Southampton and Durham university.
- A diverse range of both academic and non-academic visits - Opportunities include a biannual residential visit for science students to CERN, the global research centre in Geneva and a chance for History students to visit the historical site of Auschwitz concentration camp. As well as visits to Art galleries, theatre productions, national conferences, universities, apprenticeship and careers fairs and opportunities to experience workplaces of our numerous partner organisations.
Support from online platforms Unifrog and Access Aspiration - Access aspiration sources and sends bespoke work experience opportunities to our students relevant to their personal interests and ambitions. Unifrog provides a platform for our students to source wider reading and enrichment activities related to their specific interests. As well as search for university and apprenticeship courses and provide resources and guidance to support them in preparing strong applications.
We work with a range of exciting organisations to ensure that our students have a diverse experience that caters for all our students' interests and ambitions. See below for a selection that we have worked with recently:
Do you work for an organisation which may want to get involved?
We are always looking to develop new partnerships, if you would like to work with us to support our students in achieving a bright future please email firstname.lastname@example.org.