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1 Would like to welcome you to our Information Evening for parents of new students

2 A Student’s Programme Vocational programme AS programme GCSE programme IB programme Entry level Supported Learning programme GCSE English or Maths or Functional Skills Tutorial time Enrichment

3 Freshers Fair on 30 th September Sports – including Academies and Gym College Magazine Partnership Scheme Duke of Edinburgh Award Music and drama Faith Societies Clubs: American Football to Zumba

4 Important Features of College Life Average programme 18-20 hours weekly Each session separately registered Student responsibilities ID badges – worn visibly on lanyard Weekly tutorial session

5 Tutorial provision and role Who are we? – Multi-disciplinary professionals – 13 Tutors + 4 Tutor Team Leaders – Managed by Student Services Manager Where are we? – 1D17 – Vocational areas What do we do? – Provide pastoral and academic support – Encourage retention and progression How do we work? – Vocational or A level/IB focus – Caseload of approximately 200 students per tutor – Facilitating 10 – 13 tutorials per week – Scheduled / drop-in 1:1 appointments

6 Personal Tutor External Agencies Teaching Staff Student Liaison Officer Parents and Carers Student Support Services Student Support Services Additional Learning Support Careers Advisers Learning Resource Centre College Administrative Services Commissionaires

7 Learner Journey: Student centred approach Summer Term Spring Term Autumn Term  Year 1 - Induction  Year 2 - UCAS process  Group work and 1:1 support and SMART target setting  Employability & options  Revision techniques  Group work and 1:1 support and SMART target setting  Preparation for HE  Progression options  Group work and 1:1 support and SMART target setting

8 The Purpose of the 1:1 Relationship building Holistic approach Monitoring Target setting Problem solving Mentoring Information, advice and guidance Separate from their studies

9 Keeping students on track Liaise with teachers, parents and student Monitor progression Monitor attendance and punctuality Provide the right support

10 Portal Communication tool between students, staff and parents On line record of student’s progression, attendance, punctuality and targets Progress reports will be available half termly via Parent Portal Monitored regularly by Personal Tutors


12 Positive destination and Progression Working 1:1 with students Helping students progress onto next level within college/ University/ Employment Preparing students for employment and apprenticeships Liaising with careers advisers to support student individual needs

13 Additional Learning Support Support for Specific Learning Difficulties Dyslexia ADHD ASD Visual or sensory impairment – 1:1 Tuition – Exam Concessions Contact Personal Tutor if you did not mention ALS needs on application form

14 What do students need to do to be successful? Attend – students will not be allowed into classes if they are late without a late slip Plan carefully – setting and monitoring targets via Portal Seek support – teachers, tutors, Learning Support and learning resources (attend workshops, use library, access IT)

15 Progression within College Vocational levels AS to A2 IB year 1 to year 2 – progression not automatic – good attendance, progress, attitude – successful completion of assessments For AS students: classes continue after exams College year continues till 26 June 2015 Please do not book holidays in term time

16 Forthcoming events (dates will be on Parent Portal & website) 19 January: Parent’s Evening for 1/2 and 1/1 students (meet teachers) Work and Training Fair - Week Commencing 2 nd March (final day tbc shortly) HE Fair – 21 st April

17 Contacting the College Personal Tutors: (put email address here) Tutor Team Leaders – Luke Higley, Mark Newman, Rachel Bell, Rebecca Courtaux Head of Student Services – Alexis Smith Subject teachers – e-mail addresses: –

18 The Student You Us Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns THANK YOU Partnership

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