Every student is allocated a tutor and this will be their first point of pastoral contact. Tutor meetings are fortnightly, for one hour, but tutors will also have 1:1 contact meetings with their tutees. The Pastoral Lead advises and supports tutors, and can meet with students, arrange further support, or make referrals.
Tutors, Subject Teachers and the Pastoral Lead can all arrange pastoral interventions for students. This can range from a chat to a member of staff, or weekly mentoring sessions with The Bridge, to referrals to external agencies.
More details can be found in this document which is displayed around college.
Safe Spaces in College
Every space in college should be a safe one. Everyone should feel comfortable and accepted at S6C. We take bullying very seriously.
In addition to our Study Centre, study tables in the foyer, social and study tables and booths in the cafe, and break out areas of low seating we also have some designated quieter spaces for those needing to take a moment.
Access to this quiet study space is arranged via our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and may be useful for a range of educational or mental health support needs.
We have a range of small meeting rooms where students can meet with external agencies.
Our newly launched Reflection Room is a quiet space for students and staff. Comfortable seating, birdsong and wave lighting, picture books from faith and cultural traditions, mindfulness colouring, and a range of contemplative objects. There is a space available for daily prayer. Students are encouraged to let us know of anything we can do to support their faith or reflection needs in this space.