Weekly College Update

Friday 7th October 

This has been another busy week, with our year 13 students in assessments and staff and students preparing for our mental health and wellbeing day next Tuesday. Parents and carers have been sent further information about this development day, which looks like it will be a hugely positive experience for all participants.

History and Philosophy students attended a talk by Sir Trevor Phillips at the Salisbury Museum and our year 13 students have been focusing on careers and how to present themselves to employers or universities.

The senior leadership team has been discussing the importance of the connection between the college and the parents and carers of all our students and further details of our ideas will be shared soon. 




Life Skills and Pastoral Care

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Development Day Tuesday 11 October

We are very pleased to be running our first Development Day of the year on Mental Health and Wellbeing on Tuesday 11 October. The day is compulsory for all students and has been designed, using student feedback and suggestions, to be accessible, inclusive, positive and engaging. As ever, the pastoral and mental health support team is on hand.

The aim of the day is to listen to some instruction on how to promote and maintain wellbeing – physical, emotional and mental – but mostly to have a chance to put these things into practice. 

This year we have organised the day around 5 streams, to represent the internationally recognised 5 Ways To Wellbeing. The sessions will encourage students to CONNECT; BE ACTIVE; TAKE NOTICE; KEEP LEARNING; and GIVE. Doing these things has been proven to make us all feel better. 

Sessions are delivered by staff and specially selected guests. 


The day will end at 3.15 – with an opportunity for all students to stay and take something from the Clothing Exchange.

The Clothing Exchange was suggested by last year’s Student Union Eco and Sustainability Rep. We are asking students and their households to gather any clothes or accessories that are spare, and bring them in to share. Bring what you can – take what you need. All students are welcome to take items, they do not need to have contributed. Left over items will be sorted for various projects including local homeless, local refugees, global refugees, and charity shops. Clothes can be brought into college from Monday and placed in the foyer. Good quality items only please. 

There should be a pathway through the day to suit all needs. If your young person is unsure, then we would be very happy to plan a programme with them individually. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more in order to help your young person access the day. 

We are looking forward to spending the day with our amazing cohort of young people and encouraging them to look after themselves and each other. 

History and Philosophy  

Sally Tye – Teacher of History

On Friday History and Philosophy students were delighted to take up some complimentary tickets from Arundells to attend their talk by Sir Trevor Phillips at Salisbury Museum. The informal lecture covered his career as a TV presenter and columnist and his work as a leading advocate for freedom of expression.

This was a truly inspiring talk about not only events from the past but how we should be looking to deal with the challenges we face today. This also made a great addition to our Black History month programme. 

Year 12 Philosophy student India Bell noted: ‘Sir Trevor Phillips inspired many of us, he was incredibly well spoken and brought up many important issues’

Year 13 History student Chloe Black said ‘He was absolutely amazing, it was a great opportunity’.


Rosie Roberts – Careers Lead

Last week, Year 13s heard from Careers Collective, an independent careers education company, who delivered the first part of their workshop entitled “Careers Conversations”. Students were sent a webinar and workbook to complete prior to the workshop and then Tina presented virtually over Zoom to all Year 13s in the Theatre on Wednesday 28 September. The second part of the workshop will be delivered next Wednesday 12 October and all Year 13s should attend. This workshop complements our careers programme as it looks at how to present yourself to an employer or in a work environment and students are currently thinking about how to present themselves to universities through their Personal Statement or interviews.

Our first Open Evening will take place next week, and students may be asked by their teachers to represent their subjects during the evening. Prospective students wishing to attend can now book through the booking form on our website: https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/open-evenings/

Salisbury 6th Form College Open Events