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Post 16

Help and Advice

Post-16 study should be a memorable experience both academically and socially. However, a minority of students face pressures which may affect wellbeing and progress. Examine your study habits closely; if a problem still exists, the network below is there to help you. Do not be afraid to ask for help and advice when necessary. School can usually provide effective support if an issue is brought to the attention of a member of this support network early enough.


HS       Harriet Sanham    Year 13 Student Manager

CM      Christine Merrall    Year 12 Student Manager   

Student managers are trained members of staff who are available to offer support and advice to students experiencing problems and/or hardships.

The purpose of student managers is to give students a point of contact with whom they can communicate their difficulties. Appropriate guidance is then given to students and necessary liaisons with parents/ staff outside agencies arranged.

Support from student managers can take many forms; coping mechanisms for anxiety, strategies to support organisational difficulties, self-confidence issues and not coping in school are to name but a few. Some students may require a long term system of support; others may just need temporary respite. Whatever the issue, the Student  Managers will ensure that all assistance that can be given within school is given.


Student Managers deal with many students with pastoral concerns on a daily basis. This can be over minor issues such as lost paperwork, dress code or advice can be about more serious issues/pastoral concerns.  In the first instance they will work with the student. Concerns of a more serious nature will be referred to the Director of Post-16 and parents contacted where appropriate. Teachers / Tutor with any pastoral concerns will pass these on the Student Support Mangers who will look to further support you.


Some Post-16 students will benefit from specific input from the Inclusive Learning Department. This may include exam dispensation, literacy support or, in the case of some students, specific learning strategies. Judith Iliff is the point of contact and can be found on G Corridor in Office G2. A referral can be made through the Student Managers or a subject teacher. Every student with a specific need should work with Mrs Iliff on creating a ‘Pupil Passport’ to record how their learning can be supported. Students joining IGS in Year 12 with any specific needs should make an appointment with Mrs Iliff to transfer the information from their previous school.   


Any issues must be identified as early as possible so that appropriate provision can be put in place.  This support is intended to help all students achieve their targets. Pastoral support is offered mainly by the Student Support Managers or Group Tutor and academic support by the Learning Leader or Subject Area.


The 16-19 Bursary is available to all Post 16 students meeting the criteria. Application forms and details of the entry criteria will be available in September from the Post 16 office and the school website and all applications must be submitted before October.

The 16-19 Bursary is available to all Post 16 students meeting the criteria. 


All students in Post 16 are assigned a personal tutor and all students undertake a programme which supports the development of life skills and wider enrichment.  We take great pride in the tutor-student relationships we foster through academic mentoring and pastoral support.     

Student Support and Guidance

Academic Personal Careers
1. Subject Teachers 1. Group Tutor 1. Group Tutor
2. Head of Department 2. Student Manager 2. UCAS JH/JDS
3. Learning Leader 3. 'Place2Be' Counsellor 3. Karen Mitchell
4. Group Tutor 4. Other external agencies as required 4. Work experience, employment and training
5. Student Manager
6.Mentoring programme (tutor)


Students arrive at school by 8:25am. and are in registration rooms for 8:30am. External gates close at 8:25am; after this time entry and exit to the site is only possible through the front doors and by signing in at the main reception.

An electronic signing in and out system is now in use and you will need to register your ID card once you have received your card. You will receive your card once you have your school photograph taken during the first week of term. If you do not get your school photograph taken your last photograph held on file will be used (Year 11 for most).

First you will need to use the touch screen located on the main reception desk at the front of school to register your card on the system. Inventry screen From this point forward, signing in and out can be done using the additional screen reader fixed against the door outside the reception office. 

You must remember to wear your ID card and lanyard at all times and ensure you swipe in and out EVERY time you leave the building during the school day. You will register in the morning in your registration group. It is important that we know if you are in the building for fire regulations. If you are eating off site at lunch time you MUST sign out and back in using the electronic system.

If you damage or lose your card or lanyard you will need to buy a replacement on ParentPay at the earliest opportunity. You must use the issued lanyard so you can be easily identified as a member of Post-16. The colour of the lanyard is year specific. If you forget your lanyard / ID you must collect a temporary lanyard from the Post-16 Office. If you persistently forget your lanyard you will be issued with a sanction.